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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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Celebrate Women’s History Month

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.

03/19/2012

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Chicago Public Library Engages Teens With Its Own ‘Hunger Games’

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.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

Cover of "Gold Boy, Emerald Girl" by Chinese author Yiyun Li. (Photo Courtesy Chicago Public Library)

Chinese Author’s Short Story Collection The Next ‘One Book, One Chicago’

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.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

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Chicago Public Libraries To Reopen Monday Afternoons

Chicago public libraries will reopen on Monday afternoons beginning next week.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel with new library commissioner Brian Bannon and Linda Johnson Rice, head of Johnson Publications. She is the mayor's choice to replace Jayne Thompson as Library Board chairman. Bannon is replacing longtime commissioner Mary Dempsey. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Names Tech Expert As New Library Commissioner

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.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

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Emanuel Announces Plan To Reopen Libraries On Mondays

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.

01/21/2012

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Union: City Can Afford To Maintain Library Hours

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.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

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Aldermen: Libraries Could Stay Open Mondays If Staff Passed Up Raises

Two Chicago aldermen have a proposal to end the dispute over the closing of the city’s public libraries on Mondays.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2012

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City Plans To Close Libraries All Day 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.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

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Chicago Public Libraries To Be Open On Veterans Day

While almost all government agencies and offices will be closed this Friday for Veterans Day, there is one exception.

WBBM Newsradio–11/09/2011

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Librarians Protest Against Budget Cuts At City Hall

It was reading time and protest time for more than 100 city librarians and supporters Monday morning at a rally outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2011

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Aldermen Concerned About Library Budget Cuts

Aldermen at Friday’s City Council budget hearings said they hope there’s some way to prevent the big cuts in Public Library staffing and hours proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2011

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Teens Exercise Creativity In New Digital Library Space

An experiment at the Harold Washington Library Center could change the way your neighborhood library looks in the future.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

People test a Kindle 2 after a press conference unveiling latest version of Amazon's popular electronic reader, the Kindle, in New York on Feb. 9, 2009. (Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Public Libary Now Has Kindle Books

Smile Kindle users. You can now check out electronic books from the Chicago Public Library.

09/24/2011

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Chicago Public Library Breaks Records With Summer Reading Program

The Chicago Public Library is breaking records this year with its citywide Summer Reading Program.

WBBM Newsradio–08/30/2011

People test a Kindle 2 after a press conference unveiling latest version of Amazon's popular electronic reader, the Kindle, in New York on Feb. 9, 2009. (Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Library Books On Kindle By End Of Year In Chicago

Chicago Public Library officials say—after a long wait—people who use the Kindle e-reader will soon be able to borrow library books too.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2011

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Chicago Public Library Branches Closed Wednesday

All Chicago Public Library branches will be closed Wednesday for staff training.

05/03/2011

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