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PHOTOS: Newberry Marks 125th Birthday With Exhibition

Posted 09.17.2012 | Chicago

As it commemorates its 125th anniversary of existence, Chicago's Newberry Library has curated a special exhibition centered on 125 of the most fascina...

A Cynic Sees Some Light on the Cultural Plan

Susan Eleuterio | Posted 10.20.2012 | Chicago
Susan Eleuterio

Michelle Boone and Lord Cultural Resources have defied the expectations of many Chicagoans by actually opening the Chicago Cultural Plan up for discussion and input. Now we hope to see the process into reality.

Library Head Resigns As Battle Over Layoffs, Hours Continues

Posted 01.25.2012 | Chicago

The woman at the helm of the Chicago Public Library system for the past 18 years has resigned from her post in the midst of ongoing disputes over staf...

Should Chicago Library Workers Skip Raises To Keep Branches Open On Mondays?

Posted 01.12.2012 | Chicago

The labor union representing city librarians balked at a suggestion made by two powerful Chicago aldermen this week that they should forego their cont...

Chicago Libraries And The Battle Between Rahm Emanuel, Unions

Posted 01.10.2012 | Chicago

When the Chicago Public Library announced via Facebook that nearly all branches would be closed Monday, it raised a few eyebrows. After all, there was...

City Library's Regional Branches Now Closed On Mondays

Posted 01.05.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Public Library announced via its Facebook page Wednesday that, apparently effective immediately, all of its branch locations, save two plu...

A Tale of Two Libraries

Matt Farmer | Posted 12.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

I recently learned about a group of engaged parents at one South Side school who are determined to do whatever it takes to make sure that their kids have continued access to a quality library.

Libraries Hurt By Budget Cuts

Chicago Tribune | Ben Meyerson | Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Walking through the doors of the Edgewater Library, the first thing you notice are the books, piled a foot high on counter tops and crammed into more ...