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Virtual Halloween Parade

We're excited to present our Virtual Halloween Parade featuring your little ghosts and ghouls. Thanks to the 28 families who shared fun photos of kids ...
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Discover & explore for grade schoolers: Code, create, design, play & learn digitally

By Middle School Services Librarian Beronica Puhr Learn about new tech information in a safe manner with digital titles available in your digital library, create-on-your-own ...
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Return items here

‘I returned items. Why are they still showing up on my account?’

Are you seeing items on your library account that you already returned? Getting notifications that you think you shouldn't? Is “DELINQUENT” displaying on your self-checkout ...
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We suggest: This is Halloween

Gremlins, ghosts, and goblins, oh my! The spookiest day of the year is almost here! With a full moon on the horizon, this year's Halloween ...
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Book Club Kids include: a bag, discussion questions and 10 copies of the same book

Keeping book clubs going strong

Like our library-led book groups, many community-based book clubs are continuing to stay connected virtually during this pandemic. To help support everyone's love of reading ...
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Virtual learning & fun for early learners: Celebrate Halloween & Dia de Muertos with your library

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris This weekend is bursting with holidays to celebrate! Saturday’s Halloween is followed by Sunday’s Dia de Muertos, Day of the ...
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Restorative Justice Conference 2019 Community Committee

Register now: Virtual Restorative Justice Conference enters final week

Manager of Teen Services Stephen Jackson gives an overview of this year's conference. The Medicine Wheel: Balancing Humanity Oak Park's third annual Restorative Justice Conference ...
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Tech Tips: Attach & download files with Gmail

Are you a Gmail user? Here are some tips and tricks for working with attachments, including photos. Learn how to work with attachments with ...
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