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For Fans of Stranger Things

Source: Netflix promotional poster

We're obsessed with Stranger Things. Netflix's bingeable new series starts with a search for a missing child and leads to psychics, conspiracies and monsters. Most fans finish the addictive show within a few days and are left looking for what's next. Chicago Public Library has you covered with books and music that, like Netflix, are […]

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Chicago Murals Speak Volumes

Source: Robin, Chicago Public Library

Street art has been around for decades and some of Chicago's murals and sticker decals (e.g. You are Beautiful) have become world-famous. I was pretty thrilled to see Chance the Rapper's Angels video inspired by Hebru Brantley's famous mural, Fly-boy, located on Wabash in the South Loop; the combination of these two artists seems so Chicago and Chance literally […]

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Murder Among the Ruins: Ancient Roman Mysteries

For fans of historical novels, the ancient Romans are an entertaining bunch. If you like mysteries as well, there are definitely authors who cater to you. Below are three series that take place in the Eternal Empire. All are richly detailed and have a touch of humor to go with the whodunit. The Flavia Albia series by […]

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Finding Beauty in the City

Source: Robin, Chicago Public Library

Chicago is a bustling metropolis filled with cultural diversity, history and entertainment. Yet it also contains stunning natural sanctuaries that make you feel like you're miles away from busy city streets—places like Promontory Point, one of my favorite spots in Chicago (pictured at sunrise). City life can sometimes be draining, so it's important to rediscover the […]

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