CPL Best of the Best Books 2017

Chicago Public Library recommends the Best of the Best, our selections of the very best books published in 2017. Every year, our librarians evaluate the year’s new books and select the very best for Chicagoans—making these the only booklists for Chicago, by Chicago. Happy reading! Adults Top Ten: Fiction and nonfiction Best Books: Fiction and […]

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Unleash Your Story: Celebrate Teen Read Week™

Teens, join CPL's Teen Read Week™ celebration October 8-14. We're hosting Teen Read Week events around the city. This year's theme, Unleash Your Story, gives you a chance to share own stories or opinions about your favorite memoirs and autobiographies online (#cplteens #TRW17). You can also share your writing with CPL at teenservices@chipublib.org if you're interested […]

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Look for CPL at the Bud Billiken Parade

Watch for CPL staff in the 88th annual Bud Billiken Parade on Saturday, August 12. We'll join Chicago residents and neighborhood groups on the parade route along Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard to emphasize the importance of education as children return to school. The iconic back-to-school parade has highlighted the significance of education since 1929 […]

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Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Public Library Open the Redesigned Thomas Hughes Children’s Library at Harold Washington Library Center

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined Chicago Public Library Commissioner (CPL) Brian Bannon and Exelon executives for the grand opening of the redesigned Thomas Hughes Children’s Library, an innovative learning center that will serve as a model for branches across the city. Located in Harold Washington Library Center, the newly remodeled 24,000 square foot facility provides […]

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