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Free Days at Chicago Museums in February

Enjoy free admission to Chicago museums on Illinois resident discount days in February. Art Institute of Chicago Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Brookfield Zoo Tuesdays and Thursdays in February 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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Celebrate African American History Month with CPL

Join us in celebrating African American History Month in February with a variety of programs and events that highlight the culture, heritage, contributions and achievements of African Americans. The opening program features Merri Dee, Chicago's own trailblazing television and radio personality, discussing her memoir, Life Lessons on Faith, Forgiveness & Grace. Dee appears in conversation with Micah Materre,…

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Take 20, Read Plenty!

Count Me In! Just 20 minutes of daily reading or hearing books read aloud makes young brains grow strong and ready to read. You can help even the youngest of children get ready to read with songs, poems, rhymes, stories and books. Research shows that all children benefit from the daily practice of reading and hearing…

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Ladder Up Offers Free Tax Assistance at Harold Washington Library Center

Chicago Public Library is partnering with Ladder Up to offer free tax assistance to qualified Chicago families and individuals. Ladder Up’s Tax Assistance Program (TAP) is offering free tax services at Harold Washington Library Center. This program is open to individuals earning up to $25,000 and households…

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In the Loop February Book Club Questions

The monthly In the Loop Book Club will meet Saturday, February 7 at the Harold Washington Library Center in Room 3N-6 to discuss Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Quiet is available in multiple formats. Here are some discussion questions from the author's website to explore…

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