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Free Days at Chicago Museums in October

Enjoy free admission to Chicago museums on Illinois resident discount days in October.

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Fascinating People You Might Not Know

Enjoy this mix of unusual, exceptional, and, in some cases, lesser known people. Note that some of these books have only limited copies.

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History Reference Center

The world's most extensive full-text history reference database.

Encyclopedia Britannica Library

This encyclopedic resource offers three separate sites for children, young adults, and older patrons.

Learn about other countries

Kanopy Kids is a video streaming platform for libraries .

Daily Life Though History

Log in for fascinating facts like: if you were wealthy and fell ill during the Middle Ages, you might be given medicine made with gold.


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