State Representative LaShawn Ford at West Chicago Avenue Branch

State Representative LaShawn Ford and his Parents Political University committee has been meeting at West Chicago Avenue Branch to discuss issues involving youth, education and homelessness in the Austin Community.  His next meeting at West Chicago Branch is scheduled for Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

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Richard M. Daley Branch Family Day at Lincoln Park Zoo

On Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the Richard M. Daley Branch, 10 Families met together for a special afternoon field trip to Lincoln Park Zoo.  The Lincoln Park Zoo and the Chicago Public Library invited all summer learners and their families to Lincoln Park Zoo to celebrate eight weeks of out-of-school learning at the library.  What could…

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Food Depository Provides Meals for Kids at CPL

We're partnering with the Greater Chicago Food Depository on a pilot program to distribute free meals to children 18 and under at two CPL locations. The program, which started August 11, runs for three weeks, through August 29, at Humboldt Park Branch and Chicago Lawn Branch. Lunches are…

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The Name the Tiger Contest Winner Is…

We received over 725 contest entries, and our tiger now has a name! Thanks to Arianna, 5, from the North Pulaski Branch, our tiger will be known as Little Rory! Little Rory was a tiger who couldn’t roar until Bear encouraged him to practice…

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West Town Branch Visits East Village Association Block Party

West Town Branch librarians Stephanie and Caleb recently spent a fun afternoon hanging out with neighbors, playing games with kids, and enjoying some delicious food at the East Village Association's annual block party.   Many thanks to our wonderful neighbors for inviting us! [caption…

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North Austin Branch Will Be Closed Saturday, August 9

North Austin Branch will be closed Saturday, August 9 for building repairs to our alarm system. The branch is expected to reopen at its regular time on Monday, August 11. We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage you to visit the nearby North Pulaski or West Belmont branch libraries. Thank you.

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Literature and Language August Book Club Questions

The Literature and Language Book Club will meet from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, August 16 in room 3N-6 at the Harold Washington Library Center to discuss So Big by Edna Ferber.   Here are some of the discussion questions from litlovers.com to consider as you read: Ferber offers readers…

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Back of the Yards Branch Celebrates Summer Learning Challenge Finale

Back of the Yards Branch Summer Learning Challenge participants and their families celebrated the end of the challenge with a bang and some juggling on Saturday August 2nd. Participants were treated to a performance from the Pocket Circus. The self-proclaimed world’s smallest circus, delighted the crowd with music, magic, general merriment and the aforementioned juggling.…

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