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Celebrate Pride Month at Chicago Public Library

Celebrate diversity in June with Pride Month, an annual celebration of the culture, contributions and traditions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Events Visit CPL for film screenings and other events on LGBT topics. Highlights include: Wanna Join the Zine Scene? Teens, do you have a story to tell or an experience to share?Join members…

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Get Tickets to Selected Ravinia Concerts at CPL

We're once again joining with the Ravinia Festival to offer the Words & Music Program in 2017. This program enables anyone with a valid Chicago Public Library card to obtain free tickets for lawn admission to 19 classical music concerts this summer at Ravinia. For tickets, visit any CPL location starting…

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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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