Call for Artists: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

We're seeking local Asian/Pacific visual artists and/or artwork with Asian/Pacific themes to exhibit at CPL locations during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. Exhibits will last four to 12 weeks. Eligibility Asian/Pacific visual artists who live in Chicagoland (city and suburbs) and/or artwork with Asian/Pacific themes. Location…

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Teen Voices: Featuring Brandon

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Seeking inspiration for submitting to the Teen Winter Challenge? Check out a short and sweet interview with Brandon, last year’s winner!   Q: How did winning a Teen Winter Challenge 2015/16 award (or the process of creating a portfolio and personal statement for it) influence your art and first year at college?…

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Board of Directors Meeting Agenda: January 17, 2017, 9a.m.

Harold Washington Library Center 400 S. State Street Lower Level, Multi-Purpose Room   Approval of minutes for the November 15, 2016 and December 20, 2016 meetings (action required) Schedule of Requisitions, Contracts and Licenses (info only) 2017 Kelly Fund Budget (action required) Policy Amendment: Decrease Time for Books on Hold Shelf (action required) Policy Amendment:…

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Learn About the Ethics of Eating With Your Peers at the Library

Do you want to learn about The Ethics of Eating with others? You can take an online class and meet with your peers at the library through our first ever One Book, One Chicago-related learning circle. This season, One Book, One Chicago explores the theme "Eat, Think, Grow" through…

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Free Days at Chicago Museums in January

Enjoy free admission to Chicago museums on Illinois resident discount days in January. (Dates are subject to change, so please confirm dates with each museum.) Adler Planetarium January 6-13, 16-20 Art Institute of Chicago Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Brookfield Zoo Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, January 3-31 Chicago Botanic Garden Always free; parking…

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Board of Directors Meeting Agenda: December 20, 2016

Harold Washington Library Center 400 S. State Street Lower Level, Multi-Purpose Room   Approval of minutes for the November 15, 2016 meeting (action required) 2017 Kelly Fund Budget (action required) Policy Amendment: Unattended Children and Disruptive Behavior Policy (action required) CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only) Commissioner’s Report (info only) Special Report: 2017…

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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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Wanted: Talented Illinois Authors

Have you ever written a book of adult fiction? Have you self-published this novel? Do you live in Illinois? If so, consider submitting your novel to the Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project. The Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project was created in 2013 to help local self-published authors reach a greater audience…

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Teen Winter Challenge: Share Your Talent with the World!

Share your talent with the world through this year's Teen Winter Challenge! Submit a portfolio with three original creations and an artist’s statement for the chance to win a scholarship or gift card—and see your work featured on our website. Need help with your portfolio? Check out these…

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Connect4Tots Program Launches Across Chicago

Connect4Tots is a text-message service for parents and guardians of toddlers ages 1 to 3. By enrolling, parents and guardians will receive 2-3 free text messages per week with information on their child’s growth and development as well as connections to health, education, public service and event resources in the City of Chicago. To enroll,…

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