What’s trending, what we suggest for July

Book covers for Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions by Mario Giordano, Goodbye Vitamin by Rachel Khong, Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam, Woman of the Ashes by Mia Couto, Before the Fall by Noah Hawley, The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams, Taking Sudoku Seriously by Jason Rosenhouse, 100 Killer Licks & Chops for Rock Guitar by Phil Capone, Parlour Games by Katie Hewett

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections handpicked by our librarians! Whether you’re enjoying a day at the beach, beating the heat inside with a good read, or enjoying time with family and friends, we have a book for that! Check out our librarians’ top picks for July: Relax … Read more

What’s trending, what we suggest for June

Book covers of A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby, The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner, Less by Andrew Sean Greer, The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara, Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta, Jazz Moon by Joe Okonkwo, Never a City so Real by Alex Kotlowitz, Nature's Metropolis by William Cronon, Lands of Lost Borders by Kate Harris

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections handpicked by our librarians! This June, celebrate Pride Month with our librarians’ favorite reads, explore travel memoirs to inspire your next trip, and discover Chicago history. Celebrate Pride Month Explore travel memoirs Discover Chicago history What our librarians are loving Check what … Read more

What’s trending, what we suggest for May

Book covers for The Idiot by Elif Batuman, Notes on a Foreign Country by Suzy Hansen, The Road Not Taken by Max Boot, Garden of Lamentations by Deborah Crumble, The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell, Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick, Install Your Own Solar Panels by Joseph Burdick, The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections, handpicked by our librarians! Spring is finally here! And we’re celebrating with garden-themed mysteries and our top picks for helping you learn about sustainable living and being green. Plus, check out the books everyone is buzzing about: this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners … Read more

Want to live green? Resources to get started

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Want to reduce your use of the Earth’s natural resources and live a more eco-friendly life? Check out these titles and resources, handpicked by our librarians, to help you learn more about sustainable and eco-friendly living, just in time for Earth Day on Monday, April 22. Find it on the shelf (physical books) Read it … Read more

What’s trending, what we suggest for April

Book covers for The Little Book of Common Sense Investments by John C. Bogle, The Financial Diet by Chelsea Fagan, Bad With Money by Gaby Dunn, IRL by Tommy Pico, Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing, Wade in the Water by Tracy K. Smith, Monument by Natasha Trethewey, The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty, The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett, An Ember in Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections, handpicked by our librarians! Can’t get enough of Game of Thrones? Check out our librarians’ favorite read-alikes, plus explore the works of some of our favorite poets in honor of National Poetry Month and build your financial skills with these helpful picks … Read more

What’s trending, what we suggest for March

Book covers for Spark Joy by Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider, The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett, My (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella, The Wangs Vs. the World by Jade Chang, The Matchmaker's List by Sonya Lalli, We're Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union, Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered with selections, handpicked by our librarians! This month, cozy up with heartwarming reads, get a jumpstart on spring cleaning with top tidying picks, and browse titles that celebrate revolutionary women in honor of Women’s History Month. Plus, check out the new music just added … Read more

What’s trending, what we suggest for February

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin, Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi, Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado, A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole, We the Animals by Justin Torres, When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri, Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Wondering what to read or watch next? We’ve got you covered! From romances and short stories to the books that inspired award-nominated films, you’re bound to find a new title to love. Plus, check out the new movies and TV shows just added to the collection. Books that inspired award-nominated films Hot romances Short stories … Read more

Best of 2018: What’s trending, what we suggest

Book covers for An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani, The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, The Power by Naomi Alderman, The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory, Chicago by David Mamet, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Wondering what to read next? We’ve got you covered! Check out Oak Park’s “Best of 2018,” a curated selection of suggested reads for kids, teens, and adults, selected by our expert librarians! ADULTS | TEENS | KIDS Adults In case you missed it Noteworthy novels For armchair sleuths Love stories For history lovers Out-of-this-world tales … Read more

What’s trending, what we suggest for December

Book covers for Codex 1962 by Sjon, Waiting for Tomorrow by Nathacha Appanah-Mouriquand, No Loyalty by De'nesha Diamond, There There by Tommy Orange, The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami, Shot Through the Heart by Ms. Bam, BFF's Forever by Brenda Hampton, Black Sugar by Miguel Bonnefy, The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, Us Against You by Fredrik Backman, Nostrand Avenue by Kenji Jasper, and The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Wondering what to read next? We’ve got you covered! Based on last month’s checkouts, Oak Parkers are loving the titles listed below! Fiction   Urban Fiction   World Literature   Still waiting on hold for a title? Don’t forget to check the Hot Picks shelves at any library location to pick up copies of popular titles … Read more

What’s trending, what we suggest for November

Book covers for Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran, A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, The Leavers by Lisa Ko, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea, Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward, No One Is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung, Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue, and The Patriots by Sana Krasikov

Based on last month’s checkouts, you’re loving Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, and Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. What we suggest If you’ve already read and loved these titles or you’re still waiting on hold for a copy, check out these diverse readalike suggestions curated by our … Read more

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