This fall, the Chicago Public Library (CPL) celebrates the tenth anniversary of one of its most popular programs, One Book, One Chicago. I have been with CPL working on this program for just over four years, and have learned more than I could ever share in one article. It’s a rich, rewarding program, as much for me working on it as for readers who participate.
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This month EDSITEment is chock full of new lessons and resources marking significant events and celebrations within the May calendar, including Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, the Mexican Revolution, and the fiftieth anniversary of the Freedom Riders.
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
Planning interesting innovative programs on a limited budget is a daunting task, but with a dose of enthusiasm and a dab of ingenuity, it’s easier than you’d think. The following storyabout how our tiny library was able to host New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Berg illustrates some of the major elements to keep in mind when planning programming on a shoestring budget.