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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Open Play Every day at Merlo Branch

Children, their parents and caregivers are welcome to drop in for open play in the Children's Room on the first floor at Merlo Branch any time during open library hours. Various toys and different types of blocks are provided. During after school hours, games and puzzles will also be available.

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Rain. Build. Play. at Lincoln Belmont Branch

Head outside and play if the weather is dry and sunny, but when the weather is wet and windy, children of all ages are invited to drop in during the late afternoon Thursdays at Lincoln Belmont Branch to enjoy our game room for self-directed, free play and clean-up time. Adults are encouraged to stay for the…

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Free Days at Chicago Museum in May

Enjoy free admission to Chicago museums on Illinois resident discount days in May. (Dates are subject to change, so please confirm dates with each museum.) Art Institute of Chicago Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Chicago Botanic Garden Always free; parking is $20/car, $25/van Chicago Children’s Museum First Sunday of every month for children 15…

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LinkedIn for Teens

This week, teens learned about interviewing, resume writing and networking at the Career Skill-Building Money Smart Week event presented in partnership by Chicago Public Library Teen Services, Economic Awareness Council and teen interns from On the Money. If you're interested in finding jobs or researching schools, we recommend…

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Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the Arts: Exhibits at CPL

Check out these Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month art exhibitions at CPL locations across the city through the month of May. Leonardo Aguinaldo Sulzer Regional Library 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue, 60625 Justin Castaneda Hegewisch Branch 3048 E. 130th Street, 60633 Emmanuel Garibay Sulzer Regional Library 4455…

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Glimpses of the Filipino: Paintings by Lea M. Rivera at HWLC

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, paintings by Lea M. Rivera will be exhibited from May 1 to June 30 at Harold Washington Library Center, 3rd floor. Lea M. Rivera was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ever since she was little, she has loved to draw…

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Paintings by Susan Alforque Silvano at HWLC

In celebration Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, paintings from Susan Alforque Silvano’s collection will be exhibited from May 1 to June 30 at Harold Washington Library Center, 3rd floor. Susan Alforque Silvano has had a good career as an accountant. But her talent for painting and strong…

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Art Exhibit by Diana Lee at Budlong Woods Branch

Budlong Woods Branch hosts an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month art exhibit through the month of May featuring artist Diana Lee. I chose to use fiber as one of my media to symbolize timelessness. Fiber has long been associated with humans and is a gift from…

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