Celebrate Pride Month at Chicago Public Library

Celebrate diversity in June with Pride Month, an annual celebration of the culture, contributions and traditions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Events Visit CPL for film screenings and other events on LGBT topics. Highlights include: Wanna Join the Zine Scene? Teens, do you have a story to tell or an experience to share?Join members…

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Get Tickets to Selected Ravinia Concerts at CPL

We're once again joining with the Ravinia Festival to offer the Words & Music Program in 2017. This program enables anyone with a valid Chicago Public Library card to obtain free tickets for lawn admission to 19 classical music concerts this summer at Ravinia. For tickets, visit any CPL location starting…

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Seed Library Debuts at Harold Washington Library Center

Are you getting your garden started? Check out our new seed library pilot at Harold Washington Library Center. A seed library enables the free exchange of seeds—community members check out, grow and return a portion of the harvested seeds. A seed library encourages healthful food and sustainable practices at no or low cost, while preserving and protecting…

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Kids, Join Us This Summer at Independence Park Field House

While we await the opening of the new Independence Branch in 2018, please join us for Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge events all summer long! We'll host six events at Independence Park Field House from June 22 to August 3. The field house is at 3945 N. Springfield Avenue. For more information about the Summer Learning Challenge, please visit any CPL location.

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ArtWorks Studio Moving to Wednesdays at HWLC

ArtWorks Studio is moving to Wednesdays starting May 31. The weekly drop-in art studio is from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Pick Music Suite on the 8th floor of Harold Washington Library Center. Stop by to make art and crafts with graduate students…

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Kids Museum Passports Unavailable May 21-May 31

Kids Museum Passports will be unavailable for checkout from May 21 to May 31 as we transition to new passes. May 20 is the last day the teal Kids Museum Passports can be checked out. The teal cards will not be accepted at museums after May 31. The new Kids Museum Passports, which are orange, will be available June…

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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – April 18, 2017

AGENDA April 18, 2017, 9:00 a.m. Edgewater Branch 6000 N. Broadway Street Welcome and History of the Edgewater Branch (info only) Approval of minutes for the March 21, 2017 meeting (action required) Schedule of Requisitions, Contracts and Licenses (info only) CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only) Commissioner’s Report (info only) Special Report: Polaris…

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National Vegetarian Museum Exhibit at West Belmont Branch

From May 16 to June 16, West Belmont Branch partners with the new National Vegetarian Museum to present its first traveling exhibition, What Does It Mean to Be Vegetarian? This exhibit invites you to explore the roots of vegetarianism, discovering the historical depth of the vegetarian movement and the vitality of today's vegan community. The exhibit's 12…

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Board of Directors Meeting Agenda – May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m. Harold Washington Library Center 400 S. State Street Lower Level, Multi-Purpose Room Approval of minutes for the April 18, 2017 meeting (action required) CPL Capital Projects and Facilities Report (info only) Commissioner’s Report (info only) New Director of Staff and Organization Development, Julie Morgan New Libraries All Staff Institute Day…

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Harold Washington: Fairer Than Fair Exhibit at HWLC

"I hope someday to be remembered by history as the mayor who cared about people and who was, above all, fair." —Harold Washington, First Inaugural Address, April 29, 1983 The Harold Washington: Fairer Than Fair exhibit runs through August 20 in Harold Washington Library Center's Congress Corridor…

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