Celebrate Banned Books Week

We're celebrating the freedom to read with events across the city during Banned Books Week, September 21-27. This year's focus is on banned and challenged comic books and graphic novels. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) has released a free Banned Books Week Handbook to help fight censorship and…

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Central District 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 our Central District winner Deshawn G. of Westinghouse College Prep! Deshawn was awarded an…

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Galewood-Mont Clare Branch Gets Playful

This summer the Galewood-Mont Clare Branch underwent a renovation at its location in the Rutherford-Sayre Park Fieldhouse. Improvements include a beautiful new playroom filled with educational toys and resources to get your little one ready to read! Stop by and create an art project, play a game, build with blocks, or read a story together on the new…

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Homework Help at Hall Branch

A Chicago Public School teacher is available to help children with their homework during the school year at Hall Branch.  Children are welcome to come in for assistance in different subject areas.  The teacher is available to provide assistance. Monday: 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday: 5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday: 4:15 p.m. to 6…

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Bezazian Branch Buzzes!

There is so much going on at Bezazian Branch this fall! Check out our Events listings page for all our amazing programs. Here are a few things we'd like to highlight: In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) we have Argentinian-born artist Erika Doyle's Tango Paintings on exhibit through the end of October. Well…

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Literature and Language September Book Club Questions

The Literature and Language Book Club will meet from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, September 20 in Room 3N-6 at the Harold Washington Library Center to discuss The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker. Here are some of the discussion questions from the publisher’s reading guide to consider as…

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Observe Read an eBook Day with CPL

We’re celebrating Read an eBook Day on Thursday, September 18. Visit us in person or online to get started with eBooks. In Person Visit the Harold Washington Library Center on Thursday to get help downloading your first eBook. We’re offering drop-in help between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the 3rd floor reference desk. Be…

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YOUmedia LOG Podcast: Season 10

Library of Games is in it's tenth season. That’s right, the schism has healed and gamer teens in YOUmedia are back to good old Library of Games episodes. For the first episode of the tenth season, teens discuss the games they played at BitBash, Chicago’s Indie Game Festival. If you love gaming, join us in September to learn more…

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Print Your Riot Fest Tickets at Humboldt Park Branch

Are you looking for a place to print your Riot Fest tickets?  Humboldt Park Branch is across from the fest. Just bring your library card and 15 cents! Please note that due to Riot Fest, street closures and traffic can be expected in and around Humboldt Park.

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Board of Directors: September Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 9:00 a.m.Carter G. Woodson Regional Library9525 S. Halsted Street  Welcome and history of Woodson Regional Library (info only) Approval of the minutes of the regular meetings on May 20, 2014 and June 17, 2014 (action required) Schedule of Requisitions, Contracts and Purchases (info only) Annual FY Illinois Public Library System Per…

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