| Jun 8, 2014
| 7:59 PM
Monday marks the first day of registration for the city's summer reading program, which made late-night TV last week when Mayor Emanuel bet "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon that if Chicago's children read 2.4 million books this summer, Fallon will...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:05 AM
When Mayor Rahm Emanuel bet late-night host Jimmy Fallon that Chicago’s children would read 2.4 million books this summer in order to bring “The Tonight Show” back to Chicago, it sounded like a lofty gamble.
But the odds are stacked in...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:40 AM
All branches of the Chicago Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, May 7, officials said this week.
That includes the Harold Washington Library Center, Woodson Regional and Sulzer Regional Libraries. The branches are being closed for a day of staff...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:26 AM
First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to present the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to 10 institutions, including the Chicago Public Library, at a White House ceremony on Thursday.
In an announcement today, the White House described...
| May 25, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Monday is Memorial Day. The following services will be affected:
Schools: Public schools in Chicago will be closed. Most suburban and parochial schools will be closed. Check local districts.
Government offices: Closed.
Postal Service: No mail...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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2nd Story is a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. They host story-sharing experiences in Chicago and beyond, in the form of both...
| Feb 14, 2014
Oba William King plays a djembe drum, a kufi covers his bald head, and West African Anansi folk tales are in his repertoire. And although King's work is inspired by ancestral art forms, it would only be part of the story to label King an African...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:23 AM
We're giving away free tickets to the Chicago Public Library Foundation’s "Night in the Stacks" event on Friday, April 4.
Night in the Stacks, which will be Friday at 7 p.m. in the Harold Washington Library Center, features an open bar, DJ and...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As reaction rolled in Tuesday to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pitch to shore up some of the city’s ailing pension funds, his chief City Council ally noted what the proposal is missing so far: a way out of Chicago’s most immediate financial...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:24 AM
Two men were killed and at least eight people were wounded in shootings across the city Monday, police said.
One of the men fatally shot was a 21-year-old man killed by police after allegedly moving toward police "in an aggressive manner" with a knife...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Chicago Public Library cardholders will be able to download free movies and magazines through the library's new website, launched on Thursday.
The new website, which appears to be inspired in design by Pinterest, has a browse tab near the top that...