Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Library Announce Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Library (CPL) announced the 2018 theme for Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge is Earth Explorers. Starting June 18, Rahm’s Readers will challenge Chicago’s kids to investigate earth systems science, environmental literacy and climate resiliency. “This year, Earth Explorers will not only encourage students to continue reading and learning in…
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Celebrate Small Business Week 2018

Did you know that more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business? And that small businesses create two out of every three new jobs in the US each year?  The U.S. Small Business Administration has proclaimed April 29th to May 5th 2018 Small Business Week to recognize the critical contributions…
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Chicago Public Library Invites Teens to 3rd Annual ChiTeen Lit Fest

Chicago Public Library today announced the 3rd Annual ChiTeen Lit Fest (CTLF), which will take place on April 13-14 for teens across Chicago. CTLF is a free two-day event developed for teens, by teens and is the only all-genre literary festival honoring Chicago’s young writers and creative writing community. “Every child in this city deserves…
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Money Smart Week: April 21-28, 2018

April 21 through April 28 is Money Smart Week. Launched in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, this now nationwide initiative is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers manage their personal finances. Programs and classes are offered to all ages and cover many timely personal finance topics such as wills and…
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Chicago Public Library Opens “Courage to Remember” Exhibition at Harold Washington Library Center

Today, Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon joined representatives of the Simon Wiesenthal Center to cut the ribbon on the ‘Courage to Remember’ exhibition at Harold Washington Library Center. The exhibit will be on display from March 1 to May 31 in the Grand Promenade on the north side of the 3rd floor. “We are…
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Early Voting at Some CPL Locations

More than 20 CPL locations are designated early voting sites for the March 20 primary election. From March 6 to March 19, any Chicago voter may vote at any of these sites no matter where they live. Not registered to vote? Registration services are available at all early voting sites. Any voter who needs to register for the first…
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Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Public Library Cut the Ribbon on the Newly Renovated Woodson Regional Library

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon, Secretary of State Jesse White, local leaders and Southside community members to cut the ribbon at the grand re-opening of the Woodson Regional Library. The newly renovated 65,000-square-foot two-floor regional library will serve as a cultural and information center for Washington Heights and all…
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Grand Reopening Celebration of Woodson Regional Library on Saturday, February 17

We're proud to announce the Grand Reopening of Carter G. Woodson Regional Library and Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection, 9525 S. Halsted Street in the Washington Heights community. The largest African American history and literature collection in the Midwest, the Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature documents the black experience with a strong focus…
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