Skip to Search Skip to Content

Woodson Regional Library is closed for construction. Avalon, Beverly and West Pullman are open additional hours during the closure.

close

One Book, One Chicago: Animal, Vegetable…


What if all of Chicago read the same book? Eat, Think, Grow with us in 2016-2017!

If You Love / The Holidays
If You Love / A Great Read
Staff List
December 2016 Staff Picks

Check out this month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library. Visit our Books page for a link to previous lists of recommendations.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Connect With / Your Kids
Emmanuel's Dream book cover
Blogpost
Take Part, Take Action: International Da…
By Brandy

Join the celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities with inspiring picture books that feature strong kids with disabiliti…

If You Love / A Great Read
Resource image
CPL Resource
Coming Soon

Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.

If You Love / The Holidays
piano keyboard and Christmas tree
Event
Holiday Concerts at HWLC
Harold Washington Library Center

Enjoy the sounds of the season at lunchtime concerts by local musical groups.

If You Love / Science Fiction & Fantasy
Brandon Sanderson and his book Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection
Event
Epic Fantasy Author Brandon Sanderson
Dec 6th | 6:00pm - 8:30pm

The acclaimed author reads from his new story collection, Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection, and signs copies of his books.

Explore / Great Reads for Kids
Staff List
The Naughty List for Kids

If you're besotten by behavior that's rotten, do we have some books for you.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Kids

Explore / Great Reads for Kids
Staff List
The Nice List for Kids

If you love sugar and spice and everything nice, this is the booklist for you.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Kids

Explore / One Book, One Chicago
Cooking Matters
Event
Cooking Matters
Dec 5th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Learn how to make healthy, affordable food choices at home and at the grocery store with this introduction to cooking and nutrition.

Explore / World History
Staff List
Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

An assortment of new books brings perspective to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Make / A Masterpiece
Hand writing story
News
Kids, Write Your Own Book in December

Young authors, tap into your creativity and write your own book at our Chicago Children’s Book Writing Month events in December.

Connect With / Chicago Teens
Ella at Albany Park YOUmedia
News
Teen Voices: Featuring Ella

Ella, a regular at Albany Park's YOUmedia, chats about being invited to the White House to present a video game she created called “Avidya.”

If You Love / Movies
Statue of Rocky Balboa
Blogpost
#TBT: Rocky and Other Iconic Movies of 1…
By Kate

Rocky hit theaters 40 years ago this month, so Kate looks back at the champion's career and other knockout movies of 1976.

Explore / Technology
News post image
News
Hour of Code Events, Resources for Teens

Anyone can learn how to code! Try your hand at computer programming with events during Computer Science Education Week, December 5-11.

Connect With / Your Library
News post image
News
Your Library, My Library Exhibit at HWLC

Add your photos to Your Library, My Library, an interactive photomosaic installation by George Berlin at HWLC through March 19.

Back to Top