Ladder Up Offers Free Tax Assistance at Harold Washington Library Center

Chicago Public Library is partnering with Ladder Up to offer free tax assistance to qualified Chicago families and individuals. Ladder Up’s Tax Assistance Program (TAP) is offering free tax services at Harold Washington Library Center. This program is open to individuals earning up to $25,000 and households…

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In the Loop February Book Club Questions

The monthly In the Loop Book Club will meet Saturday, February 7 at the Harold Washington Library Center in Room 3N-6 to discuss Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Quiet is available in multiple formats. Here are some discussion questions from the author's website to explore…

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Happy 53rd Birthday to the Northtown Branch!

At the end of the month, the Northtown Branch will celebrate its 53rd birthday. Our current building opened January 29, 1962, replacing a small storefront on Devon Avenue. A 1962 article in The North Town News reported that the building cost more than $230,000 to build.  The reading rooms were brightly painted in shades labeled “Adriatic Blue” and…

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Read/Listen/Watch Online Saturday Evening

Features requiring a login to the CPL website will be offline this Saturday, January 17 beginning at 5:15 p.m., but here's a list of what you'll still be able to do while we upgrade some of our systems: Read a eBook from OverDrive Listen to an audiobook from OverDrive, OneClick Digital or hoopla Read a magazine…

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Bikes and Dinosaurs at the Maker Lab

We have three drop-ins coming up in the Maker Lab—that's where you stop by and make something on the fly, no registration required. On Wednesday, January 21, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., get 3D scanned in the lobby at the Harold Washington Library Center. We use an infrared camera to do a scan from…

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Mayor Emanuel Heralds CPL

Chicago Public Library provides a rich collection of books, cutting-edge technology and award-winning programming for kids, teens and adults. Right here in our city, in your community, is the No. 1 library in the nation. The Library serves as an economic and social anchor for Chicagoans, which is why it is so important to invest in…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Photo Exhibit at North Austin Branch

In remembrance and celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., CPL's African American Services Committee is displaying a wonderful photo exhibit at the North Austin Branch from January 16 to February 28. This colorful exhibit by Bernie J. Kleina documents King's work in the Chicago's Freedom Movement, 1965-1966,…

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Everyday Design Displays at Bezazian Branch

At Bezazian Branch, we've kicked off a new series of occasional displays entitled Everyday Design. We aim to created an interesting, visually pleasing and thought-provoking display that will engender discussion and a greater awareness of the world we live in. This world is full of cues about who we are and where we fit in, we just…

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Board of Directors: January Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m.Harold Washington Library Center400 S. State Street  Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting on December 16, 2014 (action required) Election of Officers (action required) Schedule of Requisitions, Contracts and Licenses (info only) Kelly Fund/Investments Allocation (info only) CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only) Quarter 1: Priority…

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Rhythmistic Journey: The Art Enterprises of Turtel Onli

Experience the vision of Turtel Onli in his exhibit on display January 9 through February 27 in the 8th floor north exhibit cases at the Harold Washington Library Center. View work from Onli's Chicago-based journey from illustrator to advocate to indie publisher of graphic novels and…

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