Oak Park Public Library (Maze Branch)

Oak Park Public Library (Maze Branch) – 845 Gunderson Ave. Last week we checked out the Dole Branch of the Oak Park Public Library, today let's head over to the South Branch, better known as the Maze Branch, renamed so in 1957 after a community librarian. The South Branch originally opened in 1915 in a... Continue Reading →

Oak Park Public Library (Dole Branch)

Oak Park Public Library (Dole Branch) – 255 Augusta St. Recently we headed out west to check out the Dole Branch of the Oak Park Public Library. (Check out our posts profiling the main Oak Park Library and it's connection to Ernest Hemingway). The smallest of the three OPPL branches, the Dole Branch opened in... Continue Reading →

Oak Park Public Library (Main Branch)

Oak Park Public Library (Main Branch) - 834 Lake Street The main Oak Park Library is one of the nicest public libraries I've ever visited. It's clean and modern, with quotes on the floors and walls, and has a beautiful glass enclosed stairway. I was surprised to discover Oak Park was the first public library... Continue Reading →

The Book Table – Oak Park

The Book Table - 1045 Lake St. Oak Park Still waiting to hear about our apartment in West Ridge, we ventured out to bookstores in the area, the first being The Book Table in Oak Park. The store, which labels itself as "Fiercely Independent Since 2003," is on the main drag on Lake Street, across... Continue Reading →

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