Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with CPL

Join us in celebrating Native American Heritage Month in November with a variety of programs, special events and exhibits that highlight significant contributions made by Native Americans. Our opening celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 1 at Sulzer Regional Library. Our keynote speaker is Elder Susan Kelly Power, known as…

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Renovations Underway on 6th Floor of Harold Washington Library Center

The Limited Access Room on the 6th floor of the Harold Washington Library Center is currently undergoing renovation. We have removed most of the shelving from this room, which is behind the reference desk, in anticipation of an expanded Chicago history collection. The books are still available for use within the room, so please ask for assistance…

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Play, Make, Learn at Bookamania on November 22

Play, make and learn through books with the whole family! The 20th Bookamania will be held on Saturday, November 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harold Washington Library Center. When you share a book with a child, you give them the key to read, learn and discover, and the joy of becoming a lifelong…

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Author to Unveil Mysteries of Chicago Statues

Join author Krista August on November 1 and November 15 at the Harold Washington Library Center for a two-part presentation on her award-winning book Giants in the Park: a Guide to Portrait Statues in Chicago's Lincoln Park. How did you become interested in the portrait statues of Lincoln Park? I lived on the edge…

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Puzzles, Board Games Available at Harold Washington Library Center

Take a break and join in the fun! Spend a few minutes—or more—working on a rotating selection of puzzles on the 6th floor of the Harold Washington Library Center. Look for a sign on the table by the down escalator. We also have board games available to play within the library. Check at the reference desk to…

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Woodson Regional Library Author Showcase a Success

Over 125 people enjoyed a day of seminars and workshops as 32 authors participated in Woodson Regional Library's eighth annual Author Showcase earlier this month. Guests were treated to lively interactions with authors discussing their works. The author panels were helpful and engaging. Many of the authors also found the day well spent as they networked and developed relationships…

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Trudy Visits Roosevelt Branch

On Monday, October 13, Roosevelt Branch welcomed a very special guest: Trudy, Miss Jenna's rabbit! Trudy visited with kids and parents who participated in Explore and Roar, Chicago Public Library's 2014 Summer Learning Challenge. Miss Jenna challenged Roosevelt learners to read 150,000 minutes as a group during the…

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Early Voting Begins at Some CPL Locations

More than 20 CPL locations are designated early voting sites for the mid-term election held on November 4. Through November 2, voters registered in the City of Chicago may vote at any of these sites no matter where they live. Early voting runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at these CPL locations: Archer Heights Bucktown-Wicker…

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