Resources to explore recent news, local history

Stack of newspapers

Keep connected, stay informed Discover anywhere, anytime access to a variety of online resources, connecting you to regional news and local history. Search multiple Chicagoland newspapers at the same time, including Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, and Oak Leaves. Explore NewsBank Chicago » Access historical issues of hundreds of Illinois newspapers, including Oak Leaves (1902-1977), with searchable articles, … 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

Teen Tech Week: Make, create & learn at your library

Teen making stop-motion videos

In honor of Teen Tech Week, March 3-9, explore all of the digital resources and services your public library has to offer! Teen tech titles   Digital tools & programs for makers Explore your creativity with the help of technology at the library, including a 3D printer, laser cutter, scan/copy/print station, and an oversized copier … Read more

Digital learning at your library in 2019

Man holding map and cellphone

Learn about new apps, websites, programs, and more; plus, get answers to your tech questions and explore your creative side during upcoming open maker labs at your library. Basic and Intermediate Tech Workshops Mondays in January and February, 7 pm, Main Library Computer Classroom. Register now. January 7: Intro to Computers January 14: Basic Internet January … Read more

Staying current

Digital learning at Mills Park Tower

Know anyone who needs help getting started with digital learning? Starting Monday, September 17, join us for a new season of tech workshops beginning with Intro to Computers. And find personalized help that works with your schedule. Learn more about opportunities at your library » In July, Oak Park resident Kevin Scott learned how to compose and send … Read more

Learning in action at Code Fest

Kids playing with coding toys

On Wednesday, January 17, more than 200 community members attended the inaugural Oak Park Code Fest, a collaborative event put together by Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park Elementary District 97 teacher librarians, and community members. Students from all 10 schools in grades K-8 attended with their families to explore coding apps, robots, and websites. For an … Read more

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