MLK Day at your library: A day on, not a day off

Yes, we’re open!

Honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. as a day on, not a day off this Monday, January 20.

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Join us at the Main Library

For all ages

Cradles to Crayons Donation Drive Flyer

Cradles to Crayons Donation Drop-off, 10 am-1 pm
Donate new and like-new children’s essential items to Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit that provides children living in low-income and homeless situations with the essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school, and at play.

Quilting for Peace, 1:30-3 pm
Drop in and help add your wishes of love and peace to our collaborative quilt project. There will be options suitable for preschool through high school.

Leading Edge Barbershop, 1:30-5 pm
Stop by for a fresh cut, join in the conversation, and make connections. While there is no online registration, a sign-up sheet will be available when the barbershop is open.

For teens

Living History Project, 5:45-7:45 pm
Cultivate social and critical thinking skills, develop research skills, learn about the histories of social movements in the U.S., and gain public speaking experience. Best for youth in grades 6-12.

Read & learn from anywhere

Learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy with digital resources you can access with your Oak Park library card and PIN:

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