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Best Ways To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month In Chicago

From art exhibits to musical performances, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Chicago. Take a look at this list for ideas on where to celebrate.

09/29/2014

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 Kids’ Valentine’s Day Activities In Chicago

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be just about couples. Check out some of the kid-friendly activities in Chicago that won’t make your little one feel left out of the festivities.

02/14/2014

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Best One-Person Shows In Chicago

Step away from the large stage productions and check out the following five solo performances in Chicago.

10/21/2013

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Best Murals In Chicago

In Chicago, murals provide a splash of color along public walkways or share a bit of history. The following five murals are definitely worth a look.

09/30/2013

Dylan York reading from her iPhone at Uncharted Books as she sips a root beer. (Credit: Mason Johnson)

Best Poetry Events In Chicago

From learning about haikus to open mic night, the Chicagoland area offers numerous opportunities for you to learn and experience poetry. Keep the following events in mind when planning how to celebrate National Poetry Month.

04/01/2013

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Best Local Female Musicians In Chicago

Whether you’re looking for a free concert during your lunch break or want to unwind with friends at a jazz club, the following female musicians based in Chicago offer a great way to experience music.

03/21/2013

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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Best Speakers And Lectures Coming To Chicago This Fall

Check out some featured speakers and lectures that will be coming to Chicago this Fall.

08/06/2012

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

Teens On Computers

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