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Above and Beyond Exhibit Open at HWLC

The National Veterans Art Museum's exhibition Above & Beyond is now open on the third floor of Harold Washington Library Center. The art installation features over 58,000 hand-stamped replicated dog tags representing U.S. soldiers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. The dog tags are suspended from the ceiling of an open 13 feet x 34…
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Native American Heritage Month Art Exhibits

Local artists will display works at three CPL locations during Native American Heritage Month in November. We're pleased to host the following artists: Debra Pappan Harold Washington Library Center, 3rd floor 400 S. State Street, 60605 Chris Pappan Harold Washington Library Center, 3rd floor 400 S. State Street, 60605 Janelle Stanley Edgewater Branch 6000 N. Broadway, 60660 Ernest Whiteman III…
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Mary Ellen Croteau’s Plastic Environmental Art on Exhibit at HWLC

What do we do with all the plastic waste we're creating? On display through January 15 in the 8th floor and Congress Corridor exhibit cases, Mary Ellen Croteau's colorful work focuses on environmental issues and is constructed from non-recyclable plastic waste. Croteau states, "Plastic is made from petroleum.  It doesn’t compost or decompose. And these bags…
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Adult Coloring Sheet Raffle at HWLC

Enter our coloring sheet raffle by December 15 for a chance to win the bestselling adult coloring book, Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book by Johanna Basford. Stop by the 8th floor of Harold Washington Library Center to choose from 10 original coloring sheets designed by local artists. Submit your completed sheet to…
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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – December 15, 2015

AGENDA Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Harold Washington Library Center 400 S. State Street Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room   Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting on November 17, 2015 (action required) Guidelines Governing Use (action required) Schedule of Requisitions, Contracts and Licenses (action required) CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only…
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Warli and Madhubani: Artworks by Sumathi Natarajan at Harold Washington Library Center

Harold Washington Library Center hosts an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month art exhibit featuring the work of artist Sumathi Natarajan. Paintings from Sumathi Natarajan’s collection will be on display from May 1 through July 1 on the 3rd floor of the Harold Washington Library Center. Artist Statement “My work revolves around reviving the ancient…
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Multimedia Poetry Performance for Teens

Everyone should be excited about the upcoming multimedia poetry performances happening during Poetry Fest on April 25, and here's why: Spoken word poet, playwright and filmmaker, Kelly Tsai, will be back in Chicago, to perform "Visibility" at 12:30 p.m., about a girl lost in a world of fog. Self-described Urban Renaissance Artist, Osiris Khepera, will be on stage performing…
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Artist Interview: Elaine Luther

Our Lady of Perpetual Housework will be on display for Women's History Month, March 1-31, at the West Englewood Branch. Q: As a busy mother of three, how do you find time to do your artwork? A:  An artist friend of mine said, "I figured it out – you make art to stay sane, don't you?…
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