Chicago Public Library
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.
Library officials have selected “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl,” a collection of short stories by Chinese author Yiyun Li for this spring’s “One Book, One Chicago” citywide book club.
Chicago public libraries will reopen on Monday afternoons beginning next week.
In introducing a new team to head up the Chicago Public Library system, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said libraries need to think forward as technology constantly changes.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Library Commissioner Mary Dempsey announced Saturday that branch locations of the Chicago Public Library will be open on Monday afternoons starting February 6.
The union representing frontline library employees is all but rejecting a letter from aldermen Edward Burke (14th) and Brendan Reilly (42nd) asking workers to make a sacrifice to preserve library hours.
Two Chicago aldermen have a proposal to end the dispute over the closing of the city’s public libraries on Mondays.
When Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget passed, an agreement had ensured that Chicago public libraries would close only on Monday and Friday mornings. But that has now changed.
While almost all government agencies and offices will be closed this Friday for Veterans Day, there is one exception.
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