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I'll Take You There by Greg Kot I'll Take You There by Greg Kot


Check out our One Book, One Chicago page and explore Music: The Beat of Our City with us through events, books, performances and more.
Check out our One Book, One Chicago page and explore Music: The Beat of Our City with us through events, books, performances and more.
Explore / One Book, One Chicago

Author Todd Mayfield Discusses Traveling… Author Todd Mayfield Discusses Traveling…

Jan 17th | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Todd Mayfield, Curtis Mayfield's second-oldest son, speaks about his book, Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield.
Todd Mayfield, Curtis Mayfield's second-oldest son, speaks about his book, Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield.
Explore / Great Reads for Kids

Kids Staff Picks (January 2018) Kids Staff Picks (January 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.
If You Love / A Great Read

Caught Reading: Metra Rock Island, Janua… Caught Reading: Metra Rock Island, Janua…

By Ellen
Already tired of winter commuting? Metra riders recommended these books to brighten the trip.
Already tired of winter commuting? Metra riders recommended these books to brighten the trip.
If You Love / A Great Read

Adult Reading Challenge: Best of the Bes… Adult Reading Challenge: Best of the Bes…

By Gloriane
Adults, read along with us this winter and be entered in a drawing for a Chicago Public Library T-shirt or a copy of I'll Take You There.
Adults, read along with us this winter and be entered in a drawing for a Chicago Public Library T-shirt or a copy of I'll Take You There.

Which Best of the Best book will you read?

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Get Help / Finding a Job

What Next? Titles for the Career Changer What Next? Titles for the Career Changer

By Kate
Are you ready to move on and try something new? Kate recommends books to help you figure out your next steps.
Are you ready to move on and try something new? Kate recommends books to help you figure out your next steps.
Explore / Chicago's History

The Great Outdoors: Illinois Conservatio… The Great Outdoors: Illinois Conservatio…

By SarahD
Learn about The Illinois Department of Conservation’s Illinois Conservation magazine, focused on hunting, fishing and the great outdoors.
Learn about The Illinois Department of Conservation’s Illinois Conservation magazine, focused on hunting, fishing and the great outdoors.
Make / A Better You

Shape: Magazine of the Month Shape: Magazine of the Month

Kick off the new year with healthy eating and exercise tips in the January issue of Shape, available online via RBdigital Magazines.
Kick off the new year with healthy eating and exercise tips in the January issue of Shape, available online via RBdigital Magazines.
If You Love / A Great Read

Bad Weather Books and Movies: Chase Away… Bad Weather Books and Movies: Chase Away…

By Amanda
Snuggle under a blanket and try one of Amanda's recommendations featuring really nasty weather.
Snuggle under a blanket and try one of Amanda's recommendations featuring really nasty weather.
Explore / Great Reads for Kids

Kids Can Be Inventors Too! Kids Can Be Inventors Too!

recommended by ChiPubLib_Kids
Get inspired to do some experimenting of your own with these books about kid inventors.
Get inspired to do some experimenting of your own with these books about kid inventors.
If You Love / A Great Read

Best of the Best Books 2017 Best of the Best Books 2017

Our selections of the very best books published in 2017 for adults, teens and kids.
Our selections of the very best books published in 2017 for adults, teens and kids.
If You Love / A Great Read

January 2018 Staff Picks January 2018 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.
Explore / Technology

CPL Has an App for That CPL Has an App for That

Use your library card and your mobile device to read; stream movies, TV and music; learn a new language or get homework help.
Use your library card and your mobile device to read; stream movies, TV and music; learn a new language or get homework help.
Connect With / Your Community

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

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.
Connect With / Your Community

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.
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.
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