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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.
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October 2018 Books We're Excited About October 2018 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.
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Caught Reading: Brown Line Caught Reading: Brown Line

By Molly
As Chicagoans, we know a good book makes a chilly commute cozier. Here's what Molly spotted you reading.
As Chicagoans, we know a good book makes a chilly commute cozier. Here's what Molly spotted you reading.
Explore / Great Reads for Kids

Halloween Board and Picture Books Halloween Board and Picture Books

recommended by ChiPubLib_Kids
These not-too-scary Halloween reads are wicked good fun.
These not-too-scary Halloween reads are wicked good fun.
If You Love / Sports
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Bear Down! Great Football Books Bear Down! Great Football Books

By Jason Driver
Football season is going strong! Score these titles for kids to learn about the beloved American pastime.
Football season is going strong! Score these titles for kids to learn about the beloved American pastime.
Explore / Chicago's History

Chicago Architecture Chicago Architecture

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
Are you exploring Chicago through Open House Chicago this weekend? Delve deeper into Chicago architecture with these great books.
Are you exploring Chicago through Open House Chicago this weekend? Delve deeper into Chicago architecture with these great books.
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Sing, Muse: Retellings of Ancient Myths Sing, Muse: Retellings of Ancient Myths

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
Inspired by ancient myths, these modern fictions re-imagine timeless tales for contemporary audiences.
Inspired by ancient myths, these modern fictions re-imagine timeless tales for contemporary audiences.
Explore / Polish American Heritage

Teen Books: Polish American Heritage… Teen Books: Polish American Heritage…

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens
These stories feature Polish and Polish American teens.
These stories feature Polish and Polish American teens.
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October 2018 Staff Picks October 2018 Staff Picks

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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.
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Be a Trivia Champ Be a Trivia Champ

Oct 23rd | 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Join the Chicago Public Library Foundation Associate Board for Trivia Night. Proceeds benefit CPL programs.
Join the Chicago Public Library Foundation Associate Board for Trivia Night. Proceeds benefit CPL programs.
Connect With / Your Community

Choose Kind Month Events Choose Kind Month Events

Oct 10th - Oct 31st
CPL locations around the city
Join us for programs promoting acceptance, understanding and kindness, inspired by R.J. Palacio's novel Wonder.
Join us for programs promoting acceptance, understanding and kindness, inspired by R.J. Palacio's novel Wonder.
Explore / Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Heritage Reads for Kids Hispanic Heritage Reads for Kids

recommended by ChiPubLib_Kids
Explore both roots and dreams with these titles.
Explore both roots and dreams with these titles.
Explore / Great Reads for Kids

A Sisterhood of Little Women A Sisterhood of Little Women

By Alexa
Alexa recommends books for fans of Little Women. The best part? They all have sequels.
Alexa recommends books for fans of Little Women. The best part? They all have sequels.
Explore / Science and Nature

Hiking Books Hiking Books

The National Trails System turns 50 this year. Celebrate the great outdoors--near and far--with these guides.
The National Trails System turns 50 this year. Celebrate the great outdoors--near and far--with these guides.
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Masterpiece Book Club: October Events Masterpiece Book Club: October Events

Go beyond the PBS Masterpiece series with engaging book discussions, lectures, films and literary portrayals.
Go beyond the PBS Masterpiece series with engaging book discussions, lectures, films and literary portrayals.
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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.
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