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Grandparent and grandchild building, teen playing chess, adult and child learning sign language

Learning can happen anywhere: Our favorite how-to books & resources

Want to learn sign language? How to fix anything? How to play chess? There’s a book or an online resource for that! If you find ...
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The Best We Could Do Cover Art

Many Voices, Many Stories: Spotlight on ‘The Best We Could Do’

Oak Park’s all-virtual summer reading program for adults and teens, Many Voices, Many Stories, features six unique titles connected through one common theme: immigration. This ...
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The 2020 Booker Prize Longlisted book covers: The New Wilderness by Diane Cook, This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga, Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi, Who They Was by Gabriel Krauze, The Mirror & The Light by Hilary Mantel, Apeirogon by Colum McCann, The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste, Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, Real Life by Brandon Taylor, Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler, Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart, Love and Other Thought Experiments by Sophie Ward, How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang

2020 Booker Prize Longlist

Photograph by the Booker Prizes. By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton The Booker Prize for Fiction is open to writers of any nationality, writing in ...
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The Vanishing Half book cover with leaf background

‘The Vanishing Half’: Waiting for it? Loved it? Try these titles!

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton I love how much our community uses the library. Sometimes that means waiting for the hottest titles. Don’t fret! ...
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Castle on hill

What to read next: Gothic revivals

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Gothic novels have a reputation for being dark, foreboding, and full of creepy houses. But they're also known for ...
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1919 book cover

Many Voices, Many Stories: Spotlight on ‘1919’

Oak Park’s all-virtual summer reading program for adults and teens, Many Voices, Many Stories, features six unique titles connected through one common theme: immigration. This ...
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Dark figure walking

Dark thrillers for a not-so-typical summer

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Summer is here, but it looks nothing like how we imagined it. In a pre-pandemic world, this would be ...
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The Refugees on pastel-colored boards

Many Voices, Many Stories: Spotlight on ‘The Refugees’

Oak Park’s all-virtual summer reading program for adults and teens, Many Voices, Many Stories, features six unique titles connected through one common theme: immigration. This ...
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