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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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Child with hearing aide reading book

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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Book covers

We suggest: Iowa Writers’ Workshop edition

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph This October, we're excited to welcome Claire Lombardo as the speaker at this year's Ballinger Lecture, held virtually on Zoom, on Sunday, October 11, 2-3 ...
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Pile of small American flags and I Voted buttons

We suggest: Books about voting & democracy

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Books about voting and democracy tend to spike during an election year. This year is no different. These recent titles will help you learn ...
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Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month

Pictured above: Detail of Maíz Flor Serpiente/ Flower Maize Serpent commissioned digital art work by the Indigenous Design Collection, 2015. (Smithsonian Latino Center) A celebration of Hispanic Americans, this commemorative ...
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