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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 is sure to be extra ...
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We suggest: Regional stories: Appalachian fiction

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Travel with us to the oft-overlooked region of Appalachia. Nestled in the peaks, valleys, nooks, and crannies of the Appalachian Mountains, separating the East ...
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We suggest: New(ish) nonfiction titles

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Looking for a good nonfiction read? Whether it's current events, history, science, memoir, or poetry, here are a few recently published books that are ...
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Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 12 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Find titles & resources for all ages

In 2017, the Village of Oak Park Board of Trustees approved a proclamation declaring the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples' Day. This day recognizes that Native peoples were the ...
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Indigenous Peoples' Day

We Suggest: Indigenous Peoples’ Day titles for adults

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton We acknowledge that Oak Park is situated on the ancestral land of the Bodewamiadkiwen (Potawatomi), Myaamia (Miami), Oceti Sakowin, Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), and Peoria. We ...
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We suggest: Disability reads

Each October, we recognize Health Literacy Month, a time to promote the importance of understandable health information. October is also a month chosen to highlight awareness of many disability communities, ...
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Because an informed community is a healthier community

October is Health Literacy Month

Observed each October, Health Literacy Month highlights the importance of making health information easy to understand. Learn more at healthliteracymonth.org » Want to take charge of your health? Your public ...
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Censorship is a dead end. Find your freedom to read during Banned Books Week.

We suggest: Banned Books Week

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Every year during Banned Books Week (September 27-October 3 this year), the American Library Association (ALA) celebrates the freedom to read by recognizing books ...
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