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Make our Chicago History page your starting point for learning about the Windy City.
Make our Chicago History page your starting point for learning about the Windy City.
Explore, U.S. History / U.S. History

Top Picks: The Words of John F. Kennedy Top Picks: The Words of John F. Kennedy

By Patrice
Patrice recommends books exploring the 35th president's values.
Patrice recommends books exploring the 35th president's values.

Teen Staff Picks (May 2017) Teen Staff Picks (May 2017)

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens
Check out our latest staff favorites for teen reading.
Check out our latest staff favorites for teen reading.
Explore, One Book, One Chicago / One Book, One Chicago

Quiz: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Quiz: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

By Jennifer
Test your knowledge of this season's #OBOC selection and enter our drawing for an autographed copy of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.
Test your knowledge of this season's #OBOC selection and enter our drawing for an autographed copy of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.

It’s All Good in the Hood: Mr. Rogers’ L… It’s All Good in the Hood: Mr. Rogers’ L…

By Jason Driver
Check out these books and resources to share Mr. Rogers with the kids in your life.
Check out these books and resources to share Mr. Rogers with the kids in your life.

Music Staff Picks (May 2017) Music Staff Picks (May 2017)

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Check out the latest music recommendations from Chicago Public Library.
Check out the latest music recommendations from Chicago Public Library.

#TBT: Twin Peaks and Other Hits of 1990 #TBT: Twin Peaks and Other Hits of 1990

By Layne
The long-awaited continuation of Twin Peaks is almost here. Other than Laura Palmer, what were people talking about back in 1990?
The long-awaited continuation of Twin Peaks is almost here. Other than Laura Palmer, what were people talking about back in 1990?
Explore, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage / Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

Personal Journeys Stories for Asian Amer… Personal Journeys Stories for Asian Amer…

recommended by ChiPubLib_Culture
Some are humorous, others more reflective, but all transcend borders, cultures and generations.
Some are humorous, others more reflective, but all transcend borders, cultures and generations.
Explore, Science and Nature / Science and Nature

Zinio Magazine of the Month: National Ge… Zinio Magazine of the Month: National Ge…

Explore the science behind genius in the May issue of National Geographic.
Explore the science behind genius in the May issue of National Geographic.
Explore, Chicago's History / Chicago's History

Do I Hear a Waltz? Teens Dancing in Chic… Do I Hear a Waltz? Teens Dancing in Chic…

By Sarah
Dance down memory lane with these historical photos of dances and proms in Chicago.
Dance down memory lane with these historical photos of dances and proms in Chicago.

Kids Museum Passports Unavailable May 21… Kids Museum Passports Unavailable May 21…

Kids Museum Passports will be unavailable for checkout from May 21 to May 31 as we transition to new passes.
Kids Museum Passports will be unavailable for checkout from May 21 to May 31 as we transition to new passes.
Explore, Chicago's History / Chicago's History

Natalie Moore Discusses The South Side Natalie Moore Discusses The South Side

May 24th | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Chicago native and WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore shines a light on contemporary segregation in The South Side. Her reported essays showcase t…
Chicago native and WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore shines a light on contemporary segregation in The South Side. Her reported essays showcase t…

May 2017 Staff Picks May 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.

Join CPL Foundation Junior Board Society Join CPL Foundation Junior Board Society

Join the smart in-crowd and support critical Chicago Public Library programming.
Join the smart in-crowd and support critical Chicago Public Library programming.
Explore, U.S. History / U.S. History

Hamilton's Women: A Performance Hamilton's Women: A Performance

May 24th | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Leslie Goddard explores the Schuyler sisters' relationships with Alexander Hamilton and their role in shaping our nation.
Leslie Goddard explores the Schuyler sisters' relationships with Alexander Hamilton and their role in shaping our nation.
Get Help, Finishing Your Homework / Finishing Your Homework

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Find answers to all your questions at CPL. Use our homework help in person or online.
Find answers to all your questions at CPL. Use our homework help in person or online.
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