Halloween Fun for Independence Branch Patrons

Independence Branch is closed for renovation this fall, but you can still join us for some Halloween fun for ages 4 and up! We're hosting Scary Stories and Spooky Stuff, a special Halloween event with Margy Dunne, filled with stories, songs and much more about all those things that go bump in the night. This event is at 2…

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Polish American Heritage Art Exhibits at 12 CPL Locations

Visit these exhibits in celebration of Polish American Heritage Month at CPL locations across the city: Robin Dluzen Canaryville 642 W. 43rd Street, 60609 Dates: October 1 to December 31 Teresa Gierwielaniec Rozanacki West Belmont 3104 N. Narragansett Avenue, 60634 Dates: October 1 to December 31 Stanislaw Kielar Lincoln…

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Art Exhibit by Urszula Lelen at Garfield Ridge Branch

Garfield Ridge Branch hosts a Polish American Heritage Month art exhibit from October 1 to November 18 featuring Urszula Lelen. Artist Statement "Painting and photography in her art live in symbiosis and deeply affect her perception. Both are processes which start in her head long before she takes…

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Art Exhibit by Mike Lenkowski at Lincoln Park Branch

Lincoln Park Branch hosts a Polish American Heritage Month art exhibit in October featuring artist Mike Lenkowski. Artist Statement "I see my art as an exploration and celebration of color. I see abstract art as an analog; a metaphor to everything that has ever happened, and will happen.…

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Art Exhibit by Vicki Milewski at Clearing Branch

Clearing Branch hosts a Polish American Heritage Month art exhibit in October featuring artist Vicki Milewski. Artist Statement "As an artist, I seek to understand our world, life and love through my artwork with freedom, truth, family and community as my foundation. Both my parents are inspirations for…

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Art Exhibit by Margaret Rejnowska at Harold Washington Library Center

Harold Washington Library Center hosts a Polish American Heritage Month art exhibit during October featuring artist Margaret Rejnowska. Artist Statement "I am a portraiture photographer. My biggest passion is people: their faces, their silhouettes, their movements, their emotions, their hearts. "I am fascinated by the vulnerability and honesty…

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Art Exhibit by Sammi Skolmoski at Edgebrook Branch

Edgebrook Branch hosts a Polish American Heritage Month art exhibit from October 1 to December 31 featuring artist Sammi Skolmoski. Artist Statement “Absorbed by all things botanical, female and/or extraterrestrial, my work involves vigorous exploration of obsessions and fascinations. If a thought shimmers, I pounce. Then I examine it under a…

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Art Exhibit by Urusula Soklowska at Vodak-East Side Branch

Vodak-East Side Branch hosts a Polish American Heritage Month art exhibit from October 1 to December 31 featuring artist Urusula Soklowska. Artist Statement “Through history, theory and practice, I use Chicago as my 'studio,' and the public spaces within the city as a 'canvas' as I analyze the…

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Art Exhibit by Robin Dluzen at Canaryville Branch

Canaryville Branch hosts a Polish American Heritage Month art exhibit from October 1 to December 31 featuring artist Robin Dluzen. Artist Statement "Labor and landscape have always been at the core of my practice, and often those ideas were addressed through notions of industry and typically masculine kinds of…

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