Make / A Better You
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Self-Help Books to Kick Off 2015 with Co…

Need a boost to keep your 2015 resolutions going strong? Check out these recent self-help releases.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Connect With / Kids' Author of the Month
Author Kwame Alexander and his novel The Crossover
Author of the Month Kwame Alexander
By Shilo

Identical twins Josh and Jordan couldn’t be more different – even on the basketball court where they both shine thanks to their dad’s pro ball experience…

If You Love / Sports
Ernie Banks
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Remembering Ernie Banks

Mr. Cub, a Hall of Famer and 14-time All-Star, was the first African American to play for the club.

If You Love / Movies
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How to Make a Film

In honor of Sundance, one of the largest independent film festivals, kicking off its 2015 competition, we recommend books on filmmaking.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Connect With / Your Library

Spent my lunch break at @chipublib's Harold Washington branch. What a gem! Makes me proud to live in Chicago.

Connect With / Your Kids
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Polar Vortex: Perfect for Polar Bears
By Jessie

Spending the day inside? Jessie recommends books for little ones--and offers tips for reading them aloud.

If You Love / Sports
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Monsters of the Midway Redux
By Ellen

OK Bears fans, another Super Bowl, another no-show for our team. It's been a rough year (actually, a rough decade) for Bears fans. Every season…

Make / A Delicious Meal
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Slow Cooker Cookbooks

For a meal that will cook while you curl up with a book, these titles feature everything from comfort foods to paleo to regional dishes.

Explore / African American History
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If You Were Inspired by the Movie Selma

We recommend books that explore the struggle for voting rights and the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Get Help / Finishing Your Homework
Free homework help at Chicago Public Library
Free Homework Help at All CPL Locations

Find answers to all your questions at CPL -- use our homework help in person or online.

If You Love / A Great Read
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January 2015 Staff Picks

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

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Explore / Technology
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New Device? Get Tech Help at CPL

CyberNavigator technology tutors at more than 40 CPL locations are here to help as you get to know your device.

Connect With / Your Community
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CHIdeas: Suggest a Book

If there were one book you could give every Chicagoan to read, what would it be and why?

Connect With / Your Library
Night in the Stacks
Heroes and Villains Invade Chicago!

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

If You Love / Sports
Sox vs. Cubs: The Chicago Civil Wars
Celebrate Rivalry with Sox vs. Cubs Exhi…

Sox vs. Cubs: The Chicago Civil Wars explores the teams' history through photos, memorabilia and more at Harold Washington Library Center.

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