Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – April 17, 2018

AGENDA April 17, 2018, 9:00 a.m. Austin Branch 5615 W. Race Avenue Welcome to the Austin Branch (info only) Approval of minutes for the March 20, 2018 meeting (action required) Schedule of requisitions, contracts and licenses (info only) CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only) Commissioner’s Report (info only) o Special Report: ChiTeen Lit Fest…
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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – March 20, 2018

AGENDA   March 20, 2018, 9:00 a.m. Harold Washington Library Center 400 S. State Street Lower Level, Multi-Purpose Room Approval of minutes for the January 16, 2018 meeting (action required) Election of Officers (action required) CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only) Special Report: Independence Branch, John Ronan Architects Commissioner’s Report (info only) o Special…
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New Chinatown Branch, New Collections!

The beautiful new Chinatown Branch has opened just over a month, and there are still a lot of new books on the shelves from $350,000 of opening day collections. These are your favorite Best Sellers, test books, and children's books, especially many new Chinese books that you can't find anywhere else. The new Chinese books feature the most popular fiction, biography, cooking, travel, computer, social media, Chinese…
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Hands-On Learning with ScienceConnections Discovery Packs

Did you know that you can borrow a backpack filled with hands-on activities for school-age kids? Our ScienceConnections Discovery Packs are STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused kits that come with books and activity sets to let kids explore different topics through hands-on learning. Discovery Packs are available at locations across the city. Find one near you today. Each…
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On the Table: Meet. Share. Do.

Every year, Chicago Community Trust presents On the Table, a citywide event designed to bring people together to take on local challenges and issues. Tens of thousands of people in our region have participated in On the Table conversations, including hundreds who've sat down at a CPL location.  Those participants know that the first step…
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Free Days at Chicago Museums in May

Enjoy free admission to Chicago museums on Illinois resident discount days in May. (Dates are subject to change, so please confirm dates with each museum.) Art Institute of Chicago Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Chicago Botanic Garden Always free; parking is $20/car, $25/van Chicago Children’s Museum First Sunday of every month for children 15…
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