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Introducing Our One Book, One Chicago 20… Introducing Our One Book, One Chicago 20…

I'll Take You There by Greg Kot is the 28th selection for One Book, One Chicago. This year we explore the theme Music: The Beat of Our City.
I'll Take You There by Greg Kot is the 28th selection for One Book, One Chicago. This year we explore the theme Music: The Beat of Our City.
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Greg Kot and Mavis Staples in Conversati… Greg Kot and Mavis Staples in Conversati…

Dec 14th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Greg Kot and Mavis Staples discuss I'll Take You There and the legacy of the Staple Singers in this keynote event.
Greg Kot and Mavis Staples discuss I'll Take You There and the legacy of the Staple Singers in this keynote event.
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Songs of Protest Songs of Protest

By Kelly
There is a rich history of protest music in this country, and these songs have carried social movements and inspired change.
There is a rich history of protest music in this country, and these songs have carried social movements and inspired change.
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Lunchtime Holiday Concerts at HWLC Lunchtime Holiday Concerts at HWLC

Dec 4th - Dec 15th
Harold Washington Library Center
Enjoy the sounds of the season at concerts by local music groups.
Enjoy the sounds of the season at concerts by local music groups.
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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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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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Holiday Music Holiday Music

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Enjoy these holiday tunes during the most wonderful time of the year.
Enjoy these holiday tunes during the most wonderful time of the year.
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Film Screening: Mavis! Film Screening: Mavis!

Dec 16th | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join us for Mavis!, the first feature documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family.
Join us for Mavis!, the first feature documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family.
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America’s Music Preservationists: The Lo… America’s Music Preservationists: The Lo…

By Mary Jo
Did you know many of America's best-loved songs were discovered by a father and son, John Lomax and Alan Lomax?
Did you know many of America's best-loved songs were discovered by a father and son, John Lomax and Alan Lomax?
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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.
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Winter Holiday Concert: Music Teachers o… Winter Holiday Concert: Music Teachers o…

Dec 20th | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Music Teachers of Hyde Park presents a festive winter holiday program featuring the music teachers!
Music Teachers of Hyde Park presents a festive winter holiday program featuring the music teachers!
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Recommended by Greg Kot Recommended by Greg Kot

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What books did Greg Kot read when he was researching? What books does he enjoy now? Here are some of Kot's personal recommendations for furt…
What books did Greg Kot read when he was researching? What books does he enjoy now? Here are some of Kot's personal recommendations for furt…
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Avalon Odeum: Joe's Violin Avalon Odeum: Joe's Violin

Dec 27th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us fora screening of a uplifting film telling the story of how a donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship.
Join us fora screening of a uplifting film telling the story of how a donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship.
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I'll Take You There: The Music I'll Take You There: The Music

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Listen to Mavis, the Staple Singers and other artists featured in I'll Take You There by Greg Kot.
Listen to Mavis, the Staple Singers and other artists featured in I'll Take You There by Greg Kot.
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CHIRP Radio Playlist CHIRP Radio Playlist

Listen while you read with this playlist celebrating the music of Chicago, curated by community radio station CHIRP Radio.
Listen while you read with this playlist celebrating the music of Chicago, curated by community radio station CHIRP Radio.
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