New Teen Books at Austin Branch

The Best of the Best in teen books has arrived at Austin. We recommend these titles as some of the best books for high school teens published in 2014. 100 Sideways Miles Call Me by My Name Gabi, A Girl in Pieces I'll Give You the Sun Love Letters to the Dead Poisoned Apples The Strange…

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Root On YOUmedia’s Louder Than A Bomb Team

YOUmedia's LTAB team is hitting the stage this Saturday and again in March for the 2015 Louder Than A Bomb Young Chicago Authors Festival. Come and support the team as they join other Chicago youth for this energetic annual event. Root for team members At-N, James, Kai, Semira, Nyvia, Shea and Hasina as they bring their poems and passion…

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with CPL

Join us in celebrating Women’s History Month in March. We're hosting a wide range of programs and events to highlight the contributions and achievements of women. At our featured program, Women Building Chicago, Mary Ann Johnson, president of the Chicago Area Women’s History Council, presents a journey through decades of Chicago history alongside remarkable 20th century…

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Back of the Yards Branch Puzzle Update

We did it! It only took about three months, but with your help the robot puzzle is complete! Stop in to see what the new puzzle is, and let's see if we can finish it in under two months this time.

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Chicago Public Library, First Lady Amy Rule, Chance the Rapper Celebrate New Digital Media Lab for Teens on Chicago’s South Side

Chicago First Lady Amy Rule joined Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Brian Bannon, Chance the Rapper and Alderman Howard Brookins at the Woodson Regional Library to celebrate the opening of a new digital media lab to support CPL’s nationally-recognized YOUmedia program, which provides teens across the city with digital learning experiences.  This project,…

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Check Out the Back of the Yards Branch Puzzle Table

Do you like puzzles? Are you suffering from cabin fever? Stop by our puzzle table to help us finish our robot puzzle! 1,000 pieces of challenging fun. We have another ready to go once we finish. We started the puzzle pictured here right after Thanksgiving. Let's see if we can finish before the end of February!

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New Magazines at Back of the Yards Branch

We have a lot of new-to-us magazine subscriptions trickling into the Back of the Yards Branch. Do you like technology and enjoy making things? Check out Make. Are you an expert or novice cook looking for new and interesting recipes? The newest Bon Appetit is in. Real Simple has lifestyle, beauty and heath articles and advice. All magazines…

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Have We Mentioned The Shift at Bezazian Branch?

This past Monday evening we welcomed James and Trevor from the Justice Entrepreneurs Project to help small businesses and entrepreneurs learn about tax issues that may affect them. This is just one of many programs we've hosted in our Shift space at the Bezazian Branch, which helps…

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Your New Favorite Study Space: Winter Garden at Harold Washington Library Center

If you're looking for a study space or place for a quiet meeting and discussion, look no further than the Winter Garden on the ninth floor of the Harold Washington Library Center. Students, business people and visitors to Chicago tell us they appreciate the atmosphere of quiet contemplation and intimate discussion. And there is more to love: The…

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