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Chinatown Branch Opens Saturday

Join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, family activities and cultural performances this Saturday at our new Chinatown Branch.

If You Love / A Great Read
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Coming Soon

Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.

Connect With / Your Kids
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Top Picks for Back to School
By Shilo

Get ready to head back to school with a few of our favorite books.

If You Love / Music
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2015 MTV Music Award Nominees

Listen now to nominees for this year's MTV Music Awards through Hoopla. Watch on Sunday to see who wins!

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens

Explore / Technology
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Now You Can Check Out Apps!

We're excited to be one of the first libraries in the country to offer Launchpads, a brand-new device designed to help kids and families ex…

Explore / African American History
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Blogpost
Emmett Till’s Legacy: 60 Years After His…
By Beth

The murder of Emmett Till 60 years ago was the spark that ignited the civil rights movement. Learn more about his legacy with these titles.

If You Love / Biography & Memoir
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David Foster Wallace: The End of the Tou…
By Sgissy

Perhaps the excellent new film The End of the Tour has you excited about David Foster Wallace or wondering about other authors who m…

Explore / U.S. History
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Hurricane Katrina & Other Natural Disast…
By Ellen

As we mark 10 years since Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Ellen recommends books about natural disasters in urban areas.

Explore / World History
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Blogpost
Finding the Most Famous Shipwreck in His…
By Lisa_the_Librarian

When the Titanic hit an iceberg, she sank in two hours and 40 minutes and wasn't seen again for 73 years.

Connect With / Your Library
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News
CPL Wins Founder's Award

We are so proud to receive the Founder's Award from the National Summer Learning Association for our Summer Learning Challenge! Thank you!

Explore / U.S. History
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Blogpost
Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later
By Mary

Find out how the Gulf Coast survived Hurricane Katrina with Mary's recommendations for kids.

If You Love / Movies
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Catalog Search
Ingrid Bergman at 100

The Academy Award-winning actress was best known for roles in Casablanca and Notorious. Explore her work in these and other movies.

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Come On, Get Carded

Library Foundation Junior Board events combine the love of reading with a night out. Bonus: Get a library card while you’re there!

If You Love / A Great Read
Staff List
August 2015 Staff Picks

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

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

If You Love / Music
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Catalog Search
Remembering Charlie Parker

This weekend marks the 95th anniversary of the influential jazz musician's birth. Explore the Bird's legacy with these titles.

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