If You Love / A Great Read
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July 2015 Staff Picks

This month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

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Explore / The Summer Learning Challenge
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First Contact Contest!

What would you do if you were the first person to land on another planet? How would introduce yourself to a space creature?

Explore / What's Making Headlines
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Congratulations Misty Copeland!
By Keckert

Learn more about the first African American principal performer with the American Ballet Theatre.

If You Love / Music
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Legendary Soprano Maria Callas

The American opera singer gave her final operatic performance 50 years ago, on July 5, 1965, in Tosca at the Royal Opera House in London.

Make / A Better You
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Midyear Check-in: Reaching Your Goals?
By Lisa_the_Librarian

Lisa_the_Librarian recommends titles to help you stay motivated to reach whatever goals you've set for yourself.

If You Love / A Great Read
2015 Carnegie Award winners
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Andrew Carnegie Medal Winners

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction have been announced, and they were two of our favorites from 2014.

Get Help / Managing Your Money
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Upcoming Money Smart Events

Questions about retirement, reverse mortgages or Medicare? Check out our July financial literacy events throughout the city.

If You Love / A Great Read
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The Best Books of 2015...So Far

As of mid-June 2015, these are the best books of the year that we've read so far.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

If You Love / Sports
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The Most Individual of Individual Sports
By Brooks

With the Tour de France starting on Independence Day, Brooks recommends titles about bicyclists who made their own paths.

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(PRO)jectUs Opportunity for Teens

Calling teen photographers, bloggers and artists! Share your talents with us this summer at HWLC YOUmedia.

If You Love / Music
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#TBT: American Top 40 Debuts in 1970
By Gloriane

Gloriane looks back at some of the songs on the inaugural broadcast—many of which are today's classics.

If You Love / Mystery & Thriller
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Chicago Grit
By Bbruins

If you like your Chicago tales gritty and bleak, these books are for you.

Prepare for / Life After High School
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1st Saturdays: Environmental Science for…

High school teens, ages 14 to 18, come explore environmental science at this month's 1st Saturdays: Careers in Focus on July 11.

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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