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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.

Make / Your Garden Grow
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.

If You Love / A Great Read
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CPL Resource
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 / Poetry
Chris Abani
Celebrate Poetry Fest Saturday at HWLC

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

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

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

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…

If You Love / Movies
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Worst Bosses on the Big Screen

It's Administrative Professionals Week. Our gift to you? Plenty of laughs with this list of movies about terrible bosses.

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.

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

If You Love / Movies
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Movies about Elections

It's an election year in the USA, so here's a list of recent and classic movies about elections to help get you in the spirit.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

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