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Motorola Mobility Foundation Funds Maker Lab

$150,000 grant to the Chicago Public Library Foundation will extend CPL's Maker Lab through June 2015.

Explore / Photography
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The Vivian Maier Mystery

See a documentary exploring Maier's street photography at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Harold Washington Library Center.

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Play Our Website Contest to Win a Kindle

Get to know our website! Play our contest to enter a drawing for a Kindle Fire--and three of our locations will win $500 in books, too!

Prepare for / Spring
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Living Green for Kids
By ChiPubLib_Kids

Even kids can help save the planet! Find out what kids like you are doing to help the environment and what you can do to help reduce your families…

If You Love / Poetry
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Celebrate Poetry Fest at CPL

Sonia Sanchez headlines a day of workshops, readings, exhibitors and an open mic, Saturday, April 26 at Harold Washington Library Center.

Explore / Science
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Documentaries about the Environment
By ChiPubLib_Adults

Celebrate Earth Day with some recent notable documentaries on environmental issues.

Explore / African American History
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Archival Collection
Ben Burns Papers

The papers of the executive editor of Ebony and Negro Digest magazines document his career through correspondence, photographs and more.

Connect With / Your Kids
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Spring Learning Challenge Runs April 14 to 27

Bug out over spring break and learn too!

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April Staff Picks
By ChiPubLib_Adults

Check out our recent favorites.

If You Love / eBooks
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Read Magazines with Zinio

Read the latest issues of more than a hundred popular magazines.

If You Love / Music
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Online Resource
Stream Videos, Music and Audiobooks on Hoopla

Use your library card to access streaming movies, television, music and audiobook titles, or download them to your device.

Explore / Top Picks from Notable Chicagoans
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Recommended Histories
By ChiPubLib_Celebrities

Mayor Emanuel recommends some of his favorite histories.

If You Love / Shakespeare
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Fear Not the Bard
By Christina

April 23 is Talk Like Shakespeare Day -- and this month marks 450 years since the Bard's birth. Use these books to decipher his plays.

Get Help / Finishing Your Homework
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Free Homework Help at All CPL Locations

Find answers to all your homework needs at the Chicago Public Library. We have resources to help you in person or online.

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Do You Know the CPL Foundation?

The Library Foundation gives $6 million in annual funding for the Summer Learning Challenge, One Book, One Chicago and many more programs.

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