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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon is available for all Chicagoans to read online in six installments.

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If You Love / A Great Read
Staff List
March 2015 Staff Picks

This month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library's collection development librarians.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Explore / Polish American Heritage
Engraving of Casimir Pulaski
Who Was Casimir Pulaski? And When Did We…
By Paul Keith

CPL will be closed on Pulaski Day, but you can still learn about Casimir Pulaski on our website.

If You Love / Movies
Explore / Women's History
Celebrating Diversity
Celebrate Women’s History Month with CPL

Check out our events highlighting the contributions and achievements of women.

Explore / One Book, One Chicago
50 Children
50 Children Film Screening

Learn about Mr. and Mrs. Kraus, who saved 50 Jewish children on the eve of the Holocaust, in this award-winning documentary on March 3.

Explore / One Book, One Chicago
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Complete Mission 1; Enter to Win an iPad

Participate in OBOC Missions and you could win prizes including a Powells gift card and Apple iPad Air 2! First up, show us your golem!

If You Love / Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Remembering Leonard Nimoy
By Greg

The world grieves for the loss of an icon with the passing of the legendary Leonard Nimoy. Celebrated for his role as Mr. Spock in the groundbreaking…

If You Love / Movies
Staff List
Exploring The Sound of Music

Singing along this weekend at Music Box Theatre's annual event? Or just love the movie? We recommend titles to help you explore the classic.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Explore / Chicago's History
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Catalog Search
Eastland Disaster: What Happened?

If the recently discovered footage of the Eastland disaster got your attention, check out these books, including the new Ashes Under Water.

If You Love / A Great Read
Coming Soon
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Coming Soon

Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.

Explore / U.S. History
Staff List
Life During the Civil War

Teens, learn all about the American Civil War in these nonfiction titles picked by Chicago Public Library's teen services librarians.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens

If You Love / A Good Laugh
Llama in the Library
Catalog Search
#LlamaDrama Grips the Nation

The llamas on the lam Thursday were rumored to be rushing to the library to research llamas. CPL to the rescue with these recommendations.

Get Help / Managing Your Money
Its raining pennies and an updise down umbrella wrapped in dollar bills is catching the coins
Tax Time!
By Chicago In 4D

Download forms for filing your federal and state taxes, and find tax help in Chicago, including at CPL locations.

Connect With / YOUmedia
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Chicago Public Library, First Lady Amy Rule, C…

Chicago First Lady Amy Rule and Chance the Rapper join CPL at the opening of a new digital media lab at Woodson Regional Library.

Connect With / Your Library
Night in the Stacks
Heroes and Villains Invade Chicago!

Enjoy food, cocktails and fun while supporting the Chicago Public Library during Night in the Stacks on April 10.

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