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Little Libraries

There are 56 "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

Feb
27
Laurie R. King
University Club of Chicago, Friday, February 27 at 00am
Laurie R. King (The hound of the Baskervilles, A Darker Place, Folly, Justice Hall, Keeping watch, Locked Rooms, Night Work, O Jerusalem, The Art of Detection, The Game, The Language of Bees, Touchstone, The God of the Hive, Califia's daughters, Pirate King (with bonus short story Beekeeping for Beginners))

href="/author/kinglaurier">Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen Mary Russell mysteries, five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, the Stuyvesant & Grey novels Touchstone and The Bones of Paris, and the acclaimed A Darker Place, Folly, and Keeping watch. She lives in Northern California. (added from Random House)… (more)
Feb
27
LAURIE R. KING
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Friday, February 27 at 12pm
Dreaming spies

Laurie King's New York Times bestselling novels of suspense featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, are critically acclaimed and beloved by readers for the author's adept interplay of history and adventure. Now the intrepid duo is finally trying to take a little time for themselves - only to be swept up in a baffling case that will lead them from the idyllic panoramas of Japan to the depths of Oxford's most revered institution. Luncheon.

Location: Street: University Club of Chicago, 76 E Monroe Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
27
Michael Hainey
The Standard Club, Friday, February 27 at 5:30pm
Michael Hainey is the deputy editor of GQ. He was born in Chicago and now lives in Manhattan. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Feb
27
Author Reading: Lynn Sloan, PRINCIPLES OF NAVIGATION
Women & Children First, Friday, February 27 at 7:30pm
Join us for the BOOK LAUNCH PARTY celebrating Principles of Navigation by Lynn Sloan! In a small town in Indiana, on the cusp of the new millennium, local reporter Alice Becotte wants a baby, which she believe will complete her family. But Alice’s husband Rolly, a talented sculptor, harbors ambitions that draw him away from a steady teaching gig and unravel the couple’s moorings. Principles of Navigation explores Alice and Rolly’s journey through loss, infidelity and heartbreak. Lynn Sloan is a writer, photographer, and a long time resident of Chicago. She grew up as an Air Force brat, graduated from Northwestern University, earned a master’s degree in photography at The Institute of Design, formerly the New Bauhaus, and taught photography at Columbia College Chicago. Her fine art photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her stories have appeared in numerous journals, including American Literary Review, The Literary Review, Nimrod, and Sou’wester, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Principles of Navigation is her first novel.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
27
**OFFSITE** MAZ JOBRANI @ UP Comedy Club
The Book Cellar, Friday, February 27 at 8pm
Join us at UP Comedy Club for a night of laughs with Maz Jobrani! Get a copy of his new book I'm Not a Terrorist, But I Played One On TV, when you purchase your ticket. Purchase tickets HERE! Iranian-American comedian, Maz Jobrani returns to UP with his book tour for I’m Not a Terrorist, But I Played One On TV. He is a founding member of The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which aired on Comedy Central. In addition to performing stand-up around the world, including in the Middle East where he performed in front of the King of Jordan, he’s had two Showtime Specials: Brown and Friendly and I Come in Peace, which are now on Netflix. He has been a guest on The Tonight Show and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, as well as been featured on CNN, the BBC, The New York Times and Time Magazine. He regularly appears as a panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me and he recently filmed Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, a film which he also co-wrote. Maz has also been recommended by TimeOut Chicago. His show is restricted to ages 13 and up. More information at: www.MazJobrani.com Follow him on Twitter:@MazJobani

Location: Street: 230 W. North Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60614 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
27
**OFFSITE** MAZ JOBRANI @ UP Comedy Club
The Book Cellar, Friday, February 27 at 10:30pm
Join us at UP Comedy Club for a night of laughs with Maz Jobrani! Get a copy of his new book I'm Not a Terrorist, But I Played One On TV, when you purchase your ticket. Purchase tickets HERE! Iranian-American comedian, Maz Jobrani returns to UP with his book tour for I’m Not a Terrorist, But I Played One On TV. He is a founding member of The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which aired on Comedy Central. In addition to performing stand-up around the world, including in the Middle East where he performed in front of the King of Jordan, he’s had two Showtime Specials: Brown and Friendly and I Come in Peace, which are now on Netflix. He has been a guest on The Tonight Show and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, as well as been featured on CNN, the BBC, The New York Times and Time Magazine. He regularly appears as a panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me and he recently filmed Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, a film which he also co-wrote. Maz has also been recommended by TimeOut Chicago. His show is restricted to ages 13 and up. More information at: www.MazJobrani.com Follow him on Twitter: @MazJobani

Location: Street: 230 W. North Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60614 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
28
Sisters in Crime (Local Chapter) Meeting.
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, February 28 at 11am
Agenda: "Open Mic"

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Feb
28
SALLY KALMBACH
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Saturday, February 28 at 12pm
Mrs. Thorne’s World of Miniatures

Narcissa Niblack Thorne began collecting miniatures as a young girl. Her fascination grew and as an adult, she gained world-wide recognition for hundreds of miniature rooms created with such exacting detail that they became educational tools for students of architecture and interior design. Luncheon.

Location: Street: University Club of Chicago, 76 E Monroe Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
28
The Kates!!!
The Book Cellar, Saturday, February 28 at 7pm
Join us for a night of comedy with our favorite comedians, The Kates! Arrive early for seats and drinks.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Feb
28
**OFFSITE** MAZ JOBRANI @ UP Comedy Club
The Book Cellar, Saturday, February 28 at 8pm
Join us at UP Comedy Club for a night of laughs with Maz Jobrani! Get a copy of his new book I'm Not a Terrorist, But I Played One On TV, when you purchase your ticket. Purchase tickets HERE! Iranian-American comedian, Maz Jobrani returns to UP with his book tour for I’m Not a Terrorist, But I Played One On TV. He is a founding member of The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which aired on Comedy Central. In addition to performing stand-up around the world, including in the Middle East where he performed in front of the King of Jordan, he’s had two Showtime Specials: Brown and Friendly and I Come in Peace, which are now on Netflix. He has been a guest on The Tonight Show and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, as well as been featured on CNN, the BBC, The New York Times and Time Magazine. He regularly appears as a panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me and he recently filmed Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, a film which he also co-wrote. Maz has also been recommended by TimeOut Chicago. His show is restricted to ages 13 and up. More information at: www.MazJobrani.com Follow him on Twitter: @MazJobani

Location: Street: 230 W. North Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60614 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
28
**OFFSITE** MAZ JOBRANI @ UP Comedy Club
The Book Cellar, Saturday, February 28 at 10:30pm
Join us at UP Comedy Club for a night of laughs with Maz Jobrani! Get a copy of his new book I'm Not a Terrorist, But I Played One On TV, when you purchase your ticket. Purchase tickets HERE! Iranian-American comedian, Maz Jobrani returns to UP with his book tour for I’m Not a Terrorist, But I Played One On TV. He is a founding member of The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which aired on Comedy Central. In addition to performing stand-up around the world, including in the Middle East where he performed in front of the King of Jordan, he’s had two Showtime Specials: Brown and Friendly and I Come in Peace, which are now on Netflix. He has been a guest on The Tonight Show and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, as well as been featured on CNN, the BBC, The New York Times and Time Magazine. He regularly appears as a panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me and he recently filmed Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, a film which he also co-wrote. Maz has also been recommended by TimeOut Chicago. His show is restricted to ages 13 and up. More information at:www.MazJobrani.com Follow him on Twitter: @MazJobani

Location: Street: 230 W. North Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60614 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
2
Jennifer Booker - Field Peas to Foie Gras: Southern Recipes with a French Accent
"Inspired both by her childhood on the family farm in Mississippi and her culinary training at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, Jennifer Hill Booker has recreated and refined more than one hundred Southern recipes. The dishes featured in her book celebrate the differences between these two types of cuisine while skillfully playing on their similarities. The pages are sprinkled with Chef Booker's anecdotes of personal food memories"--From dust jacket flap.

Meet the author and have your book signed!

Location: Street: Sear's (Willis) Tower Additional: Lower Level 1 -- 233 South Wacker Drive City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60606 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
2
Adam Kirsch - "Is There Such a Thing as Jewish Literature?" - At the Harris School
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Monday, March 2 at 5:30pm
American poet, literary critic, and senior editor for "The New Republic," Adam Kirsch, will deliver the last in the series of the Leo and Sarah (Bunny) Horvitz Memorial Lectures. A light reception will follow.

At the Harris School of Public Policy, room 142.

Location: Street: 1155 E. 60th St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
2
Berry Memorial Book Group
The Book Cellar, Monday, March 2 at 7pm
The Berry Memorial Book Group meets to discuss their book of the month: Enchantress from the stars by Sylvia Engdahl

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
2
DesiLit Book Club
The Book Cellar, Monday, March 2 at 7:30pm
Desi Lit Book Group meets to discuss Family life by Akhil Sharma!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
3
Michael T. Heaney and Bill Ayers - "Party in the Street"
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30pm
**Save the date **

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
3
**OFFSITE** David Axelrod @ Venue SIX10
The Book Cellar, Tuesday, March 3 at 7pm
Political strategist David Axelrod will join Tribune Editorial Board member and author Clarence Page in discussion about Axelrod's new book, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics at Venue SIX10. Purchase Tickets here! Believer: My Forty Years in Politics: From New York to Chicago to the White House, Believer chronicles Axelrod’s evolution from young journalist to political strategist to senior adviser to the president. At the same time, it looks closely at the 20-year friendship with Barack Obama that ultimately took both of them from Chicago to the White House. Books will be available for purchase at the event, and a book signing will follow the discussion. David Axelrod served as senior adviser to President Barack Obama and as senior strategist in Obama’s two presidential campaigns. Today he serves as director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago and as a senior political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. Before entering politics in 1984, Axelrod spent eight years as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, where he covered national, state and local politics. In 1981, he became the youngest political writer and columnist in the paper's history. He also served as the Tribune's City Hall bureau chief. Axelrod has supported Special Olympics and Misericordia. In 1998, he and his wife, Susan, helped found Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), which has raised over $29 million so far for scientists searching for a cure. Axelrod was born in New York City, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School and the University of Chicago. He is married and has three children. Clarence Page is a syndicated columnist and Washington-based member of the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board. Among other awards, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1989 and lifetime achievement awards from the Chicago Headline Club, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and the National Association of Black Journalists. An aspiring bass player, Page also enjoys entering stand-up comedy contests, which he tends to lose. Page lives outside Washington DC, with his wife and son.

Location: Street: 610 South Michigan Avenue City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60605 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
3
David Axelrod
Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Tuesday, March 3 at 7pm
David Axelrod (Believer)

DAVID AXELROD spent eight years as a reporter and columnist for the Chicago Tribune. As a political consultant, Axelrod has managed strategy for more than 150 local, state, and national campaigns. Axelrod served as a senior strategist to President Obama’s 2008 election campaign and his 2012 reelection, in addition to serving in the White House as a senior adviser to the president. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
3
ANYA KAMENETZ
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Tuesday, March 3 at 7pm
The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing-But You Don't Have to Be

Kamenetz, NPR’s leading education blogger, explores all aspects of standardized testing--where The Tests came from, their limitations and flaws, and ultimately what parents, teachers, and concerned citizens can do. She asks how to preserve space for self-directed learning and development--especially when we still want all children to hit the mark.

Location: Street: Evanston Township High School Additional: 1600 Dodge Avenue City: Evanston, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
4
David Axelrod
Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Wednesday, March 4 at 00am
David Axelrod (Believer)

DAVID AXELROD spent eight years as a reporter and columnist for the Chicago Tribune. As a political consultant, Axelrod has managed strategy for more than 150 local, state, and national campaigns. Axelrod served as a senior strategist to President Obama’s 2008 election campaign and his 2012 reelection, in addition to serving in the White House as a senior adviser to the president. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
4
SALLY KALMBACH
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Wednesday, March 4 at 12pm
Mrs. Thorne’s World of Miniatures

Chicago historian Kalmbach tells the story of the woman who gained worldwide recognition for the hundreds of miniature rooms she created with such exacting detail that they became educational tools for students of architecture and interior design. The 68 of them that she left to the Art Institute of Chicago have delighted generations of visitors for decades.

Tickets ($45 members, $55 non-members) can be reserved online at www.winnetkahistory.org.

Location: Street: Winnetka Historical Society Annual Luncheon Additional: Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave. City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
4
Scott Beal and Gahl Liberzon - "Wait 'Til You Have Real Problems"
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Wednesday, March 4 at 6pm
** Save the Date **

At 57th Street Books

RSVP HERE

Location: Street: 1301 E 57th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
4
The Book Cellar Book Club
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm
The Book Cellar Book Group meets to discuss Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
5
Adam Kotsko - "Creepiness"
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Thursday, March 5 at 6pm
** Save the Date **

RSVP HERE

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
5
**OFFSITE** Tuna the Dog @ PAWS Chicago Lincoln Park Adoption Center Community Room
The Book Cellar, Thursday, March 5 at 6pm
Join The Book Cellar and PAWS Chicago on March 5 as they team up to host the Tuna Melts my Heart book signing tour! All tickets include admission to the event, a donation to PAWS, and a copy of Tuna Melts My Heart: The Underdog with the Overbite.

FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CASTAWAY TO HOLLYWOOD HEARTBREAKER, TUNA THE CHIWEENIE HAS WON THE ADORATION OF MILLIONS. Now, this charming and unconventional pooch has his own book, filled with more than a hundred all-new photographs and witty commentary to give fans an intimate and hilarious look at the Internet’s most prized pup. Tuna’s cartoonish looks—with an exaggerated overbite, a recessed jawline, and a wrinkly neck—are truly one of a kind. And yet his quirky appearance is no match for his unique perspective on life, overcoming his proclivity for staying in bed all day to keep his eye on the (bacon-flavored) prize. Teaming up with his owner, Courtney Dasher, Tuna shares a behind-the-scenes look at his daily exploits, which include sleeping, sunbathing, wearing bow ties, playing with toys, and melting hearts.

About Tuna:

Tuna is a 4 year-old Chiweenie with an exaggerated overbite, recessed jawline and a magnificent wrinkly neck (a.k.a shrivelneck). He was rescued by Courtney Dasher in December of 2010 at a Farmers Market in LA when he was a four-month old puppy. A year into their friendship, Courtney created an Instagram account dedicated to Tuna’s photos. At the end of 2012, Tuna’s notoriety grew on Instagram when they featured a picture of him on their personal page, unbeknownst to her. He now has over a million followers on Instagram.

Courtney never anticipated the kind of response that she has received from people’s adoration for Tuna. In fact, when she created his account, she had no agenda to garner a large following, but she did recognize that Instagram could be a catalyst to bring people joy through Tuna’s pictures that showcased his cartoonish looks and his charming personality. That has proven to be true because Courtney receives countless comments and emails daily about the impact that Tuna is making on their lives. Since Tuna is the epitome of the underdog, most people advocate for him and adore him for his endearing qualities. His loyal followers embrace his physical differences, have fallen in love with his charm and connect to his message; that true beauty comes in all forms and radiates from within. Furthermore, he is an ambassador for animal rescue, since he too was once rescued, and it has become a part of Courtney’s mission to raise awareness for rescue groups through this platform.

Location: Street: 1997 Clybourn City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60614 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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