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Play Our Website Contest to Win a Kindle

Get to know our website! Play our contest to enter a drawing for a Kindle Fire--and three of our locations will win $500 in books, too!

Prepare for / Spring
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Hoppy Easter
By ChiPubLib_Kids

Line your Easter basket with eggs, chocolates and great books to celebrate this spring holiday.

Explore / Photography
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Exhibit
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.

Explore / Science
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Documentaries about the Environment
By ChiPubLib_Adults

Celebrate Earth Day with some recent notable documentaries on environmental issues.

If You Love / eBooks
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Read Magazines with Zinio

Read the latest issues of more than a hundred popular magazines.

Explore / This Month's Staff Picks
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April Staff Picks
By ChiPubLib_Adults

Check out our recent favorites.

Connect With / Your Kids
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Spring Learning Challenge Runs April 14 to 27

Bug out over spring break and learn too!

Explore / What's Making Headlines
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Catalog Search
Novelist Gabriel García Márquez Dies at 87

The Colombian writer well known for "One Hundred Years of Solitude" won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

Explore / Top Picks from Notable Chicagoans
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Favorite Reads
By ChiPubLib_Celebrities

Mayor Emanuel recommends some of his favorite books.

If You Love / Music
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Online Resource
Stream Videos, Music and Audiobooks on Hoopla

Use your library card to access streaming movies, television, music and audiobook titles, or download them to your device.

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.

If You Love / Poetry
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Celebrate Poetry Fest at CPL

Sonia Sanchez headlines a day of workshops, readings, exhibitors and an open mic, Saturday, April 26 at Harold Washington Library Center.

Explore / Award Winners
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Blogpost
2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners
By Stephen

Looking for your next great read? The 2014 Pulitzer winners were announced Monday.

Connect With / Your Community
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Volunteer for Summer Learning Challenge

Do you enjoy working with young children? Are you looking for a way to give back to your community?

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

Find answers to all your homework needs at the Chicago Public Library. We have resources to help you in person or online.

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