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Mary Mulcahy and Randi Belisomo
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Defining Values and Goals at End of Life

Randi Belisomo, Mary Mulcahy, MD, and Rick Kogan discuss creating a quality of care plan Tuesday at Harold Washington Library Center.

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Sandburg Award Honors Stephen Sondheim
By Stephen

Legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will receive this year's Carl Sandburg Literary Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation…

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Author Jessie Ann Foley at Roden Branch

Join us Tuesday to hear Jessie Ann Foley talk about her debut novel The Carnival at Bray.

If You Love / A Great Read
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Big Books of Spring 2015

Spring is one of the most exciting times for books. Here are some of the sure-fire blockbusters due this season.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

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Complete OBOC Mission 4; Win an iPad

OBOC Mission 4: Who is your LGBT hero? Participate and you could win a $50 Powell's gift card and be entered to win an Apple iPad Air 2!

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April Fools’ for Kids
By Sgissy

Hey kids, April Fools' Day is coming! Be prepared this year with the many great resources the library has for pranks or jokes you can play. Pranklopedia is…

Prepare for / Life After High School
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Teens, Check Out 1st Saturdays: Careers…

Join us this Saturday for the launch of our monthly career workshop series made just for teens.

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Extraordinary Local Women of History
By Beth

Let's wrap up Women's History Month by highlighting the contributions of two Chicago women, Vivian G. Harsh and Elder Lucy Smith.

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Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.

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Part 4 of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is now available! Log in with your library card to read it at #http://t.co/tLGW6RNDF8

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Early Voting at Some CPL Locations

More than 20 CPL locations offer early voting for the April 7 run-off election. Stop by and cast your vote through April 4.

If You Love / A Great Read
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March 2015 Staff Picks

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

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Get Help / Managing Your Money
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Tax Time!
By Chicago In 4D

Download forms for filing your federal and state taxes, and find tax help in Chicago, including at CPL locations.

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Guest Blog: Chicago’s First Lady on Read…
By Elizabeth

Amy Rule urges Chicagoans to Take 20, Read Plenty and shares the books her family has enjoyed the most through the years.

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Heroes and Villains Invade Chicago!

Enjoy food, cocktails and fun while supporting the Chicago Public Library during Night in the Stacks on April 10.

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