Oak Park Public Library calls for entries to Literary Explorations, a community art exhibit

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By Community Editor

Courtesy Jodi Kolo

The Oak Park Public Library has placed a call for entries to local artists for a unique community art show celebrating the library's 10 years in the Main Library, and 110 years in Oak Park.

This October, the library will host Literary Explorations, a month-long community art exhibit at the Main Library, Maze Branch Library and Dole Branch Library. Showcasing artistic work inspired by literature, art can be serious or playful, come from a cherished author, specific title, literary character or another subject related to the theme.

Entry deadline is Aug. 16. Artists who live in Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park are welcome to submit. More guidelines and a PDF submission form are available at oppl.org/art

Founded in 1903, Oak Park Public Library's mission is to enhance the quality of life in our diverse community by providing the resources and services for lifelong learning and enjoyment, the space and opportunities to gather and connect, and by fostering a love of reading. The 5-Star Library serves more than 50,000 residents through three building locations, offering fiction and nonfiction titles, audiobooks, ereaders, movies, music, video games, magazines, newspapers, public computers, free WiFi and local history information. Through oppl.org and a custom app, the library provides a 24-hour librarian reference service, ebooks, digital music, online tools, continuing education courses, digital archives and more. The Main Library also is known for its impressive collection of permanent artwork, including pieces by local artists. For more information, visit oppl.org or call 708.383.8200.

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