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Welcome Home Fine Amnesty

Return your overdue materials to Chicago Public Library and we’ll waive your fees as part of our Home of the Curious campaign.

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Welcome Home Fine Amnesty


Return your overdue materials to Chicago Public Library and we’ll waive your fees as part of our Home of the Curious campaign.

If You Love / Teen Reads
Staff List
Warm Up with Romance

It's cold and Valentine's Day is near, which means it's time to treat yourself kindly and cuddle up to a good book!

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens

If You Love / Movies
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Blogpost
Cheaters + Stalkers = Movies About Love…
By Ellen

Feeling stressed by Valentine's Day? Ellen recommends watching movies where love goes wrong—violently, explosively, insanely wrong.

If You Love / The Holidays
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Blogpost
Be Mine, Funny Valentine
By Mary

Valentine's Day is right around the corner so check out some of these sweet treats for kids!

Connect With / Your Library
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News
Go on a Blind Date with a Book at Back o…

Many of us have been on a blind date with a person, but what about a blind date with a book? Check out our display at Back of the Yards Bran…

If You Love / The Holidays
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Blogpost
Will U B Mine? Sweet Valentine’s Day Ta…
By Jessie

These sweet tales of secret admirers, handmade cards and first crushes will have young readers feeling the love this Valentine's Day.

Connect With / Your Library
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News
Tell Us Your Fine Amnesty Stories

Have you returned materials to CPL during our fine amnesty? Have you been able to rediscover our services? We'd love to hear your story.

If You Love / A Great Read
Staff List
February 2016 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.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Explore / One Book, One Chicago
Opera On Tap Chicago
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Operatic Book Club with Opera on Tap
Feb 17th | 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Operatic Book Club is a recital series highlighting works that are adaptations of literature. This recital will focus on artists, composers…

If You Love / Music
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2016 Grammy Award Nominees

Here is a sampling of the great artists nominated for Grammy awards in 2016.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Explore / Technology
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News
Apps, Coding and Robots, Oh My!

Do you love technology? Do you love learning? Then Digital Learning Day was made just for you!

If You Love / The Holidays
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Blogpost
Year of the Monkey
By Jenna

Kids and families, celebrate Chinese New Year with these great reads!

Explore / Chicago's History
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The Fantastic Ferris Wheel

Celebrate the birthday of George Ferris and his amazing wheel on Ferris Wheel Day, February 14th.

If You Love / Movies
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Blogpost
After Dracula: Vampire Movies Today
By Kat

The great tradition of vampire films is still alive and stalking unwitting victims to this day.

What's your favorite vampire movie?

Share Your Favorite
Connect With / Your Library
Night in the Stacks, April 8, 2016
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We Built This City on Cocktails and Food

Celebrate all that's made in Chicago on April 8 at Night in the Stacks, the only night you can eat, drink and dance at the library.

If You Love / A Great Read
Staff List
February 2016 Staff Picks

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

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

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