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CPL Revamps Digital Collections Website CPL Revamps Digital Collections Website


It's now easier for you to find thousands of images, documents and artifacts from our special collections.
It's now easier for you to find thousands of images, documents and artifacts from our special collections.
If You Love / A Great Read

RIP, Philip Roth RIP, Philip Roth

The celebrated Pulitzer Prize-winning author has died. Get to know his work with these books.
The celebrated Pulitzer Prize-winning author has died. Get to know his work with these books.
Explore / Science and Nature

The Origins of the Genus Homo The Origins of the Genus Homo

May 23rd | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Chicago Public Library hosts a fascinating lecture with Dr. Bernard Wood of George Washington University.
Chicago Public Library hosts a fascinating lecture with Dr. Bernard Wood of George Washington University.
If You Love / Music
Chicago House Music Festival
If You Love / A Great Read

The Great American Read The Great American Read

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PBS is launching a TV series to celebrate America's favorite novels. The public will vote for a favorite starting in May. Here is the list.
PBS is launching a TV series to celebrate America's favorite novels. The public will vote for a favorite starting in May. Here is the list.
If You Love / Music

Happy Birthday, Rosemary Clooney Happy Birthday, Rosemary Clooney

By Michelle
Jazz singer and film and television actress Rosemary Clooney would have celebrated her 90th birthday on May 23rd.
Jazz singer and film and television actress Rosemary Clooney would have celebrated her 90th birthday on May 23rd.
If You Love / Science Fiction & Fantasy

Nebula Award for Best Novel Nebula Award for Best Novel

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Check out the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels of 2017, honored by the Nebula Awards.
Check out the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels of 2017, honored by the Nebula Awards.
If You Love / A Great Read

Coming Soon Coming Soon

Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.
Browse lists of some of the hottest upcoming titles.
If You Love / Teen Reads

Comics for Han Solo Fans Comics for Han Solo Fans

By Amy
Waiting for the new Solo movie? Amy recommends comics for Hans Solo fans to check out now.
Waiting for the new Solo movie? Amy recommends comics for Hans Solo fans to check out now.
If You Love / Teen Reads

Teen Staff Picks (May 2018) Teen Staff Picks (May 2018)

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Check out our latest staff favorites for teen reading.
Check out our latest staff favorites for teen reading.
Explore / Chicago's History

What Do Memorial Day and Logan Square… What Do Memorial Day and Logan Square…

By Johanna
Johanna recommends books on the man behind our first national day of remembrance in 1868.
Johanna recommends books on the man behind our first national day of remembrance in 1868.
Learn to / Speak Another Language

Mango Languages Mango Languages

Lessons in 60+ languages, including English.
Lessons in 60+ languages, including English.
Explore / Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

Asian American, Pacific Islander Reads Asian American, Pacific Islander Reads

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This list of recommended books features works about the Asian American and Pacific Islander immigrant experience.
This list of recommended books features works about the Asian American and Pacific Islander immigrant experience.
Connect With / Your Library

Let's Laugh Together at Zanies on May 23 Let's Laugh Together at Zanies on May 23

Join the CPL Foundation Associate Board for a rousing night of laughter in support of great library programs.
Join the CPL Foundation Associate Board for a rousing night of laughter in support of great library programs.
Connect With / Your Community

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.
If You Love / A Great Read

May 2018 Staff Picks May 2018 Staff Picks

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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.
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