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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.
Explore / Great Reads for Kids

Empowered Girls: Books Celebrating Women Empowered Girls: Books Celebrating Women

By Corina
On the anniversary of the Women's March, Corina recommends books for kids that celebrate the power of women and girls.
On the anniversary of the Women's March, Corina recommends books for kids that celebrate the power of women and girls.
Explore / Chicago's History

Gallery Talk: Fellowship of Rev. Clay… Gallery Talk: Fellowship of Rev. Clay…

Jan 20th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the curator and archivist for a walk through the exhibit and hear more stories from the Rev. Clay Evans Archive.
Meet the curator and archivist for a walk through the exhibit and hear more stories from the Rev. Clay Evans Archive.
Explore / Great Reads for Kids

Kids Staff Picks (January 2018) Kids Staff Picks (January 2018)

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.
If You Love / A Great Read

Adult Reading Challenge: Best of the Bes… Adult Reading Challenge: Best of the Bes…

By Gloriane
Adults, read along with us this winter and be entered in a drawing for a Chicago Public Library T-shirt or a copy of I'll Take You There.
Adults, read along with us this winter and be entered in a drawing for a Chicago Public Library T-shirt or a copy of I'll Take You There.

Which Best of the Best book will you read?

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Explore / One Book, One Chicago

#TBT: Janis Joplin, Queen of… #TBT: Janis Joplin, Queen of…

By Joanna
Did you know Mavis Staples considered Janis Joplin one of her best friends? Learn more about the musician with Joanna's recommendations.
Did you know Mavis Staples considered Janis Joplin one of her best friends? Learn more about the musician with Joanna's recommendations.
If You Love / Teen Reads

CPL's 2017 Teen Mock Book Awards CPL's 2017 Teen Mock Book Awards

By Rae
Here are the teen books CPL librarians chose as the winners of our Mock Printz, Morris, Eisner and Nonfiction Awards this year.
Here are the teen books CPL librarians chose as the winners of our Mock Printz, Morris, Eisner and Nonfiction Awards this year.
Learn to / Code

Computer Programming Books Computer Programming Books

C++, Perl, Python? Find books that speak your language whether you're just getting started or planning your next career move.
C++, Perl, Python? Find books that speak your language whether you're just getting started or planning your next career move.
If You Love / A Great Read

Caught Reading: Metra Rock Island, Janua… Caught Reading: Metra Rock Island, Janua…

By Ellen
Already tired of winter commuting? Metra riders recommended these books to brighten the trip.
Already tired of winter commuting? Metra riders recommended these books to brighten the trip.
Explore / Chicago's History

The Great Outdoors: Illinois Conservatio… The Great Outdoors: Illinois Conservatio…

By SarahD
Learn about The Illinois Department of Conservation’s Illinois Conservation magazine, focused on hunting, fishing and the great outdoors.
Learn about The Illinois Department of Conservation’s Illinois Conservation magazine, focused on hunting, fishing and the great outdoors.
Make / A Better You

Shape: Magazine of the Month Shape: Magazine of the Month

Kick off the new year with healthy eating and exercise tips in the January issue of Shape, available online via RBdigital Magazines.
Kick off the new year with healthy eating and exercise tips in the January issue of Shape, available online via RBdigital Magazines.
If You Love / A Great Read

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

Our selections of the very best books published in 2017 for adults, teens and kids.
Our selections of the very best books published in 2017 for adults, teens and kids.
If You Love / A Great Read

January 2018 Staff Picks January 2018 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.
Connect With / Your Community

COPA: Civilian Office of Police… COPA: Civilian Office of Police…

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 Community

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.
Connect With / Your Library

Join CPL Foundation Associate Council Join CPL Foundation Associate Council

Join the smart in-crowd and support transformative learning programs at Chicago Public Library.
Join the smart in-crowd and support transformative learning programs at Chicago Public Library.
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