Accessing thousands of ebooks and audiobooks is easier than ever!

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With the Libby app by OverDrive, you can borrow digital books instantly from the library’s most popular digital collection—featuring 55,000 fiction and nonfiction titles. The app is available on iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows 10+. Need help getting started? Learn how the app works » Get one-on-one help » Visit a Tech Time Drop-In Session » Forgot your … Read more

Resources to explore recent news, local history

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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