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Seed Library Debuts at Harold Washington Library Center

Are you getting your garden started? Check out our new seed library pilot at Harold Washington Library Center. A seed library enables the free exchange of seeds—community members check out, grow and return a portion of the harvested seeds. A seed library encourages healthful food and sustainable practices at no or low cost, while preserving and protecting…

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ArtWorks Studio Moving to Wednesdays at HWLC

ArtWorks Studio is moving to Wednesdays starting May 31. The weekly drop-in art studio is from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Pick Music Suite on the 8th floor of Harold Washington Library Center. Stop by to make art and crafts with graduate students…

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Kids Museum Passports Unavailable May 21-May 31

Kids Museum Passports will be unavailable for checkout from May 21 to May 31 as we transition to new passes. May 20 is the last day the teal Kids Museum Passports can be checked out. The teal cards will not be accepted at museums after May 31. The new Kids Museum Passports, which are orange, will be available June…

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Harold Washington: Fairer Than Fair Exhibit at HWLC

"I hope someday to be remembered by history as the mayor who cared about people and who was, above all, fair." —Harold Washington, First Inaugural Address, April 29, 1983 The Harold Washington: Fairer Than Fair exhibit runs through August 20 in Harold Washington Library Center's Congress Corridor…

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On the Table Discussions at All CPL Locations, May 15-20

Powerful things happen when people come together. That's why The Chicago Community Trust annually presents On the Table, a citywide event to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships and increase collaboration. From May 15-20, you can join the conversation at On the Table events at each CPL location, from Albany Park to Wrightwood-Ashburn. Our librarians…

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