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Celebrate LGBT Pride Month at CPL

Celebrate diversity at Chicago Public Library during Pride Month in June with programs and events that highlight the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) experience! In partnership with the Queer Film Society, Chicago Public Library presents two free film series exploring LGBT heritage: The Queer Kings and Queens Film Series at Bezazian Branch celebrates queer royalty. The LGBT Film Series at Kelly Branch includes a retrospective of…

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Kids Museum Passports Unavailable May 22-May 31

Kids Museum Passports will be unavailable for checkout from May 22 to May 31 as we transition to new passes. May 21 is the last day the blue Kids Museum Passports can be checked out. The blue cards will not be accepted at museums after May 31. The new Kids Museum Passports, which are teal, will be available June 1. Thank…

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Maker Lab Events: Cryptoparty, Knitting Machines and More

In the Lab Wondering how to keep your data safe? We're hosting Learn to Protect Your Data on Saturday, May 14, part of Cryptoparty Chicago. Bring your mobile device to get the most out of the event, and find out which encryption and security apps to get…

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Really Tiny Houses on Display at HWLC

From May 1 - 30, Really Tiny Houses made during the 2015 - 2016 One Book, One Chicago season will be on display on the 8th Floor of Harold Washington Library Center Flat and Upright Exhibit Cases. See the winners of the competition as well as entries from patrons and partners from around the city. Really Tiny…

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DIY: Mayor Harold Washington Bust

In honor of the Harold Washington Summit this Monday, May 9, we created a 3D scan of the late mayor in the Maker Lab. How We Made It Using photographs, 3D scanning technology and free CAD software, the Maker Lab team created a copy of the bust of Harold Washington that’s proudly displayed in…

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