Connect With / #IPledge20

Are you ready to read? Take the pledge to read to a child 20 minutes a day. I did! #IPledge20

Connect With / #IPledge20
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Guest Blog: Chicago’s First Lady on Read…
By Elizabeth

Amy Rule urges Chicagoans to Take 20, Read Plenty and shares the books her family has enjoyed the most through the years.

Prepare for / Your Next Vacation
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A Taste of Cuba
By Jason Driver

Thinking about an escape from chilly Chicago? With travel restrictions to Cuba loosened, Jason recommends books about Cuban culture.

Explore / African American History
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Celebrate African American History Month…

Check out our events highlighting the contributions and achievements of African Americans.

Connect With / #IPledge20
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Take 20, Read Plenty!

Join us by pledging to take 20 minutes every day to read with a child. Just 20 minutes makes young brains grow strong and ready to read.

Explore / Top Picks from Notable Chicagoans
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Community List
Steve Dolinsky Recommends

Just in time for Chicago Restaurant Week, check out these foodie book recommendations from the Hungry Hound of Chicago’s ABC7.

shared by ChiPubLib_Celebrities

Connect With / Your Kids
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Hip, Hip, Hooray for National Puzzle Day
By Brandy

Brandy recommends all the pieces you'll need to unlock the family fun, from word puzzles to picture puzzles and more.

Learn to / Speak Another Language
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Online Resource
Mango Languages

Lessons in 60+ languages, including English.

If You Love / A Great Read
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Warm Books for Cold Days

These titles will bring about warm thoughts as you contend with the cold Chicago weather.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Connect With / Your Library
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CPL Apps: Use the Library on the Go

We now have apps for Android and iPhone/iPod Touch. Find them in app stores by searching for Chicago Public Library.

If You Love / Teen Reads
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Winter Survival: Who Will Make It Out Al…
By Molly

Feel like true winter is passing Chicago by? Molly reminds us what we're missing with stories of cold weather, arctic chill and survival.

If You Love / Sports
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1986 Chicago Bears Win Super Bowl
By Sean

Mixed feelings about this year's Super Bowl? Sean flashes back to when the Bears dominated the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl XX.

Explore / Best of the Best
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CPL Librarians Pick Best Books of 2014

Announcing the Best of the Best, our list of the best books of 2014! We recommend titles for kids, teens and—for the first time—adults.

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

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Heroes and Villains Invade Chicago!

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

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