CPL Features Obamas, Oprah Reading At 'Live From The Library'You can catch the readings weekdays on the CPL's Facebook and Instagram pages.
Chicago Public Library To Reduce Number Of Locations Open During Coronavirus PandemicThe Chicago Public Library on Wednesday announced that it is reducing the number of locations that will be allowed to stay open amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Nine Chicago Public Library Branches Add Sunday Hours TodayThe Portage-Cragin, Northtown, Dunning, Little Italy, Toman, Hall, Whitney Young, West Pullman, and Chicago Lawn branches will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Damond Hampton Charged With Sexually Assaulting Girl In Public LibraryDramond Hampton was charged Wednesday with three felonies for allegedly sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in a Chicago Public Library, police said.
Girl, 11, Sexually Assaulted At Walker Branch Public Library In Morgan ParkPolice said the girl was at the library with her mother, and when her mother left the room they were in, a male walked in and sexually assaulted the girl.
Nine Chicago Public Libraries To Begin Sunday Hours This WeekendStarting Dec. 22, nine branch libraries will be open on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Chicago Public Library To Eliminate Overdue Fines, Wipe Out Existing DebtsThe Chicago Public Library will eliminate all late fines starting Tuesday – and wipe out all users’ existing fines – becoming the largest public library system in the U.S. to go fine-free.
$5M Grant To Pay For Chicago Library Branch At Obama CenterThe MacArthur Foundation plans a $5 million grant to create a new Chicago Public Library branch at the Obama Presidential Center.
Should Book Choices Be Private? Harold Washington Library Patron Calls For ChangeA Chicago woman is accusing the Harold Washington Library of failing to protect the privacy of its patrons—and the library is responding tonight.
Mayor Emanuel Drops Plan To Sell Mural Worth Millions"It just seemed like a way of exploiting the work of artists in the city for short-term gain in a really shortsighted kind of way."
Obama Center To Have Chicago Public Library BranchObama Foundation executive director Robbin Cohen says having a public library branch would attract local residents to make use of the presidential center and give residents reason to keep returning.
Celebrate African-American History Month With Chicago Public LibraryMore than 40 events, workshops and programs will mark the month, which honors the culture, history and achievements of African Americans. All are free to the public.
Emanuel, City Officials Break Ground On Branch Library ProjectsMayor Emanuel announced the beginning of construction on three co-located housing and library developments being built across the city.
Whitney Young Library Getting $12 Million MakeoverPublic Library Director Brian Bannon says the new facility will feature an early learning play space and a high-tech media lab for teenagers.
CPL, Operation Warm Giving Away Coats SundayChicago Public Library and Operation Warm will give away 150 new winter coats to kids at the Chicago Lawn branch.