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Explore / Chicago's History
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What Do Memorial Day and Logan Square Ha…
By Johanna

Johanna recommends books on the man behind our first national day of remembrance in 1868.

Explore / One Book, One Chicago
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OBOC Season Finale: Charles M. Blow

In the 2014-15 #OBOC season finale on 5/26, Charles M. Blow lectures on Mechanisms and Mythologies Conspiring against the Marginalized.

Connect With / Your Kids
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What Does Memorial Day Mean to Kids?
By Sgissy

Kids may think that Memorial Day is only about a day off from school, barbecues and parades, but with these picture books, you can introduce the…

Make / A Masterpiece
Mark Yee
Business of Art: Artist Survival Guide

Talk with other artists about developing your career in a dialogue led by painter Mark Yee on Saturday, May 23 at HWLC.

Explore / Chicago's History
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Bright Lights, Big City, Great Books
By Laura

Laura recommends photography books with striking images of Chicago's iconic neon lights.

Make / A Delicious Meal
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Barbecue and Grilling Books

Smell the cookouts in the air? Check out these technique and recipe books for a smokin' summer.

Connect With / Your Library
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Kids Museum Passports Unavailable May 23…

Kids Museum Passports will be unavailable for checkout from May 23 to May 31 as we transition to new passes.

Explore / Technology
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Online Resource
Zinio Magazine of the Month

In its May issue, Wired unveils the Next List—business leaders who are changing the way we live, work, play and think.

Explore / Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage
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Popular Asian Films and American Remakes

Whether award-winning, anime or an American remake, Asian films have influenced how we see the world.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Uptown

Explore / World History
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Last Voyage of the Lusitania: Dead Wake…
By Bbruins

Learn more about the people and historical forces involved in the sinking of the Lusitania--and the impact of her demise on World War I.

Connect With / YOUmedia
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Mystery Skulls Tribute at Albany Park YO…

Teens show their love for Mystery Skulls and YOUmedia with dancing, lip syncing and shades in this tribute video. Get in on the fun!

Get Help / Improving Your Health
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Biking for Kids
By Evelyn

Whether you're a new cyclist or an experienced rider, these books will inspire you to dust off your bike and get going.

If You Love / A Great Read
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May 2015 Staff Picks

This month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Connect With / Your Library
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Join CPL Foundation Junior Board Society

Join the smart in-crowd and support critical Chicago Public Library programming.

Make / Your Garden Grow
Staff List

Whether you are looking to beautify your yard with flowers, grow food on your balcony or start a community garden in you neighborhood, we've…

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

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