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Freedom to Read Rally

In 1953, the American Library Association (ALA) came together with literary leaders around the United States to condemn attacks on free expression by creating the Freedom to Read Statement. The statement begins with: “The freedom to read is essential to…

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Banned Books Week

Celebrate your right to read during Banned Books Week (October 1-7) with a fun day at the Library! On Sunday, October 1 we invite the community to come together for a rally. Stop by beginning 2 pm to make signs,…

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Latine & Hispanic Heritage Month

Happy Latine/Hispanic Heritage Month! According to the National Hispanic Heritage Month website, “Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from…

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Proviso Township Library Treasure Hunt

During the month of September, the libraries in the Proviso Township are putting on a challenge for patrons to visit all the libraries in our township and are entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card! The goal of this…

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Annular Eclipse: October 14 2023

                      On Saturday, October 14, an annular solar eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America. The eclipse will be visible for millions of people in the Western Hemisphere. EVENTS…

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FPPL Finance Committee Volunteer Needed

The Forest Park Public Library Board of Trustees is looking for a Forest Park resident to serve on our Finance Committee. This volunteer position is a year-long commitment with potential for re-appointment. It's a great way to learn more about…

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5 Reasons Why Adults Should Read Kid Books

5 Reasons Why Adults Should Read Kid Books Whether you are a child, teen, or adult, reading is an essential skill to have in your life. We all have a book from our childhood that gives us fond memories and…

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Pride Flag Contest

June is Pride Month, a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community and a commemoration of the New York City Stonewall riots in 1969. This year, the Library is holding a contest to create your own Pride Flag. Use your creativity to…

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Brave Space Alliance Food & Toiletry Drive

In honor of Pride Month this June, the Library will be collecting supplies to support Brave Space Alliance’s crisis pantry located at 9 N. Cicero.  Brave Space Alliance is a black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ center located on the south side of…

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