Community Members,

To keep our patrons and employees out of harm’s way, the Library will not be open for regular business until at least Wednesday, April 8. Of course this timeline is subject to change based on the latest recommendations from health professionals. By preventing people from gathering together, we can slow-down the spread of this dangerous virus.

The Library has stopped charging for overdue materials and we will waive existing fines. Due dates for checked-out items will adjust with our closure dates. For your safety and ours, please do not return materials while we are closed.

Though the building is not accessible for now, the Library still provides a number of resources you can use from home. Staff members are adding updates to our website and Facebook page on a daily basis. You may download e-books and audiobooks; stream movies, television shows and music; read digital newspapers and magazines; and participate in online classes. Explore the website for more information about virtual opportunities and be sure to check-out the Library’s Local History page. There are all kinds of great images and descriptions about Oak Lawn’s past.

We are now looking at ways to provide limited remote services to patrons. Be sure to stay connected through our website and our social media outlets for updates. And please, please, please continue to take all necessary precautions.

We hope to see you back at the Library very soon,
Jim Deiters, Director

German Genealogy

Kevan Hansen has produced fifty-seven books entitled Map Guide to German Parish Registers.
Each volume covers a particular area of Germany.  These books are used to determine the Lutheran
or Catholic parish for a German town.  Mr. Hansen also provides a Family History Library microfilm
number if the library does own some records for that particular parish.
The books are located on the second floor of the library with the call number 929.1072043.
They can be checked out for three weeks.

Click here for the catalog.

Created by Kathy O'Leary on Aug 3rd, 2017 @ 1:20 PM.
Updated on Aug 8th, 2017 @ 3:27 PM.