Chicago Public Library

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West Chicago library patrons discover world of Legos

WEST CHICAGO – David (from left) and Micah Weber take the scavenger hunt challenge during West Chicago Public Library District's LegoMania program, which returned to the library July 18 and 19.Almost 450 children and adults enjoyed a massive Lego town ... [Published MySuburbanLife.com - 7 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Chicago Public Library Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge, first for Ages 0-5

Eye roll at those who say, summer's more than half way over. That may be true, but it's not too late to join the Chicago Public Library Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge. I signed my boys up at the Chicago Public Library last week.We met the John ... [Published Chicago Now - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Magic helps get pages turning

EAST CHICAGO — David Shareef knew his fate at 5 years of age, when he saw Muhammad Ali perform magic tricks at Sister Clara Muhammad School in Chicago.The celebrity boxer was showing a side not many knew about, as he visited the elementary school. Shareef’s ... [Published HighBeam Research - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

McGarry Bowen loses Pizza Hut, Havas gains AutoZone

THE BAD NEWS .   McGarryBowen lost its Pizza Hut business to Deutsch Los Angeles this week after having had it for only 10 months.  Deutsch immediately takes over the account.“We got a lot accomplished with McGarryBowen and change is never easy no matter ... [Published ReelChicago - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

'But I was drunk!'

Dear Anna,Solve a debate between me and my boyfriend: If your partner cheats on you while under a heavy influence of alcohol or drugs, is that an acceptable excuse? Like, what if they were blacked out? —DUIDear DUI,Acceptable in what sense? Like the cheated ... [Published Red Eye Chicago - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 06 2014 - 2 reports

Newsviews: Chicago Public Library>

CHICAGO (WLS) --Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon talks about new services being offered by the library system, including portable WiFi, robots for checkout, 3D printers and an improved website.Part onePart two(Copyright ©2014 WLS-TV/DT. ... [Published WLS Chicago - Jul 06 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

West Chicago Public Library Now Offers Downloadable Music from its Website

_ The West Chicago Public Library has joined Library Ideas™ network of public library websites that offer access to over 7 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. The Freegal™ Music Service will allow the Library to increase ... [Published Chicago Tribune - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 2 reports

Soon Public Libraries Will Let You Borrow the Internet

After watching patrons sit on library steps during off-hours to use the Internet, two major public institutions came up with a creative solution: letting people take home Wi-Fi hot spots, devices that allow Web access anywhere you take them. Over the ... [Published Yahoo! Malaysia - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 5 reports

Chicago, New York libraries will soon lend Wi-Fi hotspots to patrons

Made possible by funding provided by the Knight Foundation, the Chicago Public Library and the New York Public Library will soon start to provide access to Wi-Fi hotspot hardware that can be checked out for use at home . Totaling up to $900,000 in overall ... [Published Digital Trends - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Mayor Emanuel Announces Grant from Knight Foundation at NEXT Library Conference

at the 2014 NEXT Library Conference that the Chicago Public Library (C.P.L.) was awarded a grant of $400,000 by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation on Monday for the C.P.L.’s “Internet to Go” program. The C.P.L. is one of nineteen winners out of ... [Published Examiner.com - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Mayor Emanuel Announces Chicago Public Library Awarded Grant for Wi-Fi Hotspot Lending

CHICAGO, June 23 -- The Office of the Mayor of Chicago issued the following news release:Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today at the 2014 NEXT Library Conference that the Chicago Public Library was awarded a grant of $400,000 by the John S. and James L. ... [Published HighBeam Research - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 2 reports

Soon Your Local Library Could Let You Borrow the Internet

Forget dog-eared copies of Fifty Shades of Grey: Library visitors will soon be able to check the entire Internet out from their local branch.The Knight Foundation announced[1] grants for programs at the Chicago Public Library and the New York Public Library ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jun 25 2014]

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Regarding eRead Illinois, R A I L S Executive Director Dee Brennan stated, "ERead Illinois is a major success story - not just for RAILS but for the entire State of Illinois. We are so appreciative of the Illinois State Library's awarding of this grant to RAILS and IHLS so that we could improve access to e-books in Illinois libraries."
Regarding the changing role of libraries in civil society, Ms. Brennan stated, "Libraries are more important than ever, and their importance and relevance will continue to grow. People look to them for traditional services such as books and programs, but they are also maker spaces, participatory spaces, publishers, community economic engines - the list goes on and on. Most importantly, they build and sustain communities.”"
...this is a credible program," Watt said in a meeting with community groups and housing counseling agencies at a Chicago Public Library branch. "We've got approximately $72 million that we'd like to give away in this metropolitan area. People won't come in and say I want that money."
...types of digital resources, including e-books, e-audiobooks, e-readers, databases, and public computers," said Library Director Benjamin Weseloh. "We are very excited to add downloadable music to our electronic options."

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West Chicago library patrons discover world of ... [Published MySuburbanLife.com - 7 hours ago]
What is eRead Illinois? [Published Examiner.com - Jul 24 2014]
RAILS Unveils Strategic Plan [Published Examiner.com - Jul 24 2014]
Chicago Public Library Rahm's Readers Summer Le... [Published Chicago Now - Jul 23 2014]
State Librarian Jesse White Awards over $6 Mill... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 22 2014]
West Chicago seeks feedback for health initiative [Published MySuburbanLife.com - Jul 21 2014]
Magic helps get pages turning [Published HighBeam Research - Jul 21 2014]
McGarry Bowen loses Pizza Hut, Havas gains Auto... [Published ReelChicago - Jul 19 2014]
'But I was drunk!' [Published Red Eye Chicago - Jul 18 2014]
Mavis Staples to get special Sandburg Award [Published Voices - Jul 16 2014]
Harold Washington Library Center offers quiet p... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 15 2014]
West Chicago library website now offers downloa... [Published MySuburbanLife.com - Jul 15 2014]
Motorola’s Brown: Keep immigration reform alive... [Published Reflejos - Jul 14 2014]
Helen Virginia Cosgrove [Published Spooner Advocate - Jul 12 2014]
Bulletin Board: Next week’s government meetings... [Published Lake County News Sun - Jul 11 2014]
Best-selling author hosts Write Stuff Workshop [Published NWI Times - Jul 11 2014]
Watt Blames Homeowner Skepticism for HARP Slowdown [Published DSNews.com - Jul 08 2014]
Scam fears hurting housing aid program, FHA dir... [Published Chicago Tribune - Jul 08 2014]
Newsviews: Chicago Public Library> [Published WLS Chicago - Jul 06 2014]
Newsviews: Chicago Public Library (2)> [Published WLS Chicago - Jul 06 2014]
West Chicago Public Library Now Offers Download... [Published Chicago Tribune - Jul 04 2014]
NEW HIGHWOOD STEAK HOUSE PM PRIME GRAND OPENING... [Published Chicago Tribune - Jul 02 2014]
Your Brain and Beauty [Published Chicago Tribune - Jul 02 2014]
Your Summer Social Entrepreneurship Reading List [Published Chicago Now - Jul 02 2014]
Libraries to Provide “Check Out” Wi-Fi Hotspots [Published OzarksFirst.com - Jun 30 2014]
Soon Public Libraries Will Let You Borrow the I... [Published Yahoo! Malaysia - Jun 28 2014]
Libraries To Launch ‘Internet To Go,' Loan Wi-F... [Published Outsell Inc - Jun 27 2014]
Got Wi-Fi? Some libraries lending hot spots [Published Marion Star - Jun 27 2014]
Soon Public Libraries Will Let You Borrow the I... [Published TakePart - Jun 27 2014]
The Uncanny Valley of Old Futurism [Published Gizmodo - Jun 26 2014]
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Libraries will lend out WiFi hotspots to foster... [Published Engadget - Jun 25 2014]
For the less fortunate, a library may be the only reliable way to get online. But what do they do after hours, or when they can't make the trek? That's where a pair of Knight Foundation grants may prove vital. Both the Chicago Public Library and Ne ...
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The Windy City will blow you away. 1. Spray paint was invented in Chicago in 1949. 2. Chicago River is the only river in the world that flows backward. 3. Chicago is home to Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the world's last free zoos. 4. The Art Institute ...
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