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If You Love / A Great Read
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July 2015 Staff Picks

This month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library.

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Connect With / Your Community

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Connect With / YOUmedia
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(PRO)jectUs Opportunity for Teens

Calling teen photographers, bloggers and artists! Share your talents with us this summer at HWLC YOUmedia.

If You Love / Music
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Catalog Search
Celebrate 100 Years of Willie Dixon

The legendary musician, born July 1, 1915, helped define the sound of the Chicago blues.

Make / A Masterpiece
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Blogpost
Outsider Artist: Chicago's Henry Darger
By Marty

Learn more about outsider art and Henry Darger with Marty's recommendations.

If You Love / The Classics
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Blogpost
Moby Dick: The Hunt Continues
By Gloriane

Love the classic? Dive in to these recommended titles and #FindTheWhiteWhale in Chicago this summer.

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

If You Love / Music
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Blogpost
5 Articles About Songs
By Stephen

Let's take a look at a range of recent articles on that humble but profoundly powerful art form, the song.

If You Love / Mystery & Thriller
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Blogpost
Chicago Grit
By Bbruins

If you like your Chicago tales gritty and bleak, these books are for you.

If You Love / Movies
Staff List
Classic Summer Movies

From school's-out euphoria, heat wave tension and beach vacation blues to summer sports, summer jobs and summer scares, we've rounded up some…

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Connect With / Your Library
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Where Did Clearing Branch Get Its Name?

Thanks to the local historical files of the Clear-Ridge Historical Society, we know the answer.

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
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Coming Soon

Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.

Connect With / YOUmedia
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News
Our Stories, Our Lives: Teen Storytellin…

Do you have a story you love to tell? Sign up to tell it at HWLC YOUmedia and have the chance to perform your story live at The City Winery.

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.

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