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Explore / Science
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Virus Books

The Ebola crisis has given rise to behavior both fearful and heroic. Here are some books we recommend for readers interested in this disease,…

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Explore / Chicago's History
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Ghosts and Graveyards of Chicago

Author Ursula Bielski discusses the top 10 haunted cemeteries of Chicago on Wednesday, October 22 at the Edgebrook Branch.

Explore / What's Making Headlines
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Chicago Humanities Festival 2014 Authors

It's another stellar lineup for the Humanities Festival this year, and here are some of the big books of the season whose authors will be presenting.…

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If You Love / A Great Read
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Fall 2014 Big Books

Call it the fall harvest, and it's a bumper crop. This season brings a bounty of books that are big in size, ambition, audience anticipation…

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Get Help / Managing Your Money
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Chicago Financial Planning Day

Focus on your personal finances with workshops and one-on-one consultations Saturday, October 25 at Harold Washington Library Center.

If You Love / A Good Laugh
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If You Like Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler fans are sure to enjoy her first book, Yes Please, as well as the other books on this list.

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Connect With / Your Library
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Carl Sandburg Awards Dinner Honors Authors

This year's awards celebrate authors Doris Kearns Goodwin, Larry McMurtry and Veronica Roth and musician Mavis Staples.

Explore / What's Making Headlines
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Washington Post's Ben Bradlee Dies at 93

The legendary newspaper editor and author oversaw the Post's coverage of the Watergate scandal.

Explore / Your Family Tree
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Events Spotlight Family History Research

We're highlighting genealogy resources in October at Harold Washington Library Center

Make / A Delicious Meal
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Fall Pies: Sweet and Savory Cookbooks

Apple, pumpkin, sweet potato, pecan? Yes, please!

Explore / This Month's Staff Picks
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October 2014 Staff Picks

This month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library's collection development librarians.

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Connect With / Your Community
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Early Voting Begins at Some CPL Locations

Early voting runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at more than 20 CPL locations through November 2.

Make / Something Crafty
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It’s Easy to DIY Halloween
By Shilo

I love everything about fall—from the changing leaves to the crisp temperatures to the holidays. And I especially love October because…

Connect With / Your Library
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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.

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

Find answers to all your questions at CPL -- use our homework help in person or online.

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