Chicago Public Library Announces Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? As New One Book, One Chicago Selection

Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Public Library (CPL) today announced Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick will be the 29th selection of CPL’s One Book, One Chicago (OBOC). From October 2018 through April 2019, Chicagoans will learn more about science fiction, technology, future societies, artificial intelligence and more as they explore the book and this year’s…
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Chicago Public Library Celebrates National Summer Learning Day

  Chicago Public Library today celebrated National Summer Learning Day with more than 300 children participating in learning activities and a story time with illustrator Bryan Collier, the National Summer Learning Association’s (NSLA) 2018 Summer Learning Ambassador. Each child also received a copy of Collier’s award-winning illustrated book Trombone Shorty, written by Troy “Trombone Shorty…
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Mayor Emanuel, Alderman Tunney and Chicago Public Library Announce Renovation and Modernization of Merlo Branch Library

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney and Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon today announced the renovation and modernization of the approximately 15,000-square-foot Merlo Branch Library, located at 644 W. Belmont Avenue. Investments will be made to the facility, and in library programming to provide a modern, state-of-the-art branch to the Lakeview community…
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Celebrate Disability Awareness Month with CPL

Celebrate individuals with diverse abilities with us during Disability Awareness Month in July. CPL is observing the month with events, reading recommendations and an exhibit. Events Check out over 30 events in celebration of Disability Awareness Month, including film screenings, story times and much more. Event highlights: Radical Visibility Fashion Show with Sky Cubacub and…
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Chicago Public Library Home to 161,000 Archival Photos and Drawings of Chicago Parks

Chicago Public Library (CPL) and Chicago Park District (CPD) announced today the addition of more than 161,000 photographs and drawings of public parks to CPL’s Special Collections. The transfer of CPD’s historical archival material to CPL’s Special Collections enriches the telling of Chicago’s story, particularly with regard to how the demographics and populations served by…
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Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Public Library Launch Annual Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Library (CPL) today launched the 2018 Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge. This summer, the Earth Explorers will be challenged to read 20 minutes a day, participate in STEAM activities and investigate earth systems science, environmental literacy and climate resiliency. All CPL branches, in partnership with the Museum of Science…
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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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