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Explore / One Book, One Chicago

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.
If You Love / The Holidays
Quiz: Thanksgiving Trivia
If You Love / eBooks

Read Magazines with RBdigital Magazines Read Magazines with RBdigital Magazines

Need a break from the holiday hubbub? Curl up with one of more than a hundred popular magazines available online from RBdigital Magazines.
Need a break from the holiday hubbub? Curl up with one of more than a hundred popular magazines available online from RBdigital Magazines.
If You Love / Movies

Thanksgiving Movies Thanksgiving Movies

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
Get in the Thanksgiving mood with these movies set around Turkey Day.
Get in the Thanksgiving mood with these movies set around Turkey Day.
Make / A Delicious Meal

Thanksgiving Cookbooks Thanksgiving Cookbooks

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Want to host the perfect Thanksgiving? We have cookbooks to help, whether you're going traditional, vegan or somewhere in between.
Want to host the perfect Thanksgiving? We have cookbooks to help, whether you're going traditional, vegan or somewhere in between.
If You Love / The Holidays

Give Thanks for Books Give Thanks for Books

By Jason Driver
Jason is thankful for books, especially these Turkey Day readalouds.
Jason is thankful for books, especially these Turkey Day readalouds.
Explore / Great Reads for Kids

Kids Staff Picks (November 2017) Kids Staff Picks (November 2017)

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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 / Teen Reads

Not-So-Happy Family Titles for Teens Not-So-Happy Family Titles for Teens

By Sarah
If seeing your relatives during the holidays bums you out, bring one of these titles about dysfunctional families to read under the table.
If seeing your relatives during the holidays bums you out, bring one of these titles about dysfunctional families to read under the table.
Explore / Chicago's History

Harold Washington: Gone, Not Forgotten Harold Washington: Gone, Not Forgotten

By Johanna
Johanna reflects on the mayor's legacy as we mark the 30th anniversary of his death.
Johanna reflects on the mayor's legacy as we mark the 30th anniversary of his death.
Explore / Native American Heritage

Native American Heritage Native American Heritage

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We recommend some recent highlights as well as classic books in observance of Native American Heritage Month.
We recommend some recent highlights as well as classic books in observance of Native American Heritage Month.
If You Love / A Great Read

Caught Reading: O'Hare to Heathrow Caught Reading: O'Hare to Heathrow

By Kate
What books are keeping Chicago company on a transatlantic flight? Librarian Kate reports back from her flight to London.
What books are keeping Chicago company on a transatlantic flight? Librarian Kate reports back from her flight to London.
Explore / Business

Books for Small Business Saturday Books for Small Business Saturday

By Kate
What's your favorite Chicago business? Kate recommends guides to Chicago's neighborhood gems and stories of small business owners.
What's your favorite Chicago business? Kate recommends guides to Chicago's neighborhood gems and stories of small business owners.
If You Love / A Great Read

November 2017 Staff Picks November 2017 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.
Explore / Great Reads for Kids

National Day of Listening for Kids National Day of Listening for Kids

By Liv
Liv recommends multigenerational picture books to get you thinking about your family stories.
Liv recommends multigenerational picture books to get you thinking about your family stories.
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 Library

CPL Foundation: Dedicated to the Curious CPL Foundation: Dedicated to the Curious

On #GivingTuesday, make a gift that funds transformative learning programs at Chicago Public Library. New and increased gifts are matched.
On #GivingTuesday, make a gift that funds transformative learning programs at Chicago Public Library. New and increased gifts are matched.
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