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Books for Strong Women

Check out these books about women doing incredible things, traveling to exotic places, and finding their strength.

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May Review

May's Featured Book Review

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Music

Music in Chicago Exhibit at HWLC

Music in Chicago is now on display through July 8, 2018 in Harold Washington Library Center's Congress Corridor

Benjamin

Love Exists for Benjamin

A patron tweeted us and asked for some queer romance novels so he could feel like love exists for him. Here's proof love exists for everyone

Pilgrim's Progress

Pilgrim Planning Club

Sep 25th | 8:00am - 9:00am
Meeting of former and future pilgrims on the Way of St. James in Spain. Get tips on when to go, what to pack, which route to take and…

Queer Soccer

State Department Tips for LGBTQIA+ Soccer Fans

Here is some important information for any queer soccer fan interested in attending this year's World Cup in Russia

Kids Vacation

Get Your Kids Excited for Your Next Vacation!

Want to get your kids excited for a vacation that doesn't involve any major movie franchise theme parks? World Book Online for Kids!

Library Haul

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Family library haul for the long weekend @prattlibrary #atthepratt

What we're recommending

Memoirs Wherever You Are

Love a good memoir but can't be hauling books around with you in your modern, on-the-go, life? We have the solution!

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Book Announced for One Book One City

I'll Take You There, this year's One Book, One City selection, is the untold story of living legend Mavis Staples. Join in on the read!

The Beat of Our City: Fictional Reads

Explore these fictional reads and enjoy great stories featuring music. These recommendations are a part of the 2019 One Book.

Live at Pemberley: Mavis Staples

Feb 22nd | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Living legend Mavis Staples visits the library for an exclusive, intimate performance. Limited tickets remain!

Michael Ondaatje is Golden

Michael Ondaatje has won the Golden Man Booker Prize. Love The English Patient? Check out these other Ondaatje titles.

The Beat of Our City: Non-fiction Reads

Explore these non-fiction reads and learn more about Chicago's musical history.

About Greg Kot: 2018 One Book, One City Author

An accomplished historian of music and pop culture, Greg Kot is this year's One Book, One City author

Music in Chicago Exhibit at HWLC

Music in Chicago is now on display through July 8, 2018 in Harold Washington Library Center's Congress Corridor

Author Greg Kot: "I'll Take You There"

Mar 21st | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Greg Kot and Mavis Staples appear in conversation to discuss I'll Take You There and the legacy of the Staple…

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Thanks to two great friends for a great conversation tonight! We 💜 you @gregkot and @mavisstaples! #OBOC

Music: The Beat of the City for Kids

Great stories about music for kids. These recommendations are a part of the 2017-2018 One Book, One Chicago season.

I'll Take You There: The Music

Listen to Mavis, the Staple Singers and other artists featured in I'll Take You There by Greg Kot.

The Beat of Our City: Recommended by Greg Kot

What books did Greg Kot, author of the 2017-2018 One Book, One Chicago title "I'll Take You There" read when he was researching?

Book Announced for One Book One City

I'll Take You There, this year's One Book, One Chicago selection, is the untold story of living legend Mavis Staples. Join in on the read!
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