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October 2015 Staff Picks

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

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If You Love / Poetry
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Juan Felipe Herrera: Reading and Convers…
Oct 7th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Juan Felipe Herrera, the U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, joins us for the 61st annual Poetry Day.

Connect With / Your Community
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Firefighters: Knowledge Ninja Challenge
By Shilo

The Knowledge Ninja is looking for kindergartners through second-graders to complete this challenge and become Knowledge Ninjas.

If You Love / Mystery & Thriller
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Author Karin Slaughter Discusses "Pretty…
Oct 8th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Acclaimed author Karin Slaughter discusses her latest book, Pretty Girls.Slaughter's new release is a sophisticated and chilling psychological …

Explore / Chicago's History
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Chicago Fire: Knowledge Ninja Challenge
By Shilo

The Knowledge Ninja is looking for third- through fifth-graders to complete this challenge and become Knowledge Ninjas.

If You Love / Sports
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Cubs Gear Up for Wild Card Game

Get ready to support the Cubs in Wednesday's playoff with these trivia guides, histories, player biographies, fan tributes and more.

Get Help / Improving Your Health
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Get Ready for the Chicago Marathon

Whether you're looking for inspiration to run, training for a race or curious about the history of the Chicago Marathon particularly, we've got…

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Explore / Your Family Tree
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Learn About Family History Research at H…

Working on your family tree? Check out our genealogy lectures and discussions on Wednesdays in October at Harold Washington Library Center.

Connect With / Your Community
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Guest Blog: Author R.J. Palacio on Choos…
By Shilo

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder, calls for a new age of kindness.

Explore / Polish American Heritage
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Polish American Art Exhibits at CPL Loca…

Visit these Polish American Heritage Month exhibits by local artists throughout the city.

Get Help / Managing Your Money
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Upcoming Money Smart Events

Questions about investing, Medicare or Social Security? Check out our October financial literacy events throughout the city.

Connect With / Your Library
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Come On, Get Carded

Library Foundation Junior Board events combine the love of reading with a night out. Bonus: Get a library card while you’re there!

Connect With / Your Community
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Events, Book Urge You to Choose Kind

This October, read Wonder by R.J. Palacio, attend one of our book clubs, story times or art events, and share ways that you Choose Kind.

Make / A Masterpiece
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Workshop Series: Learn to Draw Zentangle…
Oct 8th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

In a series of four classes, learn a fun, easy process to create beautiful images by drawing structured designs. Everyone can create amazing ar…

Explore / Chicago's History
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Whodunit? The Mystery of Mrs. O’Leary’s…
By Chicago In 4D

Although the Great Chicago Fire was clearly proven to have started in the cow’s shed, guilt is not so easily established.

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