High school hosting America to Me viewings

Still of four teens in a huddle from STARZ America to Me Documentary

Library live-streaming canceled; join us at OPRF Three years ago, Academy Award-nominated director Steve James filmed a year in the life of a dozen Oak Park and River Forest High School students. Due to overwhelming response and limited resources, we have canceled our plans to live-stream at the library. Please join us at Oak Park and … Read more

Stream global kids’ films with groundbreaking new library service

Facets Kids

Oak Park Public Library cardholders can now stream short and feature-length films through Facets Kids, a groundbreaking new service available through our library. Facets Kids offers both animated and live-action films from around the world, specially curated for children ages 2–16 by the experts who bring you the annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. The collection includes films by … Read more

We are global learners and citizens

Naomi Priddy

How do you start to have conversations about an object? It’s something the library’s new Multicultural Learning Librarian, Naomi Priddy, has been reflecting on as she immerses herself in the library’s Multicultural Collection. Her goal? To promote intercultural learning and empathy, in part by sharing the curiosity-sparking stories the collection’s artifacts can tell. “What do you … Read more

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