The Right to Vote: Then and Now

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, part of a long struggle to expand voting rights for all Americans. This year, we're experiencing a potentially historic election by voting during a pandemic. Read on for more information about women’s suffrage in Illinois and voting in 2020. Celebrating the 19th Amendment The 19th Amendment…
View More about The Right to Vote: Then and Now

Talavera Poblana: Mexican Ceramics on Display at Harold Washington Library Center

Talavera Poblana: Mexican Ceramics is on display in the Popular Library on the ground floor of Harold Washington Library Center from September 15 to November 2 in celebration of Latinx Heritage Month. Pottery in the Talavera Poblana tradition typically features bright colorful designs on a white background. A product of Mexican artisans, it’s widely exported…
View More about Talavera Poblana: Mexican Ceramics on Display at Harold Washington Library Center

Practical Prints: 3D Printing for Kids This Fall

Have you ever been interested in 3D printing? Looking to design some practical and unique prints? Join us this fall and learn how to make four practical prints that can be super useful as you start your new school year! Using free 3D modeling programs such as Tinkercad, learn how to create and design customizable keychains, bookmarks, tablet/phone stands and ear bud…
View More about Practical Prints: 3D Printing for Kids This Fall

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with CPL in September and October

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with Chicago Public Library from September 15 to October 15. Through this year's theme, Telling Our Stories, we're exploring Latinx cultures, contributions and experiences. Events See all our Latinx Heritage Month events. Highlights include: Adults and Teens Cooking Demo: The Chi-Rican Jibarito Sandwich 5 p.m. Thursday, October 1 Chef Roberto Perez…
View More about Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with CPL in September and October

Board of Directors Meeting Notice and Agenda – September 15, 2020

Online Meeting Recording Recording of the September 15, 2020 meeting of the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors Public Meeting Notice Board of Directors Chicago Public Library/Chicago Public Library System Regular Meeting September 15, 2020, 9:00 a.m. The September 15, 2020 meeting of the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors was hosted virtually. Public Comment…
View More about Board of Directors Meeting Notice and Agenda – September 15, 2020

Kids and Teens, Need a Library Card?

Chicago Public Library and Chicago Public Schools are joining forces to ensure all students, from pre-K to high school, have access to CPL's many resources with our back-to-school library card initiative. You can update your library card or get an eCard if you don't already have a library card. An eCard allows students who've never…
View More about Kids and Teens, Need a Library Card?