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Services Limited During CPL System Upgrade, April 13-21

Chicago Public Library will migrate to a new library management system starting at 5 a.m. Thursday, April 13 and ending Friday, April 21. This system is the tool we use to manage services such as issuing library cards, checking out materials and placing holds. During this time, you must bring your library card with you…

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Art Exhibit by Xing Yi Tan at Blackstone Branch

Blackstone Branch hosts an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month art exhibit through the month of May featuring artist Xing Yi Tan. Xing Yi Tan explores life around us through painting with oil and acrylics in a traditional style. The process includes researching information such as…

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Kids Invent! Spring Learning Challenge

Did you know that kids invented the trampoline, popsicles and swim flippers? You can be an inventor, too! Get inspired by an inventor or invention that you learn about at the library. Then create something new for your library or school during the Spring Learning Challenge from April 7 to April 24. To complete the…

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Free Days at Chicago Museums in April

Enjoy free admission to Chicago museums on Illinois resident discount days in April. (Dates are subject to change, so please confirm dates with each museum.) Art Institute of Chicago Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Chicago Botanic Garden Always free; parking is $20/car, $25/van Chicago Children’s Museum First Sunday of every month for children 15…

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with CPL

Spring is here, and poetry is in the air! April is National Poetry Month. To get your poetic juices flowing, CPL's hosting workshops, readings and other poetry events in neighborhoods around the city. Event highlights include a workshop to help you master short form poetry, a screening…

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