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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500 Chicagoans Participated in Summit in Honor of Mayor Harold Washington at Chicago Public Library

Chicago Public Library welcomed a combined total of approximately 500 people throughout the day-long summit celebrating the life and legacy of the late Mayor Harold Washington, for whom Chicago's main library is named. The summit was held on Monday, May 9 in collaboration with the Mayor Harold Washington Legacy Committee, The HistoryMakers and the Chicago Urban League, with support…

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Your Future Woodson Regional Library: Construction Plans

We're looking forward to improving your library! Construction Taking Place in 2017 A complete building envelope replacement including new roof, exterior walls and windows Upgrades to flooring, lighting and paint in lobby and other public areas Build out of new early childhood space Updated guardrails and handrails on monumental stairway Construction of two study rooms…

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Celebrate Poetry Fest on April 30 at Harold Washington Library Center

Celebrate National Poetry Month at our 17th annual Poetry Fest on Saturday, April 30 at Harold Washington Library Center. This poetry-packed day includes writing workshops, readings, exhibitors from local presses and an open mic that never fails to draw a diverse and exciting array of Chicago poets. Poetry Fest kicks off…

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Grow Your Computer Skills with Chicago DigitalLearn

Do you need to build your computer skills? Chicago DigitalLearn is the tool for you! The site contains short video courses (most under 20 minutes) to help you learn how to use a computer. Courses like "Getting Started on a Computer" and "Intro to Email" cover the basics. If you're a little more familiar with computers, we…

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Home of the Curious: Tech Gurus

All of us who walk through the doors of Chicago Public Library have one thing in common—curiosity. Each visit brings a new opportunity for discovery. Our Home of the Curious campaign features real Chicagoans and the unique ways they each use Library services and programs to ignite their curiosity—and we're hoping it inspires you to explore new…

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Home of the Curious: Small Business Starters

All of us who walk through the doors of Chicago Public Library have one thing in common—curiosity. Each visit brings a new opportunity for discovery. Our Home of the Curious campaign features real Chicagoans and the unique ways they each use Library services and programs to ignite their curiosity—and we're hoping it inspires you to explore new…

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Home of the Curious: Sports Statisticians

All of us who walk through the doors of Chicago Public Library have one thing in common—curiosity. Each visit brings a new opportunity for discovery. Our Home of the Curious campaign features real Chicagoans and the unique ways they each use Library services and programs to ignite their curiosity—and we're hoping it inspires you to explore new…

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Home of the Curious: Renaissance Women

All of us who walk through the doors of Chicago Public Library have one thing in common—curiosity. Each visit brings a new opportunity for discovery. Our Home of the Curious campaign features real Chicagoans and the unique ways they each use Library services and programs to ignite their curiosity—and we're hoping it inspires you to explore new…

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