Your Library, My Library: An Interactive Installation by George Berlin at HWLC

Your Library, My Library: An Interactive Installation by George Berlin is a 20-foot-long interactive photomosaic sculpture collaboratively created by you. See the exhibit on the 3rd floor of Harold Washington Library Center through March 19. "A picture’s worth a thousand words," and lots of words can be found at Chicago Public Library…so can ideas, creativity, discovery,…

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Hour of Code Events and Resources for Teens

No matter what you plan to do in life, knowing how to code can help you be successful in college and your career. Learn about coding at our Hour of Code events for teens during Computer Science Education Week, December 5-11. Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science…

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Free Days at Chicago Museums in December

Enjoy free admission to Chicago museums on Illinois resident discount days in December. (Dates are subject to change, so please confirm dates with each museum.) Adler Planetarium December 3-9 Art Institute of Chicago Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Brookfield Zoo Tuesdays and Thursdays Chicago Botanic Garden Always free; parking is $20/car, $25/van Chicago Children’s…

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Kids, Write Your Own Book in December

Young authors, tap into your creativity and write your own book at our Chicago Children’s Book Writing Month events in December. Inspired by NaNoWriMo, we call it ChiChiBoWriMo (pronounced shy-chee-bo-rye-mow). Do you have a book in your head that you want to put on paper? Is it a children’s novel, an…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Ella

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Ella, a regular at Albany Park Branch YOUmedia, recently won a fellowship through the White House for her work on a video game she's creating called “Avidya.” She's been invited to present her game to White House officials, and will be awarded $1,000 for the continued development of her…

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Mix It Up! Kids Winter Learning Challenge

We're challenging kids to mix it up this winter break by exploring the world of chemistry! From December 19 to January 9, be a chemist by cooking with an adult, making your own bubble solution, or trying one of the experiments below. To complete the challenge: Read (book, magazine or website) for 20 minutes a day…

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Holiday Food Drive at North Austin Branch

North Austin Branch is a host site for the Greater Chicago Food Depository's holiday food drive through December 14. Bring your nonperishable food donations to the barrel near the circulation desk. The most needed items are canned beans, canned chili, soup, stew, canned fruit, pasta sauce, peanut butter, jelly, canned vegetables and tuna. You can…

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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – September 20, 2016

AGENDA Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Little Village Branch 2311 S. Kedzie Avenue   Welcome to the Little Village Branch (info only)Commissioner’s Report (info only) Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting on June 21, 2016 (action required) Amendment to the Chicago Public Library Bylaws of the Board of Directors (action required) Policy…

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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – October 18, 2016

AGENDA Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9:00 a.m. South Chicago Branch 9055 S. Houston Avenue   Welcome to the South Chicago Branch (info only) Approval of the September 20, 2016 meeting minutes (action required) Schedule of Requisitions, Contracts and Licenses (info only) CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only) Commissioner’s Report (info only) Special Report:…

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Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Exhibit at HWLC

An exhibit showcasing the contributions of Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities is on display through March 15 in Congress Corridor on the ground floor of Harold Washington Library Center. Chicago's Art and Cultural Impact on LGBTQ History, a panel discussion celebrating the exhibit, is set for December 7 at Harold Washington Library Center. The…

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