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Addison, IL Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize For Innovative Efforts to Create a Thriving Community

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Recognizes Addison for Bringing Partners Together to Create Opportunity for all Addison, Ill. (October 26, 2021) Addison is one of ten winners of the 2020-2021 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize honors and elevates...
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Chillicothe Public Library District Receives Grant from Illinois State Library

October 22, 2021 Chillicothe - Library Director, Mary Aylmer, is pleased to announce Chillicothe Public Library District is a recipient of a grant award from the Illinois State Library, a department of the Illinois Secretary of State's Office. The On the Road to Recovery: Transforming Library...
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Art in public spaces: Jacob Hashimoto at Oak Park Public Library

Artist Jacob Hashimoto stopped by the Oak Park Public Library in September. While in the area for the opening of his show at a Chicago gallery, he came to Oak Park to make repairs to parts of his intricate artwork in our library's permanent art collection , an 8-by-12-foot sculptural wall piece...
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Suburban Chicago libraries host public event with TIME100 “Most Influential” author

Cathy Park Hong will discuss her bestselling book, "Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning," in a virtual conversation with Monica Eng, a reporter for Axios, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4 via Zoom. The book has been called "a ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original...
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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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