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From Slates to Typewriters in Chicago’s Schools

Sarah explores how even the old-fashioned ways of doing schoolwork changed over the years.

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Coretta Scott King Book Awards: 50 Years of Excellence

These books for kids explore the African American experience and culture.

Teens at CPL


YOUmedia Block Party: September 28 at HWLC

Celebrate 10 years of YOUmedia with a day of performances, art projects and all things YOUmedia!

Downton Abbey


Books for the Residents of Downton Abbey

Stephen suggests books for the characters of the beloved PBS TV series--and movie.

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