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One Book, One Chicago: Animal, Vegetable…

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

Connect With / Your Kids
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Peace Is a BIG Idea
By Brandy

Celebrate the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King, Jr. by exploring the BIG idea of peace with your kids.

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My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta S…

Learn about Coretta Scott King's civil rights activism, family and faith in this new memoir.

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Staff List
January 2017 Books We're Excited About

Looking for the inside scoop? Based on advance reviews and publicity, here are the books we're most excited to read this month.

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If You Love / Teen Reads
Meditation by the Ocean
Top Picks: Teen Self-Help
By Amy

Take better care of yourself in the new year by checking out these teen self-help books.

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CPL's Most Popular Books of 2016
By Stephen

What were our most popular books in 2016? Find out what Chicagoans of all ages were reading.

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January Reading Challenge: Best of the B…
By Gloriane

Adults, read a Best of the Best book this month and be entered in a drawing for a CPL T-shirt or a copy of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.

Which Best of the Best book will you read?

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Betty White
#TBT: Happy Birthday, Betty White!
By Maggie

Betty White's turning 95! Get to know the beloved funny lady better with these books.

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Consumer Reports

New! Reviews, ratings, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

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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.

Make / A Masterpiece
Harold Washington Library Center
Art Tour of HWLC
Jan 17th | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Our art tour focuses on the impressive collection of original artwork on display throughout the building.

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Staff List
January 2017 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

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CPL Apps: Use the Library on the Go

Did you know we have apps for Android and iPhone/iPod Touch? Find them in app stores by searching for Chicago Public Library.

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CPL Best of the Best Books 2016

Best of the Best, our picks for the best books of 2016! Find your new favorites from our selections for adults, teens and kids.

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