Get Help with Your Taxes at CPL

Chicago Public Library offers resources to help you file your income taxes. Federal Tax forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ remain the staples of individual income tax filing. We expect these forms to be available at many CPL locations within the next week, but the IRS no longer distributes the Publications, Schedules or Miscellaneous Forms. Online versions of most forms and publications…
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Mayor Emanuel and City Officials Break Ground on Innovative Library Projects

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was joined today by Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and Chicago Public Library (CPL) to announce the beginning of construction on three innovative co-located housing and library developments being built across the city. City and elected officials joined community residents and development partners to break ground on the new Taylor Street Apartments and…
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Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Public Library Break Ground on the Renovation of Whitney M. Young, Jr. Library

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined Alderman Roderick Sawyer, Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon and Public Building Commission Executive Director Carina Sanchez to break ground on the complete renovation and modernization of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Library at 7901 S. King Drive. The $12 million investment will incorporate the exterior walls of the existing…
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Chicago Public Library Launches the Winter Learning Challenge

Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon, Chief of Teaching and Learning at Chicago Public Schools LaTanya McDade and the Thomas Hughes Children’s Library welcomed students from Talman Elementary today to kick off this year’s Chicago Public Library Winter Learning Challenge: Enter for Engineering. The Winter Learning Challenge: Enter for Engineering is targeted for kids and…
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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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Mayor Emanuel Joins Comcast to Announce Major Investment in CPL Branches

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Public Library (CPL) Commissioner Brian Bannon and Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) CEO Eugene Jones Jr., joined Comcast Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer David L. Cohen to announce that the company is investing $250,000 to support “Experience Labs” powered by Internet Essentials at three CPL locations: The Carter G…
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