Your Future Woodson Regional Library: Construction Plans

We're looking forward to improving your library! Construction Taking Place in 2016-17 Woodson Regional Library will be closed beginning November 8 for construction: 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…

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October Is Polish American Heritage Month

Join CPL in October in celebrating the history, traditions, culture and contributions of Poles and Polish Americans! Our monthlong celebration kicks off with a keynote event featuring a quartet from the internationally acclaimed Lira Ensemble at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 2 at Sulzer Regional Library. This event will be a rousing, toe-tapping, sing-along for all ages! The…

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with CPL

Join our yearly celebration of Hispanic Heritage month! From September 15 to October 15, CPL hosts educational events, live performances, craft workshops and bilingual events to share Hispanic culture with all of Chicago. We kick off our celebration with a pair of opening programs on Saturday, September 17 at Albany Park Branch. Start your day off at…

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Sulzer to Close Oct. 16-Nov. 5 for Renovations

To serve you better, Sulzer Regional Library will close from October 16 through November 5 for building improvements, including a new roof, skylight replacement, and upgrades to our mechanical systems and elevator. Holds Ahead of our closure, you may want to change your holds pickup location to one of these nearby locations: Rogers Park Northtown…

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Borrow a WiFi Hotspot from Chicago Public Library

To increase internet access throughout Chicago, we're offering Internet to Go, a pilot project to lend WiFi hotspots at these CPL locations: Austin Brighton Park Canaryville Daley, Richard M.-W Humboldt Douglass Galewood-Mont Clare Greater Grand Crossing Legler North Pulaski Sherman Park Vodak-East Side West Lawn Woodson Regional Library A WiFi hotspot is a device you can use to connect…

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Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Public Library Release New Study Documenting Benefits of Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon today announced recent analysis by Chapin Hall supporting the benefits of Rahm’s Readers, the city's annual summer reading program which launched on Monday. On average, children participating in the Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge demonstrated 15 percent greater reading gains and 20 percent great math…

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Teens, Find Your Way This Summer

Find Your Way with CPL this summer to explore, imagine and challenge the status quo! Here are a few ideas to get you started: Read Transport yourself to places you’ve never imagined! * Read books, magazines, comics, news, articles and/or blogs * Review books, interview the…

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Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Public Library Announce One Million Book Giveaway As Part of Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Commissioner Brian Bannon today announced that Chicago Public Library will give away over one million books to children across the city during Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge. Made possible through support from Chicago Public Library Foundation and partnerships with KPMG and Bernie’s Book Bank, the one million book donation is the…

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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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