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October 2014 Staff Picks
By ChiPubLib_Adults

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

Make / A Delicious Meal
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Hot Doug's
By Sohn, Doug

After 13 years in business, Sohn is closing his famed and beloved shop on Friday, October 3.

Explore / Polish American Heritage
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Celebrate Polish American Heritage Month with CPL

We're hosting events and exhibits in October that highlight contributions made by Polish Americans and Poles to America.

If You Love / Poetry
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Poetry Off the Shelf: Ko Un

A former Buddhist monk and political prisoner, the Korean poet and activist speaks Thursday, October 2 at Harold Washington Library Center.

Explore / Chicago's History
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Great Chicago Fire Festival Lights Up the City

The inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival brings a spectacle of fire to the Chicago River on Saturday, October 4.

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Say No to Bullying
By mawls

In honor of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, explore how bullying affects teens through these books and movies.

Connect With / Your Community
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#CHIdeas

Mayor Emanuel wants to hear your ideas to improve Chicago. Visit CHIdeas and add your voice to the conversation.

If You Love / Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Book Introduced 'Cyberspace' 30 Years Ago…

Critically acclaimed writer William Gibson used the term to describe online computer networks in his first novel, Neuromancer, in 1984.

Explore / Your Family Tree
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Events Spotlight Family History Research

Genealogy researchers present weekly lectures and discussions during Family History Month in October at Harold Washington Library Center.

Explore / U.S. History
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Jimmy Carter Turns 90

The former president is a prolific author who's written on humanitarian work, aging, religion, human rights and more.

Get Help / Finishing Your Homework
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Free Homework Help at All CPL Locations

Find answers to all your questions at CPL -- use our homework help in person or online.

If You Love / A Great Read
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Coming Soon

Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.

Explore / What's Making Headlines
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Love Me Forever! Exhibit Explores Marriage

As recognition of same-sex marriage grows, cartoonist Jeremy Sorese explores the idea of getting married in this exhibit on display at HWLC.

Connect With / Your Library
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Network with the CPLF Junior Board on October 9

CPL Foundation Junior Board hosts a cocktail party! Join the lively discussion of the One Book, One Chicago theme, Heroes: Real & Imagined.…

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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.

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