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Why do we exist? To empower every voice in our community. What do we do? We share the information, services, and opportunities that fulfill Oak Park’s aspirations. Read news announcements and stories of library impact below.

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Discover & explore for grade schoolers: Engineer some fun this winter!

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Engineering sounds like a big and overwhelming topic, especially for caregivers that aren’t as familiar or comfortable with science. But ...
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COVID-19: Our approach to put people & safety first

As we share information about COVID-19, here's information about how your public library is continuing to serve you during this pandemic. Questions? Contact us now ...
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Let’s work together to keep each other safe

We ask that all children under 14 visit with an adult. No school or group visits are available at this time. Find more parameters in ...
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Tech Tips: Navigating Google search results, spotting ads

By Digital Learning Librarian John Gargiulo Sign up for biweekly Tech Tips emails » Advertisements are all over the internet these days, and while some are helpful, ...
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Dr. Eve L. Ewing with Ghosts in the Schoolyard and 1919

Meet Dr. Eve L. Ewing, then join the discussion

Join us in March for three virtual programs centered on the work of Educational Sociologist Dr. Eve L. Ewing, award-winning author and assistant professor at ...
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Sounds, science & snow: Videos & activities for early learners

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris What kind of things do you hear during the winter? When there’s a lot of snow on the ground, it ...
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We suggest: New(ish) fiction titles

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph We miss talking books with you, especially now that the deep winter has set in. But don't worry, we've ...
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Tatiana Swancy, Restorative Practices Coordinator

Meet Tatiana, Restorative Practices Coordinator

Last January, Tatiana Swancy was among eight library staff members who trained to become peace circle keepers, or facilitators. “A peace circle is a tool ...
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