CPL Photo Of The Day
Thanks to Instagram user @kingablanka for this wonderful photo of the Harold Washington Library!
25 Vintage Photos Of Librarians Being Awesome
Librarians, in case you hadn’t heard, are essential members of society — likely to expand minds wherever they go — and, as such, are fully worthy of hero worship (whether they’re among the coolest librarians alive or just pretty cool). That’s at least part of the impetus behind My Daguerreotype Librarian, ”[a] tumblr dedicated to literally or figuratively hunky and babely librarians from the past.” Inspired by the website, here’s a little extra literary goodness: 25 awesome vintage photos of librarians from ages past.
Click here to see 24 more librarians being awesome!
CPL Alum Chance The Rapper Drops ‘Acid Rap’
It’s been a very exciting week for Chicago hip-hop, to put it lightly. Yesterday, Homewood native Rockie Fresh, who recently signed to Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group dropped his mixtape, ‘The Birthday Tape.’
Today, the excitement continues with the release of ‘Acid Rap’ from Chance The Rapper. Chance holds a special place in the heart of the CPL.
As The Chicago Reader pointed out in a recent article:
“While in high school at Jones College Prep, he was a regular at the Harold Washington Library’s YouMedia center and attended and participated in events put on by Young Chicago Authors, including its Tuesday-night #WordPlay open mikes and its renowned month-long Louder Than a Bomb festival.
We hope that the experiences and opportunities that Chance had at the CPL will inspire other up-and-coming artists to use the resources of the library, and city of Chicago as a whole to cultivate their talent and ambition.
Congratulations to Chance The Rapper on the release of ‘Acid Rap.’ and we can’t wait to see where your career goes from here!
Click here to download Acid Rap now!
Free Neighborhood Parking On Sundays Part Of Chicago Meter Settlement
Chicago motorists will get free neighborhood parking on Sundays, thanks to changes negotiated by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to settle outstanding reimbursement claims for “a lot less” than the $61 million demanded by the company leasing city parking meters.
The free neighborhood parking on Sundays will begin from whenever metered parking expires Saturday night. So if a spot’s metered parking ends at 10 p.m. Saturday, it is free from 10:01 p.m. Saturday until 8 a.m. Monday.
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