April 15th, 2014

Chicago Stands With Boston

On behalf of everyone at the Chicago Public Library, on this, the one-year anniversary of the Marathon bombings, we still stand with the city of Boston. We are continually inspired by your strength, courage, and recovery. 

#BostonStrong

Love,

Your friends at the CPL

April 14th, 2014

“You’re bound to get idears if you go thinkin’ about stuff.”

On April 14th, 1939 Viking Press published The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. 

Happy 75th birthday to a classic! 

April 9th, 2014
Woah Dude - Reading Books Within Books
Not exactly sure where or when this is from, but it’s too cool not to share!

Woah Dude - Reading Books Within Books

Not exactly sure where or when this is from, but it’s too cool not to share!

April 8th, 2014
Student Finds Martin Luther King Letter in Library Archives
From 14 News:

An interesting and rare historical find For a student at the University of Southern Indiana. During an archival research class, the student found a letter written by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
The note was written in 1963 to a donor, thanking them for their contribution to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Dr. King founded the civil rights organization.
The student immediately recognized both the header and signature on the letter. 
"At first we’re like ‘Yeah Right.’ He’s like ‘No really, I think I found it,’" said USI Archive Librarian Jennifer Greene. "So, I rushed over there and looked at it, and I was like ‘Yeah, I think you did.’" 
Jennifer Greene teaches the archiving course. She says among the thousands of documents they come across, gems like this are one in a million.

Student Finds Martin Luther King Letter in Library Archives

From 14 News:

An interesting and rare historical find For a student at the University of Southern Indiana. During an archival research class, the student found a letter written by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The note was written in 1963 to a donor, thanking them for their contribution to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Dr. King founded the civil rights organization.

The student immediately recognized both the header and signature on the letter. 

"At first we’re like ‘Yeah Right.’ He’s like ‘No really, I think I found it,’" said USI Archive Librarian Jennifer Greene. "So, I rushed over there and looked at it, and I was like ‘Yeah, I think you did.’" 

Jennifer Greene teaches the archiving course. She says among the thousands of documents they come across, gems like this are one in a million.

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