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CPL Best of the Best Books 2018 CPL Best of the Best Books 2018


We recommend the very best books published in 2018 for kids, teens and adults.
We recommend the very best books published in 2018 for kids, teens and adults.
Explore / Chicago's History

Celebrate 100 Years with Timuel Black Celebrate 100 Years with Timuel Black

By Cynthia
Chicagoan Timuel Black, a tireless and lifelong civil rights advocate, turns 100 on December 7.
Chicagoan Timuel Black, a tireless and lifelong civil rights advocate, turns 100 on December 7.
Explore / One Book, One Chicago

Quiz: Science Fiction Movies & TV Quiz: Science Fiction Movies & TV

By Jennifer
Do you love watching sci-fi on the big or little screen? Test your knowledge of science fiction movies and television with our fun quiz!
Do you love watching sci-fi on the big or little screen? Test your knowledge of science fiction movies and television with our fun quiz!
If You Love / A Great Read

December 2018 Staff Picks December 2018 Staff Picks

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
Check out this month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library. Visit our Books page for previous lists of recommendations.
Check out this month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library. Visit our Books page for previous lists of recommendations.
If You Love / The Holidays

What Would Santa Read? What Would Santa Read?

By MsCaroline
Busy getting ready for the holidays? So is Santa. Sneak a peek at what Santa might be reading to get ready for his big day.
Busy getting ready for the holidays? So is Santa. Sneak a peek at what Santa might be reading to get ready for his big day.
If You Love / Audiobooks

Audio Thrillers You May Have Missed Audio Thrillers You May Have Missed

By Victoria
While these thrillers have disappeared from bestseller lists, they'll still satisfy your craving for edge-of-your-seat suspense.
While these thrillers have disappeared from bestseller lists, they'll still satisfy your craving for edge-of-your-seat suspense.
If You Love / Teen Reads

Cozy Winter Reads for Teens Cozy Winter Reads for Teens

By Amy
Fight the winter chill: These cozy reads will give you warm fuzzies.
Fight the winter chill: These cozy reads will give you warm fuzzies.
If You Love / The Holidays

Holiday Concerts: Lunchtime at HWLC Holiday Concerts: Lunchtime at HWLC

Dec 3rd - Dec 14th
Harold Washington Library Center
Hear the sounds of the season from choirs representing local schools, colleges and universities, and community groups.
Hear the sounds of the season from choirs representing local schools, colleges and universities, and community groups.
Explore / Great Reads for Kids

Best Fiction for Older Readers of 2018 Best Fiction for Older Readers of 2018

recommended by ChiPubLib_Kids
We recommend these as the very best fiction published for kids in 3rd through 8th grade in 2018.
We recommend these as the very best fiction published for kids in 3rd through 8th grade in 2018.
Connect With / Your Library

Chicago Public Library Online Store Chicago Public Library Online Store

A portion of every sale goes to the Chicago Public Library Foundation.
A portion of every sale goes to the Chicago Public Library Foundation.
If You Love / Teen Reads

Best Teen Graphic Novels and Manga 2018 Best Teen Graphic Novels and Manga 2018

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens
Chicago Public Library recommends these titles as the very best graphic novels and manga published in 2018 for teens in high school.
Chicago Public Library recommends these titles as the very best graphic novels and manga published in 2018 for teens in high school.
If You Love / The Holidays

A Family Festival of Lights! A Family Festival of Lights!

By Alexa
Do you know the story of Hanukkah? Alexa recommends books to celebrate the holiday.
Do you know the story of Hanukkah? Alexa recommends books to celebrate the holiday.
Connect With / Chicago Teens

Teen Winter Challenge: Express Yourself Teen Winter Challenge: Express Yourself

Teens, it's that time of year again to share your art with our Chicago community! Submit your works of art here.
Teens, it's that time of year again to share your art with our Chicago community! Submit your works of art here.
If You Love / A Great Read

Best Books of 2018 Best Books of 2018

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
This is the big one! Chicago Public Library recommends these 100 titles as the best books published in 2018.
This is the big one! Chicago Public Library recommends these 100 titles as the best books published in 2018.
Connect With / Your Library

Assata: Born to Create Assata: Born to Create

Chicago Public Library Foundation supports CPL's YOUmedia teen space, a place where rising stars like Assata Mason grow their talents.
Chicago Public Library Foundation supports CPL's YOUmedia teen space, a place where rising stars like Assata Mason grow their talents.
Explore / Disability Awareness

Disability Awareness: Recommended Reads Disability Awareness: Recommended Reads

recommended by ChiPubLib_AssistiveTech
Celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities with books highlighting trailblazers or featuring characters with disabilities.
Celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities with books highlighting trailblazers or featuring characters with disabilities.
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