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Best of the Best Books 2017 Best of the Best Books 2017


Announcing our selections of the very best books published in 2017 for adults, teens and kids.
Announcing our selections of the very best books published in 2017 for adults, teens and kids.
If You Love / Movies

Quiz: Star Wars, Part II Quiz: Star Wars, Part II

By Michelle
How much do you remember about The Force Awakens and Rogue One? Take our quiz to find out.
How much do you remember about The Force Awakens and Rogue One? Take our quiz to find out.
Explore / One Book, One Chicago

Greg Kot and Mavis Staples in Conversati… Greg Kot and Mavis Staples in Conversati…

Dec 14th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Greg Kot and Mavis Staples discuss I'll Take You There and the legacy of the Staple Singers in this keynote event.
Greg Kot and Mavis Staples discuss I'll Take You There and the legacy of the Staple Singers in this keynote event.
If You Love / A Great Read

December 2017 Books We're Excited About December 2017 Books We're Excited About

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
Looking for the inside scoop? Based on advance reviews and publicity, here are the books we're most excited to read this month.
Looking for the inside scoop? Based on advance reviews and publicity, here are the books we're most excited to read this month.
If You Love / A Great Read

Caught Reading: Holiday Travel Edition Caught Reading: Holiday Travel Edition

By Kelly
Ready to get lost in a good book on the way to see your loved ones? Here's what we caught you reading on planes, trains and buses.
Ready to get lost in a good book on the way to see your loved ones? Here's what we caught you reading on planes, trains and buses.
If You Love / The Holidays

Lunchtime Holiday Concerts at HWLC Lunchtime Holiday Concerts at HWLC

Dec 4th - Dec 15th
Harold Washington Library Center
Enjoy the sounds of the season at concerts by local music groups.
Enjoy the sounds of the season at concerts by local music groups.
Explore / Chicago's History

Making a List: Historical Holiday Shoppi… Making a List: Historical Holiday Shoppi…

By Johanna
Long before online shopping, there were paper catalogs, many of which came from Chicago. Johanna shares images from our special collections.
Long before online shopping, there were paper catalogs, many of which came from Chicago. Johanna shares images from our special collections.
If You Love / Comics and Graphic Novels

Pocket Con 2017 Pocket Con 2017

Dec 16th | 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Chicago Cultural Center
Join us for Chicago's only comics convention for youth featuring the works of artists and writers of color, women and LGBTQ creators.
Join us for Chicago's only comics convention for youth featuring the works of artists and writers of color, women and LGBTQ creators.
If You Love / A Great Read

Best Books of 2017 Best Books of 2017

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
Chicago Public Library recommends these as the best books published in 2017.
Chicago Public Library recommends these as the best books published in 2017.
Explore / Great Reads for Kids

Meet Chicago Children's Author Tom Watso… Meet Chicago Children's Author Tom Watso…

By Alenka
Alenka recommends Tom Watson's playful books to inspire young writers and illustrators.
Alenka recommends Tom Watson's playful books to inspire young writers and illustrators.
If You Love / Teen Reads

Best Teen Nonfiction of 2017 Best Teen Nonfiction of 2017

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens
Chicago Public Library recommends these titles as the very best nonfiction published in 2017 for teens in high school.
Chicago Public Library recommends these titles as the very best nonfiction published in 2017 for teens in high school.
If You Love / Teen Reads

Teen Fiction: A Window into Judaism Teen Fiction: A Window into Judaism

By Shira
Shira recommends books featuring teens whose Judaism is a key part of their identity.
Shira recommends books featuring teens whose Judaism is a key part of their identity.
Connect With / Your Community

COPA: Civilian Office of Police Accounta… COPA: Civilian Office of Police Accounta…

COPA, a new, independent police oversight agency, is the next step in Chicago's public safety reform efforts.
COPA, a new, independent police oversight agency, is the next step in Chicago's public safety reform efforts.
Explore / Great Reads for Kids

Best Fiction for Older Readers of 2017 Best Fiction for Older Readers of 2017

recommended by ChiPubLib_Kids
Chicago Public Library recommends these as the very best fiction published in 2017 for kids in third through eighth grade.
Chicago Public Library recommends these as the very best fiction published in 2017 for kids in third through eighth grade.
Connect With / Your Library

Give the Gift of Knowledge & Empowerment Give the Gift of Knowledge & Empowerment

This holiday season, new and increased gifts are matched when you donate to the Chicago Public Library Foundation.
This holiday season, new and increased gifts are matched when you donate to the Chicago Public Library Foundation.
If You Love / A Great Read

December 2017 Staff Picks December 2017 Staff Picks

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Check out this month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library. Visit our Books page for a link to previous lists of recommendations.
Check out this month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library. Visit our Books page for a link to previous lists of recommendations.
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