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Martin Luther King Jr Day I Have a Dream

MLK Day at your library: A day on, not a day off

Yes, we're open! Commit to a day of service, reflection, and growth this Monday, January 21, in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Looking ...
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Chess Club Champs With Luis Tubens

Chess Champs: Challenging young minds

Poet Luis Tubens has been working with young people at the Main Library since January 2017. That’s when he became the library’s first artist in ...
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Power of Partnerships Summer School

Reimagining what summer school can be

Visitors to the Main Library over four weeks this summer may have noticed it was a little noisier than usual on the second and third ...
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The Color of Art still

More Than a Month widens the lens in 2019

Image courtesy of The Color of Art It started as a way to celebrate the black experience all year long, and not just during Black ...
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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

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

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, ...
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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 ...
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Living History Project

Living History: Led by youth, for youth

"Some people have a tendency of underestimating young people," said Middle School Librarian Jose Cruz. "When sometimes it's that we're not providing them with something ...
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Man holding map and cellphone

Digital learning at your library in 2019

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 ...
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