Adults, Take Our Read Around the World Challenge

Adults, see the world through your reading with our Read Around the World Summer Reading Challenge. Expand your horizons by reading books from or about other regions of the world. Start by printing our Read Around World board. Then read at least four books to enter a raffle to…

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Join the Super Explorers This Summer with Rahm’s Readers

Are you ready for a super summer? Kids 0 to 13, join the Super Explorers to stop Dr. Brain-Drain at your neighborhood library from June 19 to September 1! During the drop-in Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge, CPL locations offer hundreds of family events, art projects, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities and new books to…

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Teens: Create Positive Change

Teens, summer 2017 is yours for the making at CPL. Hang out with friends and mentors who can help you with your next big idea. Create art, play games with your friends or meet someone new who shares your interests. Grow a plant, make a bracelet, record a podcast, design a T-shirt…the list is long but summer…

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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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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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