Mayor Emanuel Announces New Partnership That Gives Transit Riders Access to Chicago-Based Content On-Demand and Free of Charge Through Chicago Public Library

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Chicago Public Library (CPL) First Deputy Commissioner Andrea Saenz and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President Dorval R. Carter, Jr., today in announcing a new partnership that gives transit riders access to Chicago-focused content through the CTA's 4G subway wireless network. The CTA and CPL will be launching a joint marketing campaign in early 2017, to…

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Your Future Woodson Regional Library: Construction Plans

We're looking forward to improving your library! Construction Taking Place in 2016-17 Woodson Regional Library is closed for construction. The building is expected to reopen in late 2017. Improvements underway: 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…

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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with CPL

Join CPL in November in exploring the Native American experience during our third annual observance of Native American Heritage Month. Our opening event is 1 p.m. Saturday, November 5 at Uptown Branch. It features exciting presentations by Native American Chicagoans, including the Red Line Drum and Dancers performing traditional music and dance and the Chi-Nations Youth Council…

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Mayor Emanuel Announces Innovative Partnership Between Chicago Housing Authority and Chicago Public Library That Will Deliver Co-Located Housing and New Libraries

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) CEO Eugene Jones, Jr. and Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Brian Bannon today to announce an interagency partnership that will provide three new mixed-income housing developments with co-located libraries - strengthening communities with affordable housing and community anchors that support life-long learning. In a break from the…

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Early Voting at Some CPL Locations

More than 20 CPL locations are designated early voting sites for the November 8 election. From October 24 to November 7, any Chicago voter may vote at any of these sites no matter where they live. Not registered to vote? Registration services are available at all early voting sites. Any voter who needs to register for the first time or…

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Children’s Library at HWLC Closing for Renovations November 5

To create a more dynamic, state-of-the-art active learning center for kids and families from all over the city, the Thomas Hughes Children’s Library at Harold Washington Library Center will close for renovations Saturday, November 5. Services Available During Renovations Library materials and play space:…

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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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Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Public Library Announce New Library Coming to Altgeld Gardens

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Brian Bannon, Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) CEO Eugene Jones, Jr., Alderman Anthony Beale (9th) and community members today to announce a new library at Altgeld Gardens. This new branch will provide programs for youth and families, as well as technology and workforce programs for adults, serving…

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