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Explore, Chicago's History / Chicago's History

Find Chicago History Resources, Events Find Chicago History Resources, Events


Make our Chicago History page your starting point for learning about the Windy City.
Make our Chicago History page your starting point for learning about the Windy City.
Explore, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage / Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

Personal Journeys Stories for Asian Amer… Personal Journeys Stories for Asian Amer…

recommended by ChiPubLib_Culture
Some are humorous, others more reflective, but all transcend borders, cultures and generations.
Some are humorous, others more reflective, but all transcend borders, cultures and generations.

Coming Soon Coming Soon

Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.
Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.

Teen Staff Picks (May 2017) Teen Staff Picks (May 2017)

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens
Check out our latest staff favorites for teen reading.
Check out our latest staff favorites for teen reading.
Explore, One Book, One Chicago / One Book, One Chicago

Quiz: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Quiz: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

By Jennifer
Test your knowledge of this season's #OBOC selection and enter our drawing for an autographed copy of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.
Test your knowledge of this season's #OBOC selection and enter our drawing for an autographed copy of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.

Caught Reading: Spring Days in Chicago Caught Reading: Spring Days in Chicago

By Esme
It doesn't seem like it now, but we've had some great reading weather this spring. Here's what we caught you reading, Chicago.
It doesn't seem like it now, but we've had some great reading weather this spring. Here's what we caught you reading, Chicago.

Celebrate Ramadan Celebrate Ramadan

recommended by ChiPubLib_Kids
Kids, learn about the holy month of Ramadan, a time for Muslims to focus on their faith and spend time with family and friends.
Kids, learn about the holy month of Ramadan, a time for Muslims to focus on their faith and spend time with family and friends.
Explore, U.S. History / U.S. History

Top Picks: The Words of John F. Kennedy Top Picks: The Words of John F. Kennedy

By Patrice
Patrice recommends books exploring the 35th president's values.
Patrice recommends books exploring the 35th president's values.
Make, A Masterpiece / A Masterpiece

Mythical Creatures: Art Exhibit by Sharo… Mythical Creatures: Art Exhibit by Sharo…

Sharon Gissy, a local artist with bipolar disorder, is exhibiting a collection of paintings at West Pullman Branch through May 31.
Sharon Gissy, a local artist with bipolar disorder, is exhibiting a collection of paintings at West Pullman Branch through May 31.

#TBT: Star Wars Premieres in May 1977 #TBT: Star Wars Premieres in May 1977

By Anne Miskewitch
Celebrate 40 years of Star Wars with these titles for the whole family. #StarWars40th
Celebrate 40 years of Star Wars with these titles for the whole family. #StarWars40th

Get Tickets to Selected Ravinia Concerts… Get Tickets to Selected Ravinia Concerts…

Pick up free tickets to classical music concerts at Ravinia at any CPL location starting Saturday, June 3.
Pick up free tickets to classical music concerts at Ravinia at any CPL location starting Saturday, June 3.
Make, A Masterpiece / A Masterpiece

ArtWorks Studio Now on Wednesdays at HWL… ArtWorks Studio Now on Wednesdays at HWL…

Drop in on Wednesday evenings to make art and crafts with graduate students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Drop in on Wednesday evenings to make art and crafts with graduate students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

May 2017 Staff Picks May 2017 Staff Picks

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
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.
Make, A Delicious Meal / A Delicious Meal

Barbecue and Grilling Books Barbecue and Grilling Books

Smell the cookouts in the air? Check out these technique and recipe books for a smokin' summer.
Smell the cookouts in the air? Check out these technique and recipe books for a smokin' summer.

Join CPL Foundation Junior Board Society Join CPL Foundation Junior Board Society

Join the smart in-crowd and support critical Chicago Public Library programming.
Join the smart in-crowd and support critical Chicago Public Library programming.

One City. One Dream. One Chicago. One City. One Dream. One Chicago.

We're a proud partner in One Chicago, which facilitates access to resources for Chicagoans, including immigrant and refugee communities.
We're a proud partner in One Chicago, which facilitates access to resources for Chicagoans, including immigrant and refugee communities.
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