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2016-17 Teen Winter Challenge Results

Congratulations and thank you to every artist who submitted a digital portfolio and personal statement for the CPL 2016-17 Teen Winter Challenge; the original art works were phenomenal, and the scope of personal reflections about art and…

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Teens, Learn About Careers at 1st Saturdays

Teens 14-18, learn what it takes to be the next big scientist, sound engineer or fashion designer. Join us for these 1st Saturdays: Careers in Focus events at Harold Washington Library Center: Biology & Chemistry, March 4 Music, May 6 Fashion, June 3 At 1st Saturdays: Careers in Focus, you’ll network with industry professionals to…

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Get Help with Your Taxes

It's tax time again! Use these resources for help when you file your income taxes. Federal Tax forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ remain the staples of individual income tax filing. These forms are still available at many CPL locations, but the IRS no longer distributes the Publications, Schedules, or Miscellaneous Forms. Online versions of most forms and publications are available at IRS.gov. If…

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Free Days at Chicago Museums in February

Enjoy free admission to Chicago museums on Illinois resident discount days in February. (Dates are subject to change, so please confirm dates with each museum.) Adler Planetarium February 6-10, 20, 21-24 Art Institute of Chicago Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Brookfield Zoo Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays Chicago Botanic Garden Always free; parking is…

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Celebrate African American History Month with CPL

Join the celebration of African American History Month 2017! In February we’re bringing African American history, music and crafts to a CPL location near you. African American History Month opens with Seed Saving with Naomi Davis on Thursday, February 2 at Harold Washington Library Center. The proud granddaughter of Mississippi sharecroppers, Davis builds on the "Suitcase Monologue" that shares how…

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