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Author Leonard Pitts, Jr. Discusses "Gra…
Oct 14th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Acclaimed author and journalist Leonard Pitts, Jr. discusses his new novel, Grant Park.Grant Park is an audacious and eloquent take on politics…

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TONIGHT is our first Reading Sprint on Twitter, join us at 6pm for discussion and fun! Learn more at # #OBOC

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October 2015 Books We're Excited About

Looking for the inside scoop? Based on advance reviews and publicity, here are the books we're most excited to read this month.

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Caught Reading: Purple Line, October 201…
By Mary

From new novels to creepy tales to the #OBOC selection, these riders know how to pick a book!

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Chicago Ideas Week 2015

Running the second full week of this month, Chicago Ideas Week will feature a number of speakers, including the authors of these recent books.…

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Participate in #OBOC Mission 1!
By Jennifer

Enjoying the architecture in The Third Coast? Complete this mission and you will be entered to win a gift certificate for books or an iPad!

What's your favorite building in Chicago?

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Thomas Dyja and Stuart Dybek
From Coast to Coast: Stuart Dybek, Thoma…
By Kate

These award-winning Chicago-born authors have both explored Chicago history and culture in titles selected for One Book, One Chicago.

Connect With / Kids' Author of the Month
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Author of the Month R.J. Palacio
By Shilo

Get to know R.J. Palacio as she talks about the inspiration behind the book Wonder, and join us as we celebrate Choose Kind Chicago!

Explore / Polish American Heritage
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Kids and Teens Books for Polish American…

Celebrate the enterprise and creativity of Polish Americans and Poles.

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Learn About Family History Research at H…

Working on your family tree? Check out our genealogy lectures and discussions on Wednesdays in October at Harold Washington Library Center.

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October 2015 Staff Picks

Check out this month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library.

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Join CPL Foundation Junior Board Society

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

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Summer Changes Everything, Excellence Award Winner
Summer Learning Excellence Award Winner

National Summer Learning Association named CPL the first-ever winner of its Founder’s Award in recognition of the Summer Learning Challenge.

If You Love / Music
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Piano Recital: Kimberly Davis
Oct 14th | 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Pianist Kimberly Davis plays classical music by some of Latin America's most prominent composers from Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, Venezuela, Puert…

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