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Daley’s last one for the books

Chicago Tribune – “Going on 10 years now, ever since the Chicago Public Library began its One Book, One Chicago program with “To Kill a Mockingbird” in 2001, here’s what happens in the days before the announcement of a new title: CPL staff, and a guest educator or two, read, argue and debate a few suggestions. Then, unless a book “has us crying ‘bingo,’ we keep debating,” said Mary Dempsey, library commissioner for the last 18 years. Then, once a title is decided, author visits are arranged and book discussions scheduled, the mayor steps in.”

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