Tech Tips: Attach & download files with Gmail

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Are you a Gmail user? Here are some tips and tricks for working with attachments, including photos. Watch how-to videos from your library Lynda.com is a wonderful library resource available to all cardholders. It’s full of high-quality video tutorials to learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. To access … Read more

New! Read all about it: Access 5 of the most popular U.S. national & regional newspapers

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In an effort to keep our patrons and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, physical newspapers are unavailable at the Main Library. Read more about our plans » Introducing two new ways to access news digitally on all your devices from anywhere: Global Newsstream and Historical U.S. Major Dailies. When you log in with your Oak Park card and … Read more

Introducing Tech Tips: Using tabs in your internet browser

While our in-person programs are on hold during the library’s Service Level 2, we’re launching a new digital learning series called Tech Tips. In biweekly blog posts and emails, library staff will share digital learning tips in a short, approachable, and easy-to-digest manner. “We came up with this idea to reach our patrons who often … Read more

Updated: Resources especially for teens, tweens & their families during COVID-19

Middle schoolers, high schoolers, and their families may need extra support and someone to talk to during these stressful times. Below, find resources for mental health and learning—along with some ideas for ways to connect, have fun, and stay active while practicing safe physical distancing. Counselors, social workers, remote learning & more From Oak Park … Read more

Listen to kidcasts: Recommended podcasts for kids

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There are so many ways to bring stories into your lives, and podcasts offer a great way to listen, learn, enjoy, and grow anytime, anywhere—at home and on-the-go! Kidcasts are podcasts created especially for kids, and we’ve gathered together a list of our favorites recommended by NPR, Kids Listen, and American Public Media for you … Read more

Learn with Lynda: Courses on remote work, job searching & more

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Need help managing stress and staying productive while working from home? New to working remotely? Looking for a new job?  Get help navigating these challenges with courses from Lynda.com, available with your Oak Park library account. Explore courses specifically designed for teachers, small business owners, sales reps, leaders, and more. To get started: Learn how … Read more

Virtual library programs connect regulars, draw new participants

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Like so much else these days, our monthly library groups for writers, performers, language learners, and more are now meeting virtually. While all in-person programs are canceled through August, these online programs are drawing new participants as well as regulars. For example, Oak Parkers who joined the virtual French Conversation Hour in April met new … Read more

Updated! Found online: Virtual ways for kids to learn, stay engaged, have fun

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On this page we’re sharing what other organizations and people around the world are offering virtually, including lessons, classes, projects, and tours. We’ll update this page as we find out about new offerings, so please let us know if there’s something we should add. And remember: Your digital library has tons of resources to help … Read more

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