Explore / Best of the Best
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CPL Librarians Pick Best Books of 2014

Announcing the Best of the Best, our list of the best books of 2014! We recommend titles for kids, teens and—for the first time—adults.

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Best Books of 2014: Top Ten

We recommend these as the best books published in 2014. Also be sure to check out our lists of more of the best Fiction and Nonfiction.

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If You Love / The Holidays
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I’m Dreaming of a Dark Christmas
By Joanna

Whether you want thrills or chills, here are a few titles to read while sipping apple cider and biting the head off your gingerbread man.

If You Love / The Holidays
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Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
By Keckert

Even though we've had our hats, scarves, gloves and coats out for a while, the first day of winter is finally here!  Winter officially begins…

If You Love / A Great Read
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Serial: A Podcast
By Maria

Have you been listening to the Serial podcast? If you’re a fan of true crime or hard-hitting journalism this is a must for you. The premise:…

Explore / One Book, One Chicago
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New One Book, One Chicago Events Announc…

There are more opportunities coming this winter and spring to explore our theme of "Heroes: Real & Imagined" with this year’s selection!…

If You Love / A Great Read
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Crosswords at 101: A Puzzling Celebratio…
By Jenna

Who can resist the taunts of those scoundrels Across and Down, defying us to abandon our pens and walk away?

If You Love / The Holidays
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A Family Festival of Lights!
By Alexa

One of my favorite holiday traditions is sitting in front of a glowing menorah with friends and family during Hanukkah. We eat latkes until…

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Once Upon a Christmas
By Evelyn

There is no time like the holidays to cuddle up with classic Christmas stories. I still remember when I first saw A Christmas Carol as a…

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Grin and Bear It through the Holidays
By Natalie

Natalie recommends books to keep you laughing this holiday season.

Connect With / YOUmedia
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Teens, Create at YOUmedia

Create music, video, 2D and 3D design and more at YOUmedia Chicago, just for teens! Learn more and find locations near you.

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Wear Your Love for the Library

Exclusively for the holidays, buy Chicago Public Library T-shirts online. Proceeds benefit library programs funded by the CPL Foundation.

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December 2014 Staff Picks

This month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library's collection development librarians.

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Connect With / Your Community
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CHIdeas: Suggest a Book

If there were one book you could give every Chicagoan to read, what would it be and why?

Explore / Top Picks from Notable Chicagoans
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Favorite Reads

Mayor Emanuel recommends some of his favorite books.

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