One Book, One Chicago Selection: Coming Soon!

The next selection for our award-winning citywide reading initiative, One Book, One Chicago, will be announced soon! This year’s #OBOC will feature programs, performances and discussions taking place in Chicago and at your local CPL location through spring 2015. For more than a decade, Chicagoans from every neighborhood and of all ages have read and responded to some…

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What’s Coming Up in the Maker Lab

Summer may be winding down, but the creativity continues in the Maker Lab with some hands-on workshops like: Orbital Chainmaille Bracelet Workshop with the Blue Buddha Boutique on Thursday, August 28 Hammered Cuff Bracelet with Ana Pizarro of AVP Jewelry and Beads on Saturday, August 30 Make a Mixed…

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Back to School, Back to Books at West Lawn Branch

Back to school time is a great time to make coming to the West Lawn Branch with your children part of your routine. In addition to children's and teen books, CPL has computers with Internet access, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and more. Fall story time starts September 16 for children ages 2-5 with an adult caregiver. Beginning…

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Coming Soon…Fall Story Times at Lincoln Belmont Branch

The Lincoln Belmont Branch plans to announce the fall story time schedule during the first week of September.  A few programs will start the week of September 15, others will resume in October. All of our fall programs will be drop-in, no registration required. Please sign-up on the day of the event. However, if the crowd looks to be…

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Explore and Invent with Curiosity Machine at Greater Grand Crossing Branch

This fall Greater Grand Crossing Branch will host a five-week program with Curiosity Machine, an online learning platform that equips and inspires children to create their own inventions with the support of science and engineering professionals. At each two-hour weekly program, participating children and families will attempt an engineering challenge based on actual and innovative science and…

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Login Changes for OverDrive eBooks Account

We’re making a change to the way you log in to your OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks account starting Tuesday, September 2. You’ll continue to log in with your library card number, but instead of using your ZIP code as your password, you'll need to use your PIN. Your PIN is the four- to six-digit number…

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Happy Birthday to the Back of the Yards Branch

August 26th will mark one year since the doors opened to the new Back of the Yards Branch . And what a year it’s been! Since opening, we have issued over 1,800 new library cards and replaced or renewed close to 3,400. We had over 500 children participate in the Summer Learning Challenge, collectively reading…

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A Money Smart Internship Program for Teens

The On the Money program series is having an Interview Open House from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on August 27 at Chicago Public Library Harold Washington Library Center on the lower level. In this journalism internship program, teens research, write and publish articles about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and business while developing workforce skills and…

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Mini Maker Lab Arrives at Edgebrook Branch

The Edgebrook Branch Mini Maker Lab will be open for six weeks, from August 25 to October 4, in the first floor community room. Stop by the Mini Maker Lab to: Create your own designs and fabricate them with the push of a…

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