We All Scream for Lillian Dunkle!

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July is National Ice Cream Month, and my vote for this year's spokesperson is Lillian Dunkle from Susan Jane Gilman's novel, The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street. Lillian begins her story as Malka Treynovsky, a young Russian child who immigrates in 1913 to New York City, where she finds herself suddenly crippled by a […]

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Have We Mentioned The Shift at Bezazian Branch?

Synergy in the Shift

This past Monday evening we welcomed James and Trevor from the Justice Entrepreneurs Project to help small businesses and entrepreneurs learn about tax issues that may affect them. This is just one of many programs we've hosted in our Shift space at the Bezazian Branch, which helps educate business owners, and those thinking about starting […]

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Small Business Resources

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Do you have a great product, million-dollar idea or service that you're looking to bring to market? Need help getting started? You're not alone. Chicagoans turn to us every day for their business needs, and we're happy to offer resources in print and online. If you have a business question, drop by 4th floor of […]

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On the Money Showcase Event

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Over fifty people attended the On the Money (OTM) showcase event this month, presented in partnership by Chicago Public Library's Teen Services Dept. with Economic Awareness Council. The program featured at a teen peer share event during which OTM interns shared their knowledge gained over the semester, including marketing and fundraising for publishing. Students from […]

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