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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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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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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