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News Fri Jun 22 2007

Adult Summer Reading Program at CPL

The Chicago Public Library is having what it says is its "first-ever summer reading program designed especially for adult readers." The first-ever? Really? Well, then, the program booklet titled "City of Big Readers: Summer Reads for Adults" [.pdf] is long-overdue. It includes an excellent collection of Chicago-themed book lists organized around different topics, such as "Sidewalks and Skyscrapers," which includes books on Chicago architecture. The program guide also includes many past GB Book Club selections, including The Adventures of Augie March, Memory Mambo, The Man with the Golden Arm, Coffee Will Make You Black, The House on Mango Street and many more. So, GB Book Club members have already conquered the first part of the program: reading at least two books listed in the booklet. Then just fill out the registration form in the back of the guide, return it to your nearest CPL branch, and receive your free travel coffee mug. Congratulations!

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