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

The Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

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 was jailed in pursuit of equal rights. Assassinated in 1968, his legacy continues to inspire. Find titles below honoring Martin Luther King Jr., his life, his legacy, and his contemporaries. What … Read more

Tech Tips: Cutting the cable cord

Remote pointing at TV

By Rose Barnes, Adult Digital Learning Librarian We’ve all been spending more time at home this year, and maybe during that time you’ve been watching more television. Maybe you’ve heard about a new show on a streaming service instead of cable. There are so many options for streaming nowadays and more people are opting out … Read more

Let’s discuss: ‘How to Be an Antiracist’

Please join the Anti-Racist Book Group on Wednesday, January 13 at 6:30 pm, as we dig deeper into How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.  Register now in Zoom » ‘We had so much more to unpack’: Book group invites us to keep talking We first discussed Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist in December, and we’re continuing the discussion … Read more

Our approach to put people & safety first

Main Library entrance

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 call 708.383.8200. For crisis resources and support, contact the library’s Social Services and Public Safety team. To help continue to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to serve our community, the library … Read more

We suggest: New year, new you

After the year that was 2020, we know everyone could use some self-care and recuperation. And what better way to accomplish this than through books that offer hope, spark creativity, elicit empathy, and encourage mindfulness. What we suggest Hope & joy Creativity & inspiration Empathy & kindness Mindfulness & meditation Find more digital titles to … Read more

We Suggest: Best of 2020 TV shows, movies & music

We Suggest Best of 2020: TV shows, movies & music

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2020, a librarian-curated selection of titles, featuring some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak Parkers! See some of our favorite TV shows, movies, and music on this page or browse more using the links below. Adult fiction | Adult nonfiction | Teen fiction | Kids books … Read more

Meet Alex, our new Teen Services Librarian

Teen Services Librarian Alex Gutierrez

Joining our Teen Services team is Librarian Alexander Gutierrez! “I’ve always wanted to be a librarian and have the opportunity to work with youths because of their energy and optimism,” he says. His path from library volunteer to librarian Alex has been with the Oak Park Public Library since 2016, when he started as a … Read more

Tech Tips: Google Drive Basics

By Adult Services Specialist John Gargiulo Do you have a Gmail account? Gmail provides you with access to Google apps like Docs, Slides, and Drive. If you have used Docs and Slides before, you may have noticed that all of those files are stored in Google Drive. So what is Google Drive? Cloud-based storage: Files are autosaved and … Read more

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