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Libraries To Launch ‘Internet To Go,’ Loan Wi-Fi Devices To Patrons

Residents in underserved areas with limited home access to the Internet will soon be able to go to the library and take the web with them.

06/26/2014

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Google, Chicago Public Libraries Partner To Offer Robots That Teach Programming

In addition to the standard books and movies, you can now check out at Chicago Public Libraries small robots that teach computer programming.

05/10/2014

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Chicago Public Library Revamps Website

The Chicago Public Library has supercharged its old workhorse website, unveiling a new site that is more user-friendly and up-to-date.

04/10/2014

Two books donated by Queen Victoria -- a biography of her husband Prince Albert, and an illustrated history of Buckingham Palace -- are displayed on pillows at the Chicago Public Library. The queen donated the books to Chicago after the Great Fire of 1871, to help establish the city's first public library. (Credit: John Cody)

Harold Washington Library Displays Books Key To City’s First Library

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.

04/04/2014

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Best Parent Gathering Places In Chicago

Are you having a hard time meeting other parents? The following five places are great ways to meet other parents in Chicago.

01/17/2014

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Best Ways To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 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.

09/02/2013

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Best Book Clubs In Chicago

Meet fellow bookworms by joining a book club in the Chicagoland area. Not sure where to start? Check out these five book clubs first.

08/26/2013

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Mayor, Former Bear Issue Reading Challenge To Kids

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

07/03/2013

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Chicago Public Library Receives $1 Million Grant From Gates Foundation

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.

06/30/2013

Rare and antique books line the shelves at Chetham Library, which was founded in 1653, making it the oldest public libary in the English speaking world on February 14, 2011 in Manchester, England. Chetham's Library, which was established under the Will of Humphrey Chetham (1580-1653) and is the oldest surviving public library in Britain. Humphrey Chetham's Will stipulated that the Library should be 'for the use of schollars and others well affected', and instructed the librarian 'to require nothing of any man that cometh into the library'. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

New Branch of Chicago Public Library Opens In Edgewater

In the Edgewater neighborhood a library is getting a grand opening, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friendman.

06/22/2013

Cover of Isabel Wilkerson's Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Warmth of Other Suns" (Supplied by Chicago Public Library)

Chicago Library’s ‘One Book, One Chicago’ Program To Go Year-Round

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.

WBBM Newsradio–03/15/2013

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Girl Power: Women’s History Month At The Chicago Public Library

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!

03/07/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Women’s History Month 2013 In Chicago

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.

03/04/2013

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Best Places For Computer Classes In Chicago

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.

12/31/2012

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Chicago Library Janitors Laid Off

The city told them in May it was privatizing their jobs, but the workers say they were hoping to keep working.

11/30/2012

Students use the computer lab at Theodore Roosevelt High School on Sept. 13, 2012, during the fourth day of a teachers' strike, to work on essays for college applications, study for the ACT exam, and keep up on course work for their classes. (Credit: CBS)

CPS Students Doing What They Can To Keep Learning During Strike

School may be out, but some students have managed to keep learning this week by taking advantage of educational resources available.

CBS 2–09/13/2012

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Library Patrons Return More Than 100,000 Items During Amnesty Period

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.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2012

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Chicago Libraries To Waive Fines For Overdue Books

If you finally return your overdue books, the Chicago Public Library will waive the fine.

08/20/2012

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Library To Lift Computer Ban For Users With Overdue Books

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.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

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Best Places For Book And Literary Events In Chicago

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.

05/21/2012

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