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Why do we exist? To empower every voice in our community. What do we do? We share the information, services, and opportunities that fulfill Oak Park’s aspirations. Read news announcements and stories of library impact below.

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New hold feature coming to Media on Demand & Libby

In early March, the Media on Demand website and Libby app will release a new feature that gives users more control over their holds. Users ...
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Hulu’s ‘High Fidelity’: Watched it? Read this!

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph For Valentine's Day, Hulu released a brand new adaptation of High Fidelity, starring Zoë Kravitz as Rob Brooks, a ...
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‘The Dutch House’: Waiting for it? Loved it? Try these titles!

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton I love how much our community uses the library. Sometimes that means waiting for the hottest titles. Don't fret! ...
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Mental health: Reaching people where they are

Thanks to a unique partnership with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, people without adequate health care coverage have been receiving confidential mental health assessments ...
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Fall in love with a good book

Celebrate your love (of reading) and set a date with a good book this Valentine's Day weekend! Discover swoon-worthy titles for adults, romance reads for ...
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Print tax forms, file online at the library

Tax returns are due April 15 See a full list of calendar year 2020 e-filing Tax Day deadlines » At the library, you can print ...
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Thank you, Dontaná and Jenna!

As your (very proud) public library, we're thrilled to share the words of two Oak Park librarians who recently served on prestigious American Library Association ...
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Book covers for Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Y. Davis, Who Put This Song On? By Morgan Parker, Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown, Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? By Kathleen Collins, Negroland: a Memoir by Margo Jefferson, Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi, How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Recognizing Black History Month

Across the nation, we celebrate achievements of African Americans and recognize the central role of blacks in U.S. history during the month of February. On ...
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