Chicago Public Library - Kelly Branch

Chicago Public Library - Kelly Branch Kelly Branch is one of Chicago Public Library's 80 locations, serving the Englewood area. Opened in


May 2015.

Come to the Kelly Branch for a round of Bookopoly and a stack of books from any genre on the board!

Featured Books
-"Decadence" by Eric Jerome Dickey (romance)
-"Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand (science fiction)
-"Ghost World" by Daniel Klowes (graphic novel)
-"World Without End" by Ken Follett (historical fiction)
-"Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger (classic)
-"The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith (detective/crime)
-"Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman (fantasy)
-"Lisey's Story" by Stephen King (horror)


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Genealogy for Beginners

This week is the American Library Association's Preservation Week and a great time to mention the Genealogy for Beginners class held at the Kelly branch. Stop by the library this saturday to learn about researching your family's history!

Learn how to do family history research using resources available at the Chicago Public Library.


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10 Ways to Celebrate National Library Workers Day

Today is National Library Workers Day! Here's a few ideas of how to celebrate the amazing employees at the Kelly branch:

1. Libraries, library workers, managers, and patrons, did you know you can Submit a Star to honor a great worker, team, or department? 2. Libraries, library workers, and managers can also use the day as an opportunity to send out an all-user or all-department email in honor of NLWD, thanking staff o…


Happy National Library Week! This week is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. We


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This meeting of the Kelly Coupon Club has come to order! How it works: WE set the date and time of each meeting. WE have a master collection of all sorts of coupons-- grocery, automotive, restaurants, and even some for specific stores. YOU come to each meeting with unwanted coupons and a pair of scissors and we have a big coupon swap meet. Take what you need, leave what you don't!

Meeting dates will be posted here and on our CPL webpage. If you need coupons before a meeting date, the club's coupon binder is held at the Circulation Desk-- just leave us a few coupons you don't need!

NEXT MEETING: Saturday, April 18 from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM.


April 2015.

Happy National Poetry Month! Check out our "poet tree" for some great poetry suggestions!

Thanks to our teen library associate April for the great book can check out ANY of these books!

Featured Books
-"Toni Morrison" by Louisa Joyner
-"Paper Dance: 55 Latino Poets"
-"From Totems to Hip Hop"
-"The Collected Works of Langston Hughes, 1921-1940"
-"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou
-"The 100 Best Poems of All Time"
-"Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea" by Nikki Giovanni
-"Roots & Flowers: Poets and Poems on Family"
-"In Montgomery" by Gwendolyn Brooks
-"Black Troubador: Langston Hughes" by Charlemae Hill Rollins
-"The 100 Best African American Poems"
-"Love Speaks its Name"
-"Anthology of Best-Loved Poems"
-"The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry"


Google is on the same page as the Kelly branch's weekly fun facts today! It's the 126th anniversary of the opening of the Eiffel Tower!


The many wonderful book displays seen around the Kelly Branch.


Women's History Month - March 2015.

Featured Books
-"The Road to Seneca Falls" by Judith Wellman
-"Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement" by Sally Gregory McMillen
-"Hands on the Freedom Plow"
-"Her Story" by Charlotte S. Waisman
-"Harriet Tubman" by Beverly Lowry
-"Miss Anne in Harlem" by Carla Kaplan
-"Sisters" by Jean H. Baker


Valentine's Day 2015 - Fiction & Nonfiction that are Made for Each Other

Featured Book Pairs
-"11/22/63" by Stephen King & "An Unfinished Life" by Robert Dallek
-"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer & "Never Forget" by Mitchell Fink
-"Room" by Emma Donoghue & "Finding Me" by Michelle Knight
-"Inferno" by Dan Brown" & "The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Inferno" by Dante Alighieri
-"Gold" by Chris Cleave" & "Grace, Gold & Glory" by Gabrielle Douglas
-"The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak & "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson
-"Nefertiti" by Michelle Moran & "Cleopatra" by Stacy Schiff


2014 One Book, One Chicago - Who's Your Hero?

More information on OBOC here:

Featured Books
-"Pride of Baghdad" by Brian K. Vaughan
-"Wonder Woman" by Jodi Piccoult
-"The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist, Vol. 3" by Michael Chabon
-"The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" by Michael Chabon (OBOC 2014 Selection)
-"Batman & Robin: Batman & Robin Must Die!" by Grant Morrison
-"V for Vendetta" by Alan Moore
-"The Shadow Hero" by Gene Luen Yang


Women's History Month - March 2014.

Featured Books
-"Larousse Dictionary of Women"
-"Sisters" by Jean H. Baker
-"Women's Suffrage in America" by Elizabeth Frost-Knappman
-"Her Story" by Charlotte S. Waisman
-"A to Z of Women in World History" by Erika A. Kuhlman
-"Hands on the Freedom Plow"
-"Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement" by Sally Gregory McMillen


Get Caught Reading Month - May 2014.

Featured Books
-"Murder Through the Grapevine" by Teresa McClain-Watson
-"Most Wanted" by Kiki Swinson
-"First Comes Love Then Comes Murder" by Reign
-"Lady Q" by Reymundo Sanchez
-"The Girls of Murder City" by Douglas Perry
-"Inside the Crips" by Colton Simpson
-"Innocent" by Scott Turow
-"The Postcard Killers" by James Patterson
-"The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith


Spring 2014.

Featured Books
-"Somebody's Knocking at My Door" by Francis Ray
-"Long Distance Lover" by Donna Hill
-"The Amen Sisters" by Angela Benson
-"Resurrecting Midnight" by Eric Jerome Dickey
-"Alex Cross's Trial" by James Patterson
-"A Father's Law" by Richard Wright
-"The Reason Why" by Vickie M. Stringer


2014 Teen Summer Learning Challenge - Make Your Imprint.

Featured Books
-"Three Black Swan" by Caroline B. Cooney
-"White Crow" by Marcus Sedgwick
-"Darius & Twig" by Walter Dean Myers
-"The Raven Boys" by Maggie Stiefvater
-"Shark Girl" by Kelly L. Bingham
-"Grasshopper Jungle" by Andrew Smith


R.I.P. Maya Angelou, 2014.

Featured Books
-"Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well"
-"Mom & Me & Mom"
-"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
-"Even the Stars Look Lonesome"
-"Maya Angelou" by Marcia Gillespie
-"And Still I Rise"
-"A Song Flung Up to Heaven"


Read Your Way Around the World, 2014.

Featured Books
-"A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini
-"Fly Betty" by Treasure E. Blue
-"Maya’s Notebook" by Isabel Allende
-"To Paris With Love" by Carl Weber
-"Dreams of Joy" by Lisa See
-"Who Fears Death" by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu
-"Private London" by James Patterson
-"From Cape Town with Love" by Blair Underwood
-"City of Thieves" by David Benioff


Christmas 2014 - A Christmas tree made almost entirely out of books!


New Year 2015 - New Year, New You.

Featured Books
This Year I Will...
-"LL Cool J's Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle" by LL Cool J
-"Complete Guide to Fitness & Health"

Learn to Cook
-"Martha Stewart's Cooking School" by Martha Stewart
-"Back Home With the Neelys" by Patrick Neely

Start a New Job
-"Knock 'em Dead 2015: The Ultimate Job Search Guide" by Martin John Yate
-"What Color Is your Parachute? 2015" by Richard Nelson Bolles

Save Money
-"Clark Howard's Living Large for the Long Haul" by Clark Howard
-"The Road to Wealth" by Suze Orman


Banned Books Week - September 22-28, 2013.

Featured Books
-"The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair
-"Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut
-"1984" by George Orwell
-"Beloved" by Toni Morrison
-"The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger
-"The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck
-"Animal Farm" by George Orwell
-"Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley
-"Catch-22" by Joseph Heller
-"Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck


2013 Summer Learning Challenge - Full STEAM Ahead!

Featured Books
-"Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste" by Steve Spangler
-"Forces and Motion" by John Graham
-"The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science" by Sean Connolly
-"Crazy Concoctions" by Jordan Brown

-"Kinetic Contraptions" by Curt Gabrielson
-"The Cutting Edge" by Jennifer L. Kroll
-"Train Travel" by Deborah Lock
-"I Wonder Why Zippers Have Teeth, and Other Questions About Inventions" by Barbara Taylor

-"The Incredible Work of Engineers With Max Axiom, Super Scientist" by Agnieszka Biskup
-"Awesome Dawson" by Chris Gall
-"Building Our House" by Jonathan Bean
-"Engineering" by Stephanie Paris

-"Seeing Symmetry" by Loreen Leedy
-"Meet Me at the Art Museum" by David Goldin
-"The Museum" by Susan Verde
-"A Splash of Red" by Jen Bryant

-"The Grapes of Math" by Greg Tang
-"The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math" by Sean Connolly
-"Edgar Allan Poe's Pie" by J. Patrick Lewis
-"The Monster Who Did My Math" by Danny Schnitzlein


Fall 2013.

Featured Books
-"New York's Finest" by Kiki Swinson
-"Pit Bulls in a Skirt" by Mikal Malone
-"Resurrecting Midnight" by Eric Jerome Dickey
-"Tony Story" by Meek Mill
-"Guilty Gucci" by Ashley
-"The Choir Director" by Carl Weber
-"The Dopeman's Wife" by JaQuavis
-"Animal" by K'Wan
-"Midnight" by Sister Souljah
-"Murderville" by Ashley


Christmas 2013.

Featured Books
-"The Perfect Christmas" by Debbie Macomber
-"The Memory Quilt" by T.D. Jakes
-"A Steele for Christmas" by Brenda Jackson
-"Christmas on State Street" by Robert P. Ledermann
-"Merry Christmas!" by Karal Ann Marling
-"Chicago Christmas" by Jim Benes
-"My Only Christmas Wish" by J.M. Jeffries
-"No Ordinary Noel" by Pat G'Orge-Walker
-"The Christmas Wedding" by James Patterson


2014 Winter Olympics.

Featured Books
-"ESPN Sports Almanac"
-"Grace, Gold & Glory" by Gabrielle Douglas
-" The Olympic Games"
-"Gold" by Chris Cleave
-"The Sports Book"


March 16-22, 2015.

Since the Kelly Branch is closed on Sundays, only two more days left to stop by and borrow one of Shakespeare's best plays! More info on Shakespeare Week here:


Are you looking to learn a new computer skill? Kelly Branch has a Basic Computer Skills class on the first, second, and third Thursday of every month. Check our events page for more info!


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Kelly Branch is now on Facebook! We're very excited to have a new place to give you the latest news, events, and materials from our branch!


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Outside of the Kelly Branch as seen from Normal Blvd.


6151 S Normal Boulevard
Chicago, IL

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 12pm - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 12pm - 8pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm


(312) 747-8418


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