About Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: One Book, One Chicago 2018-2019

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner. The book celebrates the 50th anniversary of its publication in 2018. By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind…
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About Philip K. Dick: 2018-2019 One Book, One Chicago Author

Philip K. Dick, author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California. He briefly attended the University of California, but dropped out before completing any classes. In 1952, he began writing professionally. A prolific writer, Dick published 44 novels, 121 short stories…
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Top Picks: Your Brain and Music

This season of One Book, One Chicago, we explore the theme Music: The Beat of Our City through I'll Take You There. But have you ever wondered why music affects us the way it does?  Ever since the late neurologist and music lover Oliver Sacks published his popular book Musicophilia in 2007, people have been interested…
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Quiz: Chicago Music Trivia

This season of One Book, One Chicago, we're celebrating the theme of Music: The Beat of Our City through Greg Kot's book I'll Take You There. As we explore Chicago's rich musical heritage, we want to know, how well do you know Chicago music trivia? Take our quiz and find out, and if you want to learn…
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Quiz: How Well Do You Know African-American Musicians in Chicago?

Throughout February, we celebrate African American History Month. While you’re probably familiar with The Staple Singers, as we’ve been reading this season’s One Book, One Chicago selection I'll Take You There, we wanted to test your knowledge of other Chicago African American music makers. Take our quiz and find out how much you know…
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5 Articles: Take Better Photos

Have you vowed to take better photos this year? Whether you've just received a new gadget or you're a selfie superstar, there are many ways to improve your skills. Check out these five articles on taking better photos. You can read these articles using CPL's Online Resources. "47 Tips for Better Photos (on a Camera or…
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