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Little Libraries

There are 30 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

905 W. 19th St., Chicago, IL
1805 South Loomis Street, Chicago, IL 60608
1443 West 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
2353 South Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
2116 South Archer Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
3241 South Federal Street, Hermannn Hall, Room 205, Chicago, IL 60616
1218 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607
3400 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60608
3140 South Federal Street, 1st Floor, Room 113, Chicago, Illinois 60616
1101 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607
801 South Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607
The UIC Bookstore (1.5 miles)
750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607
35 West 33rd Street, Chicago, IL 60616
1507 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
1212 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois
3360 South State Street, S.R. Crown Hall, Chicago, IL 60616
3424 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60616
555 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60607
3424 South State Street, Room 231, Chicago, IL 60616
1915 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60609
714 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605
550 West Van Buren Street, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60607
430 South Michigan Avenue, Auditorium Building, 11th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605
3647 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60609
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605

Local events

Sep
18
GALE GAND
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, September 18 at 12pm
In coordination with the Women’s Exchange

Lunch!

Join us for a lunch about…Lunch!, Gale’s latest cookbook that show how to do lunch simply and easily and for a fraction of the price of prepared salads and sandwiches. Its motto: “Lunch is the new dinner.” Luncheon.

Registration at www.womens-exchange.org or call 847 441-3406.

Location: Street: Westmoreland Country Club, 601 Old Glenview Rd City: Wilmette, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
18
Crime Readers: Tug of War
Woodridge Public Library, Thursday, September 18 at 7pm
The Crime Readers will meet at Home Run Inn Pizza in Darien to discuss Tug of War by Barbara Cleverly. This group is co-sponsored by the Indian Prairie Public Library. Optional dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Categories: Book Discussions, Adults (added from RSS Feed)
Sep
18
REBECCA MAKKAI
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, September 18 at 7pm
The Hundred-Year House.

Chicago-based writer Makkai, author of The Borrower, speaks about her latest, a novel about an estate north of Chicago (think Ragdale in Lake Forest) that was once an artists’ colony, a tale that zips back and forth in time from 1999 to 1955 and 1929.

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Sep
18
Author Discussion & Signing with Karen Abbott
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Thursday, September 18 at 7pm
Come join us at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore when Karen Abbott discusses her third book on the American Woman in History, Liar, Temptress, Soldier Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War. Her discussion will be accompied by a Slide Presentation. Abbott is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers of Sin in the second city and American Rose.

Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of four courageous women--a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow--who were spies.

After shooting a Union soldier in her front hall with a pocket pistol, Belle Boyd became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, using her charms to seduce men on both sides. Emma Edmonds cut off her hair and assumed the identity of a man to enlist as a Union private, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. The beautiful widow, Rose O'Neale Greenhow, engaged in affairs with powerful Northern politicians to gather intelligence for the Confederacy, and used her young daughter to send information to Southern generals. Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy Richmond abolitionist, hid behind her proper Southern manners as she orchestrated a far-reaching espionage ring, right under the noses of suspicious rebel detectives.

Using a wealth of primary source material and interviews with the spies' descendants, Abbott seamlessly weaves the adventures of these four heroines throughout the tumultuous years of the war. With a cast of real-life characters including Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, General Stonewall Jackson, detective Allan Pinkerton, Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, and Emperor Napoleon III, Liar, temptress, soldier, spy draws you into the war as these daring women lived it.

Liar, temptress, soldier, spy contains 39 black & photos and 3 maps.

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Sep
18
Books with Buzz
Tinley Park Public Library, Thursday, September 18 at 7:30pm
Books with Buzz is our bestselling book discussion group. BwB meets at 7:30 pm on the third Thursday of every other month. Because we pick books that are fresh off the press, selections are announced on our website rather than in the newsletter. Check our book discussions page (http://tplibrary.org/events/book-discussion-groups) for the summer selection one month before the discussion date—or just drop by the Adult Reference Desk, where discussion books are kept. This summer, Books with Buzz meets on September 18 and November 20.

Categories: Book Discussion, Adult

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Sep
19
**OFFSITE** Jan Karski 2014 Memory and Responsibility Conference @ Loyola University
The Book Cellar, Friday, September 19 at 00am
The Jan Karski 2014 Memory and Responsibility Conference in Chicago centers on the legacy of Jan Karski, concentrating on two major themes from his life that touch our world today, Memory and Responsibility. The Conference will be held at Loyola University Chicago. The Conference is sponsored by Loyola's Interdisciplinary Polish Studies Program and the Jan Karski Educational Foundation, along with the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago. It will take place from September 19-20, with a full program of presentations and activities. Books will be provided by the Book Cellar. More information is included on the attachment 2014-karski-luc-conference.pdf, which also has contact information and a Call for Papers. There is no cost to attend the Conference.

Location: Street: Loyola University Additional: 1032 W Sheridan Road City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60660 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
19
Sleepy Storytime for Kids Ages 3-6
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Friday, September 19 at 6:30pm
We’ll feature Curious George books as we celebrate National Curiosity Day! Kids are encouraged to wear their jammies and bring their favorite stuffed animal.

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
19
JENNIFER SENIOR
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Friday, September 19 at 7pm
FAN’s First Event of the School Year

All joy and no fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood

The Family Action Network (FAN) starts off its 2014-15 programming with Ms. Senior, a contributing editor at New York magazine, whose book reconsiders some of our culture’s most basic beliefs about parenthood and illuminates the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to their parents’ lives.

Location: Street: Cornog Auditorium, New Trier High School City: Northfield, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
19
Matt Gavin Frank, "Preparing the Ghost"
The Book Cellar, Friday, September 19 at 7pm
Matt Gavin Frank reads from and answers questions about his book, Preparing the Ghost.

Memory, mythology, and obsession collide in this strikingly original and enigmatic account of the first man to photograph a giant squid.

Moses Harvey was the eccentric Newfoundland reverend and amateur naturalist who first photographed the near-mythic giant squid in 1874, draping it over a shower curtain rod to display its magnitude. In Preparing the Ghost, what begins as Moses’s story becomes much more, as fellow squid-enthusiast Matthew Gavin Frank boldly winds his narrative tentacles around history, creative nonfiction, science, memoir, and meditations about the interrelated nature of them all.

Matt Gavin Frank was born and raised in Chicago, and recieved an MFA in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction from Arizona State University.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
19
Beatriz Badikian-Gartler, featuring special guests Mike Puican, Yvonne Zipter, and Natalia Taylor
Women & Children First, Friday, September 19 at 7:30pm
Friday, September 19th - Beatriz Badikian-Gartler, featuring special guests Mike Puican, Yvonne Zipter, and Natalia Taylor

7:30 p.m.

Unveiling the Mind

Refreshments will be served

In her new collection, poet Beatriz Badikian-Gartler explores memory and the lives of artists and women-on both a personal and a universal scale. According to novelist Jeffrey Renard, Unveiling the Mind is deceptively simple and heartfelt, showing readers why "writing is more necessary than breathing." Born in Buenos Aires, but a long-time Chicago resident, Beatriz Badikian-Gartler earned her doctorate in creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants in the language arts. She has taught at Roosevelt University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Newberry Library, and Northwestern University. She was recently named one of "100 Women Who Make a Difference" by Today's Chicago Woman magazine. Beatriz will be accompanied by short readings by her friends and poets, Mike Puican, Yvonne Zipter, and Natalia Taylor.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
20
Saturday Morning Book Club
Lemont Public Library, Saturday, September 20 at 11am
Group meets to discuss the chosen book for the month: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford.
Set in the ethnic neighborhoods of Seattle during World War II and Japanese American internment camps of the era, this debut novel tells the heartwarming story of widower Henry Lee, his father, and his first love Keiko Okabe.

Please contact Jackie Lakatos at 630-257-6541 to request a copy of the discussion book. New members are welcome. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Sep
20
Mystery Discussion Group
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, September 20 at 2pm
Title: The Seventh Woman: A Paris Homicide Mystery

Author: Frederique Molay

N.B.: The author will not be present.

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
20
Helen Park Bigelow, "Given Time"
The Book Cellar, Saturday, September 20 at 7pm
Helen Park Bigelow comes to The Book Cellar to read from her book, Given Time.

Above all, Given Time is a love story. Two strong, artistic people face the kind of diagnosis nobody wants. With searing effect, this memoir shows the full dimensions of terminal illness interspersed by tales of a colorful, unusual past. Given Time is both heart-wrenching and surprisingly uplifting.

Helen Park Bigelow and her husband, Edward B. Bigelow, lived on the Island of Maui as well as in Palo Alto, California, where Helen still lives. She earned her living making pottery during the 1960s and 1970s, and she has led a weekly writing workshop in Palo Alto for twenty-five years. Her first book, David Park, Painter: Nothing Held Back, was published by Hudson Hills Press in 2009.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
21
Mystery Writers of America Meeting
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Sunday, September 21 at 1pm
Topic: TBA

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
21
Jesmyn Ward
Women & Children First, Sunday, September 21 at 4:30pm
4:30 p.m.

Men We Reaped, paperback release

In five years, author Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life-to drugs, accidents, and suicide. In this memoir, Ward asks and attempts to answer why death is the fate of so many young black men in America. A finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle Award, a nominee for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and a New York Times Notable Book, Men We Reaped recounts the lives of people who are bound within a history of racism and economic struggle. Jesmyn Ward grew up in poverty in rural Mississippi and is the sole member of her family to leave home and pursue higher education. She writes about this parallel universe with a powerful combination of objectivity and intimacy. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford and Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi, Ward's novels include Where the Line Bleeds andSalvage the Bones. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of South Alabama.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
23
Chris Guillebeau
Anderson's Bookshop - Downers Grove, Tuesday, September 23 at 00am
Chris Guillebeau (added from Random House)
Sep
23
Nancy Horan
Nancy Horan (added from Random House)
Sep
23
NANCY HORAN
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Tuesday, September 23 at 6pm
Under the Wide and Starry Sky

The bestselling author of Loving Frank talks about her second novel, an improbable love story of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson and his tempestuous American wife, Fanny.

Location: Street: Harold Washington Library Center 400 S. State St. Additional: 400 S. State St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Sep
23
Book Buzz
Lemont Public Library, Tuesday, September 23 at 8pm
Book Buzz -- Discover new books, broaden your horizons, and share your insights.
1984, by George Orwell
1984 is the year in which it happens. The world is divided into three great powers. Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia, each perpetually at war with the other. Throughout Oceania, 'The Party' rules by the agency of four ministries, whose power is absolute -- the Ministry of Peace, which deals with war, the Ministry of Love (headquarters of the dreaded Thought Police), which deals with law and order, the Ministry of Plenty, which deals in scarcities, and the Ministry of Truth which deals with propaganda. The authorities keep a check on every action, word, gesture or thought.
Discussion will be led by Youth Services Librarian Mary Inman. Copies of the book are available one month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Sep
23
CHICK LIT BOOK CLUB
Homer Township Public Library, Tuesday, September 23 at 8pm
Do you love contemporary fiction written for women? Join in the fun, lively discussions at the Chick Lit Book Club! September's selection is Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand. Each month’s book selection is available at the library for check out. New members are welcome! (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
24
GEN. TONY ZINNI
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Wednesday, September 24 at 12pm
Before the First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win Or Lose Off The Battlefield Retired four-star Marine Corps general Zinni talks about his new book at two appearances. In it, he draws on his five decades of military experience and lessons from past wars to set out vital preconditions for successful military intervention anytime—and anywhere—in the future.

Venues:

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24 12 noon, Luncheon The Union League Club

THURSDAY, SEPT. 25 12 noon, Luncheon University Club of Chicago

Location: Street: The Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd, City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
24
STUART GIBBS and WILLIAM ALEXANDER
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Wednesday, September 24 at 4:30pm
Gibbs, author of last year’s zoo mystery Belly Up presents his new mystery, Space Case. Alexander, winner of the National Book Award for Goblin Secrets, presents his new sci-fi adventure Ambassador. Your 8-12 year-olds will love these gents!

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Sep
24
Angela Pneuman
Women & Children First, Wednesday, September 24 at 7:30pm
7:30 p.m.

Lay It on My Heart

This piercing debut novel tells the story of one unforgettable month in a Kentucky girl's thirteenth year. Charmaine Peake's prophet father has been committed to a psychiatric institution, and her mother, forced to rent out their home, has moved the family down to a trailer on the river. Now a sanctimonious missionary kid has taken over Charmaine's bedroom, where he keeps a stash of strange and questionable photographs. Amidst all of the upheaval, Charmaine tries to pray as her father taught, but it seems like even God has changed. Angela Pneuman is the author of Home Remedies and has had stories appear in Best American Short Stories, Ploughshares, and other literary magazines. She currently teaches fiction writing at Stanford University and has received the Presidential Fellowship from SUNY Albany and the first inaugural Alice Hoffman Prize for short fiction from Ploughshares.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
24
Never Too Old: A YA Book Club for Adults
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, September 24 at 8pm
Offsite Potluck! The Never Too Old Book Group meets to discuss The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
25
GEN. TONY ZINNI
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, September 25 at 12pm
Before the First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win Or Lose Off The Battlefield

Retired four-star Marine Corps general Zinni talks about his new book at two appearances. In it, he draws on his five decades of military experience and lessons from past wars to set out vital preconditions for successful military intervention anytime—and anywhere—in the future.

Venues:

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24 12 noon, Luncheon The Union League Club

THURSDAY, SEPT. 25 12 noon, Luncheon University Club of Chicago

Location: Street: University Club of Chicago, 76 E Monroe Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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