September 12th, 2014

One Book, One Chicago 

The 2014-2015 pick for our citywide reading program, One Book, One Chicago, is the Pulitzer-Prize winning “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” by Michael Chabon! 

Our shelves are stacked and ready for you. Join the conversation at onebookonechicago.org. #OBOC

August 21st, 2014

#TBT: “Queen of the Motor Colony” 

A Chicago Examiner headline from August 1908: “Girl Dares Death in Auto Climbing.” You go, girl. 

July 16th, 2014

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: 

June 19th, 2014
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

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