Flights of Fantasy

Flying isn't just for Peter Pan. Many people have dreams where they fly. Some have dreams where they aim for the ground and miss, which could be considered the same thing. Here are some novels for adults about a favorite fantasy. Tom Miller manages the near-impossible in his debut, The Philosopher's Flight. Robert "Boober" Weekes longs…
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Celebrate International Children’s Book Day

We're celebrating International Children's Book Day by reading the books recognized by the 2018 Mildred L. Batchelder Award committee. Since 1966, the Batchelder Award has been awarded to children's books published in another language and country and then translated into English and published in the United States. The winner of the 2018 Batchelder Award is a swashbuckling…
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Celebrating Chicago African American Painter Charles White

On April 2nd we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of African American painter and graphic designer Charles White. According to Roosevelt University professor Erik Gellman, White not only “applied his art as a weapon in Chicago,” but he discovered a unique appreciation and love for African-American history not at school, but at Chicago…
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Personal Finance: Be Right on the Money by being Money Smart!

April 21 - April 28 is Money Smart Week, a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers manage their personal finances. Launched in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Chicago Public Library has hosted programs and workshops on various financial literacy topics since its beginning. Looking to check out a book on…
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