Teen Art Showcase Success

Teens at the Richard M. Daley Branch celebrated creativity and art during the Teen Art Showcase on Friday, February 27, 2015. Teens used watercolors, a light box and animal x-rays to create works of art. Teen artist, David, brought in two flower illustrations, as seen below, from his high school to display, and he also drew the astronaut…

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Lunchroom Opens at Harold Washington Library Center

Our visitors have asked for a place to eat while they read and work, so we couldn't be happier to open a lunchroom on the second floor of the Harold Washington Library Center. The lunchroom offers: Ample seating Vending machines with coffee, soda and snacks Free WiFi Bright lighting Recycling bins The lunchroom will be open all hours that the…

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Early Voting at Some CPL Locations

More than 20 CPL locations are designated early voting sites for the run-off election held April 7. Through April 4, 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 Park…

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Free Days at Chicago Museums in March

Enjoy free admission to Chicago museums on Illinois resident discount days in March. 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…

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Rogers Park Branch Crane Club Folds 1,000 Cranes

The Rogers Park Branch Crane Club for kids has been busy!  Led by local origami expert Robert Smith, the club's three members, ages 10-12, have folded 1,000 beautiful paper cranes to send to the Children's Peace Monument in Hiroshima, Japan. Origami cranes have become…

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Exhibit Celebrates Chicago Defender

Journey to Empowerment: 110 Years of the Chicago Defender runs through June 28 in the Special Collections Exhibit Hall on the 9th floor of Harold Washington Library Center. The exhibit shares images and memorabilia from the newspaper's first 110 years. It is a glimpse into the history of news making in America and the impact of journalism on…

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Board of Directors: March Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 9:00 a.m.Harold Washington Library Center400 S. State Street  Approval of the minutes of the regular meetings on December 16, 2014 and January 13, 2015 (action required) Election of Officers (action required) 2015 Kelly Fund Budget Update (action required) CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only) Commissioner’s Report (info only) Other…

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Humanitarian Photographs Show Life in Afghanistan

Stories of Afghanistan: Photographs by Ivan Lo is on display March 13 through May 1 at Harold Washington Library Center, in the Popular Library on the ground floor and the exhibit cases on the 8th floor. Since 2006, Lo has partnered with…

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Pi Day at the Maker Lab

Saturday, March 14 is Pi Day. The first 31.4 visitors to the Maker Lab on Saturday can get their digits on a pi keychain. Continue the celebration with a refresher on pi, local events or a good read. (If you're wondering, we've used pi in the Maker Lab to figure out the diameter for 3D…

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