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Explore One Book, One Chicago 2015-2016


#OBOC is here! Join us in reading The Third Coast by Thomas Dyja online and at events throughout the season.

If You Love / Poetry
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Celebrate Poetry Fest Saturday at HWLC

The day includes writing workshops, readings, exhibitors from local presses and an open mic.

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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¡Festejando Día! Celebrating Diversity i…
By Cristina

On April 30 join niños (children) all over the country for El día de los niños/el día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), ...

Explore / One Book, One Chicago
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Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Third Coa…
By Jennifer

Take our quiz about The Third Coast to see how much you've learned this season! Plus, you might win a prize in our raffle!

If You Love / Music
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#TBT: Charlie Parker's First Recording
By Beth

The jazz musician first recorded 75 years ago, on April 30, 1941. Beth recommends music, books and more to celebrate his talent.

Make / A Masterpiece
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Artist Talk with Kaye Buchman
Apr 30th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Chicago artist and educator Kaye Buchman discusses Other Pages, Other Books, her exhibit of artist books at Harold Washington Library Center.

If You Love / Comics and Graphic Novels
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Top Picks for Zine Fest
By Sgissy

We recommend books by members of Chicago's vibrant zine community.

Get Help / Managing Your Money
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2016 Money Smart Week: Recommended Reads

Interested in improving your personal finance know-how? Check out these titles to help you secure your financial future.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Culture

Explore / Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage
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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Isl…

Join us for music and dance events, story times, book clubs and more during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Make / A Masterpiece
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She Wears Many Crowns: Multi-Media Paint…

The exhibit She Wears Many Crowns: Multi-Media Paintings by Dr. Yemonja Smalls is on display May 1 through July 15 at HWLC.

Make / A Delicious Meal
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2016 James Beard Award Winners

The following titles received a James Beard Award in 2016.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Connect With / Your Library
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Join CPL Foundation Junior Board Society

Join the smart in-crowd and support critical Chicago Public Library programming.

Get Help / Managing Your Money
Money Smart Week Chicago April 23-30, 2016
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Money Smart Week Events

Questions about buying a home, saving for college or planning for your retirement? Learn more at our Money Smart Week events.

If You Love / A Great Read
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April 2016 Staff Picks

Check out this month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library. And visit our Books page for a link to previous recommendations.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Explore / Great Reads for Kids
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Sing Me to Sleep: Picture Books for Bedt…
By Ramona

Babies love the sound of their parents' voices. Whether read or sung, lullabies are a wonderful way to bond with your child and a great way…

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