The Internet is a wonderful thing, but it often empowers irresponsible people to make claims and accusations that have very little to do with the truth. So for all our patrons, and residents of Orland Park, here are the FACTS.
About six weeks ago, two non-residents made false and very unfair characterizations about the library and its employees. One of them allegedly saw a patron viewing offensive material on a computer in the adult section and subsequently made public accusations that the library was an unsafe place for children or anyone to visit. Well, nothing could be further from the truth.
The library has a very special and unique responsibility to provide the freedom to read and freedom to access all types of legal information. The safety and well-being of our children and other patrons is extremely important to us. Our staff members have done a fine job of providing excellent customer service in a professional manner AND a very safe environment at the library.
The Orland Park Public Library Board of Library Trustees is seeking an Orland Park resident to serve the remainder of a retired trustee’s term on the board. The term runs through April 2015. The board meets on the third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Library Board President Nancy Healy, firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver to the library during business hours.
Information including a list of responsibilities and duties for prospective board members is now available.
Thank you for your interest.
Over the next several weeks, the library will be moving our email service to a new provider. We may experience intermittent disruptions in receiving email from our patrons. If you experience any difficulty, please call 708-428-5100 and you'll be directed to the appropriate department. Thank you for your patience.
The Space Race
Thursday, December 5 at 7 p.m.
In the 1960's, the U.S. and the Soviet Union were locked in a race-to-send men to the Moon. How did it all begin? How did the Soviets try to beat the Americans? And, what happened to the Soviet effort after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon in July 1969? Michelle Nichols-Yehling from the Adler Planetarium will relive the Space Race and provide an in-depth look at images and information that, in many cases, have only come to light in the last twenty years.
It's a Wrap
Tuesday, December 10 at 7 p.m.
Stunning yet low-cost gift wraps can be yours using natural elements and recycled papers, ribbons, and boxes. Rummage through your closet, junk drawer, and sewing basket to get started. Spend a little and get a lot to round out your wrapping supplies for the most earth friendly packaging on the planet!
Afternoons at OPPL: Legacy Girls Christmas Show
Thursday, December 12 at 2 p.m.
Celebrate the Season with Legacy Girls and their Christmas Cheer Show!
Come tap your toes to those “Jingling Bells” and “Rock around the Christmas Tree” as Legacy Girls puts their own delightful twist on the Christmas songs you know and love. Join them for a truly unique musical experience guaranteed to make your spirits bright!
We offer a digital collection of audiobooks, magazines, and ebooks available for download to your iPod, MP3 device, Nook, Kindle, Sony Reader, or home computer. To use this service, you must have a valid Orland Park Public Library card.