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Music in Chicago Exhibit at HWLC Music in Chicago Exhibit at HWLC

Enjoy a selection of music themed images from CPL's Special Collections.
Enjoy a selection of music themed images from CPL's Special Collections.
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Sing-A-Long: Voice of the People… Sing-A-Long: Voice of the People…

Apr 26th | 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Join us for a spirited sing-a-long featuring songs from the folk, soul and freedom song traditions as inspired by this year's One Book.
Join us for a spirited sing-a-long featuring songs from the folk, soul and freedom song traditions as inspired by this year's One Book.
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Lyrically Inclined: Books of Song Lyrics Lyrically Inclined: Books of Song Lyrics

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Celebrate National Poetry Month by checking out these books of song lyrics.
Celebrate National Poetry Month by checking out these books of song lyrics.
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Dance Bands, Society Orchestras, and… Dance Bands, Society Orchestras, and…

Apr 26th | 5:30pm - 6:30pm
This tour will talk about the tradition of dance bands and society orchestras as we walk back into history in the Loop.
This tour will talk about the tradition of dance bands and society orchestras as we walk back into history in the Loop.
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Top Picks: Your Brain and Music Top Picks: Your Brain and Music

By Jennifer
Jennifer recommends books on how music affects the brain.
Jennifer recommends books on how music affects the brain.
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Walking Tour: Jazz Clubs & Other… Walking Tour: Jazz Clubs & Other…

Apr 27th | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rush Street & environs were the center of Chicago's jazz life in the mid-20th century. Join a tour exploring this history - and present!
Rush Street & environs were the center of Chicago's jazz life in the mid-20th century. Join a tour exploring this history - and present!
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Quiz: Chicago Music Trivia Quiz: Chicago Music Trivia

By Jennifer
Test your knowledge of Chicago music trivia with this quiz!
Test your knowledge of Chicago music trivia with this quiz!
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Listening Together: How Chicagoans… Listening Together: How Chicagoans…

Apr 28th | 11:00am - 12:00pm
Chicago historian Max Grinnell talks about the history of celebrated Chicago music venues as well as recent trends in live music.
Chicago historian Max Grinnell talks about the history of celebrated Chicago music venues as well as recent trends in live music.
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Chicago’s Women of Gospel Music Chicago’s Women of Gospel Music

By Michelle
Learn more about some of our city's inspirational female vocalists.
Learn more about some of our city's inspirational female vocalists.
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Book Discussion: I'll Take You There: Book Discussion: I'll Take You There:

Apr 28th | 11:00am - 12:30pm
Join us in a discussion of I'll Take You There, the One Book, One Chicago selection. All are welcome!
Join us in a discussion of I'll Take You There, the One Book, One Chicago selection. All are welcome!
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WDCB Jazz: Jammin’ in the Stacks with… WDCB Jazz: Jammin’ in the Stacks with…

Apr 28th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
WDCB presents a free jazz concert featuring jazz composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Thaddeus Tukes and Friends.
WDCB presents a free jazz concert featuring jazz composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Thaddeus Tukes and Friends.
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The Beat of Our City: Nonfiction Reads The Beat of Our City: Nonfiction Reads

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Explore these nonfiction reads and learn more about Chicago's musical history. These recommendations are a part of the 2017-18 One Book,…
Explore these nonfiction reads and learn more about Chicago's musical history. These recommendations are a part of the 2017-18 One Book,...
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Thank You One Book, One Chicago 2017-18 Thank You One Book, One Chicago 2017-18

One Book, One Chicago is generously funded by donations to the Chicago Public Library Foundation.
One Book, One Chicago is generously funded by donations to the Chicago Public Library Foundation.
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The Beat of Our City: Fictional Reads The Beat of Our City: Fictional Reads

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Enjoy great stories featuring music. These recommendations are a part of the 2017-18 One Book, One Chicago.
Enjoy great stories featuring music. These recommendations are a part of the 2017-18 One Book, One Chicago.
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Quiz: Musical Families Quiz: Musical Families

By Jennifer
We've learned a lot about the Staples family through this season of OBOC. How well do you know these famous musical families?
We've learned a lot about the Staples family through this season of OBOC. How well do you know these famous musical families?
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