All CPL locations will be closed Thursday, November 26.

If You Love / Movies
Make / A Delicious Meal
Staff List
Thanksgiving Cookbooks

Want to host the perfect Thanksgiving meal? We have cookbooks to help you do it, whether you want to serve traditional or vegan fare or anything…

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

If You Love / A Great Read
Coming Soon
CPL Resource
Coming Soon

Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.

If You Love / The Holidays
Blog post image
Give Thanks for Books
By Jason Driver

Take time to give thanks for books this Thanksgiving by reading with your family.

Get Help / Getting Fit
Staff List
Urban Adventures

Planning to #OptOutside on Black Friday? We recommend books to help you get out and play.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Explore / One Book, One Chicago
Mahalia Jackson
Mission 4: Who would you like to have di…
By Jennifer

Which character from The Third Coast would you like to have dinner with and why? Complete Mission 4 and you could win books or an iPad!

Which character from The Third Coast would you want to have dinner with, and why?

Join the conversation
Make / Something Crafty
Staff List
DIY Books

Planning your holiday making or crafting? We recommend books to help you find the right projects.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Explore / Chicago's History
Emmanuel Garcia
CPL Hosts LGBT Hall of Fame Exhibit

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hall of Fame, the exhibit at HWLC showcases all inductees and their accomplishments.

If You Love / Teen Reads
Frankenstein's Monster
It's Alive! Frankenstein's Many Lives
By Azagloba

The newest version of Dr. Frankentstein’s life, Victor Frankenstein, is hitting screens on November 25 and I’m super excited that one of my…

If You Love / Biography & Memoir
Staff List
The Kennedys

Check out some of the best book on one of America's most prominent families, the Kennedys.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Connect With / Your Kids
Flower art made from household materials
Puzzles for Breakfast, Games for Dessert
By Alexa

Spend time playing with your family during Game and Puzzle Week.

What's your family's favorite game or puzzle?

Share Your Favorite
Prepare for / A Night at the Theater
Alice in Wonderland program cover
Alice on the Stage
By Sarah

The beloved fantasy story Alice in Wonderland, which turns 150 this year, came to life on the Fine Arts Theatre stage in Chicago in 1915.

If You Love / A Great Read
Staff List
National Book Award Winners 2015

Here are the winners for the 2015 National Book Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Connect With / Your Library
Give big on Tuesday, get a T-shirt #GivingTuesday #ILGiveBig, Chicago Public Library Foundation
Special #GivingTuesday Promotion

Make a gift of $25 to the Chicago Public Library Foundation to support Library programs and receive a Library T-shirt.

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

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

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults

Back to Top