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Harold Washington Library Center

Celebrate Women’s History Month with CPL

Join us in celebrating Women’s History Month in March. We're hosting a wide range of programs and events to highlight the contributions and achievements of women. At our featured program, Women Building Chicago, Mary Ann Johnson, president of the Chicago Area Women’s History Council, presents a journey through decades of Chicago history alongside remarkable 20th century…

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Your New Favorite Study Space: Winter Garden at Harold Washington Library Center

If you're looking for a study space or place for a quiet meeting and discussion, look no further than the Winter Garden on the ninth floor of the Harold Washington Library Center. Students, business people and visitors to Chicago tell us they appreciate the atmosphere of quiet contemplation and intimate discussion. And there is more to love: The…

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Inaugural Maker Lab Design Jam at HWLC

First Maker Lab Book Discussion and Design Jam The Maker Lab's inaugural science book discussion is at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 26. We're reading Randall Munroe's What If? And if you couldn't get your hands on the book, stop by anyway because we're going to explore making a group-designed…

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Show CPL the Love and Win!

In honor of Valentine's Day, show us your social media love! You can win a copy of this year's One Book, One Chicago selection, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay through our social media contest! There are three ways to win, and completing all three increases your chances of winning a book: LIKE us on Facebook…

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Literature and Language February Book Club Questions

The Literature and Language Book Club will meet from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, February 21 in Room 3N-6 at the Harold Washington Library Center to discuss The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak. Here are some discussion questions from to consider as you read: On page…

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