Sandburg Award Honors Margaret Atwood, Dave Eggers

Margaret Atwood and Dave Eggers

Authors Margaret Atwood and Dave Eggers will receive the 2017 Carl Sandburg Literary Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation and Chicago Public Library. Natalie Y. Moore will receive the 21st Century Award. The Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner will honor the authors Wednesday, October 11 at The Forum on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Atwood […]

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March Reading Challenge: Nonfiction

T-shirt with map of Chicago made up of names of all CPL's locations

Updated April 1, 2017: Thank you for sharing your reading choices with us! We’ve contacted the winners of this drawing. Adults, read along with us this winter and be entered in a drawing for a Chicago Public Library T-shirt or a copy of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, this year's One Book, One Chicago selection. This month, read a book of nonfiction—perhaps even […]

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Caught Reading: Winter Getaway, February 2017

Palm trees with colorful sunset in the background

With weather like this, who needs a winter getaway? But no matter the weather, a vacation offers a chance to connect with loved ones, take a break from city living and, of course, make a dent in your reading list. Our librarians were there to catch you reading, globetrotters. As always, we loved seeing your wide-ranging choices. (But […]

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February Reading Challenge: Genre Fiction

T-shirt with map of Chicago made up of names of all CPL's locations

Updated March 1, 2017: Thank you for sharing your reading choices with us! We’ve contacted the winners of this drawing. Adults, read along with us this winter and be entered in a drawing for a Chicago Public Library T-shirt or a copy of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, this year's One Book, One Chicago selection. This month, read a book of […]

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January Reading Challenge: Best of the Best

T-shirt with map of Chicago made up of names of all CPL's locations

Updated February 1, 2017: Thank you for sharing your reading choices with us! We’ve contacted the winners of this drawing. Adults, read along with us this winter and be entered in a drawing for a Chicago Public Library T-shirt or a copy of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, this year's One Book, One Chicago selection. This month, read […]

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Caught Reading: Downtown, November 2016

The back of a Red Line train leaving an underground station

One thing I love about working downtown is the variety of ways you can get to an errand or a date with a friend. If the sun's shining, it's perfect for a walk. Short on time? There's a bus pulling up now. Rush-hour traffic's a mess? Don't worry, the train's coming down the tunnel. These short hops are a great time […]

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Cartoonist’s Memoirs Feature Travel, Food, Chicago

Whether you love stories of Chicago, travel, food or everyday life, the Windy City's own Lucy Knisley has a comic book-style memoir sure to appeal to you. And her clean line drawings and conversational tone make her books a great choice for readers new to graphic novels. Raised in New York, the cartoonist graduated from the School […]

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Caught Reading at the Beach, July 2016

Chicago beach filled with people, high-rises in the background

What could be better than catching up with a good book while sitting on the beach? Maybe the people watching? On a couple recent weekends, I combined these two beach favorites: I caught you reading along our beautiful lakefront. Your interesting and wide-ranging book choices were perfect for inspiring other readers. I caught you matching your reading […]

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