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Make / Your Garden Grow
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Gardening

While it doesn't look like spring just yet, it's not too early to start planning your garden.

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Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.

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April Showers
By MsCaroline

Rainy days may make parents rethink plans to take their kids to the park, but kids will jump at the chance to pull on their rain boots and splash…

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Mary Dempsey Named Ill. Library Luminary

The honor recognizes Mary Dempsey, CPL commissioner 1994-2012, for her passion and commitment to public service and public libraries.

Connect With / Kids' Author of the Month
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Author of the Month Kate Hannigan
By Shilo

Meet the world's first female detective, Kate Warne, and her spunky niece, Nell, in Kate Hannigan's latest novel The Detective's Assistant. On the…

Make / Home Improvements
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DIY Home Projects: Inside and Out
By Anne

Anne recommends magazines and books to help you tackle home improvement projects.

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¡Festejando Día! Celebrating Diversity i…
By Cristina

On April 30 join niños (children) all over the country for El día de los niños/el día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), ...

Prepare for / Life After High School
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Teens, Check Out Engineering at 1st Satu…

This Saturday, explore the world of engineering through design challenges, interacting with professionals in the industry and more.

If You Love / Historical Fiction
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Can’t Get Enough Jane Austen?
By Sarah

Do you love Persuasion, Emma and Pride and Prejudice? Sarah recommends books by other authors for all Jane Austen fans.

Explore / What's Making Headlines
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Trapped
By Jeff

It's easy to feel trapped by circumstance. Something goes wrong in your personal life, and suddenly you have nowhere to go and there's nothing you can…

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2015 Zena Sutherland Lecture

Calling all librarians, teachers and educators: Join us for this year's Zena Sutherland Lecture by award-winning author Jack Gantos.

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Join Our Study Groups for Online Courses

Want to learn something new at the library, together with other learners? Topics range from academic writing to coding to GED math.

If You Love / A Great Read
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April 2015 Staff Picks

This month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library.

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Join CPL Foundation Junior Board Society

Join the smart in-crowd and support critical Chicago Public Library programming.

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On the Table: Community Conversations

Join The Chicago Community Trust and your neighbors on May 12 for conversations on making our communities stronger, safer and more dynamic.

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