Artificial Intelligence is everywhere these days, but is AI an indispensable tool or a threat to life as we know it? In January, Chillicothe Public Library will explore a few angles of this multifaceted topic. On Tuesday, January 9 at 1:00 pm, Dr. Tony Grichnik of Blue Roof Labs and Bradley University will present “The Continue reading “”

Language literacy at Chillicothe Public Library goes beyond English. Learning a new language introducescountless new ways of seeing the world and interacting with other people—plus, it’s good for yourbrain!—and the library loves to be a part of making those connections through our materials collectionand programming. Browsing the library shelves, you may have come across formal Continue reading “”

Looking for something to do with kids over the summer? We’ve got you covered!  Our recurring youth programs will continue into the summer. Haven’t been before? Summer is the perfect time to start! Here’s what we offer on a regular basis: While we have our standard, recurring library programs happening, we will also have special Continue reading “”

With school starting back up again, we compiled some of the ways we are prepared to help students of all ages. Be sure to check out our calendar of upcoming events, too! Literacy Library Collection: We have an extensive collection of books, DVDs, video, board, and card games, of all different formats and genres. Give Continue reading “”

Book challenges in America are not new, however recently there has been an unprecedented increase in their numbers. An April report in PEN America cites 1,586 instances of individual books being banned between July 2021 and March 2022. The sheer number of books being banned  raises numerous concerns over improper censorship and infringement of First Continue reading “”

“Freedom’s Eve,” January 1, 1863, came after the Emancipation proclamation address by Abraham Lincoln, which freed enslaved people in the United States. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was made effective in 1863, it could not be implemented in places still under Confederate control. Freedom finally came on June 19, 1865, when the remaining enslaved black Continue reading “”