We suggest: New(ish) nonfiction titles

Book covers

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Looking for some nonfiction reading suggestions? Discover these recently released under-the-radar gems just waiting for you! Recently new nonfiction titles Girl, Gurl, Grrrl by Kenya Hunt Why you should try it: When you are reading, do you love the feeling that you and the author are having a genuine, … Read more

We suggest: Cover stories: Black romance novels

Romance book covers

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Romance is in the air! It’s almost Valentine’s Day and what better way to celebrate than with romance novels?! Romance novel covers come in all designs, some are more charming and others more risqué, but isn’t that half the fun of reading them? Celebrate Black love with these romance novels written by Black authors.  Romance … Read more

‘Caste’: Waiting for it? Loved it? Try these titles!

Caste book cover on a phone screen

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! I can help you find a similar reading experience to THAT book you are waiting for or that you finally read and loved. Caste read-alikes A More Perfect Reunion by … Read more

‘Anxious People’: Waiting for it? Loved it? Try these titles!

Anxious People book cover on tablet

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! I can help you find a similar reading experience to THAT book you are waiting for or that you finally read and loved.  Anxious People read-alikes Nine Perfect Strangers by … Read more

We suggest: Honoring the life & legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph One of the best known leaders of the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. preached nonviolence, marched, and was jailed in pursuit of equal rights. Assassinated in 1968, his legacy continues to inspire. Find titles below honoring Martin Luther King Jr., his life, his legacy, and his contemporaries. What … Read more

We suggest: New year, new you

After the year that was 2020, we know everyone could use some self-care and recuperation. And what better way to accomplish this than through books that offer hope, spark creativity, elicit empathy, and encourage mindfulness. What we suggest Hope & joy Creativity & inspiration Empathy & kindness Mindfulness & meditation Find more digital titles to … Read more

We suggest: Best of 2020 kids & picture books

We suggest: Best of 2020: kids & picture books

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2020, a librarian-curated selection of titles, featuring some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak Parkers! See our kids and picture books favorites on this page or browse more using the links below. Adult fiction | Adult nonfiction | Teen fiction | Kids books | Picture booksTV … Read more

We suggest: Best of 2020 adult fiction & nonfiction

We Suggest Best of 2020: Adult fiction & nonfiction

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2020, a librarian-curated selection of titles, featuring some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak Parkers! See our adult fiction and nonfiction favorites on this page or browse more using the links below. Adult fiction | Adult nonfiction | Teen fiction | Kids books | Picture booksTV … Read more

We suggest: Best of 2020 teen fiction

We Suggest Best of 2020: Teen fiction

Introducing Oak Park’s Best of 2020, a librarian-curated selection of titles, featuring some of the titles most requested and checked out by Oak Parkers! See our teen fiction favorites on this page or browse more using the links below. Adult fiction | Adult nonfiction | Teen fiction | Kids books | Picture booksTV shows, movies … Read more

We suggest: 2020 gift guide

Stack of books with bow

Looking for gift ideas for this holiday season? Find books for everyone on your list with these suggestions from our librarians! For adults | For kids & teens For adults For fiction readers who’ve read it all For the masterful home chef For those who appreciate brains & beauty For the history buff For the … Read more

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