All CPL locations will be closed Monday, March 1.

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Drawing Progress: Chicago Newspaper Cartoons and Illinois Women’s Suffrage

In celebration of Women's History Month, Drawing Progress: Chicago Newspaper Cartoons and Illinois Women's Suffrage is on display through April 30 in the Popular Library on the ground floor of Harold Washington Library Center.  In 1913, Illinois was the first state east of the Mississippi to grant women the right to vote. This display features political cartoons…
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Selected CPL Locations Open As Warming Centers February 12-15

Selected CPL locations will serve as warming centers Friday, February 12 through Monday, February 15. On Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 15, four locations will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; no library services will be provided: Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State Street Legler Regional Library, 115 S. Pulaski Road Sulzer…
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Find Tax Resources at CPL

Chicago Public Library offers resources to help you file your income taxes. Federal This year, there's the single 1040 form again (no 1040A or 1040EZ), and a version of the 1040 form for seniors (anyone born before January 2, 1956), the 1040-SR form. We expect these forms to be available at many CPL locations, but…
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