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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!

If You Love / Sports
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Celebrity Cubs Fans' Movies, Books, Musi…

Celebrities are just like us: They want to #FlyTheW at the World Series. Here's a sampling of titles from artists who love the Cubs.

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If You Love / The Classics
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Caught Reading: Ghosts of Graceland Ceme…
By Liv

Liv speculates on the reading habits of late, great Chicagoans in this special Halloween edition of Caught Reading.

If You Love / Poetry
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David Nagler & Friends: Carl Sandburg's…
Oct 27th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

This performance combines poetry and music in celebration of Carl Sandburg's Chicago Poems.

If You Love / A Great Read
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Horror eBooks

Looking for a spooky read? Check out one of these frightening eBooks.

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Explore / Science and Nature
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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Kids, get ready for the new movie from the world of Harry Potter with these live animal events inspired by the series' magical creatures.

If You Love / A Great Read
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The Sellout by Paul Beatty Wins Booker

American author Paul Beatty's The Sellout won the 2016 Booker Prize. (We loved this one, too--it's featured on our best of 2015 list.)

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Early Voting at Some CPL Locations

Vote early at more than 20 CPL locations through November 7. Any Chicago voter may vote at any of these sites no matter where they live.

If You Love / A Great Read
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Top Picks: 8 Anne Tyler Books
By Molly

To celebrate the acclaimed novelist's 75th birthday, Molly recommends titles sure to satisfy newbies and seasoned fans.

Connect With / Your Community
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Campaigns, Elections, Primaries, Oh My:…
By Marty

Marty recommends websites and other resources to help you get informed ahead of the election.

If You Love / A Great Read
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Erik Larson, Scott Turow Win Sandburg Aw…
By Gloriane

Wednesday's Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner features bestselling authors Erik Larson and Scott Turow.

If You Love / A Great Read
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October 2016 Staff Picks

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

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Explore / Chicago's History
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Improved: Chicago History on CPL Website

Check out our revamped Chicago History page and learn more about the Windy City.

Connect With / Your Library
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Library Foundation Goes 2.0

Curiosity belong to us all. The Library Foundation is dedicated to nurturing the curiosity of everyone who walks through the doors of CPL.

If You Love / A Great Read
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Chicago Humanities Festival 2016 Authors

This citywide festival is always packed with exciting and diverse authors. Here's a selection of the most recent books by featured speakers.

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