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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About I’ll Take You There: 2017-18 One Book, One Chicago Selection

I'll Take You There, this year's One Book, One Chicago selection, is the untold story of living legend Mavis Staples—lead singer of the Staple Singers and a major figure in the music that shaped the civil rights era. Honing her prodigious talent on the Southern gospel circuit of the 1950s, Mavis and the Staple Singers […]

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Animal, Vegetable, Miracle?

Throughout the 2016-2017 season of One Book, One Chicago, we've been exploring Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. As the season draws to a close with the season finale event featuring Barbara Kingsolver on May 18 at Harold Washington Library Center, test your knowledge of this season's book with our quiz! Test your expertise with our quiz […]

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Get Ready for Farmers Market Season

Chicago's City Farmers Market season starts in May! If you're ready to embrace Barbara Kingsolver's ethics of eating locally, as demonstrated in the 2016-2017 One Book, One Chicago book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, here are some ways to get started. First, check the schedule of farmers markets in Chicago! There are many markets, and there's probably […]

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