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Book to movie, Best picture nominees

Several of the Academy Award best picture nominees were based on books.  Read the book before you see the movie!

Are you a fan of Charlie Brown?

 The Museum of Science and Industry is presenting a special display Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit celebrating the nearly 50 years that Charles Schulz created the famous cartoon.  The exhibit has interactive Peanuts-related activities throughout it, making it suitable for all ages.  This unique program celebrating the life and work of this creative genius will run through February 18, 2013.

Winter's mysteries

If you miss the snow that usually blankets Chicago this time of year, pull on your snow boots and try to solve one of these wintery crimes.

Party like it's 2013!

New Year's Eve is the biggest party night of the year.  Check out these party books and movies for the big night...or any special occasion in  2013.

January Bestsellers

January is a big month for new bestsellers.  Place your holds on these popular titles now.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain was born on November 30, 1835.  Check out one of these books or DVD's to celebrate his birthday.

Far Out!

On November 20th, 2012, American astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble would have celebrated 123 years on Planet Earth.  Hubble's discovery and development of the concept of an expanding universe has been described as the "most spectacular astronomical discovery" of the 20th century.  As a tribute, the Hubble Space Telescope, deployed April 25, 1990, from US space shuttle Discovery, was named for him.  The Hubble Space Telescope, with a 240-centimeter mirror, was to allow astronomers to see farther into space than they had ever seen from telescopes on Earth.

Funny Side of Love

Are you looking for something to brighten your day?  Enjoy these romances that will make you laugh out loud.