If You Bake It, They Will Come

A recent BBC Food Wars story about the German city investing in grandma's cakes highlights Munich's Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake), a German tradition tracing its origins to the 17th century. It continues into the 21st century with a social start-up known as Kuchentratsch (cake and gossip), a bakery that has been providing local…
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Fall in Love with Reading

There are many ways to celebrate this season of change. Visiting festivals, and farmers' markets, cycling by the lakefront or through a canopy of changing leaves or just viewing the ethereal blue skies and crimson sunsets give us time to pause. As the days become shorter, we tend to focus inward. Does the fall television season…
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Guest Blog: Milestones for Immigrants to Begin a New Journey

The theme for this year's Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month is Celebrating the Immigrant, reflecting on their experience, not just one of migration, but their personal life journey. Our guest blogger is Jian Ping, author of Mulberry Child, and the award-winning documentary based on this personal memoir.  Jian shares with us her own experiences and…
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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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