Author to Unveil Mysteries of Chicago Statues

Join author Krista August on November 1 and November 15 for a two-part presentation on her award-winning book Giants in the Park: a Guide to Portrait Statues in Chicago's Lincoln Park. How did you become interested in the portrait statues of Lincoln Park? I lived on the edge of Lincoln Park for…

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Puzzles, Board Games Available at Harold Washington Library Center

Take a break and join in the fun! Spend a few minutes—or more—working on a rotating selection of puzzles on the 6th floor of the Harold Washington Library Center. Look for a sign on the table by the down escalator. We also have board games available to play within the library. Check at the reference desk to…

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Woodson Regional Library Author Showcase a Success

Over 125 people enjoyed a day of seminars and workshops as 32 authors participated in Woodson Regional Library's eighth annual Author Showcase earlier this month. Guests were treated to lively interactions with authors discussing their works. The author panels were helpful and engaging. Many of the authors also found the day well spent as they networked and developed relationships…

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Trudy Visits Roosevelt Branch

On Monday, October 13, Roosevelt Branch welcomed a very special guest: Trudy, Miss Jenna's rabbit! Trudy visited with kids and parents who participated in Explore and Roar, Chicago Public Library's 2014 Summer Learning Challenge. Miss Jenna challenged Roosevelt learners to read 150,000 minutes as a group during the…

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Early Voting Begins at Some CPL Locations

More than 20 CPL locations are designated early voting sites for the mid-term election held on November 4. Through November 2, voters registered in the City of Chicago may vote at any of these sites no matter where they live. Early voting runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at these CPL locations: Archer Heights Bucktown-Wicker…

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St. Eugene Catholic School Trot ‘n Treat 5K Run

St. Eugene Catholic School will conduct its annual  Trot 'n Treat 5K Run from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 18. Certain streets near the Oriole Park Branch will be barricaded, so please consult the course map.

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Trick or Treat Walk with Mount Greenwood Branch

The Mount Greenwood Branch will be participating in the Trick or Treat walk sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. The walk takes place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, October 31. Stop by the branch for some book treats and maybe something sweet!

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Board of Directors: October Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 9:00 a.m.West Chicago Avenue Branch4856 W. Chicago Avenue  Welcome and history of the West Chicago Avenue branch library (info only) Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting on September 16, 2014 (action required) Kelly Fund Special Report (info only) CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only) HWLC Circulation /…

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YOUmedia Teen Wins eReader

This year we had our first ever Teen Summer Challenge, Make Your Imprint, where teens across the city read, learned, created, discovered and achieved. For completing the challenge, teens were entered into a raffle to win an eReader. Congratulations go out to 16-year-old YOUmedia winner Jaylan F. of Ogden International! Jaylan is a regular at Harold Washington…

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