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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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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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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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrate diversity during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May with a variety of events that highlight the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in visual and performing arts. Our keynote program, 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at Avalon Branch, features dances with Chinese panda mascots, red ribbons and lanterns presented by the…

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Services Limited During CPL System Upgrade, April 13-21

Chicago Public Library will migrate to a new library management system starting at 5 a.m. Thursday, April 13 and ending Friday, April 21. This system is the tool we use to manage services such as issuing library cards, checking out materials and placing holds. During this time, you must bring your library card with you…

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with CPL

Spring is here, and poetry is in the air! April is National Poetry Month. To get your poetic juices flowing, CPL's hosting workshops, readings and other poetry events in neighborhoods around the city. Event highlights include a workshop to help you master short form poetry, a screening…

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Chicago Public Library’s Digital Skills Assistance Program Helped At Least 1,000 Chicagoans Secure Jobs in 2016

Chicago Public Library is pleased to announce that in 2016 at least 1,000 patrons secured jobs with assistance from the CPL’s CyberNavigators. The CyberNavigator (CN) program, available citywide at CPL locations, offers patrons one-on-one computer help from a CyberNavigator, including job support and online application services. In April of last year, Mayor Emanuel announced an expansion…

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CPL, CHA Announce Winning Design Firms for Innovative Co-Located Housing/Library Developments

Architecture Firms with Strong Ties to Chicago Will Bring World-Class Design to Community Anchors for Neighborhoods Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) CEO Eugene Jones, Jr., Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Brian Bannon and Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) Commissioner David Reifman today announced the selection of the architecture firms that will work…

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