Graphic Novels for Gourmands

Do you like graphic novels and food? Here are some fun reads about life in the kitchen, opening a new restaurant and solving crimes by eating. In her mouth-watering memoir, Lucy Knisley shares charming tales and delightful drawings about growing up around chefs, food travel adventures and cooking. Each chapter is bookended with sumptuously drawn…
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Springtime in the City

We're challenging the kids of Chicago to find Springtime in the City from April 1 to April 17. Play an outdoor game, investigate nature in your neighborhood or discover why we have seasons. To complete the challenge: Read (book, magazine or website) for 20 minutes a day for five days of spring break Discover new information by…
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Remembering a Blues Legend: Muddy Waters’ “Mojo” at 100

Nobody knew the blues like Muddy Waters. Although he was born in Mississippi on April 4, 1915, Waters spent a considerable amount of time right here in sweet home Chicago. It’s here that he electrified the blues with his slide guitar skills, making the blues sound like what it is today. He is widely regarded for making Chicago…
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I Want to Believe

Recently there have been rumors of a reboot of the television series The X-Files. Longtime fans like me are hoping the rumors become truth and that the original stars are on board. The television series ended more than two decades ago, and the last episodes of the final season left many viewers wanting more. A lot has…
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April Fools’ for Kids

Hey kids, April Fools' Day is coming! Be prepared this year with the many great resources the library has for pranks or jokes you can play. Pranklopedia is a fun illustrated guide to pranks from classics like the fake sneeze or garlic breath mint to more modern tricks like causing computer desktop confusion. With lists of required items…
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Extraordinary Local Women of History

Despite a few snowy days, spring has officially arrived and March is almost over. Let's wrap up Women's History Month by highlighting the contributions of two Chicago women. Vivian G. Harsh The first African American branch head at the Chicago Public Library and an early leader in the movement to preserve African American history, Vivian Gordon Harsh was often described as…
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