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Explore / One Book, One Chicago

OBOC: Do Androids Dream of Electric… OBOC: Do Androids Dream of Electric…


What if all of Chicago read the same book? Imagine the Future with us as we read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? in 2018-2019.
What if all of Chicago read the same book? Imagine the Future with us as we read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? in 2018-2019.
Explore / What's Making Headlines

Social Justice Books for Teens Social Justice Books for Teens

By Amy Diegelman
Wondering what kind of difference you can make as a teen? These books will inspire you to take action!
Wondering what kind of difference you can make as a teen? These books will inspire you to take action!
Explore / African American History

Martin Luther King Day's Chicago Roots Martin Luther King Day's Chicago Roots

By Johanna
Did you know Harold Washington led the campaign for Illinois to become the first state to declare MLK's birthday a holiday?
Did you know Harold Washington led the campaign for Illinois to become the first state to declare MLK's birthday a holiday?
Explore / Great Reads for Kids

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Celebrating… Martin Luther King, Jr.: Celebrating…

By Liv
What does a leader look like? Liv recommends inspiring books for kids about the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
What does a leader look like? Liv recommends inspiring books for kids about the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
If You Love / Audiobooks

Winter Listens Winter Listens

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
Stay warm listening to these chilly audiobooks.
Stay warm listening to these chilly audiobooks.
Connect With / Your Kids

Over the Moon about the Moon Over the Moon about the Moon

By Corina
Excited for the lunar eclipse? These luminescent titles will have you and your little one staying up late.
Excited for the lunar eclipse? These luminescent titles will have you and your little one staying up late.
Explore / Great Reads for Kids

Kids Staff Picks (January 2019) Kids Staff Picks (January 2019)

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.
Prepare for / A Night at the Theater

Fearless in Chicago, Organic’s WARP Fearless in Chicago, Organic’s WARP

By Sarah
Celebrate the Year of Chicago Theatre: Launch into the fifth dimension and learn about Organic Theater's epic sci-fi trilogy WARP.
Celebrate the Year of Chicago Theatre: Launch into the fifth dimension and learn about Organic Theater's epic sci-fi trilogy WARP.
Connect With / Chicago Teens

Teen Voices: Kylie, Fan Fiction Author Teen Voices: Kylie, Fan Fiction Author

Meet Kylie, a budding fan fiction author and teen creator at the Coleman Branch.
Meet Kylie, a budding fan fiction author and teen creator at the Coleman Branch.
If You Love / A Great Read

January Reading Challenge: Best of the… January Reading Challenge: Best of the…

By Gloriane
Adults, read one of our Best of the Best books and be entered in a drawing for a Chicago Public Library T-shirt.
Adults, read one of our Best of the Best books and be entered in a drawing for a Chicago Public Library T-shirt.

Which Best of the Best book will you read?

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If You Love / A Great Read

Most Popular Books of 2018 Most Popular Books of 2018

By Stephen
What did your fellow Chicagoans borrow most from the library in 2018? We've got the lists.
What did your fellow Chicagoans borrow most from the library in 2018? We've got the lists.
Get Help / Finding a Job

When New Year, New You Means New Job When New Year, New You Means New Job

By Kate
Are you looking for a new job this year? Kate recommends meaningful new books to help you on your way.
Are you looking for a new job this year? Kate recommends meaningful new books to help you on your way.
If You Love / A Great Read

January 2019 Staff Picks January 2019 Staff Picks

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
Check out this month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library. Visit our Books page for previous lists of recommendations.
Check out this month's recommendations from Chicago Public Library. Visit our Books page for previous lists of recommendations.
Explore / Technology

CPL Has an App for That CPL Has an App for That

Use your library card and your mobile device to read; stream movies, TV and music; learn a new language or get homework help.
Use your library card and your mobile device to read; stream movies, TV and music; learn a new language or get homework help.
Connect With / Your Library

Transform Lives at CPL Transform Lives at CPL

A small gift goes a long way when you invest in lifelong learning at Chicago Public Library.
A small gift goes a long way when you invest in lifelong learning at Chicago Public Library.
If You Love / Movies

The Hollywood Reporter: Magazine of the… The Hollywood Reporter: Magazine of the…

Ready for awards season? Get caught up on the latest in movies with The Hollywood Reporter. Available on RBdigital Magazines.
Ready for awards season? Get caught up on the latest in movies with The Hollywood Reporter. Available on RBdigital Magazines.
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