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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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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Chicago Public Library Announces “I’ll Take You There” as One Book, One Chicago Selection

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Library today announced the 28th One Book, One Chicago (OBOC) selection is I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the Music That Shaped the Civil Rights Era by Greg Kot. OBOC is a citywide program that brings all Chicago residents together to read the same book, and participate in diverse…
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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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