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October 2015 Staff Picks

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

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The Third Coast is now available to read online! Log in with your library card at # to start reading Part 1 today!

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Guest Blog: Author R.J. Palacio on Choos…
By Shilo

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder, calls for a new age of kindness.

Explore / Chicago's History
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Dominic A. Pacyga: Chicago Collections I…
Oct 6th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Chicago that emerged as today's global city owes much to its economic, social and ethnic history. Dominic A. Pacyga reveals how diverse set…

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Celebrate Chicago Architecture Biennial

One Book, One Chicago has partnered with the Chicago Architecture Biennial to present events this fall about architecture and design.

If You Love / A Good Laugh
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Using Humor to Cope with Tragedy
By Sgissy

Sgissy recommends titles, including one from Chicago's own Second City Theater, on how comedy works, even in tough times.

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Choose Kind Chicago
Events, Book Urge You to Choose Kind

This October, read Wonder by R.J. Palacio, attend one of our book clubs, story times or art events, and share ways that you Choose Kind.

Get Help / Managing Your Money
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Upcoming Money Smart Events

Questions about investing, Medicare or Social Security? Check out our October financial literacy events throughout the city.

Make / A Masterpiece
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Mark Chicago Artists Month with Tours, E…

Learn more about Chicago artists by taking an art tour of HWLC or attending one of our #OBOC art events throughout the city.

Make / Something Crafty
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Craft Lunch
Oct 6th | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Calling all crafters! Want to work on your craft project with other creative people over lunch?

Explore / Polish American Heritage
Celebrating Diversity
Celebrate Polish American Heritage Month…

Check out events for all ages, exhibits and reading recommendations honoring Polish Americans and Poles throughout history.

Explore / Chicago's History
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Exhibit Showcases Historical Collections

Raw Material: Uncovering Chicago's Historical Collections runs until November 15 in Special Collections at Harold Washington Library Center.

If You Love / Teen Reads
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Banned Books Week: Celebrate the Freedom…

Believe or not, books still get challenged and banned. During the week of September 27 through October 3, we're celebrating Banned Books We…

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!

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.

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