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There are 30 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

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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

Aug
20
Kate Fagan
Women & Children First, Wednesday, August 20 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, August 20th - Kate Fagan

7:30 p.m.

The Reappearing Act: Coming Out as Gay on a College Basketball Team Led by Born-Again Christians

On the nationally ranked University of Colorado basketball team, Kate Fagan knew she was different from her teammates, most of whom were part of Colorado's Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Kate held their hands as they prayed for others "living a sinful lifestyle," but each time the issue of homosexuality arose, she felt as if a neon sign appeared above her head. In this coming-of-age memoir, Fagan details how she tried to fit into this hilariously incongruous world and how she slowly found the courage to break away and live authentically. Kate Fagan is a columnist and feature writer for ESPN: The Magazine and also an in-studio contributor for the Word, a digital video segment that examines hot topics in sports. Previously, Fagan spent three seasons covering the 76ers for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
21
Between the Lines: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Morton Grove Public Library, Thursday, August 21 at 11am
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

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Aug
21
Stenetta Anthony - The Love Story
Barbara's Bookstore - Chicago - Macy's, Thursday, August 21 at 5pm
Author signing and discussion

Location: Street: Barbara's Burr Ridge Additional: 810 Village Center Drive in the Burr Ridge Center Village City: Burr Ridge, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60527 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
21
ANNA BLESSING
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, August 21 at 5:30pm
Locally Brewed: Portraits of Craft Breweries from America’s Heartland

Chicago writer and Northwestern grad Blessing will be joined by a panel of Midwest brewers to talk about her book profiling 20 of the area’s brew masters and breweries. She’ll be joined for a panel discussion with brewers Jim Ebel of Two Brothers, Doug Hurst of Metropolitan, Jonathan Cutler of Piece Brewery and Pizza, and Andre Araya of 5 Rabbit. Beer tasting.

Location: Street: The Standard Club, 320 South Plymouth Court City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
21
Kevin J. Anderson Comic Con Tour
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Thursday, August 21 at unknown time
Meet Kevin J. Anderson as he discusses and signs copies of his new science fiction novels, Mentats of Dune and The Dark Between the Stars.

Chicago Comic Con (added from Macmillan)
Aug
21
Author Discussion & Signing with Lori Rader-Day
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Thursday, August 21 at 7pm
Come to Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore for Lori Rader-Day's debut signing forThe Black Hour, the first in her series. Lori has received an excellent review inPublishers Weekly and a column author interview in the same magazine a week later. You've git to come for this signing event and it's part of Summer Nights on Madison Street For Chicago sociology professor Amelia Emmet, violence was a research topic--until a student she'd never met shot her. He also shot himself. Now he's dead and she's back on campus, trying to keep up with her class schedule, a growing problem with painkillers, and a question she can't let go: Why? All she wants is for life to get back to normal, but normal is looking hard to come by. She's thirty-eight and hobbles with a cane. Her first student interaction ends in tears (hers). Her fellow faculty members seem uncomfortable with her, and her ex--whom she may or may not still love--has moved on. Enter Nathaniel Barber, a graduate student obsessed with Chicago's violent history. Nath is a serious scholar, but also a serious mess about his first heartbreak, his mother's death, and his father's disapproval. Assigned as Amelia's teaching assistant, Nath also takes on the investigative legwork that Amelia can't do. And meanwhile, he's hoping she'll approve his dissertation topic, the reason he came to grad school in the first place: the student attack on Amelia Emmet. Together and at cross-purposes, Amelia and Nathaniel stumble toward a truth that will explain the attack and take them both through the darkest hours of their lives. About the Author Lori Rader-Day has published fiction in Good Housekeeping, where she won first place in the magazine's first short-story contest; The Madison Review, which awarded her the 2008 Chris O'Malley Prize in Fiction; TimeOut Chicago;Southern Indiana Review; Crab Orchard Review; and other journals and magazines. She lives in Chicago, where she is active in the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter, Sisters in Crime Chicagoland Chapter, and International Thriller Writers. In addition, she is an instructor for Story Studio Chicago/North Shore, where she teaches mystery writing. Praise for The Black Hour… "An exceptional debut.... An irresistible combination of menace, betrayal, and self-discovery." —Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW "An unputdownable read." —Booklist STARRED REVIEW “You know how wonderful it is to find a novel that you hate to put down? Lori Rader-Day’s debut was just such a book for me. From its breathtakingly beautiful prose to its artful, escalating suspense, The Black Hour kept pulling me back for just one more page, one more chapter.” —JULIE HYZY, New York Times–bestselling author “A terrific whydunnit! This dark page-turner of a puzzle—well-written, with bite and style and edge and simmering conflict—will keep you riveted from page one.” —HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Mary Higgins Clark Award–winning author “A riveting, ingenious first novel. . . . The Black Hour will linger with you weeks after you’ve read it.” —SCOTT BLACKWOOD, Whiting Award–winning author of See How Small “Utterly compelling. The question at the heart of The Black Hour is original and engrossing, and I defy anyone not to devour the book to get to the answer. . . . A triumph.” —CATRIONA MCPHERSON, author of As She Left It “The Black Hour is the rarest of mysteries: one that wants to keep you turning pages in a cold sweat, suspecting every character you meet of both the best and the worst motives; and also one that has something complicated and important to say about the forces that impel us toward death . . . and life. It’s an extraordinary debut, marking the arrival of a major new voice in literary suspense.” —CHRISTOPHER COAKE, PEN/Bingham Award–winning author of You Came Back “Lori Rader-Day’s debut The Black Hour is the perfect thriller—smart, tense, and foreboding. Every page left me hungry for the next.” —CLARE O’DONOHUE, author of Life without Parole “In her debut psychological thriller Lori Rader-Day joins the ranks of Barbara Vine and Sophie Hannah. Examining the deep complexities of damaged people, she teases and tempts the reader as she leads to her harrowing conclusion.” —TERRY SHAMES, author of The Last Death of Jack Harbin “So often, mysteries set in academe are populated by ivy-draped eccentrics with a terminal case of the cutes. Lori Rader-Day’s Rothbert U is anything but cute: The atmosphere, for faculty and students alike, is ruthlessly competitive and mistrustful. Her characters, beginning with Amelia Emmet, are complex, capable of surprising both themselves and us. Like Barbara Vine Ruth Rendell, Rader-Day is as interested in the why of evil things as in the who.” —JINCY WILLETT, author of Amy Falls Down "The Black Hour is a brilliant suspense debut, rich in psychological nuance and the cold, terrifying places where our worst fears—and darkest desires—reside. Let’s hope this is only the first of many from this talented newcomer.” —LYNNE RAIMONDO, author of Dante’s Poison “Rader-Day captures the angst and envy lurking behind every campus doorway. . . . Most impressive about this suspense debut: the unfolding tale of how easily an individual can goad another into hatred, suicide, or murder.” —SUSAN FROETSCHEL, author of Fear of Beauty

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
22
TallGrass Writers Guild presents writings on "Dressing Up"
The Book Cellar, Friday, August 22 at 7pm
Join TallGrass Writers Guild members, including award winning poets, essayists, and fiction writers, as they present original writings on the many ways they interpret on the fascinating theme of "Dressing Up". Email tallgrassguild@sbcglobal.net for details.

The TallGrass Writers Guild is open to all who write seriously at any level, whether they write little or much and whether or not they write for publication. TWG publishes a bi-monthly newsletter for its 150 members. The newsletter contains calls for manuscripts, announcements, organization and member news, book reviews of traditionally-bound books and audiobooks, and a calendar of cultural events including literary, fine and performing arts.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
22
Lisa Marie Brodsky, Rita Mae Reese & Nathan Hoks
Women & Children First, Friday, August 22 at 7:30pm
Friday, August 22nd - Lisa Marie Brodsky, Rita Mae Reese & Nathan Hoks

7:30 p.m.

An Evening of Poetry

Lisa Marie Brodsky's poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have been published nationally and internationally. She is the Wisconsin director for the Alzheimer's Poetry Project and writes about the illness in her poetry chapbook, We Nod Our Dark Heads. Tonight, she will be reading from her first full-length collection, Motherlung, which chronicles the piercingly interdependent relationship between her deceased mother and herself. Currently, Lisa works as a job coach for adults with disabilities and lives in small-town Wisconsin with her husband and three stepchildren. Rita Mae Reese is the author of The Alphabet Conspiracy and has received numerous awards, including a "Discovery"/The Nation award and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award. Nathan Hoks is the author of Reveilles, which won Salt Publishing's Crashaw Prize in 2010. His poems and translations have appeared in Crazyhorse,Lit, Circumference, and Verse. Tonight, he will be reading from his new book, The Narrow Circle. He is an editor and letterpress printer for Convulsive Editions and lives with his wife and son in Chicago.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
23
Sisters in Crime (Local Chapter) Meeting.
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, August 23 at 11am
Guest Speaker: Gale Borger

Topic: Jail from the inside.

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
25
Old St. Pat's Book Group
The Book Cellar, Monday, August 25 at 7pm
Old St. Pat's Book Group meets at the Book Cellar to discuss The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
25
Salon Classics Book Group
The Book Cellar, Monday, August 25 at 7:30pm
The Salon Classics Book Group meets to discuss Wallace Stegner's Angle of Repose.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
26
Summer of the Dead
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Tuesday, August 26 at 6:30pm
Meet Julia Keller as she reads from her new mystery Summer of the Dead from the Bell Elkins Novels. (added from Macmillan)
Aug
27
Roxan Gay
Women & Children First, Wednesday, August 27 at 07:30am
Wednesday, August 27th - Roxane Gay

7:30 p.m.

Bad Feminist

Roxane Gay is one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation. In this hysterical and sharp essay collection, she uses Sweet Valley High, The Help, and Girls, among other cultural touchstones to take readers through her journey as a woman of color while also commenting on the state of feminism today. The portrait that emerges is not only one of Gay herself, but also the media we consume. It is also a surprisingly inspirational call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better. Roxane Gay is the author of An Untamed State and Ayiti. She is a columnist for Salon, the co-editor of PANK, the essays editor for the Rumpus, and her work has also appeared in Glamour, Best American Short Stories, and the New York Times Book Review.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
27
DANIEL J. LEVITIN, PhD
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Wednesday, August 27 at 12pm
The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

Who couldn’t use the wisdom that will be passed on by Dr. Levitin from his new book about how to keep up with information at a time when we’re drowning in it? He uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how some people excel at managing information flow—and how we can use their methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way we organize our homes, workplaces, and time.

Location: Street: The Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Blvd. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
27
Daniel J. Levitin
Union League Club of Chicago, Wednesday, August 27 at unknown time
Daniel J. Levitin, The Organized Mind

author event. bookstore. (added from Penguin)
Aug
27
Book Event: "Women Heroes of World War I" Kathryn J. Atwood
Wheaton Public Library, Wednesday, August 27 at 7pm
Kathryn J. Atwood, author of Women Heroes of World War I, will be signing copies of her book at Wheaton Public Library in Wheaton, Illinois on August 27 at 7:00 PM.
This event is free and open to the public. (added from Independent Publishers Group)
Aug
27
Roxane Gay will be promoting Bad Feminist
Women & Children First, Wednesday, August 27 at 7:30pm
Roxane Gay will be promoting Bad Feminist (added from HarperCollins)
Aug
27
Never Too Old: A YA Book Club for Adults
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, August 27 at 8pm
Never Too Old meets to discuss this month's selection. Title TBA.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
28
Summer Nights on Madison Street with "Authors under the Awning"
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Thursday, August 28 at 7pm
It'll be another delightful Summer Evening on Madison Street with "Authors under the Awning" with:

Sue Myers for Deception

M.E. May for Perfidy, Inconspiuous, & Ensconced (Circle City Mysteries)

JoBe Cerny for The Taylor Street File of: Red Cin

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Aug
29
After Hours Contributor's Open-Mic Reading and Reading
The Book Cellar, Friday, August 29 at 7pm
Join After Hours Magazine to celebrate it's new issue #29 - Summer 2014. After 14 years the magazine's reading tradition continues. Pamela Miller (featured writer in After Hours #29) will be featured after a "contributors only' open mic. Open mic sign up for After Hours contributors begins at 7:00, the featured reading will begin at 8:30.

After Hours magazine will be available for purchase, as will Pamela Miller's new book, Miss Unthinkable.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
29
D. Bryant Simmons
Women & Children First, Friday, August 29 at 7:30pm
Friday, August 29th - D. Bryant Simmons

7:30 p.m.

How to Knock a Bravebird from Her Perch

In the wake of her father's sudden death, Pecan marries the up-and-coming boxing sensation Ricky Morrow. She begins to doubt that decision when she finds herself on the receiving end of Ricky's violent temper. Scared for her life, she hunkers down in this marriage of convenience as the babies and fists keep coming. This dynamic award-winning novel explores the choices that contemporary women must face and the consequences of domestic abuse. D. Bryant Simmons was born and raised in Chicago. She has earned a B.A. in sociology and M.Ed. in elementary education. She is a mother, publisher, and advocate for women's rights. Refreshments will be served.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
30
The Kates!!
The Book Cellar, Saturday, August 30 at 7pm
The Kates come by for a night of comedy! 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)
Aug
31
The History Discussion Group (Clio's Chroniclers)
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Sunday, August 31 at 2pm
Title: The boxer rebellion: Dramatic Story of China's War of Foreigners that Shook the World.

Author: Diana Preston

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
1
Labor Day: Closing at 5pm
The Book Cellar, Monday, September 1 at 00am
We will be closing at 5pm for Labor Day today; enjoy your day off!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
2
Tuesday Morning Book Group
Des Plaines Public Library, Tuesday, September 2 at 10am
Readers Services Assistant Jackie Dennison will lead a book discussion on Pontoon by Garrison Keillor in the Rotary Heritage Room on the third floor. Books are available one month prior at the Readers Services Desk on the third floor.

Categories: Book Discussion, Adults

Rotary Heritage Reading Room (added from RSS Feed)
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