If You Love / Movies
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Remembering Wes Craven
By Greg

Wes Craven was a master of the horror and suspense genres, who constantly challenged his fans and faithful filmgoers to push the boundaries…

Explore / The Summer Learning Challenge
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Summer Fun With Science Fiction
By Sgissy

Finish the summer with these fun science fiction reads.

If You Love / A Great Read
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Coming Soon

Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.

Make / A Masterpiece
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Statue Stories

See Chicago’s statues come to life with Statue Stories Chicago, and check out these books to learn more.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

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 / Teen Reads
Staff List
Go Long! Football Fiction for Teens

Excited for the new football season? Go the distance, with this collection of on and off the field football stories.

recommended by mawls

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.

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…

Connect With / Your Library


chicagopubliclibrary The Chinatown branch is officially open! We are so excited to offer this architectural gem and our state-of-the-art Library resources to thi…
Make / A Masterpiece
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Color Your Cares Away at HWLC

Want to check out the adult coloring books trend? Drop by to color and be entered in a drawing to win a bestselling coloring book.

Make / A Delicious Meal
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Canning and Preserving

Want to keep enjoying your summer fruits and vegetables? Check out these titles for recipes and tips for putting up your haul.

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…

Connect With / Your Library
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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!

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 / A Great Read
Staff List
August 2015 Staff Picks

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

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

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