Teen Tech Week: Create at your library

Teen Tech Week

Make, create, and learn at your library! In honor of Teen Tech Week, March 4-10, explore all of the digital resources and services that your library has to offer. Tech titles for teens   Space for digital learning Our technology center is home to new equipment, including a new 3D printer, laser cutter, scan/copy/print station … Read more

New college and career readiness initiative launches at the library

100 Percent College and Career Ready

Institute of Museum and Library Services awards $150,000 grant to deliver new college and career readiness initiative The Washington, D.C.-based Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a 2017 national leadership grant to Triton College. The $150,000 grant supports a new initiative developed in partnership with Triton, the Oak Park-based Equity Team, Inc. … Read more

Adding value: Leading Edge

Adding Value: Leading Edge

What’s your personal mission? What are three qualities of a great leader? What would you say to a young man who stopped you on the street to ask? For five Wednesday afternoons this summer, participants in the library’s Leading Edge youth development program set out from the Main Library to pose such questions to pedestrians … Read more

A burst of creativity

Hacking Hemingway comic

See all student work here and by searching Twitter with #HackingHemingway Tweens and teens are digital learners, creators Inspired by old Hemingway family photos digitized earlier this year through a state grant to the library, Oak Park tweens and teens showed “a burst of creativity” in their classrooms and at the library this spring, said the grant’s Digital Learning Resident Alex Nall. A … Read more

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