Harold Washington Library Center

Makers: The New Industrial Revolution Book Discussion

Holiday Closings Because all CPL locations close at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, the Maker Lab is closed on those days. If you still need to finish up a few holiday gifts, we have Open Shop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, December 19 and Saturday, December 20. We also have all-day…

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Free Days at Chicago Museums in December

Enjoy free admission to Chicago museums on Illinois resident discount days in December. Art Institute of Chicago Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Brookfield Zoo Tuesdays and Thursdays in December Chicago Botanic Garden Always free; parking is $20/car, $25/van Chicago Children’s Museum First Sunday of every month for children 15 and younger Kraft Family…

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Great Expectations Exhibit Brings Characters to Life

Artist David Lee Csicsko brings to life Pip, Estella and the other characters of Great Expectations on the ground floor of Harold Washington Library Center. The exhibit Great Expectations: ​Drawings by David Lee Csicsko runs through February 17 in Congress Corridor at Harold Washington Library Center. Originally commissioned for an adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ novel by Strawdog…

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CPL Holds First Bilingual Maker Event

In early December, staff from Harold Washington Library Center's Literature and Language Department teamed up with the Maker Lab to host our first bilingual maker event: Create Your Own Flag Bunting. Presented in HWLC's newly revamped English-language learners space, the event was conducted mostly in English, but…

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Top 10 Things to Do at Harold Washington Library Center

Lifelong Chicagoans and first-time visitors alike can always find something great to do at HWLC. Experience the outdoors, indoors: The breathtaking Winter Garden on the 9th floor is perfect for quiet contemplation, thoughtful conversation and a moment's peace in the bustling heart…

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