Free Days at Chicago Museums in December

Enjoy free admission to Chicago museums on Illinois resident discount days in December. (Dates are subject to change, so please confirm dates with each museum.) Adler Planetarium December 4-10 Art Institute of Chicago Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Brookfield Zoo Tuesdays and Thursdays Chicago Botanic Garden Always free; parking is $20/car, $25/van Chicago Children’s […]

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Women Leaning Sculpture Returns to Harold Washington Library Center

Once again, Women Leaning, the four quirky wood figures with pencil-drawn hands, finely sanded pompadour hairstyles and solemn plaster faces, gracefully hug the wall on the 7th floor of Harold Washington Library Center. The wood and paint glistens anew and the plaster faces are unblemished. This important sculpture by Marisol had been undergoing restoration at […]

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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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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – September 25, 2017

AGENDA September 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m. Harold Washington Library Center 400 S. State Street Thomas Hughes Children’s Library Welcome and History of the Thomas Hughes Children’s Library (info only) Approval of minutes for the June 20, 2017 meeting (action required) Policy Amendment: Circulation/Fines (action required) CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only) Commissioner’s Report […]

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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – October 17, 2017

AGENDA October 17, 2017, 9:00 a.m. West Englewood Branch 1745 W. 63rd Street   Welcome and History of the West Englewood Branch (info only) Approval of minutes for the September 25, 2017 meeting (action required) Schedule of Requisitions, Contracts and Licenses (info only)  CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only) Special report: Whitney Young […]

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Masterpiece Book Club: December Events

Whether you're a lifelong fan or new to the award-winning PBS series, check out our Masterpiece Book Club for lively conversation and our Masterpiece events for an entertaining afternoon or evening this December. Book Clubs Book Discussion: Case Histories, Monday, December 11 at Clearing: Read and discuss Case Histories by Kate Atkinson. Book Discussion: Home Fires, Saturday, December […]

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Board of Directors Meeting Agenda: November 21, 2017

November 21, 2017, 9:00 a.m. Harold Washington Library Center 400 S. State Street Lower Level, Multi-Purpose Room Approval of minutes for the September 19, 2017 and October 17, 2017 meetings (action required) 2018 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule (action required) CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only) Commissioner’s Report (info only) Special Report: 2018 […]

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