Calling All Tweens to Northtown!!

New Book Club Just for You If you like discussing books and are looking for a new book to read over the holiday break then read The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen and join us at our next discussion January 8, 2015.  Copies of the book and registration forms are available at the front desk. The…

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Magical Stories at Northtown

The last session of our fall 2014 series of Family Story Time began with magical stories: A House is a House for Me by Mary Ann Hoberman, The Magic Hat by Mem Fox, and Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola, and ended with science as we created our own “magical” stained glass windows using colored cellophane…

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Makers: The New Industrial Revolution Book Discussion

Holiday Closings Because all CPL locations close at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, the Maker Lab is closed on those days. If you still need to finish up a few holiday gifts, we have Open Shop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, December 19 and Saturday, December 20. We also have all-day…

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Free Days at Chicago Museums in December

Enjoy free admission to Chicago museums on Illinois resident discount days in December. Art Institute of Chicago Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Brookfield Zoo Tuesdays and Thursdays in December Chicago Botanic Garden Always free; parking is $20/car, $25/van Chicago Children’s Museum First Sunday of every month for children 15 and younger Kraft Family…

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New One Book, One Chicago Events Announced for 2015 – Connect With Us

Have you been enjoying this year’s One Book, One Chicago programming so far? The season is only half over, and there are many more opportunities coming this winter and spring to explore our theme of "Heroes: Real & Imagined" with this year’s selection, Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. We’ve announced many…

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Austin Branch Introduces Teen Tech Hangout

We're starting something new at Austin Branch: Teen Tech Hangout. Come join us at the library in January on Mondays for our open tech time for teens. You can hangout, and use one of our laptops for games, school work, or browsing the web. No reservations are necessary, but if you like headphones, you'll need to bring your own.…

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YA Book Club for Adults Coming to Sulzer Regional

The Sulzer Regional Library is excited to announce a new book club for its patrons. Although young adult literature may be marketed to teenagers, there is no reason adults shouldn't enjoy and discuss these stories as well. This new book discussion group will meet once a month and read a variety of teen titles across different genres, from…

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YOUmedia at Adler Planetarium’s Teen Takeover

YOUmedia will be hosting a #SpaceSelfie photo booth on Wednesday, December 17, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Adler Teen Takeover: Dance Your Mass Off. This event is for teens ages 14 to 19 and only costs five dollars. There will be a free shuttle running between Harold Washington Library Center and the Adler Planetarium. Come…

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Great Expectations Exhibit Brings Characters to Life

Artist David Lee Csicsko brings to life Pip, Estella and the other characters of Great Expectations on the ground floor of Harold Washington Library Center. The exhibit Great Expectations: ​Drawings by David Lee Csicsko runs through February 17 in Congress Corridor at Harold Washington Library Center. Originally commissioned for an adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ novel by Strawdog…

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