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Make / at CPL
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What's Coming Up in the Maker Lab

Summer may be winding down, but the creativity continues in the Maker Lab.

Thanks for having such great book recommendations on your site, @chipublib. Loved Bellweather Rhapsody & #amreading The Art of Secrets now.

Explore / Chicago's History
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Labor Day, Labor History
By Johanna

CPL's archival collections tell the stories of the workers who helped build Chicago, including the laborers who constructed our sewers.

Make / A Better You
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Challenge Accepted: Learn About ALS
By Amanda

Niles Public Library challenged us to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Learn more about the disease with these resources.

If You Love / Sports
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Baseball’s All-Time All-Stars
By Alexa

Congratulations, Jackie Robinson West, U.S. Little League World Series champions! Learn more about baseball with these books for young fans.

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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Get Ready for Back to School!
By ChiPubLib_Kids

Whether it's your first day of school ever, or just a new year, get ready to hit the books with some scholarly friends.

If You Love / Movies
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Ladies of Dagenham, Unite!
By Bbruins

In time for Labor Day, check out these movies based on true stories of women fighting the good fight at work.

If You Love / Music
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Jazz Musician Biographies

As the Chicago Jazz Festival gets our toes tapping this weekend, pick up one of these titles to learn about some of the genre's legends.…

Make / A Masterpiece
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What's It Worth? Antique & Collectible Appraisal…

Wondering about an heirloom or estate sale find? Author Mark F. Moran offers informal appraisals Saturday, August 30 at Edgebrook Branch.

Make / A Masterpiece
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Chicago Gardens Featured in Oil Painting Exhibit

Impressions of Chicago Gardens by Fred Moss is on display through September 5 on the 8th floor of the Harold Washington Library Center.

Connect With / Your Library
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Get Carded with the CPLF Junior Board

Join the Foundation Junior Board on September 10 at Northside Bar & Grill. Sign up for a library card and enjoy food and drink specials.…

Explore / This Month's Staff Picks
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August 2014 Staff Picks
By ChiPubLib_Adults

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

If You Love / Music
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Best Celebrity Breakup Songs
By Amy

Reigning queen of breakup songs, Taylor Swift, just announced that her new album, 1989, will be released October 27.

Connect With / Your Library
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Explore CPL's New Website

Check out our videos to learn how to use your new account, search for books and more.

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