Celebrate American Archives Month

October is American Archives Month! Have you ever visited one of Chicago Public Library's archives? Visited the Harsh Research Collection to research black history? Gotten chills from discovering a historic document in Special Collections? Or made a trip to the Northside Neighborhood History Collection at Sulzer Regional Library? Now's the perfect time to do so…
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Quiz: Chicago Music Trivia

This season of One Book, One Chicago, we're celebrating the theme of Music: The Beat of Our City through Greg Kot's book I'll Take You There. As we explore Chicago's rich musical heritage, we want to know, how well do you know Chicago music trivia? Take our quiz and find out, and if you want to learn…
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Harold Washington Library Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Harold Washington Library Center is celebrating its 25th birthday! October marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Harold Washington Library Center, and we're celebrating with programs throughout the month. Our main stage commemoration of this milestone will be on Wednesday, October 19 at 6pm. Architectural historian and photographer Lee Bey presents a program…
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Who Was Jane Addams?

Imagine waking up in the morning and going to work in a factory with no breakfast and no play time after you are done working for the day. Jane Addams, who lived here in Chicago, thought kids should be in school learning instead of in factories working. She fought hard for the rights of children, women and…
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#OBOC: Emmett Till’s Legacy

Thomas Dyja discusses the impact of Emmett Till's murder in chapter 26, "What Kind of World Do World Do We Live In?" of The Third Coast.  Read on to learn more about this momentous event. The murder of Emmett Louis Till 60 years ago, on August 28, 1955, was the spark that ignited the civil rights…
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