Board of Directors: April Meeting Agenda

  Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 9:00 a.m.Albany Park Branch3401 W. Foster Ave.  Welcome and History of the Albany Park Branch (info only) Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting on March 17, 2015 (action required) Election of Officers (action required) Schedule of Requisitions, Contracts and Purchases (info only) CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report…

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Multimedia Poetry Performance for Teens

Everyone should be excited about the upcoming multimedia poetry performances happening during Poetry Fest on April 25, and here's why: Spoken word poet, playwright and filmmaker, Kelly Tsai, will be back in Chicago, to perform "Visibility" at 12:30 p.m., about a girl lost in a…

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On the Money: Teen Career Readiness Event

Teens, don't miss your opportunity for job skill development. Join us for a phenomenal Teen Career Readiness Panel & Mock Interviews event on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 during Money Smart Week. We're partnering once again with the Economic Awareness Council to provide you with career tips from business experts from the Chicago area, an opportunity to participate in mock-interviews and the chance to create…

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Join Our Study Groups for Online Courses

We’re partnering with Peer 2 Peer University to host study groups to support learners who want to complete online courses together, in-person at the library. Each course teaches you a new skill, but even more exciting is the chance to join with other people from your community and learn something new together in the library.…

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North District Teen Winter Challenge Winners

Teens across Chicago submitted remixed book cover designs for the Teen Winter Challenge. Nancy won a camera for redesigning Princess Academy, her favorite book, which she's read three times. Sophie won a tangling drawing book and kit for her remix of Speak, her favorite book among all the books she's read. Congratulations Nancy and…

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Central District Teen Wins a Drawing Book & Kit

Teens across Chicago submitted remixed book cover designs for the Teen Winter Challenge. Myra created a new book cover for Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. For completing the challenge, Myra was entered into a raffle. She was awarded The Art of Tangling Drawing Book & Kit at her home branch, Richard…

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North Austin Branch Celebrates National Poetry Month

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the North Austin Branch hosted a poetry reading and meet and greet on April 4 with Chicago poets Patrice Morrison and Syreeta L. Williams. Other National Poetry Month events at North Austin include the upcoming Pocket Poem…

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Maker Lab: Games, Family Drop-In and April Book Discussion

This Saturday, April 11, is International TableTop Day. At 2 p.m., we'll have the always fun Patrick McCarthy in the Maker Lab giving you an overview on game pieces before you design and print your own game piece in 3D. Come by the Harold Washington Library Center earlier in the day, as games will be…

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Play Tabletop Games at Harold Washington Library Center

Are you an expert at Monopoly? A whiz at Scrabble? Or are you strictly a role-play gamer? Whatever your specialty, now you can practice your skills at the Harold Washington Library Center using our in-house board game collection. Stop by and check out the collection as we celebrate International…

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