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Teen Winter Challenge: Share Your Talent with the World!

Share your talent with the world through this year's Teen Winter Challenge! Submit a portfolio with three original creations and an artist’s statement for the chance to win a scholarship or gift card—and see your work featured on our website. Need help with your portfolio? Check out these…

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Connect4Tots Program Launches Across Chicago

Connect4Tots is a text-message service for parents and guardians of toddlers ages 1 to 3. By enrolling, parents and guardians will receive 2-3 free text messages per week with information on their child’s growth and development as well as connections to health, education, public service and event resources in the City of Chicago. To enroll,…

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CPL Best of the Best Books 2016

We recommend the Best of the Best, our selections of the very best books published in 2016. Each year, a team of our librarians evaluates the year’s new books and selects the best books for Chicagoans. Happy reading! Adults Top Ten Best Books Teens Teen Fiction Teen Nonfiction Teen Graphic Novels and Manga Kids Picture Books Fiction…

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Your Library, My Library: An Interactive Installation by George Berlin at HWLC

Your Library, My Library: An Interactive Installation by George Berlin is a 20-foot-long interactive photomosaic sculpture collaboratively created by you. See the exhibit on the 3rd floor of Harold Washington Library Center through March 19. "A picture’s worth a thousand words," and lots of words can be found at Chicago Public Library…so can ideas, creativity, discovery,…

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Hour of Code Events and Resources for Teens

No matter what you plan to do in life, knowing how to code can help you be successful in college and your career. Learn about coding at our Hour of Code events for teens during Computer Science Education Week, December 5-11. Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science…

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