HBO’s Westworld: Watched it? Read these!

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By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Westworld is back!  In the third season of HBO’s futuristic drama (starring Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Tessa Thompson, and Jeffrey Wright), main character Dolores has taken the train from the Westworld park into the real world, determined to destroy humanity. Whether you’ve been along for the ride since season … Read more

Introducing Books in Brief: 4 great digital title suggestions in about 2 minutes

Need some book recommendations but don’t have a lot of time? Your librarians are here to help! Introducing Books in Brief: A new video series featuring four great digital title recommendations in about two minutes. In the inaugural episode, Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton suggests four of her favorite titles for virtual book discussions. Digital … Read more

What to listen to next: Try these digital audiobooks

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By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Sheltering in place got you feeling a little cooped up? Open the window, turn up the volume, and let your imagination roam with these audiobooks. Happy reading, Oak Park! You can find all of the title suggestions below available in your digital library through either: Media on Demand & Libby … Read more

The Great Courses: Lifelong learning & enrichment through audio and video

Aimed at lifelong learners, The Great Courses is a series of college-level courses designed to deliver high-quality learning experiences outside of a lecture hall. And you can get them on demand through your digital library! Through digital audio and video, you can pursue lifelong learning and personal enrichment in science, history, literature, religion, and more, … Read more

Watch more on Kanopy: Views increased to 20 a month

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Watch more than 30,000 independent and documentary films ─ titles of unique social and cultural value from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and thousands of independent filmmakers with Kanopy and your Oak Park card and PIN. And just last week, we temporarily doubled Kanopy checkout limits. Now, you can enjoy 20 … Read more

Discover the riches inside America’s libraries, museums & more digitally from home

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The Oak Park Public Library is a member of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), a fantastic resource that connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and … Read more

Now enjoy 20 items a month on Hoopla

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Instantly borrow ebooks, digital audiobooks, movies, music, and more, anywhere, anytime with Hoopla and your Oak Park library card and PIN. And just last week, we temporarily doubled Hoopla checkout limits. Now, you can enjoy 20 items a month! If you haven’t yet, you need to add your PIN to your Hoopla account. Here’s how » … Read more

Unlimited access to TumbleBooks through August

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Read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device with TumbleBooks, through August 31. You don’t have to check anything out, place any holds, or take up space on your device with bulky downloads. Books are available instantly. Oak Park Public Library cardholders currently have access to the TumbleBookLibrary for … Read more

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