Do Division Street Fest

If you love food, music and fashion, why not head over to the Do Division Street Fest in West Town June 3–5? Chicago's own Empty Bottle and Subterranean book many of the up-and-coming bands that play the fest each year, and we're pretty sure they have awesome taste. You can get to know the neighborhood, talk to local entrepreneurs…

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Get Tickets to Selected Ravinia Concerts at CPL

We're once again joining with the Ravinia Festival to offer the Words and Music program for the upcoming Ravinia season. The program enables any adult with a valid Chicago Public Library card to obtain free tickets for lawn admission to 19 classical music concerts this summer at Ravinia. The first Words and…

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Beer Chicago Exhibit Taps into Windy City’s Beer, Tavern, Brewery History

The exhibit Beer Chicago: The Refreshing History opens June 6 in the Special Collections Exhibit Hall on the 9th floor of Harold Washington Library Center, tapping into Chicago’s cultural and historical connections to what is arguably the Windy City’s favorite beverage. Beer has always been a part of Chicago’s history. German immigrants established Chicago’s first brewery in…

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Chicago Beaches Open Today

Hip, hip, hooray: the beaches open today! It's time to get out, soak up some sun and feel the sand beneath your toes. Why stay inside watching TV or go to a movie theater when you can download a TV show, movie or even your favorite music from hoopla with your…

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Explore on the Go! with Rahm’s Readers This Summer

Kids 13 and under, get up and go to your neighborhood library from June 20 to September 1 as we Explore on the Go! with Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge! During the drop-in Summer Learning Challenge, CPL locations offer new books about all modes of transportation, hundreds of family programs, art projects, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and…

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Rahm’s Little Readers: Explore on the Go!

Calling kids 0 to 5 to get up and go to your neighborhood library from June 20 to September 1 for Rahm's Little Readers Summer Learning Challenge! During the drop-in Summer Learning Challenge, CPL locations offer new books about all modes of transportation, hundreds of family programs, art projects, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities…

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Thanks to Rahm’s Readers Sponsors

Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge 2016 is generously sponsored by donations to Chicago Public Library Foundation: Partners Museum of Science and Industry City of Chicago Chicago Park District Chicago Public Schools Chicago Department of Aviation Chicago Sister Cities International Bernie's Book Bank Art Institute of Chicago Emerald City Theater Sponsors Boeing The James & Madeleine…

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Celebrate LGBT Pride Month at CPL

Celebrate diversity at Chicago Public Library during Pride Month in June with programs and events that highlight the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) experience! In partnership with the Queer Film Society, Chicago Public Library presents two free film series exploring LGBT heritage: The Queer Kings and Queens Film Series at Bezazian Branch celebrates queer royalty. The LGBT Film Series at Kelly Branch includes a retrospective of…

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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – April 19, 2016

AGENDA Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Bezazian Branch 1226 W. Ainslie Street   Welcome and History of Bezazian branch (info only) Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting on March 15, 2016 (action required) Schedule of Requisitions, Contracts and Licenses (info only) Kelly Fund Investment Allocation (action required) CPL Capital Projects and Facilities…

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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – March 15, 2016

AMENDED AGENDA Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 9:00 a.m. Harold Washington Library Center 400 S. State Street Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room   Commissioner’s Report (info only) CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only) State Grant Update: Per Capita and Talking Book Center (info only) Election of Officers (action required) Approval of the minutes of the…

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