Chicago Public Library
The Chicago Public Library has supercharged its old workhorse website, unveiling a new site that is more user-friendly and up-to-date.
Pillows at the Harold Washington Library Center cushion the display of two books donated by Queen Victoria, who sparked British contributions to Chicago’s first free public library.
Are you having a hard time meeting other parents? The following five places are great ways to meet other parents in Chicago.
Are you looking for ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month? From parades to films, the Chicagoland area offers plenty of ways to celebrate all month long.
Meet fellow bookworms by joining a book club in the Chicagoland area. Not sure where to start? Check out these five book clubs first.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former Bears lineman Israel Idonije have told children participating in the city’s summer reading program that they’ll jump into Lake Michigan for next winter’s Polar Plunge if the kids can read 2 million books this summer
Mayor Emanuel has announced a 1-million dollar grant from the Gates Foundation which is designed to help move the Chicago Public Library into the future – with more technology.
In the Edgewater neighborhood a library is getting a grand opening, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friendman.
The city’s popular “One Book, One Chicago” book club at the Chicago Public Libraries will expand its slate of programs, but will focus on one book a year instead of two.
The Chicago Public Library is celebrating Women’s History Month in March 2013 by offering a range of programs about past and present issues facing women and girls in our society. Programs across the city include lectures, storytelling, documentary film screenings, art exhibits and workshops, and adult book discussions. Girl power!
If you want to observe Women’s History Month, get ready for a hands-on experience. From volunteer opportunities to online resources, the Chicagoland area offers ways to celebrate notable women in history as well as ways to help girls today.
From learning how to turn on a computer to setting up a business network, computer classes can help those who need the basics or just want to improve their skills. The Chicagoland area offers a variety of locations for computer classes ranging in price from free to more than $100.
The city told them in May it was privatizing their jobs, but the workers say they were hoping to keep working.
School may be out, but some students have managed to keep learning this week by taking advantage of educational resources available.
Patrons gave more than 100,000 books and other items back to the Chicago Public Library during a three-week period where the library granted amnesty from fees.
If you finally return your overdue books, the Chicago Public Library will waive the fine.
The Chicago Public Library — for now — is going to stop blocking people who owe fines for overdue books and other materials from using the library system’s computers.
In search of a quality book club or discussion group this season? The following libraries provide several opportunities for literary enrichment. For those interested in attending a book fair, be sure to visit the Printer’s Row Literary Fest in June.
March is National Women’s History Month. In honor of this most amazing month, dedicated to the best gender around (OK, I may be bias), here’s what’s going on around town.
Next week, the movie based on the popular trilogy “The Hunger Games” premieres and the Chicago Public Library’s Teen Volume program is trying to capitalize on it with a life-sized game loosely based on the trilogy.