If You Love / Music
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James Brown, Godfather of Soul
By ChiPubLib_Adults

The legendary James Brown is the subject of a new Hollywood movie, Get on Up. Check out these books and music hits for a better appreciation…

Explore / The Summer Learning Challenge
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Everybody Plays
By Shilo

Discover how you can encourage all kinds of animals to play.

If You Love / Movies
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Family Matters Short Film Series

As part of the Best of the Black Harvest Film Festival, see three short films about family at four CPL locations in July and August.

Explore / Great Reads for Kids
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Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!
By Keckert

Celebrate with a few magical creatures in books -- or meet some real-life animals at one of CPL's magical creature events!

official card carrying Chicago readers #rahmsreaders @chipublib @ Chicago Public Library - West Town… #http://t.co/Q6v2HyuYkZ

If You Love / A Great Read
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Coming Soon

Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.

If You Love / Music
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Lollapalooza 2014
By ChiPubLib_Adults

Get ready for Lollapalooza by listening to some music by artists performing at the event this weekend in Grant Park.

Explore / African American History
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Civil Rights Movies
By jrh3

As the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer continues, try these dramas and documentaries about the struggle for civil rights in the U.S.

Explore / Science
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Exhibit Spotlights Scientific Ideas and Inventions

Explore covers of Popular Science magazine from 1927 to 1930 in this exhibit at the Harold Washington Library Center.

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

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

Connect With / YOUmedia
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IYLEP Visits YOUmedia

This Friday teens from the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) visit YOUmedia.

Explore / Technology
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Use Finch Robots to Learn Computer Programming

Google donated 500 robots that can be programmed to move, make noises, light up and even draw. (Photo by Brooke Collins)

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.

Make / A Delicious Meal
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Kale, Kohlrabi and Kurrat: Enjoying Summer Produce
By Jason

These cookbooks feature recipes for making the most of all that fresh local produce.

Connect With / Your Library
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Support the Summer Learning Challenge

$10 sponsors a child in eight weeks of engaging summer activities designed to keep kids learning all year long!

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