All CPL locations will be closed Monday, September 7.


Harold Washington Library Center

Maker Lab Book Club and Design Jam: The Peripheral

At our design jam and book club, Maker Lab visitors respond to a design problem raised by a science fiction novel or story, or a popular science article or book. We try to come up with a design that would solve a challenge faced by the story's characters, or a real-world problem. If time allows,…

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Join a Study Group and Take an Online Course

Join our study groups to gain new skills and connect with others in your community while learning something together in the library. We’re partnering with Peer 2 Peer University to host study groups to support learners who want to complete online courses together, in-person at the library. Each course lasts about…

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College Financial Aid Workshops Planned for HWLC

This fall Ladder Up offers a series of College Knowledge workshops at Harold Washington Library Center. Ladder Up, a nonprofit organization that provides financial resources to hard-working people, will present two workshops each month from September to November: FAFSA 101: For students of all ages looking for help…

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September Afternoon Performances at Harold Washington Library Center

Sit back, relax and take an entertaining midday break at the library! This month the Harold Washington Library Center Visual and Performing Arts Section hosts a series of afternoon performances in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium featuring performances by award-winning artists! A Tribute to George Gershwin 12:15 p.m. Friday, September 4 Classic George Gershwin works, as…

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Now You Can Check Out Apps!

We're excited to be one of the first libraries in the country to offer Launchpads, a brand-new device designed to help kids and families explore and learn together. Launchpads are tablets loaded with vetted curriculum- and thematic-based apps for kids 3 and up. As mobile digital media becomes an even larger part of the lives…

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