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Explore / Science
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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.

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If You Love / Movies
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Out of This World Movies for Kids!
By Portia

Encounter aliens or take a trip into outer space with these movies budding space explorers are sure to enjoy.

What's your favorite space movie for kids?

Share Your Favorite
If You Love / A Great Read
Coming Soon
CPL Resource
Coming Soon

Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.

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.

Make / A Delicious Meal
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Hot Diggity Dog
By Amanda

We couldn't let National Hot Dog Month pass without taking a look at Chicago's hot dog history.

If You Love / Biography & Memoir
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Say Goodbye to Hollywood: Stars, Real an…
By Bbruins

In these memoirs, three actors explain why they walked away from careers in Tinseltown.

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 / Movies
Staff List
Classic Summer Movies

From school's-out euphoria, heat wave tension and beach vacation blues to summer sports, summer jobs and summer scares, we've rounded up some…

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Connect With / Your Library
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CPL Apps: Use the Library on the Go

Did you know we have apps for Android and iPhone/iPod Touch? Find them in app stores by searching for Chicago Public Library.

Prepare for / Your Next Vacation
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Online Resource
Zinio Magazine of the Month

In its July issue, National Geographic Traveler journeys to Italy, Buenos Aires and New Zealand.

Explore / The Summer Learning Challenge
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Guest Blog: Keep Kids Learning with MSI
By Elizabeth

MSI is bringing its Summer Brain Games -- fun science experiments you can do at home -- to CPL locations through July 31.

If You Love / Teen Reads
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Let's Hit the Road!
By Sarah

Get pumped for Friday's movie release of Paper Towns with Sarah's favorite road trip recommendations.

If You Love / A Great Read
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Living and Loving with Annotations
By Jeff

Nothing sets a man's heart aflame quite like some glorious footnotes.

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

This month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Explore / The Summer Learning Challenge
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Summer Learning Is Out of This World

$10 sponsors a child in 8 weeks of interactive learning that goes to infinity and beyond in the Explore and Soar Summer Learning Challenge.

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