News & Stories

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.

Little Fires Everywhere book on table with flowers, coffee mug, and notebook

Hulu’s ‘Little Fires Everywhere’: Watched it? Read these through your digital library

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph This week, Hulu released the eagerly anticipated adaptation of Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere, starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry ...
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Wireless Access Point

Request for Proposal for Wireless Access Points and IDFs Switches

Date Issued: Monday, March 16, 2020Proposals Due: Friday, April 3, 2020, 5 pm CSTOpening and Recording: Tuesday, April 8, 2020, at 9 am CST, Main ...
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/ Announcements
Family using tablets

Host a kids’ virtual learning day

Turn any day into a virtual learning day with these fun, educational remote learning resources for kids. Log in with your Oak Park library card ...
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/ Featured Home, Kids & Families
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Keep it short: Books around 200 pages

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Sometimes you just need a book that you can read in one sitting. Short books are a great way ...
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/ Authors & Books, We Suggest
Peace Sign Mosaic

Featured artist: Tia Etu

Featured on the cover of the latest issue of The Storyline, the mosaic peace sign sculpture (pictured above) was created by teen library volunteers and ...
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/ Art, Arts & Culture, Featured Home
Lake Street detour

Better Lake Street & access to your library

Better Lake Street, the Village of Oak Park’s nearly year-long improvement project to renew, reconstruct, and resurface a primary thoroughfare near the Main Library, began ...
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/ Announcements, News & Events
Two faces overlapping

Netflix’s ‘The Stranger’: Watched it? Read these!

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Netflix's new miniseries The Stranger is the story of how an intricate web of secrets and lies in a ...
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/ Authors & Books, We Suggest

Fostering quality of life, aging in place

Adult Programming Specialist Debby Preiser facilitates conversation at the Oak Park Township Memory Cafe. Designed for individuals living with memory loss and their care partners ...
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/ Adults, Health & Wellness, Impact

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