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All CPL locations will be closed Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 15.


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One Book, One Chicago Partners with Lyric Opera of Chicago for Community Created Performances

Chicago Public Library's One Book One Chicago partners with Lyric Opera of Chicago for an extraordinary new initiative celebrating the stories of Chicago's communities and exploring Chicago's vocal traditions. Chicagoans are invited to participate in the Chicago Voices Community Created Performances program and win the opportunity to tell the story of their community through song.…

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Fine Amnesty Welcomes You Home to CPL

Chicago Public Library is hosting a fine amnesty to welcome patrons and materials back to the library. From now through February 18, bring in your overdue materials and whether they're five days or five years late, we’ll waive your fines. If you’ve lost an item, just take care of the replacement costs and we’ll waive the overdue…

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Sensory Story Times for Children with Special Needs

Is your child on the autism spectrum? Diagnosed with ADHD or sensory processing disorder? Sensory Story Time is the story time that works for you. It’s a lot like a traditional story time, but it puts a special emphasis on repetition, interactive activities and sensory play. We are offering sensory story times at CPL locations around…

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Dixie: Dog Drawings by Amy Robillard at HWLC

Dixie: Dog Drawings by Amy Robillard is on display February 1 to April 15 at Harold Washington Library Center in the Popular Library exhibit cases and Congress Corridor display window, both on the ground floor. This collection of drawings of the…

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