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August 2018

Play Day at Humboldt Park Library

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 18, 2018 at 1:00pm

Humboldt Park Library, 1605 N. Troy
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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Play Day is an open, unstructured playtime for kids and their caregivers.

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Adult Book Discussion: Nineteen Eighty-Four

August 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Richard M. Daley Library, 733 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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This month's book discussion will feature 1984 by George Orwell. In the superstate of Oceania, life is heavily regulated by "The Party" and its leader Big Brother. Skirting a ban on personal freedom, middle-class Party member Winston Smith falls in love with a fellow employee Julia and the two embark on a secret affair. It doesn't take long for the two to be imprisoned and brainwashed back to loyalty. Orwell's 1984 sheds light on the power of government control and life without personal freedoms. Copies…

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Digital Storytelling

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Richard M. Daley Library, 733 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Record and share a story from your life or your imagination.

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Creative Space: T-Shirt Tote Bags

August 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Richard M. Daley Library, 733 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Stop into Creative Space this month to learn how to make a functional, re-usable tote bag using just a t-shirt. This craft requires no sewing. Some t-shirts will be available, but please bring a t-shirt if you have one. Want to work on something else? Some additional craft supplies will be provided including: origami paper, recycled materials, coloring sheets, crayons, sewing materials, and colored pencils. Image Credit: Pexels.com

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Books and Brews: The Girls

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Roots Handmade Pizza, 1924 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, 60622 United States
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Join us at Roots Pizza for our monthly Books and Brews book discussion, a book club that meets at a bar/restaurant. This month we'll discuss The Girls by Emma Cline. Copies of the book are available for check out at the West Town Branch Library. This event is for ages 21 and up.

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Spanish Language Club

August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on May 26, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on June 23, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on July 21, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on August 25, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on September 22, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on November 24, 2018 at 3:00pm

Humboldt Park Library, 1605 N. Troy
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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The club focuses on Spanish pronunciation and grammar. Join us for activities highlighting the culture and history of Spanish speaking countries. Open to teens and adults.

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Imagine Doing More Summer Showcase + Photography Workshop with Jim Kropp

August 30 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Richard M. Daley Library, 733 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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As we bring the summer to a close, we'll recap on our summer adventures and all we learned about our natural, industrial and social-emotional environments. Open to teens 13-18. This program is made possible as part of a 2018 Teen Summer Challenge: Imagine Doing More! #ImagineAtCPL #CPLTeen.

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September 2018

Adult Book Discussion: The New Jim Crow

September 15 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Richard M. Daley Library, 733 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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This month's book discussion will feature The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. Even with the abolishment of the Jim Crow laws and the Civil Rights Movement, discrimination persists in the criminal justice system. From mass incarceration to trying to live in social system where criminal records inhibit the ability to have access to many of life's most basic needs and rights, Alexander discusses how the U.S. criminal justice system has and still serves as a form of racial control and discrimination. Copies…

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Chess Club

September 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 17, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on April 14, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on May 12, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on June 16, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on July 14, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on August 11, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on September 15, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on October 13, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on November 10, 2018 at 3:00pm

Humboldt Park Library, 1605 N. Troy
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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Make new friends while playing chess in a community environment. Beginning and advanced players are welcome.

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Medicare 101

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Richard M. Daley Library, 733 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Michael Ortiz from Premier Medicare Benefits will help you understand what Medicare covers and what it doesn't and your potential for out of pocket exposure. Enrollment periods, Medicare parts A, B, C and D, as well as how to cover the gaps in Medicare will be discussed.

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Spanish Language Club

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on May 26, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on June 23, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on July 21, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on August 25, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on September 22, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on November 24, 2018 at 3:00pm

Humboldt Park Library, 1605 N. Troy
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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The club focuses on Spanish pronunciation and grammar. Join us for activities highlighting the culture and history of Spanish speaking countries. Open to teens and adults.

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Tech Tuesday: CPL Has an App for That

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Richard M. Daley Library, 733 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Did you know that you can read books and graphic novels, listen to music, watch TV shows and movies, or even learn a new language on your smartphone or tablet with your CPL library card? Stop in to learn about all the useful apps that you can use with just your library card. Feel free to bring your phone or device. Not sure if you can make it? Make an appointment with our CyberNavigator or speak with a Librarian to…

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Books and Brews: The Coyote’s Bicycle

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Roots Handmade Pizza, 1924 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, 60622 United States
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Join us at Roots Pizza for our monthly Books and Brews book discussion, a book club that meets at a bar/restaurant. This month we'll discuss The Coyote's Bicycle. Copies of the book are available for check out at the West Town Branch Library. This event is for ages 21 and up.

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Adult Book Discussion: Into the Beautiful North

September 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Richard M. Daley Library, 733 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with a book discussion of Into the Beautiful North by award-winning author Luis Alberto Urrea. Nineteen-year-old Nayeli lives in a small costal village in the Sinaloa region of Mexico where over the years the majority of the men have headed north to the United States for work, including her father. With inspiration from the classic film The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli and three of her friends head north towards Joliet, IL in hopes of finding Nayeli's father and encouraging men…

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October 2018

Managing Your Debt and Increase Cash Flow

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Richard M. Daley Library, 733 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Join us for a workshop on practical strategies on how to reduce your debt, have a plan to take control of your cash flow, and set goals to save for a secure future. Presented by Money Smart Partner, the Heartland Institute of Financial Education.

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Chess Club

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 17, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on April 14, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on May 12, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on June 16, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on July 14, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on August 11, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on September 15, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on October 13, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on November 10, 2018 at 3:00pm

Humboldt Park Library, 1605 N. Troy
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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Make new friends while playing chess in a community environment. Beginning and advanced players are welcome.

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Spanish Language Club

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on May 26, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on June 23, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on July 21, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on August 25, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on September 22, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on November 24, 2018 at 3:00pm

Humboldt Park Library, 1605 N. Troy
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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The club focuses on Spanish pronunciation and grammar. Join us for activities highlighting the culture and history of Spanish speaking countries. Open to teens and adults.

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November 2018

Estate Planning

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Richard M. Daley Library, 733 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Join Attorney MK Gamble as she discusses estate planning, wills, trusts, powers of attorney and the importance of planning ahead and avoiding common mistakes. Presented by Money Smart Partner, The Heartland Institute of Financial Education.

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Chess Club

November 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 17, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on April 14, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on May 12, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on June 16, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on July 14, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on August 11, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on September 15, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on October 13, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on November 10, 2018 at 3:00pm

Humboldt Park Library, 1605 N. Troy
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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Make new friends while playing chess in a community environment. Beginning and advanced players are welcome.

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Spanish Language Club

November 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on May 26, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on June 23, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on July 21, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on August 25, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on September 22, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on November 24, 2018 at 3:00pm

Humboldt Park Library, 1605 N. Troy
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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The club focuses on Spanish pronunciation and grammar. Join us for activities highlighting the culture and history of Spanish speaking countries. Open to teens and adults.

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Books and Brews: Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Roots Handmade Pizza, 1924 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, 60622 United States
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Join us at Roots Pizza for our monthly Books and Brews book discussion, a book club that meets at a bar/restaurant. This month we'll discuss Dreamland by Sam Quinones. Copies of the book are available for check out at the West Town Branch Library. This event is for ages 21 and up.

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December 2018

Investing Strategies to Build a Financial Foundation

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Richard M. Daley Library, 733 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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This workshop covers investment strategies for financial success, and ways to reach your retirement goals. Presented by Money Smart Partner, the Heartland Institute of Financial Education.

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