| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Try to check out a hot new book or movie at your local library, and you're likely to get put on a long waiting list.
Libraries in the Chicago area are trying to change that by offering a new online checkout service. Instead of having a limited number...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Teens can keep their creative juices flowing this summer at one of the Chicago Public Library’s new Mini Maker Labs, popping up at several neighborhood branches from July through late November.
Inspired by the CPL’s award-winning Maker Lab...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 6:40 PM
U.S. District Judge James Holderman was in his chambers in early 2011 when he opened a piece of mail from a group calling itself the Sovereign American Consulate.
Inside was a document accusing the veteran jurist of failing to answer a summons issued...
| 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...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 7:07 PM
As one of the world's richest men, Chicago hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin has contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to causes around the globe since 1999, including tens of millions to Chicago institutions.
But one of the vehicles for his...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Back-to-school days can be a drag. Luckily, the Chicago Public Library has a good reason to celebrate — and dance. Now through Aug. 29, CPL is hosting its first-ever Back to School-A-Palooza concert series at 20 library branches.
| Sep 12, 2014
| 12:37 PM
"The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" (Picador 2000), the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Michael Chabon, is this year's selection for One Book, One Chicago, the Chicago Public Library announced Friday.
The story is about Joe Kavalier and Sammy...
| Sep 8, 2014
In an old house in Paris
that was covered with vines
OK — now continue.
If you were one of the countless children who have been mesmerized by the classic picture book "Madeline," you can.
Word for word, page by page, through the story of the...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Chicago author Veronica Roth will receive the 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation and the Chicago Public Library, it was announced Monday. The library's top award, the Carl Sandburg Literary Award, will go to authors Doris Kearns...
| Aug 29, 2013
In the world of book publishing, summer is generally a time for "beach reads," fun, lighter books that readers can jump in and out of while splashing through the surf or visiting family.
Not for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Emanuel detailed his summer...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel left himself some wiggle room on trying again to privatize Midway Airport to raise money, saying today he was giving up the idea for "the foreseeable future" after recently halting the process of accepting bids to lease it.