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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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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