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If You Love / A Great Read
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September 2015 Staff Picks

Check out this month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library.

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If You Love / Music
George Gershwin
A Tribute to Composer George Gershwin
Sep 4th | 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Classic George Gershwin works as arranged by Chicago native Dolores White, a freelance composer and winner of an ASCAPlus Award in 2013, are he…

Connect With / Your Community
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Join a Study Group for Online Courses

Complete online courses in-person at the library. Topics include resume/interview skills, HTML/CSS, writing, speaking and NCLEX-RN test prep…

If You Love / Movies
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Celebrate Labor Day with Great Movies ab…
By Laura

These thought-provoking and entertaining movies make perfect viewing for Labor Day, which honors the contributions of workers in America.

Explore / Chicago's History
Magnolia Avenue, 8 1/2 foot connection with 11 foot at Glenwood Avenue and Thorndale Avenue looking upstream, August 11, 1933.
Labor Day, Labor History
By Johanna

CPL's archival collections tell the stories of the workers who helped build Chicago, including the laborers who constructed our sewers.

If You Love / Sports
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Serena Williams

History in the making! Learn all about Serena while watching her Grand Slam pursuit at the US Open.

Connect With / Your Library

Great news! We've increased our holds limit from 3 to 5 titles. Better get browsing! Lots of great selection at #

If You Love / Music
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Chicago Jazz Festival 2015

Here is a sampling of the great artists that will be performing at this year's Jazz Festival.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

If You Love / A Good Laugh
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Stephen Colbert Debuts on the Late Show

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert premieres Tuesday. Take a look back at the comedian's varied career with these titles.

Explore / Chicago's History
The Society of Midland Authors Founded 1915
Chicago as a Vital Transportation Hub: C…
Sep 8th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Society of Midland Authors presents its monthly meeting, focusing on transportation this time with three authors. Christopher Lynch, Neal S…

Explore / African American History
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African American Life and History Associ…
By Cynthia

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History formed in Chicago a hundred years ago this month. Join the commemoration!

Make / A Masterpiece
Harold Washington Library Center
Art Tour of the Harold Washington Librar…
Sep 8th | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Art Tour focuses on the impressive collection of original artwork on display throughout the building, including works of art by over 50 ar…

Explore / World History
Queen Elizabeth in a large yellow hat
Congratulations, Ma'am!
By Andrew

When Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awakes on September 9, her 23,226th day on the throne, she will be the longest reigning monarch in Brit…

Make / at CPL
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Book Club and Design Jam: The Peripheral

We'll discuss this science fiction title and work on a design problem Thursday, September 10 in the Maker Lab.

Connect With / Your Library
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Join CPL Foundation Junior Board Society

Join the smart in-crowd and support critical Chicago Public Library programming.

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