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Explore / Chicago's History

CPL Revamps Digital Collections Website CPL Revamps Digital Collections Website


It's now easier for you to find thousands of images, documents and artifacts from our special collections.
It's now easier for you to find thousands of images, documents and artifacts from our special collections.
If You Love / Teen Reads

Teen Staff Picks (May 2018) Teen Staff Picks (May 2018)

recommended by ChiPubLib_Teens
Check out our latest staff favorites for teen reading.
Check out our latest staff favorites for teen reading.
Explore / Science and Nature

The Origins of the Genus Homo The Origins of the Genus Homo

May 23rd | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Chicago Public Library hosts a fascinating lecture with Dr. Bernard Wood of George Washington University.
Chicago Public Library hosts a fascinating lecture with Dr. Bernard Wood of George Washington University.
Explore / Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

Asian American, Pacific Islander Reads Asian American, Pacific Islander Reads

recommended by ChiPubLib_Culture
This list of recommended books features works about the Asian American and Pacific Islander immigrant experience.
This list of recommended books features works about the Asian American and Pacific Islander immigrant experience.
Explore / Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

Film Screening: The Kite Runner Film Screening: The Kite Runner

May 22nd | 5:30pm - 7:45pm
Come see this story of an unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy, and the son of his father's servant, set in Afghanistan.
Come see this story of an unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy, and the son of his father's servant, set in Afghanistan.
If You Love / eBooks

Interested in eBooks? Get Started with… Interested in eBooks? Get Started with…

Try something new: Read an eBook or magazine, listen to an audiobook or music, or watch movies or TV with these online services.
Try something new: Read an eBook or magazine, listen to an audiobook or music, or watch movies or TV with these online services.
Make / A Masterpiece

14th Annual Emerging Writers Competition 14th Annual Emerging Writers Competition

Entries are currently being accepted in the 2018 Illinois Emerging Writers Competition for the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award.
Entries are currently being accepted in the 2018 Illinois Emerging Writers Competition for the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award.
Learn to / Speak Another Language

Mango Languages Mango Languages

Lessons in 60+ languages, including English.
Lessons in 60+ languages, including English.
Make / A Masterpiece

Pintando: Colors of Education Exhibit Pintando: Colors of Education Exhibit

View over 40 paintings by Mexican artists commissioned by the National Commission of Free Textbooks. On display at HWLC through July 31.
View over 40 paintings by Mexican artists commissioned by the National Commission of Free Textbooks. On display at HWLC through July 31.
If You Love / A Great Read

May 2018 Staff Picks May 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.
Explore / Technology

CPL Has an App for That CPL Has an App for That

Use your library card and your mobile device to read; stream movies, TV and music; learn a new language or get homework help.
Use your library card and your mobile device to read; stream movies, TV and music; learn a new language or get homework help.
Explore / Great Reads for Kids

Ramadan Reads for Kids Ramadan Reads for Kids

recommended by ChiPubLib_Kids
Ramadan Mubarak! Celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with these books that focus on faith and spending time with family and friends.
Ramadan Mubarak! Celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with these books that focus on faith and spending time with family and friends.
If You Love / A Great Read

The Great American Read The Great American Read

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
PBS is launching a TV series to celebrate America's favorite novels. The public will vote for a favorite starting in May. Here is the list.
PBS is launching a TV series to celebrate America's favorite novels. The public will vote for a favorite starting in May. Here is the list.
Explore / Technology

Grow Your Computer Skills with Chicago D… Grow Your Computer Skills with Chicago D…

Do you need to build your computer skills for your job? Learn Microsoft Word and other resources with Chicago DigitalLearn.
Do you need to build your computer skills for your job? Learn Microsoft Word and other resources with Chicago DigitalLearn.
Connect With / Your Library

Let's Laugh Together at Zanies on May 23 Let's Laugh Together at Zanies on May 23

Join the CPL Foundation Associate Board for a rousing night of laughter in support of great library programs.
Join the CPL Foundation Associate Board for a rousing night of laughter in support of great library programs.
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.
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