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Oak Park's Shelley Harris: Celebrating disability awareness

By Oak Park Public Library Children's Librarian Shelley Harris October is the month especially set aside to celebrate and recognize various disabilities, including Augmentative and Alternative Communication Awareness Month , something dear to my heart as my brother uses a communication device to...
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Oak Park hires first Director of Equity and Anti-Racism

Stephen A. Jackson has accepted the Oak Park Public Library's new full-time position of Director of Equity and Anti-Racism. His first day in this new role will be Monday, October 11. Joining a handful of public libraries with similar equity-based leadership positions, the library created this...
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Join Oak Park's virtual visit with author Michelle Kuo

Join the Oak Park Public Library on Sunday, October 24, at 2 pm for a virtual lecture and Q&A with author Michelle Kuo. Kuo's memoir, Reading With Patrick , discusses education, inequality, and incarceration, and asks, "What social transformation is necessary to change a life?" Register in Zoom...
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Library Launching Local Music Streaming Platform

A suburban library is launching a new project that aims to assist local musicians and potentially foster a new type of music community. The Streamwood-based Poplar Creek Poplar Creek Library calls the program, SOUNDWAVE.The initiative utilizes a digital platform called MUSICat, that allows...
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September 11, Remembrance

Please stop by to checkout our display in honor of the 20th Anniversary of September 11. We have several books available for checkout. We also have a exciting in person program scheduled for Friday, September 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm " A Day We Will Always Remember: Sept 11, 2011" presented by historian...
September 11 display
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ADA Accessible Power Doors at the Robert Rowe Library

In our commitment to make the Robert W. Rowe Public Library welcoming and accessible to everyone, we are excited to announce the installation of ADA Power Doors at our front entrance. Thanks to Secretary of State Jesse White and a Live & Learn Accessibility Grant from the State of Illinois we...
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Oak Park's Shelley Harris wins ILA Golden Ticket

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) Youth Services Forum has awarded Children's Librarian Shelley Harris with the 2021 Golden Ticket Award for her "outstanding local contribution" to young people through programs that "promote a love of literature and instill positive feelings about libraries."...
Oak Park Public Library Children's Librarian Shelley Harris

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