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OBOC: Do Androids Dream of Electric… OBOC: Do Androids Dream of Electric…


What if all of Chicago read the same book? Imagine the Future with us as we read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? in 2018-2019.
What if all of Chicago read the same book? Imagine the Future with us as we read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? in 2018-2019.
If You Love / A Great Read

2018 Fall Books Preview 2018 Fall Books Preview

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
A mix of beloved returning authors and fresh new voices, the fall crop of books has something for everyone. Here's our guide.
A mix of beloved returning authors and fresh new voices, the fall crop of books has something for everyone. Here's our guide.
Explore / Great Reads for Kids

Books for Kids About Memory Loss Books for Kids About Memory Loss

By Brandy
Stories help kids make sense of a difficult situation, like when an adult has Alzheimer's. These books remind us we're always family.
Stories help kids make sense of a difficult situation, like when an adult has Alzheimer's. These books remind us we're always family.
Explore / Great Reads for Kids

Kids Staff Picks (September 2018) Kids Staff Picks (September 2018)

recommended by ChiPubLib_Kids
Kids and parents, check out our latest picks for good reading.
Kids and parents, check out our latest picks for good reading.
Explore / Chicago's History

Lincoln Park Zoo Turns 150 Lincoln Park Zoo Turns 150

By Johanna
See photos from our special collections and learn how the zoo--and zoology--have evolved to cultivate a better understanding of animals.
See photos from our special collections and learn how the zoo--and zoology--have evolved to cultivate a better understanding of animals.
If You Love / A Great Read

The New York Review of Books: Magazine… The New York Review of Books: Magazine…

Interested in literature, politics and culture? Stay in the know with The New York Review of Books, available on RBdigital Magazines.
Interested in literature, politics and culture? Stay in the know with The New York Review of Books, available on RBdigital Magazines.
If You Love / Science Fiction & Fantasy

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Harry Potter? Quiz: How Well Do You Know Harry Potter?

By Ashley
Are you a wizard whiz? Take our quiz to find out!
Are you a wizard whiz? Take our quiz to find out!
If You Love / Teen Reads

Hispanic Heritage Reads for Teens Hispanic Heritage Reads for Teens

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with these fiction and nonfiction titles for teens.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with these fiction and nonfiction titles for teens.
Explore / Chicago's History

Place of Protest: Digital Exhibit Place of Protest: Digital Exhibit

Discover "Chicago's Legacy of Dissent, Declaration and Disruption" through this digital exhibit from Chicago Collections.
Discover "Chicago's Legacy of Dissent, Declaration and Disruption" through this digital exhibit from Chicago Collections.
Connect With / Chicago Teens

Teen Voices: Lexie, YOUmedia Graduate Teen Voices: Lexie, YOUmedia Graduate

Check out the projects Lexie created during her four years at Albany Park Branch's YOUmedia.
Check out the projects Lexie created during her four years at Albany Park Branch's YOUmedia.
Connect With / Your Community

Adults, Take an Online Course at CPL Adults, Take an Online Course at CPL

What do you want to learn? Complete an online course at the library with other learners in a fun and informal learning circle.
What do you want to learn? Complete an online course at the library with other learners in a fun and informal learning circle.
If You Love / Movies

Top Picks: Will Smith Movies Top Picks: Will Smith Movies

By Gloriane
The actor, who's equally satisfying in action-adventure blockbusters and inspirational dramas, turns 50 this month.
The actor, who's equally satisfying in action-adventure blockbusters and inspirational dramas, turns 50 this month.
Explore / One Book, One Chicago

Search for a OBOC Event Near You! Search for a OBOC Event Near You!

Film screenings, book discussions, history lectures and more are all coming to a library near you this season!
Film screenings, book discussions, history lectures and more are all coming to a library near you this season!
Connect With / Your Library

Join CPL Foundation Associate Council Join CPL Foundation Associate Council

Join the smart in-crowd and support transformative learning programs at Chicago Public Library.
Join the smart in-crowd and support transformative learning programs at Chicago Public Library.
Connect With / Your Community

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

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.
If You Love / A Great Read

September 2018 Staff Picks September 2018 Staff Picks

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
Check out this month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library and visit our Books page for previous recommendations.
Check out this month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library and visit our Books page for previous recommendations.
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