Get Ready for the Holidays, Learn to Code with the Maker Lab

Season's greetings, makers! Holiday Open Shops This week we have six extra hours of Open Shop in the Maker Lab to help you get started with your holiday making. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday or Saturday. Try a quick make, like the 3D printed gyroscopic snowflake ornament, the laser cut…

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‘Tis the Season: Holiday Concerts at Harold Washington Library Center

Get into the holiday spirit and enjoy some festive tunes at our 10th annual concert series! This year's performances feature a diverse array of classic and contemporary melodies. All concerts take place in the Harold Washington Library Center Grand Lobby. Schedule of Performances Tuesday, December 2 Jones College Prep High…

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Affordable Care Act Counselors Offer Help at Hall Branch

Affordable Care Act enrollment assistance is available at Hall Branch from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays starting November 25. No registration is required. In-Person Counselors from the Chicago Urban League will come to the branch throughout the enrollment period, which ends April 15. The counselors help, educate and enroll underinsured and uninsured Illinoisans into affordable health care coverage.

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1 City, 1 Food Drive at Roosevelt Branch

One in six people in Cook County is food insecure, unsure of where or when they will have their next meal. We're partnering with the Greater Chicago Food Depository this season to make a difference in the fight against hunger in our community. Please bring food donations to the Roosevelt Branch through December 15. A…

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Food Drive at Archer Heights Branch

Archer Heights Branch is a host site for the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s holiday food drive through December 14. Paper boxes are available for you to take and fill with canned goods and non-perishable food. Then, bring your donations to the barrel located in our lobby.

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Blast Off! with Our Winter Learning Challenge

Read, Discover and Create over winter vacation as you explore stars, planets and more with our Winter Learning Challenge! Kids up to age 14 are invited to participate in the Winter Learning Challenge between December 15, 2014 and January 5, 2015. To complete the challenge: READ (book, magazine or website) for 20 minutes a day for five…

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Celebrate Bookamania Every Day!

Continue the fun of Bookamania by celebrating books all year round. Try these suggestions for inspiration as you play, make and learn as a family: Books to inspire imagination and playing Books to inspire creativity and making Books to inspire exploration and learning Bookamania is made possible by a generous grant from Target Corporation through…

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Teen Zine Workshop at Austin Branch with Leslie Perrine

Chicago writer and illustrator Leslie Perrine will be visiting the Austin Branch on December 1 to run a teen zine workshop. Leslie co-founded the Chicago Zine Fest in 2009 and has been working as an advocate for self-publishing ever since. She has written and self-published several children's books, comics…

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1 City, 1 Food Drive at Harold Washington Library Center

One in six people in Cook County is food insecure, unsure of where or when they will have their next meal. We're partnering with the Greater Chicago Food Depository this season to make a difference in the fight against hunger in our community. Please bring food donations…

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English-Language Learners at International Games Day

Board, video and role-playing games brought together a community of all ages at International Games Day at Harold Washington Library Center on November 15. Librarians from the Literature and Language Department brought word games from the English-Language Learning (ELL)…

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