Library Taste of Blues FestSummer is coming and Chicago residents are about to get the blues. The blues will actually be a treat when the Chicago Public Library (CPL) joins the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events to present two pre-season concerts celebrating the 2012 Chicago Blues Festival. Shake, rattle and roll with the unforgettable sounds of the following free Blues performances at CPL in May: Saturday, May 12 at 12:15 p.m. Kenny “Big Eyes” Smith, Mud Morgenfield and Lil’ Frank Woodson Regional Library 9525 S. Halsted St. Saturday, May 26 at 12:15 p.m. Barrelhouse Chuck and Katherine Davis Sulzer Regional Library 4455 N. Lincoln Ave. The 2012 Chicago Blues Festival takes place June 8 – 10 in Grant Park. The Chicago Public Library continues to encourage lifelong learning by welcoming all people and offering equal access to information, entertainment and knowledge through materials, programs and cutting-edge technology. The Chicago Public Library is comprised of the Harold Washington Library Center, two regional libraries and more than 70 neighborhood branches. All locationsprovide free access to a rich collection of books, DVDs, audio books and music; the Internet and WiFi; newspapers and magazines; sophisticated research databases, many of which can be accessed from a home or office computer. Each location continues to serve as a cultural center, presenting the highest quality author discussions, exhibits and programs for children, teens and adults. For more information, please visit the website at chicagopubliclibrary.org.