YOUmedia Expands to 6 More CPL Locations

We're excited to expand YOUmedia high school events to six CPL locations with generous funds from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation through the Chicago Public Library Foundation and the City of Chicago's 2014 budget investment. Located in diverse communities around the city, the new sites will offer either weekly or biweekly events with CPL teen library staff. The six branches are: Back…

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Get Tickets to Selected Ravinia Concerts at CPL

We're partnering with Ravinia Festival for Words and Music again this summer. The Words and Music program provides lawn tickets to selected Ravinia Festival concerts to adult CPL cardholders. For tickets, visit any CPL location starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 7. If you're an adult CPL cardholder, you can pick up a maximum of two…

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Rahm’s Readers: Summer Learning Challenge

Keep learning all summer at your neighborhood library. Join us for Rahm's Readers from June 9 to August 2. Register online or at any CPL location so you can complete our challenge—and win prizes while you're at it. Kids 13 and Under Kids 13 and under, get ready to Explore and Roar with Rahm's Readers…

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Kids Museum Passports Unavailable May 24-June 1

Kids Museum Passports will not be available to check out between May 24 and June 1 as we transition to new passes. May 23 is the last day the orange Kids Museum Passports can be checked out. The orange cards will not be accepted at museums after June 1. The new Kids Museum Passports, which…

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Take the Summer Learning Challenge!

Explore and Roar at your neighborhood library from June 9 through August 2 as we investigate animals and learn how each of us can help protect wildlife in our own backyard and around the world. This free, drop-in program is for kids 13 and under. During the Summer Learning Challenge, CPL locations will offer new…

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CPL Apps: Use the Library on the Go

Along with our new website, we now have apps for Android and iPhone/iPod Touch. Find them in app store by searching for Chicago Public Library. Use the apps to: See what you have checked out Renew materials Place holds Search the catalog Keep track of what you've read and would like to read Browse new…

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Mayor Emanuel Welcomes Motorola Mobility to Chicago at the Public Unveiling of Their Global Headquarters

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Motorola Mobility leadership today at the public unveiling of the company’s global headquarters in downtown Chicago. Motorola Mobility announced its relocation from Libertyville, Illinois to Chicago’s historic Merchandise Mart in July 2012. Motorola Mobility is one of 27 headquarters that has relocated to Chicago during Mayor Emanuel’s tenure, and it will…

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Play Our Website Contest to Win a Kindle

Thank you for playing our website contest! We've contacted the winners of the three Kindle Fires. The CPL locations that won $500 for books are Hegewisch Branch, Lincoln Belmont Branch and Roosevelt Branch. Play our website contest to win a Kindle Fire 7-inch tablet! We’ll draw one winner in each of our three districts. We’ll…

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Mayor: Website Enhances Community Interaction

I am proud of everyone at the Chicago Public Library for creating such a cutting-edge new website for Chicagoans.  This new digital library enhances community interaction, engages residents across the city and extends the City and Library's reach through the most modern technology. Twenty-first century libraries are not the same brick and mortar institutions they…

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