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Spooky-ooky Greetings: Historical Cards from Chicago

How will you let friends know you're thinking of them this Halloween? Find ideas with historical cards in our special collections.

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Exploring History Through Chicago's Earliest Cemeteries

Chloe explores the history behind some of Chicago’s earliest cemeteries.

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Kids at CPL

Learning Journey for Kids and Tweens

Kids, explore new books, crafts, events, resources and more each month. Complete four suggested activities and you can enter to win a prize!

Teens at CPL

Teens, Save the Date for ChiTeen Lit Fest, November 6-7

This virtual festival created by teens for teens celebrates all things literature.

Best Books of the Decade

Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Books of the 2010s?

How well do you recall the books that got everyone talking--and reading--this past decade? Test your memory with our latest bookish quiz.

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