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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.

Keeping each other safe sign at the Main Library

Let’s work together keeping each other safe

To help continue to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to serve our community, the library is putting people and safety first, reintroducing services and ...
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Many Voices, Many Stories: Spotlight on ‘Dear America’

Oak Park’s all-virtual summer reading program for adults and teens, Many Voices, Many Stories, features six unique titles connected through one common theme: immigration. This ...
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Watch: “Hope of Juneteenth”

Celebrating Juneteenth Today is Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States. It marks June 19, 1865, the day when enslaved ...
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Books in Brief: Book covers for Homegoing, How to Be an Antiracist, Just Mercy, White Fragility

Books in Brief, episode 5: Black Lives Matter

Need some book recommendations? Your librarians are here to help! Don’t miss this episode of Books in Brief, a video series featuring four great digital ...
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Classic & contemporary: Black Music Month

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Designated in 1979 by President Carter as Black Music Month and renamed in 2009 by President Obama, African-American Music ...
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Logo image contest deadline extended until July 26

As one of the library's Teen Services initiatives, Leading Edge strives to surround teens with opportunities to maximize their innate potential to lead socially and ...
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Cristina Henríquez

Virtual event: Author Cristina Henríquez to discuss immigration & ‘The Book of Unknown Americans’

Join your neighbors on Tuesday, June 23 at 7 pm for a virtual interview and Q&A session with Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of ...
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/ Authors & Books, Many Voices
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Comfort reads: Kitten cozies

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph There's nothing quite like the satisfying feeling of knowing that a mystery, with all its twists and turns, will ...
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