CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY

Jul 30

#ButFirstLetMeTakeASelfie 

#ButFirstLetMeTakeASelfie 

Jul 23

Beachfront Libraries are the Best Idea…Ever.

Via Huffington Post Books:

"Beachfront libraries are an ingenious addition to shorelines around the world. Forget your book? Go grab a replacement. Finished your latest read? No worries, many choices await you."

Jul 16

Happy 10th Birthday, Millennium Park!

Industrial wasteland turned cultural gem, let’s geek out today looking at before, during, and after photos of building Millennium Park. 

Before: 

A railway, parking lots, and sparse greens in the space where Millennium Park is now (looking east). 

After: 

 

Looking west and slightly south, Millennium Park in all its glory. 

Grab yourself a slice of birthday cake and look through more photos in our digital archives: shar.es/NkP4S

Jul 15

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Jun 19

Elephant Breaks Into Dearborn Street Restaurant; eats 12 pies. 
And who could blame him?! Who doesn’t LOVE pie. 
For #TBT, enjoy this article from the June 16, 1908 Chicago Examiner, courtesy of our Special Collections & Preservation Division. 
The full Examiner can be accessed here: http://digital.chipublib.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/examiner/id/10146/rec/1

Elephant Breaks Into Dearborn Street Restaurant; eats 12 pies. 

And who could blame him?! Who doesn’t LOVE pie. 

For #TBT, enjoy this article from the June 16, 1908 Chicago Examiner, courtesy of our Special Collections & Preservation Division. 

The full Examiner can be accessed here: http://digital.chipublib.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/examiner/id/10146/rec/1