Classical Music and Dance of India: Art by Sumathi Natarajan at HWLC

Harold Washington Library Center is hosting an art exhibit featuring the work of artist Sumathi Natarajan. Paintings and other art and artifacts from Natarajan’s collection will be on display through August 31 on the 3rd floor of Harold Washington Library Center. Artist Statement I have always been fascinated by the cultural traditions of the India, having…

Read More

Play Games with CPL at Taste of Lincoln Avenue

Taste of Lincoln Avenue just got even more fun: CPL is bringing Games on the Go to the neighborhood festival this Saturday, July 25. Presented in partnership with the Wrightwood Neighbors Association, Games on the Go…

Read More

Join CPL at Geek Street, Powered by Google

Google and the City of Chicago are teaming up to give families a day of science, technology, engineering, art and math! Join CPL from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 22 in Daley Plaza for Chicago’s first ever Geek Street Festival! Just like a traditional Chicago street fest, but with a tech twist: instead…

Read More

Teen Voices: Featuring Mackenzie

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Mackenzie is a 15-year-old sophomore at St. Ignatius College Prep, and she has been a Summer Learning Challenge volunteer at Merlo Branch for three years. She is responsible for many of the bulletin boards, displays and decorations related to the summer program you see at Merlo. She helps…

Read More

Chicago Parade Paintings at Harold Washington Library Center

Experience the vibrancy of Chicago’s cultural parades and festivals in these portrait paintings by Christopher Tuscan, on display July 10 through August 31 at the Harold Washington Library Center. Tuscan's exhibit, Chicago On Parade, is in the 8th floor exhibit cases as…

Read More

Happy Birthday, Maker Lab!

The Maker Lab is 2 years old! In that time: We've had over 100,000 visits. We've hosted over 900 workshops with nearly 9,000 attendees. We've soldered on the North Side and on the South Side. Combined, our three MakerBot Replicator 2s have printed for more than 3,000…

Read More

Literature and Language July Book Club Questions

The Literature and Language Book Club will meet from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, July 18 in Room 3N-6 at Harold Washington Library Center to discuss The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. Here are some discussion questions from The Big Read to consider as you read:…

Read More

STEAM Studio at Chicago Cultural Center

STEAM Studio, a weeklong production-focused maker faire for teens, will take place at the Chicago Cultural Center from July 20 to July 24. Participants enrolled in (PRO)jectUS, a collaboration between YOUmedia, Commonwealth Foundation and Donda's House, will have the chance to work directly with the Chicago-based and internationally recognized brand Leaders 1354 to create fashion, music and new media through hands-on maker activities. The…

Read More

Free Days at Chicago Museums in July

Enjoy free admission to Chicago museums on Illinois resident discount days in July. Art Institute of Chicago Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Chicago Botanic Garden Always free; parking is $20/car, $25/van Chicago Children’s Museum First Sunday of every month for children 15 and younger Kraft Family Nights, Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8…

Read More