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Best of the Best Books 2017 Best of the Best Books 2017


Announcing our selections of the very best books published in 2017 for adults, teens and kids.
Announcing our selections of the very best books published in 2017 for adults, teens and kids.
Connect With / Your Kids

A Village of Stories A Village of Stories

Dec 9th | 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Read, play, make believe, and tell and hear stories at this fun-filled celebration of imagination for the whole family.
Read, play, make believe, and tell and hear stories at this fun-filled celebration of imagination for the whole family.
If You Love / A Great Read

December 2017 Staff Picks December 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 / One Book, One Chicago

Greg Kot and Mavis Staples in Conversati… Greg Kot and Mavis Staples in Conversati…

Dec 14th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Greg Kot and Mavis Staples discuss I'll Take You There and the legacy of the Staple Singers in this keynote event.
Greg Kot and Mavis Staples discuss I'll Take You There and the legacy of the Staple Singers in this keynote event.
If You Love / The Holidays
Lighting candles in the kinara, which is surrounded by food and an African carving

Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration

Dec 9th | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Musician and storyteller Niambi Muhammad shares the principles of Kwanzaa.
Musician and storyteller Niambi Muhammad shares the principles of Kwanzaa.
Explore / One Book, One Chicago

Quiz: Musical Families Quiz: Musical Families

By Jennifer
We've learned a lot about the Staples family through this season of OBOC. How well do you know these famous musical families?
We've learned a lot about the Staples family through this season of OBOC. How well do you know these famous musical families?
Make / A Masterpiece

Artist Talk with Kevin Riordan Artist Talk with Kevin Riordan

Dec 9th | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Artist Kevin Riordan shares how he uses mixed media to portray his mixed feelings about Chicago, both its past and its future.
Artist Kevin Riordan shares how he uses mixed media to portray his mixed feelings about Chicago, both its past and its future.
If You Love / The Holidays

Lunchtime Holiday Concerts at HWLC Lunchtime Holiday Concerts at HWLC

Dec 4th - Dec 15th
Harold Washington Library Center
Enjoy the sounds of the season at concerts by local music groups.
Enjoy the sounds of the season at concerts by local music groups.
If You Love / The Holidays

A Family Festival of Lights! A Family Festival of Lights!

By Alexa
Do you know the story of Hanukkah? Alexa recommends books to celebrate the holiday.
Do you know the story of Hanukkah? Alexa recommends books to celebrate the holiday.
If You Love / The Holidays

The Long Christmas Dinner by Thornton Wi… The Long Christmas Dinner by Thornton Wi…

Dec 11th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
See Miguel Cervantes, Peter Sagal and others in a staged reading of this classic play about family, how time passes and how love endures.
See Miguel Cervantes, Peter Sagal and others in a staged reading of this classic play about family, how time passes and how love endures.
Make / A Masterpiece

Art Tour of HWLC Art Tour of HWLC

Dec 12th | 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Learn about the impressive collection of original artwork on display throughout Harold Washington Library Center.
Learn about the impressive collection of original artwork on display throughout Harold Washington Library Center.
If You Love / A Great Read

Best Books of 2017 Best Books of 2017

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
Chicago Public Library recommends these as the best books published in 2017.
Chicago Public Library recommends these as the best books published in 2017.
If You Love / Teen Reads

Best Teen Graphic Novels and Manga of 20… Best Teen Graphic Novels and Manga of 20…

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens
Chicago Public Library recommends these titles as the very best graphic novels and manga published in 2017 for teens in high school.
Chicago Public Library recommends these titles as the very best graphic novels and manga published in 2017 for teens in high school.
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.
Explore / Great Reads for Kids

Best Fiction for Younger Readers of 2017 Best Fiction for Younger Readers of 2017

recommended by ChiPubLib_Kids
Chicago Public Library recommends these as the very best fiction published in 2017 for kids in kindergarten through third grade.
Chicago Public Library recommends these as the very best fiction published in 2017 for kids in kindergarten through third grade.
If You Love / Teen Reads

Tragic, Titanic-Inspired Teen Romances Tragic, Titanic-Inspired Teen Romances

By Amy
It's been 20 years since Jack and Rose's romance sank in Titanic. If you can't get enough of tragic teen love stories, try these titles.
It's been 20 years since Jack and Rose's romance sank in Titanic. If you can't get enough of tragic teen love stories, try these titles.
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