Make / A Delicious Meal
If You Love / A Great Read
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July 2015 Staff Picks

This month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Explore / The Summer Learning Challenge
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First Contact Contest!

What would you do if you were the first person to land on another planet? How would introduce yourself to a space creature?

Get Help / Managing Your Money
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Upcoming Money Smart Events

Questions about retirement, reverse mortgages or Medicare? Check out our July financial literacy events throughout the city.

Prepare for / Life After High School
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1st Saturdays: Environmental Science for…

High school teens, ages 14 to 18, come explore environmental science at this month's 1st Saturdays: Careers in Focus on July 11.

Explore / The Summer Learning Challenge
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Play: Tips for Rahm’s Little Readers
By Shilo

Children learn through all kinds of play. Make believe play encourages kids to use their imagination and make up their own stories. Building with…

Make / Something Crafty
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International Zine Month: Make Your Own
By Molly

Zines are no new thing. Learn how to create your own zine while getting inspired by others.

Make / A Better You
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Midyear Check-in: Reaching Your Goals?
By Lisa_the_Librarian

Lisa_the_Librarian recommends titles to help you stay motivated to reach whatever goals you've set for yourself.

Explore / African American History
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Dr. Eddie Taylor at Altgeld Branch

The author discusses his new book, The Day the Crabs Got Out: The Revival of Black America, on Wednesday, July 8 at Altgeld Branch.

If You Love / Comics and Graphic Novels
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Eisner Award Nominees: Best Publication…
By Kat

The 2015 Eisner Award winners of the "Oscars of comics" will be announced July 10 at Comic-Con International.

If You Love / Music
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Catalog Search
Legendary Soprano Maria Callas

The American opera singer gave her final operatic performance 50 years ago, on July 5, 1965, in Tosca at the Royal Opera House in London.

Explore / What's Making Headlines
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Congratulations Misty Copeland!
By Keckert

Learn more about the first African American principal performer with the American Ballet Theatre.

If You Love / A Great Read
Staff List
The Best Books of 2015...So Far

As of mid-June 2015, these are the best books of the year that we've read so far.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Explore / The Summer Learning Challenge
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Summer Learning Is Out of This World

$10 sponsors a child in 8 weeks of interactive learning that goes to infinity and beyond in the Explore and Soar Summer Learning Challenge.

If You Love / Sports
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Baseball’s All-Time All-Stars
By Alexa

Alexa recommends books about baseball for young fans.

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