To Elnura and her three children, the Budlong Woods branch is more than a quick stopover from the park or school, it’s a second home.
Author: Rica Bouso
Like many Chicagoans, Marissa grew up at the Library. Now, she returns to her roots – sharing stories that make Chicago Public Library a beloved institution.
Katelyn has a knack for building installation-based exhibits that quite literally stop people in the street. As this summer’s CPL Maker-in-Residence, she’s bringing these skills to the Library.
Administrative records, banners, digital photographs, flyers, memos, program guides, and ‘zines all create an in-depth portrait of a human being who dedicated her life to creating an equitable and just society, where black people can live not in fear, but in peace, where the youth can thrive, and where women can feel safe. Get to know Mariame Kaba through the lens of an archivist.
We catch up with award-winning artist and 2019 Maker-in-Resident Kate Conlon after two years. Her final project for Chicago Public Library, The Story of the Tin Can is a living document of her evolution as an artist during COVID-19
It was in Chicago that a 20-something Chris discovered his calling to become a librarian. So, returning to Chicago as library commissioner feels like coming full circle.