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Celebrate Banned Books Week

We're celebrating the freedom to read with events across the city during Banned Books Week, September 21-27. This year's focus is on banned and challenged comic books and graphic novels. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) has released a free Banned Books Week Handbook to help fight censorship and…

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Literature and Language September Book Club Questions

The Literature and Language Book Club will meet from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, September 20 in Room 3N-6 at the Harold Washington Library Center to discuss The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker. Here are some of the discussion questions from the publisher’s reading guide to consider as…

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YOUmedia LOG Podcast: Season 10

Library of Games is in it's tenth season. That’s right, the schism has healed and gamer teens in YOUmedia are back to good old Library of Games episodes. For the first episode of the tenth season, teens discuss the games they played at BitBash, Chicago’s Indie Game Festival. If you love gaming, join us in September to learn more…

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Introducing Our One Book, One Chicago Selection

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon is the 25th selection for One Book, One Chicago. This year's program explores the book's central theme: Heroes: Real & Imagined. In The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay reimagine and redefine the comic book hero and in the process…

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