Libraries

A Game for Everyone: Humboldt Park Chess Program seeks to draw women, men, boys and girls of all ages

By: 
Rob Reid
Date: 
05/12/2018
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This past fall, Humboldt Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library launched a weekend chess program intended to draw players at all levels. Inspired by the success

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Chicago Public Libraries closed Tuesday

Date: 
04/29/2018
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All Chicago Public Libraries (CPL) will be closed

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Protect your sight: Chicago Public Libraries giving away eclipse glasses

Date: 
08/11/2017
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Excitement over the August 21 Solor Eclipse is being tempered with warnings about eye safety. The Chicago Public Libraries (CPL) are helping keep people's eyes safe with a giveaway of eclipse glasses.

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Chicago Public Library holiday hours

Date: 
12/29/2016
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The Chicago Public Library announces that all their locations,
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Christmas Hours: Chicago Public Libraries

Date: 
12/16/2015
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All Chicago Public Library locations,

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Chicago Public Library innovates once again with One Book One Chicago online

Date: 
02/03/2015
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Chicago Public Library (CPL)  began One Book One Chicago in 2001 and takes a leap forward with the project by being the first in the country to go online, offering free, in-browser, social reading of a full novel. 

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Chicago Library closings and openings

Date: 
12/27/2014
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In the final step of installing an emergency generator, the Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Library Center building, 400 S. State St., is closed until Sunday, Dec. 28.

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Reminder: Libraries closed on Thanksgiving

Date: 
11/24/2014
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Be sure to return or take out your books at the library before Thanksgiving.

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Charade Madness "sounds like" fun funding for the West Town Branch Library

Date: 
09/22/2014
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West Town Literary Charades Madness "sounds like" a fun fund raiser for the West Town Library, Thurs., Sept. 25, at Roots Homemade Pizza, 1924 W. Chicago Ave. from 6 to 9 p.m.

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West Town Public Library Summer Learning program celebrates with help of EVA

Date: 
08/09/2014
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With a record number of 500 area children participating in the Summer Learning Program, there was a great deal of celebrating at the end of season party in the Chicago Public Library's West Town Branch, 1625 W.

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Chicago Libraries closed Wednesday and new online access

Date: 
05/05/2014
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All branches of the Chicago Public Library, including the Harold Washington Library Center, Woodson Regional and Sulzer Regional Libraries, will be closed on Wed., May 7. But their new website is open 24/7.

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Books and other items ON SALE at the Polish Museum

Date: 
09/13/2013
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Items from the attic of the Polish Museum of American (PMA) and duplicate books are on sale Sept. 14 and 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., 1st floor Social Hall. 

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West Town Library Branch Manager moving to Harold Washington

Date: 
07/23/2013
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"I adore branches, it is going to be hard to go away," said Chicago Public Library's (CPL) West Town Library Branch Manger Anne Miskewitch.

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Chicago Public Library is part of national El dia de los niños/El dia de los libros

Date: 
04/03/2013
ChildReading

Latino heritage and culture is the focus of El dia de los niños/El dia de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), being celebrated by two lively and engaging family book discussions.

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Need to know about changes in the tax laws?

Date: 
02/02/2013
MoPayments

With income tax returns looming in your future, do you need help to know about changes in tax laws? 

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Martin Luther King Day and the Presidential Inauguration Day will occur on Monday

Date: 
01/19/2013

In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, all Chicago Public Libraries will be closed Mon., Jan. 21. This includes the Harold Washington Library Center, Woodson Regional and Sulzer Regional Libraries.

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Teacher in the library program expands to all Chicago Public Library locations

Date: 
01/14/2013
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While the Logan Square, WestTown and Bucktown/Wicker Park branch Chicago Public Libraries have been “Teacher in the Library” sites since they opened, all neighborhood branches will have a teacher, as announced by Mayor Emanuel and Library Commissioner Brian Bannon.

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Chicago Public Library holiday schedule

Date: 
12/21/2012
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For all those planning to spend time at Chicago Public Libraries during the holiday, they have special hours.

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Bucktown-Wicker Park Library

Date: 
02/23/2010
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The Bucktown-Wicker Park Library located at 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave. 312.744.6022 opened on July 10, 2006, replacing both the West Town and Damen Avenue Branch libraries.  It is a two-story, 15,500 square feet full service branch that houses over $400,000 worth of books and materials.

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