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From Miss Marple to Kinsey Millhone: The Female Detective

Angie recommends female detectives from historical cozy mysteries and contemporary hard-boiled mysteries.

Summer at CPL

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Special Collections

Pan-American Games in Chicago

The third Pan-American Games were held in Chicago 60 years ago this summer. See photos from our special collections.

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Technology tutors at CPL locations citywide

CPL Resource

Help for job seekers

Kids at CPL


Play All Summer Long

All learning counts with the Summer Learning Challenge! Visit any CPL location to read, discover and create.

Teens at CPL


Teen Summer Challenge: We Are Chicago

Grab a bingo card to build skills and celebrate your city, your summer, your CPL!

Romance at CPL

Abs-olutely Romantic

These mass market paperbacks celebrate the steamier side of romance with cover art that's hot and sultry.

The Rom-Com Renaissance

A new wave of rom-coms is shaking up publishing, and fans of romantic comedies at the movies and on TV will devour these enjoyable tales.

Enemies-to-Lovers Romance Fiction

Two characters begin as rivals, but the reader knows the truth. Watch the sparks fly as these characters discover that they belong together.


Read a Romance Month

A hot and steamy read is just right for summer! Celebrate romance in August with reads that range from historical to contemporary, inspirational to paranormal and everything in between.

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