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Book Discussions: I'll Take You There Book Discussions: I'll Take You There

various locations and dates
Discuss this season's #OBOC pick, I'll Take You There, with other readers at your library. All are welcome!
Discuss this season's #OBOC pick, I'll Take You There, with other readers at your library. All are welcome!
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Rap and Poetry with Roy Kinsey Rap and Poetry with Roy Kinsey

Feb 20th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Rapper, poet, and librarian Roy Kinsey Join presents a live performance, an open mic, and conversation on message-oriented music.
Rapper, poet, and librarian Roy Kinsey Join presents a live performance, an open mic, and conversation on message-oriented music.
Blogpost

Quiz: African-American Musicians Quiz: African-American Musicians

By Jennifer
Do you know which Chicago hip-hop artist has the most Grammy nominations? Take our quiz on African-American musicians in Chicago.
Do you know which Chicago hip-hop artist has the most Grammy nominations? Take our quiz on African-American musicians in Chicago.
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Film Screening: Mavis! Film Screening: Mavis!

Feb 21st | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Join us for Mavis!, the first feature documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and The Staple Singers.
Join us for Mavis!, the first feature documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and The Staple Singers.
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The Staple Singers and the Civil Rights… The Staple Singers and the Civil Rights…

"The Staple Singers and the Civil Rights Movement: A Fashion Window Display" is on exhibit at Columbia College, February 5-28.
"The Staple Singers and the Civil Rights Movement: A Fashion Window Display" is on exhibit at Columbia College, February 5-28.
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The Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artist… The Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artist…

Feb 21st | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Enjoy a classical music concert presented by Music Teachers of Hyde Park and their students.
Enjoy a classical music concert presented by Music Teachers of Hyde Park and their students.
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Duane Powell’s Soundrotation Session Duane Powell’s Soundrotation Session

Feb 22nd | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Duane Powell takes us on a deep dive into the rich history of the Chicago soul music scene, including the rise of House music as a culture.
Duane Powell takes us on a deep dive into the rich history of the Chicago soul music scene, including the rise of House music as a culture.
Staff List

Music Staff Picks (February 2018) Music Staff Picks (February 2018)

recommended by ChiPubLib_Adults
Check out the latest music recommendations from the Chicago Public Library.
Check out the latest music recommendations from the Chicago Public Library.
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Made in Chicago: "Soorya Dance School" Made in Chicago: "Soorya Dance School"

Feb 23rd | 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Students from the Soorya Dance School in Northbrook, IL perform Indian classical dance works in the Bharatanatyam and Bollywood styles.
Students from the Soorya Dance School in Northbrook, IL perform Indian classical dance works in the Bharatanatyam and Bollywood styles.
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Rev. Clay Evans Exhibit at HWLC Rev. Clay Evans Exhibit at HWLC

Explore the life and work of the Chicago pastor through church documents, photos, artifacts and more. On display through March 5.
Explore the life and work of the Chicago pastor through church documents, photos, artifacts and more. On display through March 5.
Staff List

The Beat of Our City: Fictional Reads The Beat of Our City: Fictional Reads

recommended by OneBookOneChicago
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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Women, Music and Sexism Women, Music and Sexism

Feb 26th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Learn from a discussion about sexism, sexual harassment and sexual violence in music, and how you can help make our music community better.
Learn from a discussion about sexism, sexual harassment and sexual violence in music, and how you can help make our music community better.
Online Resource

HistoryMakers Playlist: Music Makers HistoryMakers Playlist: Music Makers

Watch a CPL-curated playlist of interviews from The HistoryMakers online resource related to Chicago's musical heritage.
Watch a CPL-curated playlist of interviews from The HistoryMakers online resource related to Chicago's musical heritage.
Blogpost

Quiz: Chicago's Music Landmarks Quiz: Chicago's Music Landmarks

By Jennifer
As we explore Chicago's rich musical heritage, we want to know, how well do you know Chicago landmarks? #OBOC
As we explore Chicago's rich musical heritage, we want to know, how well do you know Chicago landmarks? #OBOC
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