Explore / Essential Titles of 2014
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The Best Books of 2014...So Far

It was difficult, but we've chosen what we think are 20 of the most essential titles of the year so far. We hope you find something to enjoy.…

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Explore / great food
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Eating Globally: Cookbooks of Global Cuisine

Learn about food and cultures from around the world through cookbooks. Steep yourself in the culture of Japanese tea ceremonies, or learn the…

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If You Love / local history
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Archival Collection
Your Street Back-In-The-Day

Have you ever wondered what your street looked like 50 years ago? Check out our Street Photos Archival Collection.

If You Love / a great read
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Favorite Reads

Mayor Emanuel recommends some of his favorite books.

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If You Love / local history
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Archival Collection
Old School Menus

Ever wondered what your favourite restaurant used to serve, stop by the library to look at 100's of historic menus.

Explore / Summer Reading
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An Interactive Experience with Monica McKayhan

This interactive "talk" will be you asking bestselling teen & tween author Monica McKayhan.

If You Love / baseball
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Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Get ready for opening day with these home run-hitting titles that will have baseball fans doing the wave!

recommended by ChiPubLib_Kids

If You Love / to laugh
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Can't put down rolling on the floor laughing books

Non- fiction funny books for adults , most likely just women

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Explore / One Book One City
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Book Club Meeting

Come join us for a lively discussion at Central Library

If You Love / Jazz
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Grammy Winners for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album…

The Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album has been presented since 1961. While there have been minor name changes, the current title…

recommended by fillups

Explore / staff picks
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Paranormal Romance

Get started with a new genre!

recommended by EricaAtEla

Explore / staff picks
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Best Biographies & Memoirs of 2013

Here are some of the top biographies and memoirs of 2013 according to sources such as: Amazon, NPR, Publishers Weekly, New York Times, New…

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Explore / Summer Reading
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Summer Reading 2014 - Join Today!

Get signed up for summer reading today to claim your special summer reading package. Special programs for kids, teens and adults.

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