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Watering a garden

Want to live green? Resources to get started

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 ...
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Mother and son writing in Arabic

#BuildingCommunity through the use of free public space: Arabic Calligraphy Club brings families together

Every Saturday, a group of families gathers at the public library for Arabic Calligraphy Club. Using free meeting room space at the Main Library, they ...
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Community is a common enterprise

As he travels across the country and the world as president of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, Rich Harwood said he finds a deep ...
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Request for proposals, instructions, and specifications for an Oak Park Public Library community needs assessment survey

Date Issued: April 9, 2019Proposals Due: May 6, 2019 The Oak Park Public Library will receive proposals for the administration of a Community Needs Assessment ...
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Teen Summer Volunteer Program

Teen Summer Volunteer Program 2019

Registration open through May 13 Teens: Make new friends, learn new skills, and serve your community! Starting the week of Monday, June 10, and continuing ...
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Stellar Library Workers

Celebrating National Library Workers Day: Meet our library stars

Know a stellar library worker? We know plenty! In 2003, an American Library Association resolution was proposed to formally recognize the hard work, dedication, and ...
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A celebration of Holi

A celebration of culture

Last month we enjoyed sharing stories, creating, and discovering more about the Hindu spring festival Holi at Dole Branch Library! During the event, kids created ...
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Librarian and store owner at Lively Athletics

Lively & the library: A story of growth

Lively Athletics didn’t always sell kids’ shoes. In 2014, Anne Pezalla opened the store at 109 N. Oak Park Ave. with her sister Kate, selling ...
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