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Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge

Win prizes, earn digital badges and have fun when you read, discover and create at your library this summer.

Explore / The Summer Learning Challenge
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Fold and Fly with Joshua Koppel
CPL locations around the city

Make origami dart planes, gliders and stunt planes. For kids 8 to 12.

If You Love / A Great Read
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CPL Resource
Coming Soon

Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.

If You Love / Comics and Graphic Novels
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Eisner Award Winners 2016

Check out the excellent comics, graphic novels and creators who took home 2016 Eisner Awards.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens

Explore / Chicago's History
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Quiz: Do You Know Chicago's Streets?
By Municipal_Reference_Guy

Can you impress your friends with your knowledge of Chicago geography? Take our quiz to find out.

Explore / The Summer Learning Challenge
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Future of Transportation: Knowledge Ninj…
By Shilo

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

If You Love / Sports
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5 Articles: Interviews with Olympians
By Sarah

Ready to watch the Olympics? Sarah recommends articles that offer insights into the lives of a few dedicated athletes.

If You Love / Poetry
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Forms and Features: Rhyme
Jul 25th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Explore rhyme in a wide range of poems before composing original rhyming poems in this workshop for adults of all experience levels.

If You Love / Shakespeare
Celebrate Shakespeare 400 with Performan…

See a scene from Macbeth at our teen and adult book clubs, explore theater at workshops for girls 10-16 and more.

Connect With / Chicago Teens
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Teen Chicago Travel Guide Submissions

Contribute to our online Teen Chicago Travel Guide and shape the story of our city.

If You Love / Movies
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Movies about Elections

As the road to the election continues, here's a list of recent and classic movies about elections to help get you in the spirit.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Explore / Chicago's History
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Vivian G. Harsh: Librarian of the Chicag…
By Cynthia

Learn about Vivian G. Harsh, whose vision led to one of the largest collections of African American literature and history in the U.S.

If You Love / A Great Read
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July 2016 Staff Picks

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

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Make / A Masterpiece
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Visage: Ceramic Works on Exhibit at HWLC

Visage: Ceramic Works by Nancy VanKanegan is on display July 23 through October 14 at Harold Washington Library Center.

Connect With / Your Library
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Give to CPL Foundation & Spark Curiosity

Just $25 unlocks worlds of creativity and discovery for kids who participate in CPL’s award-winning, donor-funded programs. Give today!

If You Love / Movies
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Summer Camp at the Movies
By Laura

Summer camp. Whether you loved it, hated it or skipped it, you can experience it vicariously—minus the bad food, insects and latrines—with …

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