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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Quiz: Musical Families

We've learned a lot about the Staples family through this season's One Book, One Chicago selection, I'll Take You There. From their humble beginnings singing on the living room floor to their rise to becoming one of the most important groups in the civil rights movement, the book tells the story of their journey and…
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5 Articles: World Sight Day

Did you know 253 million people in the world have a visual impairment? World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. World Sight Day 2017 is October 12. Here are five articles to help you learn more about…
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