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Welcome Home Fine Amnesty


Return your overdue materials to Chicago Public Library and we’ll waive your fees as part of our Home of the Curious campaign.

If You Love / A Great Read
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February 2016 Books We're Excited About

Looking for the inside scoop? Based on advance reviews and publicity, here are the books we're most excited to read this month.

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Connect With / Kids' Author of the Month
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Andrea Davis Pinkney Q&A
By Shilo

Get to know February's Author of the Month, Andrea Davis Pinkney.

If You Love / Movies
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Movies about Elections

It's an election year in the USA, so here's a list of recent and classic movies about elections to help get you in the spirit.

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If You Love / Teen Reads
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Warm Up with Romance

It's cold and Valentine's Day is near, which means it's time to treat yourself kindly and cuddle up to a good book!

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Connect With / Your Community
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Celebrate 2016 Chinese New Year at CPL

Join us as we welcome the Year of the Monkey with performances, crafts and games at Albany Park, Chinatown and Mayfair branches.

Explore / African American History
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African American History for Kids

Inspire kids to be themselves and learn about other cultures.

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Get Help / Finishing Your Homework
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LearnStorm Chicago

Master your math skills and earn rewards during this nine-week challenge, January 29 - April 1.

If You Love / Music
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#TBT: The Day the Music Died
By Kelly

Kelly looks back at what was going on in February 1959.

If You Love / Music
Staff List
2016 Grammy Award Nominees

Here is a sampling of the great artists nominated for Grammy awards in 2016.

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Make / A Masterpiece
Harold Washington Library Center
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Art Tour of HWLC
Feb 9th | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

The Art Tour focuses on the impressive collection of original artwork on display throughout the building, including works of art by over 5…

If You Love / A Great Read
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February 2016 Staff Picks

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

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Make / A Masterpiece
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Dixie: Dog Drawings by Amy Robillard at…

Dixie: Dog Drawings by Amy Robillard is on display until April 15 at Harold Washington Library Center.

If You Love / The Holidays
Mardi Gras King Cake
Blogpost
Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler
By Shilo

People throughout Louisiana, and around the world, celebrate Mardi Gras with parades, music, food, and lots and LOTS of beads.

Connect With / Your Library
Night in the Stacks, April 8, 2016
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We Built This City on Cocktails and Food

Celebrate all that's made in Chicago on April 8 at Night in the Stacks, the only night you can eat, drink and dance at the library.

Make / A Masterpiece
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Under the Sun: Landscape As Allegory, Pa…

Under the Sun: Landscape As Allegory, Paintings by Ellen Holtzblatt is on display until April 15 at Harold Washington Library Center.

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