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Explore, The Summer Learning Challenge / The Summer Learning Challenge

Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge


Join the Super Explorers, earn prizes and have fun when you read, discover and create at your library this summer.
Join the Super Explorers, earn prizes and have fun when you read, discover and create at your library this summer.

Top Picks: Queen Latifah Top Picks: Queen Latifah

By Gloriane
Check out Queen Latifah's greatest hits in movies and music.
Check out Queen Latifah's greatest hits in movies and music.
Explore, Great Reads for Kids / Great Reads for Kids

Kids Staff Picks (July 2017) Kids Staff Picks (July 2017)

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.
Explore, What's Making Headlines / What's Making Headlines

Chicago: Online Magazine of the Month Chicago: Online Magazine of the Month

Find what's happening in Chicago arts and entertainment, dining and more in the latest Chicago Magazine, available on RBdigital Magazines.
Find what's happening in Chicago arts and entertainment, dining and more in the latest Chicago Magazine, available on RBdigital Magazines.

Stop Brain Drain: Give to CPL Foundation Stop Brain Drain: Give to CPL Foundation

Do you know that $25 funds four kids for a full summer of learning and discovery through CPL’s Summer Learning Challenge?
Do you know that $25 funds four kids for a full summer of learning and discovery through CPL’s Summer Learning Challenge?

Quiz: How Well Do You Know the White Sox… Quiz: How Well Do You Know the White Sox…

By Ellen
Get ready for the Crosstown Classic! Put your skills to the test with our White Sox quiz.
Get ready for the Crosstown Classic! Put your skills to the test with our White Sox quiz.

Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Cubs? Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Cubs?

By Ellen
The Crosstown Classic is almost here! Test your baseball knowledge with our Cubs quiz.
The Crosstown Classic is almost here! Test your baseball knowledge with our Cubs quiz.
Explore, Disability Awareness / Disability Awareness

Adult Reads for Disability Awareness Mon… Adult Reads for Disability Awareness Mon…

recommended by ChiPubLib_AssistiveTech
We recommend nonfiction titles exploring the lives of trailblazers and fiction titles featuring characters with disabilities.
We recommend nonfiction titles exploring the lives of trailblazers and fiction titles featuring characters with disabilities.

Ravinia 2017 Ravinia 2017

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
Get to know some of the artists performing at Ravinia Festival 2017.
Get to know some of the artists performing at Ravinia Festival 2017.
If You Love, Games and Gaming / Games and Gaming

5 Articles: Fidget Spinners for Kids and… 5 Articles: Fidget Spinners for Kids and…

By Mary
Can fidget spinners really help kids focus? Or are they just a gimmick to drive parents crazy? Mary recommends articles exploring the craze.
Can fidget spinners really help kids focus? Or are they just a gimmick to drive parents crazy? Mary recommends articles exploring the craze.
Explore, Science and Nature / Science and Nature

Truth or Terror? Shark Books and Movies Truth or Terror? Shark Books and Movies

By Patrice
It’s that time of year again: Shark Week! Whether you'd like scientific explorations or tales of terror, we have the titles for you.
It’s that time of year again: Shark Week! Whether you'd like scientific explorations or tales of terror, we have the titles for you.
Explore, The Summer Learning Challenge / The Summer Learning Challenge

Flat Dr. Brain-Drain: Color and Cut Out Flat Dr. Brain-Drain: Color and Cut Out

Share a photo of you and the Evil Dr. Brain-Drain on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. #StopDrBrainDrain
Share a photo of you and the Evil Dr. Brain-Drain on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. #StopDrBrainDrain

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.

July 2017 Staff Picks July 2017 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, The Summer Learning Challenge / The Summer Learning Challenge

Heroes of "Mad" Science Heroes of "Mad" Science

Jul 10th - Jul 27th
Various CPL locations
Heroes don't always come in capes and boots – sometimes they appear in lab coats, too! For kids 6 to 13.
Heroes don't always come in capes and boots – sometimes they appear in lab coats, too! For kids 6 to 13.
If You Love, Games and Gaming / Games and Gaming

CPL Games on the Go at Street Festivals CPL Games on the Go at Street Festivals

Jul 13th - Aug 28th
Events around Chicago
Play tabletop games with our librarians. Next up: Join us Sunday at Logan Square Farmer's Market.
Play tabletop games with our librarians. Next up: Join us Sunday at Logan Square Farmer's Market.
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