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A closer look at Wright’s legacy

A tour group with the Elmhurst History Museum dropped by the library's Special Collections last week to get a closer look at original architectural drawings ...
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/ Special Collections
Madison Street, 1903

Opening access to more Oak Park treasures

Genealogists and local history buffs, take note: more photographic treasures telling Oak Park’s local story from the Civil War and beyond will soon be available ...
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/ Special Collections
Strengthening Your Child's Mind Muscle

Help strengthen your child’s ‘mind muscle’

Earlier this year, the Collaboration for Early Childhood circulated a community survey targeted at parents with kids ages 0–5, aiming to gather input on the ...
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/ Early Learners & Storytimes, Kids
Leigh Tarullo and Grand Army of the Republic Collections

Welcoming home local Civil War vets

Last week, we welcomed home two of the oldest items in the library: a pair of Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) volumes containing around ...
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/ Special Collections
olmes Elementary teacher Drew Finkbeiner and Oak Park Public Library's Rob Simmons shaking hands.

A new experience model

Rethinking how we engage with all patrons In his first week as Social Services and Safety Director, Robert Simmons found the demand for his social ...
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/ Impact, Social Services

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