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January 21, 2014

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Jan. 21, 2014

In Our Own Backyard

Art Institute with 'In Our Own Backyard'

Join us as we host In Our Own Backyard: Masterpieces of The Art Institute of Chicago at the Main Library, Sunday, Jan. 26, at 2 pm. Rediscover old favorites from the Old Masters to the museum's extensive Impressionist and Modern collections. Learn why The Art Institute, which houses more than 5,000 years of world-renowned art, has been at the center of Chicago culture from the late 19th Century to today.

New Arrivals

Mug Museum

Mug Museum
Cate Le Bon

Going Dark

Going Dark
James W. Hall

Rage of Poseiden

Rage of Poseiden
Anders Nilsen

Paris Reborn

Paris Reborn
Susan M. Johnson

Current Happenings

'Glorious Black & White' films

Local film historian Doug Deuchler hosts In Glorious Black and White — a series of films showcasing remarkably restored features from cinema's Golden Age. Whether you're a classic movie fan or new to the vintage genre, there's something for everyone in this curated series, Tuesday afternoons at the Main Library. Today at 1:30 pm, view and discuss Make Way For Tomorrow, or catch an upcoming film. See our full film schedule ›

In Glorious Black & White

Build your read and watch lists

Stay on top of what's new and exciting in your library's collections with new arrivals. Each month you'll find a selection of recently purchased movies, music, and books and audiobooks — plus new arrivals to our digital collections. Looking for library staff suggestions? Check out staff recommendations to build your to-read, to-watch and to-listen lists. You can also ask us for suggestions ›

New Arrivals

Financial aid help session

Get started on the crucial first step in the financial aid process — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. A financial aid professional will be available to answer your questions and help you complete your FAFSA form at no charge Wednesday, Feb. 5. Drop in the Main Library Computer Classroom anytime from 5 to 8 pm with required information and financial documents. See required document list ›

FAFSA help

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Ring in the Year of the Horse with stories and crafts at all library locations. At Main Library, Jenny from Paper Lantern Language & Cultural Center will share stories in Mandarin, followed by a craft for kids ages 3-6 on Friday, Jan. 31. Both branch libraries welcome kids ages 4+ to create Chinese Lanterns. Register to join the fun at Maze Branch Wednesday, Jan. 29 or Dole Branch Friday, Jan. 31.

Chinese New Year

More Library News

Upcoming Events

Author Rachel Louise Snyder:
What We've Lost is Nothing
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Teen Snackadium Smackdown
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2 pm
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Chef Marc Seivers: Entertaining Your Valentine with Love
Thursday, Feb. 6, 6:30 pm
Dole Branch Library

Find more library events on our calendar.


Online Job Search 101
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

Intermediate Word
Monday, Feb. 17, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

Twitter 101
Thursday, Feb. 20, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

Find more technology learning opportunities.


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