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Make / A Masterpiece
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Artist Talk with Fred Moss

The artist discusses his oil painting exhibit, Impressions of Chicago Gardens, Saturday, August 23 at Harold Washington Library Center.

Explore / Page to Screen
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We’re Off to See the Wizard!
By Amy

This classic movie, now celebrating its 75th anniversary, is one of many based on classic children's books still popular today.

Was @chipublib Maker Lab last night, laser cutting a bookmark. Heading back today to play with the vinyl cutter

Make / at CPL
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Mini Maker Lab Arrives at Edgebrook Branch

The Mini Maker Lab is open August 25 to October 4 at Edgebrook Branch. Stop by to design, create and learn about the maker community.

Explore / Page to Screen
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Moments That Change Everything
By Alexa

The movie based on tear-jerker If I Stay opens Friday. Get ready with these novels depicting teens facing life-changing situations.

Connect With / YOUmedia
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FLOW Walking at YOUmedia

Episode 1: The hosts of our open mic hit the streets to talk to the public about current topics.

If You Love / A Great Read
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August 2014 Books We're Excited About
By ChiPubLib_Adults

Here are some of this month's new books that we're most eagerly anticipating.

Explore / Photography
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Vivian Maier’s Photos Feature Everyday Chicago

Exhibit at the Harold Washington Library Center showcases street scenes and people in Chicago from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Make / A Masterpiece
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What's It Worth? Antique & Collectible Appraisal…

Wondering about an heirloom or estate sale find? Author Mark F. Moran offers informal appraisals Saturday, August 30 at Edgebrook Branch.

If You Love / Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Count Down to Doctor Who
By Esther

Doctor Who returns Saturday with a new season. Try one of these books or movies to ease you through the last of the waiting game.

Explore / Great Reads for Kids
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Prepping for Kindergarten
By Cristina

Ready for kindergarten? These back-to-school picture books show kids that kindergarten is not so scary.

Connect With / Your Library
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Explore CPL's New Website

Check out our videos to learn how to use your new account, search for books and more.

Explore / This Month's Staff Picks
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August 2014 Staff Picks
By ChiPubLib_Adults

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

Explore / Chicago's History
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Celebrate Wizard of Oz’s Chicago Roots
By Sarah

Did you know this story was written in Chicago? Or that the Emerald City may have been inspired by the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition?…

Connect With / Your Library
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Website
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.

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