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Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge

Win prizes, earn digital badges and have fun when you read, discover and create at your library this summer.

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Winning Elections in the 21st Century
Aug 30th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Authors Dick Simpson and Betty O'Shaughnessy discuss their book, Winning Elections in the 21st Century.

If You Love / A Great Read
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Coming Soon

Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.

Explore / Great Reads for Kids
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Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!

100 books for every preschooler to get ready for kindergarten!

recommended by ChiPubLib_Kids

If You Love / Movies
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RIP, Gene Wilder

The actor who brought so much joy to the big screen has died at 83.

Connect With / Chicago Teens
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Teen Chicago Travel Guide: Weronika

Weronika P. visited the Chicago Zoological Society's Brookfield Zoo and checked out the Great Bear Wilderness.

If You Love / Teen Reads
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Summer Romance for Teens

If you're looking for light reading, check out these new teen romance novels picked by Chicago Public Library's Teen Services librarians.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens

Connect With / Your Library
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Take an Online Course at the Library

Interested in trying an online course? Join a Learning Circle and learn with your peers at CPL locations across the city.

If You Love / Music
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North Coast Music Festival 2016

Can't wait for the fest? Check out these musical artists from this year's North Coast line-up.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens

Explore / Chicago's History
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Beer Chicago Exhibit Taps into Local Bre…

Tap into Chicago history with Beer Chicago: The Refreshing History at Harold Washington Library Center.

If You Love / Teen Reads
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Travel Through Time with YA Fiction
By Stephkit

Check out these stories of teens slipping though the space-time continuum.

If You Love / Movies
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Movies about Workers, Labor

Laura recommends movies about workers in honor of Labor Day. Explore her list of documentaries, dramas, comedies and even musicals.

recommended by CPL_Laura

Explore / Technology
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CPL Has an App for That

Use your library card and your mobile device to read; stream movies, TV and music; learn a new language or get homework help.

If You Love / A Great Read
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August 2016 Staff Picks

Check out this month's book, movie and music recommendations from Chicago Public Library.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

If You Love / A Great Read
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Book Bingo: Adults, Shake Up Your Readin…

Summer reading isn't just for kids! Play Book Bingo, and you could win a prize in our raffle.

Learn to / Speak Another Language
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Mango Languages

Lessons in 60+ languages, including English.

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