Computer Classes for Teens at Edgewater Branch

The Edgewater Branch is offering a new computer class specifically for our Teen patrons. Tiffany, the Edgewater Cybernavigator, will focus on the tools necessary to create stellar presentations: Prezi Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Excel (how to make graphs and tables) Registration for this class is required, as space…

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Great Chicago Fire Festival Lights Up the City

In partnership with the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District, Redmoon Theater presents The Great Chicago Fire Festival, celebrating Chicago’s epic resurgence and strength after the Great Fire of 1871, and the grit of its people that propelled us forward to build anew. The inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival will light up our…

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Love Me Forever! Oh! Oh! Oh! Exhibit Explores Marriage

In Love Me Forever! Oh! Oh! Oh!, a selection from The Best American Comics 2013, cartoonist Jeremy Sorese explores the idea of getting married. The exhibit is on display through March 8 in the Congress Corridor on the ground floor of the Harold Washington Library Center. Twenty states now recognize same-sex marriage, with court cases pending in many others.…

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Maker Lab Designer Spotlight: Annie Chu

The Maker Lab offers basic workshops introducing you to free software and machines like 3D printers, laser cutters and vinyl cutters. We also have wonderful guest presenters who are professional creatives. In the Designer Spotlight Series, we want to acknowledge the expertise, inspiration and…

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Polish Americans in the Arts: Exhibits at CPL Locations

Visit these Polish American Heritage Month art exhibits at CPL locations across the city through the month of October: Urszula Lelen Roden Branch 6083 N. Northwest Highway, 60631 Stanislaw Kielar Austin-Irving Branch 6100 W. Irving Park Road, 60634 Mike Lenkowski Daley, Richard M.-W Humboldt Branch 733 N. Kedzie Avenue,…

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Celebrate Polish American Heritage Month with CPL

Join us in celebrating Polish American Heritage Month, October 1 to October 31, with a variety of programs, special events and exhibits that highlight significant contributions made by Polish Americans and Poles to America. Our keynote event for Polish American Heritage Month takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 19 at Sulzer Regional Library. Performers from…

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Photography by Frank Styburski at Harold Washington Library Center

The Harold Washington Library Center hosts an exhibit celebrating Polish American Heritage Month from October 7 through November 30 featuring artist Frank Styburski. Styburski photographs abstracted patterns and shapes of intense color, found in everyday things. He lives in Chicago and works on its streets, where he developed…

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Woodson Regional Writing Workshops Author Showcase 2014

During the Author Showcase on October 11, 2014, at Woodson Regional a number of mini-workshops on writing will be offered to all.  If one has ever thought of writing, one or more of these workshops may get you started. 10:45 p.m. to 11:45 a.m. So You Want to Write a Book 101 Peace Education 12:45…

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Free Concert! Let’s Polka at West Belmont Branch

West Belmont Branch hosts a music concert in celebration of Polish American Heritage Month, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 14 featuring the internationally known group, Eddie Korosa Jr. and the Boys from Illinois. The concert will include a toe-tapping performance of Polka music along with favorite standards, from…

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