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Latinx Heritage Month

What now has become a month to celebrate the cultures, contributions and resilience of, Hispanic, Latinx and Latino-identified communities around the world started more than 50 years ago, when President Lyndon Johnson’s Proclamation 3869 launched a week-long celebration of the…

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Color Pages

September 21 is National Coloring Day. Coloring is a fun activity for any age. According to a study in Art Therapy, coloring reduced anxiety and improved mindfulness, as measured by the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale. If you want to give…

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For the One Who Finds Me

On Friday, September 18, the Library will be participating in the social art project For the One Who Finds Me. The Library is creating tiny bouquets of flowers in reused containers and putting them around the community. If you find…

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August New Books

Great books available this summer at the Library! Click on the image to put a hold on the book. Need assistance? Call us at 708-366-7171.    

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Summer Isn’t Canceled!

Fun ideas for the Forest Park Community Summer looks different this year. Many of the things we normally do aren't available. but that doesn't mean you have to sit at home all the time. Here's a short list of fun…

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Honoring PRIDE Month with George Takei

The Adult Services Department celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May) and Pride Month (June) by catching up with the irrepressible actor-writer-activist George Takei.   We grappled with the history of Japanese-American internment camps during WWII, we cried at Takei’s…

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Your Library at Home

YOUR LIBRARY AT HOME eBooks Access thousands of ebooks and comics for all ages through Hoopla Digital and Overdrive. TumbleBooks offer animated books for kids. Hoopla Digital OverdriveTumbleBooks for Kids Streaming Audiobooks Access thousands of downloadable and streaming audiobooks for…

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Mental Health & Wellness Resources

We assembled a list of mental health resources to help you through this tough time. These are not meant to replace medical care. See our list of community resources with contact information to a variety of resources. If you need…

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Celebrate Earth Day

The first Earth Day happened on April 22, 1970 when 20 million Americans participated in protests, festivals, and rallies. This day launched the modern environmental movement and lead to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. Fifty years later, the…

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