Explore / The Summer Learning Challenge
Explore / Science
Staff List
Space Books for Grownups

Join Chicago kids and teens in exploring space! Here are some great books for adults to read during the Summer Learning Challenge.

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If You Love / A Great Read
Coming Soon
CPL Resource
Coming Soon

Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.

If You Love / The Classics
Books piled on bookshelf
Blogpost
Catching Up on High School Summer Readin…
By Natalie

Natalie rounds up classics you may have missed.

Make / A Masterpiece
Woman dancing artwork by Sumathi Natarajan
Exhibit
Music and Dance of India Exhibit at HWLC

Paintings and other art from Sumathi Natarajan’s collection are on display through August 31 at Harold Washington Library Center.

Explore / Great Reads for Kids
Lego explorer with maps and globe
Blogpost
Open a Book and Travel the World
By Mary

Even if you aren't going anywhere for summer vacation, you can feel like you have been all over the globe, or beyond, just by reading.

If You Love / Movies
Black Harvest Film Festival
Event
Best of Black Harvest Film Festival

See highlights of the Black Harvest Film Festival at selected CPL locations throughout August.

If You Love / A Great Read
row of mailboxes
Blogpost
Writers & Friends
By Kate

July 30 is International Day of Friendship. We thought we'd celebrate by taking a look at famous authors who were friends.

Make / Your Garden Grow
Staff List
Gardening

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…

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If You Love / A Great Read
Penguin Books logo
Catalog Search
Celebrating the Paperback Book

Read a Penguin Classic in honor of Penguin Books, which revolutionized publishing by bringing paperbacks to the market on July 30, 1935.

Connect With / Your Library

One of my favorite things about living in #chicago is @chipublib. They've been able to find me every book I've wanted to read! For free!

If You Love / Movies
Young Orson Welles in a suit.
Blogpost
The Shadow: Radio Noir at 85
By Marty

Marty explores the legacy of Orson Welles, voice of The Shadow, which debuted 85 years ago this week.

Learn to / Speak Another Language
Hand holding chalk writing on blackboard with chinese and japanese characters
Online Resource
Mango Languages

Lessons in 60+ languages, including English.

Explore / The Summer Learning Challenge
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Website
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 / A Great Read
Staff List
July 2015 Staff Picks

This month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library.

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