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CPL Librarians Select Winners of 2019 Teen Mock Book Awards

Teen librarians from across the city came together to discuss some of 2019's very best teen titles yesterday, in celebration of the annual American Library Association's Youth Media Awards. The ALA awards will be announced January 27; in the meantime, check out some of our staff favorites. Mock Printz Award for Literary Excellence Winner: If…
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Exploring Environmental Restoration on Chicago’s Southeast Side

This year's One Book, One Chicago selection, The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert, really blew me away. For the first time, I encountered the idea that millions of years in the future all that will remain of our human world is an archaeological stratum for some potential, post-human species to excavate. And that's regardless of whether…
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Top Picks: John Grisham Books

Happy birthday, John Grisham! This award-winning, bestselling novelist has much to celebrate as he turns 65 on February 8. Grisham published his 40th book, The Guardians, this past fall. While you'll want get your hands on his latest legal thriller, here are my top picks from his prolific career.  Going down memory lane, I checked…
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