Guest Blog Post: 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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Cherokee Mysteries

One hundred and eighty years ago, the Cherokee were forced from their land in the southeast United States to the new Indian Territory on the Trail of Tears. While exact numbers are hard to come by, the casualty rate was appalling. Those who did survive held on to their traditional ways the best they could…
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Flights of Fantasy

Flying isn't just for Peter Pan. Many people have dreams where they fly. Some have dreams where they aim for the ground and miss, which could be considered the same thing. Here are some novels for adults about a favorite fantasy. Tom Miller manages the near-impossible in his debut, The Philosopher's Flight. Robert "Boober" Weekes longs…
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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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