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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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New! Live virtual chess tutoring & more

With the explosion of interest in chess fueled by Netflix's The Queen's Gambit last fall, library resource BrainFuse HelpNow has responded by offering live chess ...
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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 and ...
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How to draw a cardinal

Discover & explore for grade schoolers: Virtual, at-home art activities

By Children's Librarian Genevieve Grove While we live very close to one of the most well-known art museums in the world, you don’t need to ...
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Rose Barnes, Health and Senior Services Librarian

Meet Rose, your new Health & Senior Services Librarian

As our new Health and Senior Services Librarian, Rose Barnes is your go-to for resources on health and wellness and senior services. "I am most ...
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White House

Inauguration Day is January 20

On Wednesday, January 20, Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala Harris will be inaugurated as the president and vice president of the United States. Coverage ...
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Let’s work together to keep each other safe

Here are ways we are working together to keep each other safe and well. Find specifics in our internal Safer Working Guide for Staff » ...
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Celebrity Book Clubs: Read with the Stars

We suggest: Celebrity book club round-up

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Since Oprah's first book club pick in 1996, we have been reading as the celebrities do, falling in love ...
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The Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

We suggest: Honoring the life & legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph One of the best known leaders of the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. preached nonviolence, marched, and ...
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