Free CPL Business, Law and Money lectures
The Chicago Public Library’s FREE Business, Law and Money lecture series continues with the following events:
Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State Street,(312) 747-4300. Event subject to cancellation and/or location change. Always call or check the CPL website before heading over Virtual Some events require you to register 48 hours in advance.
Free CPL Business, Law and Money lectures
Medicare 101 Saturday, October 16 and 30, 2021 10:00AM – 11:00AM Register October 16 Register October 30
Learn about the parts of Medicare: Part A, B, C, & D. When to enroll. Do I need Part B if I’m working. Are all supplemental plans the same?
Find unbiased answers to these and other questions you may have. Presented to you courtesy of the Clearing Branch Library.
The One-Page-Business-Plan Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:00AM – 11:00AM Register
The One-Page-Business-Plan. This smaller version allows a contact to quickly absorb your business idea, much like the classic elevator pitch.
Getting Your Green Card: Adjustment of Status Information Session Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:00PM – 7:30PM Register
Description of visa categories and the entry process into the U.S., as well as the eligibility requirements for adjusting status to lawful permanent residency (LPR) status based on family relationship. Maria del Carmen Rodriguez, Community Relations Officer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,
Credit: Tips on How to Boost your Credit Score Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:00PM – 7:30PM Register
Free online workshop on Credit: Tips on How to Boost your Credit Score. How to boost your credit score in a pandemic. Low cost ways to boost your score quickly.
Taking Distributions from Retirement Plans Friday, October 22, 2021 12:00PM – 1:15PM Register
The rules for distributions from retirement plans changed dramatically over the past two years, both for account owners and for beneficiaries. Some changes are permanent, others have already expired. Learn the rules for 2021, what’s changed, what hasn’t, and what changes you should consider making as a result.
Law at the Library: How to Find a Lawyer When You Can’t Afford One Tuesday, October 26, 2021 6:00PM – 7:00PM Register
Learn about resources on how to find a lawyer that will be either free or low-cost.
Medicare 2022: Open Enrollment Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:00AM – 11:00AM Register Oct 27 Register Nov 17 6:30PM-7:30PM
changes and costs for Medicare recipients. Attendees will learn about Parts A, B, C, and D and how to cover the gaps in Medicare, i.e., deductibles and coinsurance.
Rental Assistance & Resisting Evictions Wednesday, October 27, 2021 6:30PM – 7:30PM Register
Learn how you can apply for rental assistance, legally resist evictions, and understand how the court eviction system works.
Homebuyer Seminar: Do’s and Don’ts Tips Thursday, November 11, 2021 6:00PM – 7:30PM Register
Covers topics such as How to increase your credit score, Down payment assistance, 203K rehab loans and more.
Law at the Library: Changes in Tax Law Tuesday, November 30, 2021 6:00PM – 7:00PM Register
How to Attend all events
This event takes place on Zoom. Register at least 24 hours before the event. Only one registration per household is needed. You’ll receive an email with a link to the secure Zoom meeting about 24 hours before the meeting. By registering for this event, you agree to abide by the Library Use Guidelines.
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About the Chicago Public Library
1871: After the Chicago Fire, Thomas Hughes, a member of British Parliament organized the donation of 8,000+ books to Chicago. Chicago citizens petitioned for a free public library. Previous libraries were private membership-only organizations. The Children’s Library at Harold Washington Library Center is named after Thomas Hughes.
1872: The Illinois Library Act of 1872, authorized cities to establish tax-supported libraries throughout Illinois. In April, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance establishing the Chicago Public Library.
1873: The Chicago Public Library opens at the southeast corner of LaSalle and Adams streets in a circular water tank that survived the fire. The library moved several times during its first 24 years, including an 11-years on the fourth floor of City Hall.
1874: A delivery station system (you request a book and they delivered it via horse-drawn carriage it to a set location) served Chicago’s neighborhoods mostly in stores. This accounted for two-thirds of the circulation of the Chicago Public Library by the early 1900’s.
1897: October 11, the Central Library, on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Randolph streets, opens in what is now the Chicago Cultural Center. The building cost about $2 million, was designed by Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge. The building was designed to be practically fireproof. Preston Bradley Hall, contains a dome and hanging lamps by Tiffany Glass.
1904: Isabella N. Blackstone (the widow of a wealthy president of the Chicago and Alton Railroad from 1864 to 1899) donated funds to construct the first branch library, located in the Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhoods. The library was modeled after the famous Erechtheion on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
1916: Chief Librarian Henry E. Legler created a library plan calling for an network of neighborhood library locations. The plan included several regional libraries with more comprehensive collections. The first regional library, the Henry E. Legler Regional Library, opened in 1920 in West Garfield Park.
1918: Carl B. Roden, who began work as a library page(book shelver) in 1886, was appointed chief librarian. Over 32 years (1918-1950) he increased staff, holdings, circulation and total expenditures exponentially. The Carl B. Roden Branch in Norwood Park, where he resided, is named in his honor.
1960s: CPL added a significant number of neighborhood branch libraries, via new construction or leasing storefronts or reading rooms. By 1985, there were 76 branches.
1991: The new main library the Harold Washington Library Center opened October 7.
1995: Chicago Public Library established its website.
1996: A three-year, $65 million capital improvement plan begins building or renovating 52 neighborhood libraries.
2000: $44 million in neighborhood library construction begins.