Harold Washington Library free 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, . Virtual . Event subject to cancellation and/or location change. Always call or check the CPL website before heading over
The Cannabis Industry and Chicago Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:00AM – 12:00PM Register
Christina Colon of Chicago NORML will discuss how to navigate the cannabis industry in Chicago.
DACA 101: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:00PM – 6:00PM Register
Learn more about the program, what it does and doesn’t do in this informational seminar. Discussion will include DACA’s history and where it stands right now, and detail some of the impact the program has already had. Will discuss eligibility to apply for DACA, what the requirements are, and what applicants need to prove they meet them. We’ll talk about where to obtain documents and evidence and run through some hypothetical scenarios. Finally, we’ll answer any questions and let attendees know how they can contact us to start the application process. The information will be provided in Spanish and English, and questions in Spanish/English/both are welcomed.
Harold Washington Library free Business, Law and Money lectures – Social Security 101 Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:00PM – 6:00PM Register
This Social Security 101 presentation includes a broad view of all the programs and benefits Social Security has to offer including:
•Social Security is with you through life’s Journey
•What is FICA?
•How do you become eligible for Social Security Retirement Benefits?
•Social Security Spousal Benefits
•Social Security Widows Benefits
•Social Security Disability Benefits
•Social Security Online Resources
•How to get in contact with us during Covid 19
•Identity theft and Scams
Dos and Don’ts of Real Estate Investing Workshop Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:00AM – 12:00PM Register
Join the Real People Realty in a Dos and Don’ts of Real Estate Investing Workshop. There will be tools on what to do and not to do in the real estate arena.
- Learn the key strategies that investors use to build wealth
- Learn how to find properties
- How to make money depending on your budget
- How to minimize your risk
Things We Wish We Knew: Renting an Apartment Monday, March 22, 2021 4:30PM – 5:30PM Register
Renting your first apartment can be scary and overwhelming. In this program and Zoom chat, we will break down the basics of what to look for, how much to spend, how to avoid scams, and where to search online.
Things We Wish We Knew: Car Stuff Monday, April 19, 2021 4:30PM – 5:30PM Register
Buying a car, renting a car, getting into a car accident, and understanding basic car maintenance can be scary and overwhelming. Join our Zoom chat to discuss the basics, how to find a good mechanic, how to shop for pre-owned cars, and what to do in a car accident.
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 prominent member of British Parliament supports a plan to donate more than 8,000 books to Chicago. Chicago citizens petition 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 the state. In April, the City Council passed an ordinance proclaiming the establishment of 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 of outposts served Chicago’s neighborhoods mostly in stores. Patrons could call for a book, which was delivered by horse-drawn carriage to the outpost nearest their home. By the early 1900s deposit stations accounted for two-thirds of the circulation of the Chicago Public Library.
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 incombustible. Preston Bradley Hall, contains a dome and hanging lamps by Tiffany Glass.
1904: Isabella N. Blackstone donates 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 presented a library plan calling for an network of neighborhood library locations to bring library service within the walking distance for every person in Chicago. The plan called for 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 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 the Norwood Park neighborhood, 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.
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