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Boredom busters: Beat the summer slump

July is National Anti-Boredom Month, and we know that finding fun activities to keep you engaged at home this summer is more important than ever! ...
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Many Voices, Many Stories: Spotlight on ‘Queenie’

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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Crime scene do not cross tape with book covers The Queen by Josh Levin, Diamond Doris by Doris Payne, Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth, I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Trending topics: True crime

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph With HBO's I'll Be Gone in the Dark premiering this Sunday, we've got true crime on the brain. A ...
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Three versions of Dear America (Spanish, English, Young Readers Edition) on American flag

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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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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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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Book covers for Magical Negro, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, and Wayward Lives Beautiful Experiments on painted canvas

Relevant reads: Culture

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Culture is created, manifested, and maintained. It cannot not exist without people actively perpetuating it, and it does not ...
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