What’s trending, what we suggest for June

Book covers of A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby, The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner, Less by Andrew Sean Greer, The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara, Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta, Jazz Moon by Joe Okonkwo, Never a City so Real by Alex Kotlowitz, Nature's Metropolis by William Cronon, Lands of Lost Borders by Kate Harris

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections handpicked by our librarians! This June, celebrate Pride Month with our librarians’ favorite reads, explore travel memoirs to inspire your next trip, and discover Chicago history. Celebrate Pride Month Explore travel memoirs Discover Chicago history What our librarians are loving Check what … Read more

What’s trending, what we suggest for May

Book covers for The Idiot by Elif Batuman, Notes on a Foreign Country by Suzy Hansen, The Road Not Taken by Max Boot, Garden of Lamentations by Deborah Crumble, The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell, Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick, Install Your Own Solar Panels by Joseph Burdick, The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections, handpicked by our librarians! Spring is finally here! And we’re celebrating with garden-themed mysteries and our top picks for helping you learn about sustainable living and being green. Plus, check out the books everyone is buzzing about: this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners … Read more

Want to live green? Resources to get started

Watering a garden

Want to reduce your use of the Earth’s natural resources and live a more eco-friendly life? Check out these titles and resources, handpicked by our librarians, to help you learn more about sustainable and eco-friendly living, just in time for Earth Day on Monday, April 22. Find it on the shelf (physical books) Read it … Read more

What’s trending, what we suggest for March

Book covers for Spark Joy by Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider, The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett, My (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella, The Wangs Vs. the World by Jade Chang, The Matchmaker's List by Sonya Lalli, We're Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union, Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections, handpicked by our librarians! This month, cozy up with heartwarming reads, get a jumpstart on spring cleaning with top tidying picks, and browse titles that celebrate revolutionary women in honor of Women’s History Month. Plus, check out the new music just added … Read more

More Than a Month widens the lens in 2019

The Color of Art still

It started as a way to celebrate the black experience all year long, and not just during Black History Month. Now, almost 36 months later, the library’s More Than a Month series kicks off its fourth year with an expanded outlook and programs that promote conversation and year-round enrichment for all. ‘It’s both/and’ More Than … Read more

Best of 2018: What’s trending, what we suggest

Book covers for An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani, The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, The Power by Naomi Alderman, The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory, Chicago by David Mamet, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Wondering what to read next? We’ve got you covered! Check out Oak Park’s “Best of 2018,” a curated selection of suggested reads for kids, teens, and adults, selected by our expert librarians! ADULTS | TEENS | KIDS Adults In case you missed it Noteworthy novels For armchair sleuths Love stories For history lovers Out-of-this-world tales … Read more

A look back: One Book in 2018

A People’s History of Chicago was at the center of our One Book, One Oak Park series in 2018. In 77 poems, author Kevin Coval traces the city’s history through often untold perspectives, including African-American, Latinx, LGBTQ, and working-class experiences. Find it in the catalog » Poems that bridge time and place One thread running … Read more

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