Resources

Local discussion groups, author events, and phone chats.

How to start a book group, suggestions for discussion leaders, and most importantly, a searchable database of book discussion guides.

Advice and ideas for new groups and veterans. Each guide gives a summary of the story, questions for discussion, and author information.

What you can (and cannot) recycle, including electronic and hazardous materials.

Directory of 13 million businesses, residential listings, and telephone numbers in the US.

Compare costs of equivalent homes.

DGPL books offering practical solutions and emotional support for caregivers.

Books owned and recommended by DGPL.

Ways to work from home in between jobs or after retiring.

Find available retirement housing.

Ebert's great movies list, articles about film genres and festivals, and recent and forthcoming releases.
 

Reviews from critics and users across the nation, and rankings ranging from “rotten” to “fresh.”

Digitized 18th and 19th century maps.

Library catalog for the Art Institute of Chicago.