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Tech Tips: How to read ebooks & magazines in Libby

By Digital Learning Librarian John Gargiulo Did you know that as an Oak Park Public Library cardholder you can access tens of thousands of ebooks ...
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Susanne Fairfax appointed to Board of Library Trustees

In a unanimous vote, the Board of Library Trustees appointed Oak Park resident Susanne Fairfax to fill its current vacant seat. Fairfax is invited to ...
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LGTBQ+ romance novel covers

We suggest: LGBTQ+ romance novels

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph It's Pride Month! And love is in the air in these Pride romance novels! LGBTQ+ romance novels How to ...
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SWAN beta test catalog

July 12: A new & improved catalog experience

Want all the details? Watch the short video (just click on the image above). As an Oak Park library cardholder, you have access to more ...
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Pride Month

June is Pride Month: Find books, virtual activities, online resources & more

Your public library is here to connect you with books, virtual programs, online resources, and learning experiences that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community all year long ...
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Juneteenth Idea Box exhibit at Main Library

Juneteenth 2021: Celebrate in community

Juneteenth is the June 19 holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States. Long celebrated by the African American community, it is now ...
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Easter Realness #2

A presidential portrait artist’s earlier work is on permanent display at your library

The Obama Portraits are on display at the Art Institute of Chicago June 18-August 25For Illinois Residents, museum admission will be free June 18–25, the ...
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Become a chess champ

Become a chess champ: A virtual tutorial & more at-home activities for kids

Chess challenges young minds to think critically. It teaches sacrifice and strategy, and exercises the ability to think ahead. And it's fun! Whether kids are ...
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