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Celebrate National Library Week 2015
By Jessie

Did you know that there's a week every year set aside to honor libraries and librarians? I love National Library Week because it's the perfect…

If You Love / A Great Read
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April 2015 Books We're Excited About

Based on advance reviews and publicity, here are some of the books we're most excited to read this month.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Get Help / Managing Your Money
Terry Savage
Terry Savage: The Savage Truth on Money

The award-winning financial journalist shares what everyone should know about financial and retirement planning Monday, April 20 at HWLC.

If You Love / Teen Reads
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2015 Teens' Top Ten Nominees

Explore the just announced nominees for teens' top ten, a list made for teens, by teens.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens

Explore / Chicago's History
Devin Hunter
Uptown: Change, Displacement, Resistance

A panel discusses a 1962 urban renewal plan for Uptown--and the reasons it was never implemented--Saturday at Bezazian Branch.

Explore / Photography
Ivan Lo
Stories of Afghanistan Exhibit Talk

Chicago-based photographer Ivan Lo shares stories and images of Afghanistan on Saturday, April 18 at Harold Washington Library Center.

Get Help / Managing Your Money
Money Smart Week Chicago April 18-25, 2015
Money Smart Week Events

Want to improve your credit, boost your savings or buy a home? Get help with these topics and more at Money Smart Week events at CPL.

Connect With / Your Community
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Join Our Study Groups for Online Courses

Want to learn something new at the library, together with other learners? Topics range from academic writing to coding to GED math.

Explore / One Book, One Chicago
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Guest Blog: Laura S. Washington on Mayor…
By Jennifer

Laura S. Washington shares an essay on her hero Mayor Harold Washington as part of our series Chicago Heroes: Real & Imagined! #OBOC

If You Love / Music
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Record Store Day Reads
By Christina

Celebrate Record Store Day this weekend by supporting your local record store and checking out these music-themed picks.

If You Love / Movies
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Ebertfest, the Legacy
By Sgissy

Can't make it to the annual film festival highlighting Roger Ebert's favorites? Sgissy recommends a few past selections for a DIY film fest.

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Librarians: Fact and Fiction

Celebrate National Library Week with these books written by or about librarians, both real and imagined.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Connect With / Your Kids
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It’s All About the Kids!
By Jason Driver

Do you have a little one or two or more that are near and dear to you? Why not celebrate them during the Week of the Young Child, April 12-18! Young…

If You Love / A Great Read
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April 2015 Staff Picks

This month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Connect With / Your Library
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Join CPL Foundation Junior Board Society

Join the smart in-crowd and support critical Chicago Public Library programming.

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