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Our plan to reintroduce services, reopen buildings

We are here for you & we are in this together As we share the latest information and guidelines from local and national officials about ...
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Coronavirus and your public library

Our plan to reopen » Your digital library » Get instant access » COVID-19 testing sites near Oak Park Here is a list of COVID-19 ...
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Selassie and family complete 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Now virtual: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Pictured above: 1,000 Books graduate Selassie and his parents celebrate completing the program last year.Get reading tips from the parents of recent graduates » Now ...
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Book covers for The New Jim Crow; Something Happened in Our Town, Homegoing; When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir; Black Brother, Black Brother; The Usual Suspects; Citizen; A Phoenix First Must Burn; Piecing Me Together; I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness; Voice of Freedom, So You Want to Talk About Race; Black Enough

Black Lives Matter

Dear Oak Park Community, We are sickened and horrified by the needless killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. We are ...
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Let’s connect through Zoom & virtual programs

We miss seeing you in person! So we are piloting a new way to learn and connect: virtual programs. We will use Zoom, a web-based ...
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Virtual programs

We miss seeing you in person! Let’s connect through Zoom & virtual programs »

Authors & book groups

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Program proposal

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