Best of the Best, our picks for the best books of 2016! Find your new favorites from our selections for adults, teens and kids.
Read, play make believe, dress up in costumes and learn at this fun-filled celebration of a child's imagination for the whole family!
We recommend these as the best books published in 2016.
recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
We recommend these titles as the very best fiction published in 2016 for teens in high school.
recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens
We recommend these as the very best picture books published for kids from birth to 3rd grade in 2016.
recommended by ChiPubLib_Kids
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John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, has died at 95. Learn more about the astronaut and U.S. senator in his memoir.
Share your talent with the world through this year's Teen Winter Challenge!
Learn some new steps on the dance floor with professional instructors from Latin Street Music and Dancing.
Share in the 50th annual celebration of Kwanzaa with these great reads for kids.
Check out this month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library. Visit our Books page for a link to previous lists of recommendations.
This holiday season, your gift is matched dollar-for-dollar when you donate to the Chicago Public Library Foundation.
Anyone can learn how to code! Try your hand at computer programming with events during Computer Science Education Week, December 5-11.
Our art tour focuses on the impressive collection of original artwork on display throughout the building.
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