If You Love / A Great Read
Staff List
August 2015 Staff Picks

This month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Explore / The Summer Learning Challenge
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Explore More! This Summer

Have you completed the Summer Learning Challenge? Don't stop there! Keep exploring all summer long.

If You Love / Music
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Lollapalooza 2015

Excited for Lollapalooza? Explore your old and new favorite musicians from this year's lineup.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens

Connect With / Your Library

We are excited to announce a $2.5M gift from @Exelon for #stem early learning spaces at @chipublib HWLC and 14 branches.

If You Love / Movies
Black Harvest Film Festival
Best of Black Harvest Film Festival

See highlights of the Black Harvest Film Festival at selected CPL locations throughout August.

Explore / Science
Staff List
Space Books for Grownups

Join Chicago kids and teens in exploring space! Here are some great books for adults to read during the Summer Learning Challenge.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

If You Love / A Great Read
Coming Soon
CPL Resource
Coming Soon

Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.

If You Love / The Classics
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Catching Up on High School Summer Readin…
By Natalie

Natalie rounds up classics you may have missed.

Explore / Great Reads for Kids
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Open a Book and Travel the World
By Mary

Even if you aren't going anywhere for summer vacation, you can feel like you have been all over the globe, or beyond, just by reading.

If You Love / A Great Read
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Writers & Friends
By Kate

July 30 is International Day of Friendship. We thought we'd celebrate by taking a look at famous authors who were friends.

If You Love / A Great Read
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Celebrating the Paperback Book

Read a Penguin Classic in honor of Penguin Books, which revolutionized publishing by bringing paperbacks to the market on July 30, 1935.

Make / Your Garden Grow
Staff List

Whether you are looking to beautify your yard with flowers, grow food on your balcony or start a community garden in you neighborhood, we've…

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Learn to / Speak Another Language
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Online Resource
Mango Languages

Lessons in 60+ languages, including English.

Explore / Business
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at 225
By Jason

As northern Illinois' Patent and Trademark Resource Center, CPL helps inventors navigate the patent and trademark process.

Connect With / Your Library
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Come On, Get Carded

Library Foundation Junior Board events combine the love of reading with a night out. Bonus: Get a library card while you’re there!

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