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If You Love / A Great Read
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December 2015 Books We're Excited About

Looking for the inside scoop? Based on advance reviews and publicity, here are the books we're most excited to read this month.

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Get Help / Managing Your Money
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Upcoming Money Smart Events

Questions about taxes, health insurance and more? Check out our December financial literacy events throughout the city.

Make / Something Crafty
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DIY Books

Planning your holiday making or crafting? We recommend books to help you find the right projects.

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Explore / What's Making Headlines
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World AIDS Day 2015

Learn more about the virus as people worldwide unite in the fight against HIV and show support for people living with HIV.

Make / A Delicious Meal
Michael Gebert
Food Journalism in the Digital Age
Dec 3rd | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Award-winning food writer Michael Gebert shares his experiences navigating new media journalism and creating an online magazine and blog.

If You Love / The Holidays
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Holiday Baking

From classic cookies, cakes and candies to vegan and gluten-free options, these cookbooks will help you spice up your celebrations.

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Explore / U.S. History
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I’ll Take Illinois Trivia for $100 Pleas…
By Jason Driver

Check out these great books for kids to commemorate Illinois becoming a state on December 3, 1818.

If You Love / Teen Reads
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Teen Self-Identity and Immigration

Stories covering important issues about acceptance and immigration. Picked by Chicago Public Library's teen services librarians.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens

Connect With / Your Library
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That All May Read!

Do you have difficulty reading small print or holding a book and turning pages? You may be eligible for our Talking Book Center services.

If You Love / Music
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Hoopla Videos, Music and Audiobooks

New! Watch hoopla streaming movies and shows on your TV with the Chromecast app and the hoopla iOS or Android app.

If You Love / A Great Read
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National Book Award Winners 2015

Here are the winners for the 2015 National Book Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry.

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Connect With / Your Library
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Special #GivingTuesday Promotion

Make a gift of $25 to the Chicago Public Library Foundation to support Library programs and receive a Library T-shirt.

Explore / Chicago's History
Emmanuel Garcia
CPL Hosts LGBT Hall of Fame Exhibit

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hall of Fame, the exhibit at HWLC showcases all inductees and their accomplishments.

Get Help / Beating Writer's Block
Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project
Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Projec…

Illinois-based authors with a self-published adult fiction novel--enter the 2016 Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest!

Learn to / Speak Another Language
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Online Resource
Mango Languages

Lessons in 60+ languages, including English.

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