Take an Online Course with Your Peers at the Library

This fall, we're hosting Learning Circles at CPL locations across the city to give everyone the opportunity to learn online. Most courses start in September, with a few beginning in October and November. What are Learning Circles? They're in-person study groups for learners who want to complete online courses…

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Raúl Ortiz: Landscape Compositions Exhibit at HWLC

Raúl Ortiz: Landscape Compositions is on display through October 28 in the 8th floor exhibit cases at Harold Washington Library Center. Raúl Ortiz creates paintings that reinterpret/reframe and update the landscape with a contrasting contemporary twist. He juxtaposes colorful…

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Back of the Yards Branch Is Out and About

As summer winds down, Back of the Yards Branch is gearing up to attend community events outside the library. Stop by one of the following, say hi, learn about library resources and meet library staff! Tuesday, August 23, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Story time at Bubbleland on Western and 51st. Wash time is also reading time. Join Mr. Lucas…

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Teen Chicago Travel Guide: Featuring Weronika

This summer we spotlight teen voices in our Teen Chicago Travel Guide. Weronika P. visited the Chicago Zoological Society's Brookfield Zoo and checked out the Great Bear Wilderness. Weronika's Story: During the weekend I went to Brookfield Zoo with my family. Something that really caught my attention was the…

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Play Games with CPL at Street Festivals

Play games with our librarians at street festivals around the city this summer! Look for our gamers and Roosevelt Branch librarians this Saturday, August 20 at Festa Italiana. Be on the lookout for a giant block tower in free fall, and challenge our friendly but competitive librarians to a battle of historical wits with Timeline. Or try your…

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Chicago Air and Water Show

There's something about the Chicago Air and Water Show that is both thrilling and terrifying all at once: the skies roar, our ears pop and our stomachs lurch as pilots undertake death-defying stunts overhead. If you're the daring sort and you enjoy a thrill, then you should head…

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Free Services Day at Little Village Community Council

Free Services Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 20 at the Little Village Community Council, 3610 W. 26th Street. The following services will be offered: Services from the Office of the Consulate de Mexico Flu shots from Walgreens for ages 14 and up Consultation on property tax bills; please…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Lashara

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Lashara participated in an African Masks program at Greater Grand Crossing where they examined physical masks from the Baule, Bamum, and Masaii cultures. She learned about the history and importance of masking in Western Africa and was interested by the fact that the carved stripes on kifwebe masks from the Congo…

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Teen Chicago Travel Guide: Featuring Kimvalyn

This summer we spotlight teen voices in our Teen Chicago Travel Guide. Kimvalyn M. went on a Get Lost field trip with YOUmedia to Bridgeport and Chinatown. Kimvalyn's Story: The place I went to was Chinatown on a field trip with the Chicago Public Library.…

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