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Little Libraries

There are 57 "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
Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605
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

Local events

Apr
19
Jennifer Morales - "Meet Me Halfway" - with LeVan D. Hawkins
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Sunday, April 19 at 2pm
In conversation with LeVan D. Hawkins

At 57th Street Books

RSVP HERE

About the book: As an activist mother in the thick of Milwaukee politics, Morales developed a keen ear and a tender heart for the kids who have inherited the city’s troubled racial legacy. With a critical eye on promises unfulfilled, Meet Me Halfway raises questions about the notion of a “postracial” society and, with humor and compassion, lifts up the day-to-day work needed to get there.

About the author: Jennifer Morales is a poet, fiction writer, and performance artist whose work focuses on questions of identity, complicity, gender, and harm. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University-Los Angeles in 2011, and is a board member of the Council for Wisconsin Writers and the Driftless Writing Center.

Location: Street: 1301 E 57th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
20
Babies & Books - CANCELLED
Villa Park Public Library, Monday, April 20 at 10am
CANCELLED - PLEASE REGISTER FOR THURSDAY SESSION INSTEAD. All babies are born to read! We will introduce the world of language and books to infants through music and singing, stories and rhymes. For children 6-16 months old accompanied by an adult. (added from Eventkeeper)
Apr
20
Toddler Time
Villa Park Public Library, Monday, April 20 at 11am
Stories, musical activities, rhyming games and playtime for children 17-35 months old accompanied by an adult. (added from Eventkeeper)
Apr
20
HENRY M. PAULSON
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Monday, April 20 at 11:30am
Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower

Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson talks about his new book that draws on his unprecedented access to modern China’s political and business elite. He takes readers behind closed doors to witness the creation, evolution, and future of China’s state-controlled capitalism. Mr. Paulson will be interviewed by Tom Brokaw at this event. Luncheon.

Location: Street: The Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd, City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
20
BILL BROWDER
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Monday, April 20 at 5:30pm
A Chicago Council on Global Affairs Program

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice

The founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management speaks on the subject “Putin’s Number One Enemy?” Browder argues that as the relationship between Russia and the West continues to deteriorate, economic problems appear of little concern to Vladimir Putin—a fact Browder attributes to the endemic corruption among top Russian officials.

Location: Street: The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
20
Kate Brown - "Dispatches From Dystopia: Histories of Places Not Yet Forgotten" - CEERES
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Monday, April 20 at 6pm
Co-sponsored by the Center for Eastern European and Russian / Eurasian Studies (CEERES)

At the Co-op

RSVP HERE

About the book: “Why are Kazakhstan and Montana the same place?” asks one chapter of Kate Brown’s surprising and unusual journey into the histories of places on the margins, overlooked or erased. It turns out that a ruined mining town in Kazakhstan and Butte, Montana—America’s largest environmental Superfund site—have much more in common than one would think thanks to similarities in climate, hucksterism, and the perseverance of their few hardy inhabitants. Taking readers to these and other unlikely locales, Dispatches from Dystopia delves into the very human and sometimes very fraught ways we come to understand a particular place, its people, and its history.

About the author: Kate Brown is professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is also the author of Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland and Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters.

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
20
LISA BARR
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Monday, April 20 at 7pm
Max and Benny’s Jewish Author Literary Series

Fugitive Colors

International journalist and Chicago author Barr about her historical-fiction thriller about stolen art, love, lust, and revenge on the eve of World War II.

Location: Street: Max & Benny's, 461 Waukegan Road City: Northbrook, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
20
Essay Fiesta!!
The Book Cellar, Monday, April 20 at 7pm
Essay Fiesta takes over The Book Cellar once again for an evening of Live Lit. Get here early to grab a seat and grab a drink! All donations go to 826Chicago!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
21
Peter Slevin
Northwestern University Evanston Campus, Tuesday, April 21 at 4pm
Peter Slevin (Michelle Obama)

Peter Slevin spent a decade on the national staff of The Washington Post before joining Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where he is an associate professor. He has written extensively about Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as on political campaigns and policy debates from one end of the country to the other. Slevin graduated from Princeton and Oxford. He lives with his family in Evanston, Illinois. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
22
Mindy Segal
Unabridged Bookstore, Wednesday, April 22 at 00am
Mindy Segal (Cookie Love) (added from Random House)
Apr
22
MELISSA ANN PINNEY and ANN PATCHETT
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Wednesday, April 22 at 11:30am
Two

Pinney, an award-winning photographer based in Evanston, has assembled a collection of thought-provoking photographs that contemplate the essence of duality in our relationships and in the world surrounding us. Bestselling author and Pinney friend Ann Patchett has written the introduction and edited contributions from some of the country’s leading authors. Join us to hear Pinney and Patchett tell the book’s story.

Location: Street: The Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd, City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
22
Matt McCarthy
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Wednesday, April 22 at 6pm
Matt McCarthy (The real doctor will see you shortly)

Matt McCarthy is an assistant professor of medicine at Cornell and a staff physician at Weill Cornell Medical Center. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Slate, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Deadspin, where he writes the Medspin column. His first book, Odd Man Out, was a New York Times bestseller. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
22
Bob Saget will be promoting Dirty Daddy
Museum of Broadcast Communications, Wednesday, April 22 at unknown time
Bob Saget will be promoting Dirty Daddy (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
22
Author Reading: Brandy Liên Worrall: WHAT DOESN'T KILL US
Women & Children First, Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30pm
What Doesn’t Kill Us chronicles Brandy Liên Worrall’s journey with an aggressive, rare breast cancer at the age of thirty-one. The book reflects on the parallels between her experiences with cancer and her American father’s and Vietnamese mother’s trauma and survival during and after the Vietnam War. The book crosses borders, from rural, Amish-country Pennsylvania, where Brandy had grown up, to Vancouver, where she lived with her parents, husband, and two young children while enduring aggressive chemotherapy, radiation, and a double mastectomy. With surprising humor, the memoir also explores the enduring legacy of chemical warfare on three generations. Brandy Liên Worrall is the author of eight collections of poetry and has served as editor of numerous magazines, journals, and anthologies. She is the owner and editor of Rabbit Fool Press, a small family-owned-and-operated publishing company based in Vancouver. She holds an MA in Asian American Studies from UCLA and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
22
Bob Saget will be promoting Dirty Daddy
Museum of Broadcast Communications, Wednesday, April 22 at 8:15pm
Bob Saget will be promoting Dirty Daddy (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
23
Christian Parenti - "Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence" - CIS
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Thursday, April 23 at 5pm
** Save the date! **

At the Internatinal House

Location: Street: 1414 East 59th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
23
OFFSITE: April Bloomfield shares "A Girl and Her Greens" @ The Publican
The Book Cellar, Thursday, April 23 at 5:30pm
The Book Cellar is absolutely THRILLED to be partnering with The Publican to present chef and restaurateur April Bloomfield as she shares recipes from her new cookbook, A Girl and Her Greens: Hearty Meals From the Garden.

April and a crack team of chefs-- Stephanie Izard (Girl & the Goat), Paul Virant (Vie Restaurant), and Lee Wolen (Boka)-- will present a menu built around recipes from A Girl and Her Greens while sticking to The Publican's regular Meat, Fish, and Vegetable menu categories. It's sure to be fascinating and delicious!

The Book Cellar will offer books for sale at the event, so you can try to duplicate your meal when you get home!

This event takes place during The Publican's regular dinner service from 5:30pm to 10:30pm.

For reservations, please contact The Publican.

Location: Street: 837 W Fulton Market City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60607 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
23
Anne Balay - "Steel Closets: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Steelworkers" - LGBT Alumni
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Thursday, April 23 at 6pm
**Save the date!**

With the University of Chicago LGBT Alumni Association

RSVP HERE

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
23
Peter Slevin
University of Chicago Institute for Politics, Thursday, April 23 at 6:30pm
Peter Slevin (Michelle Obama)

Peter Slevin spent a decade on the national staff of The Washington Post before joining Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where he is an associate professor. He has written extensively about Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as on political campaigns and policy debates from one end of the country to the other. Slevin graduated from Princeton and Oxford. He lives with his family in Evanston, Illinois. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
23
OFFSITE: Fifth Wednesday Journal presents African American Poets in Review @ The Poetry Foundation
The Book Cellar, Thursday, April 23 at 6:30pm
Haki Madhubuti will introduce a reading by Kelly Norman Ellis, Calvin Forbes, Angela Jackson, and Roger Reeves. The event, which will include music and a reception, is co-presented by the independent biannual literary magazine Fifth Wednesday Journal. Kelly Norman Ellis, author of Tougaloo Blues and Offerings of Desire, is an associate professor of English and creative writing and chairperson of the Department of English, Foreign Languages and Literatures at Chicago State University. Her poetry has appeared in Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry, Spirit and Flame, Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art, Boomer Girls, Essence Magazine, Obsidian, Calyx, and Cornbread Nation. She is a recipient of a Kentucky Foundation for Women writer’s grant and is a Cave Canem fellow and founding member of the Affrilachian Poets. Calvin Forbes teaches writing, literature, and jazz history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Blues and jazz inform both the rhythm and content of his poetry. Forbes often uses ballads to tell stories of family or the ups and downs of romance but updates the tradition with surreal techniques, epigrammatic humor, and changing voices. His first book, Blue Monday, appeared in 1974, and his most recent, The Shine Poems, a book that resurrects the African American folk character, was issued in 2001. Angela Jackson was born in Greenville, Mississippi, and spent her early life there before moving with her family to Chicago’s South Side. She is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Voo Doo/Love Magic (1974); Dark Legs and Silk Kisses (1993), which won the Carl Sandburg Award; and And All These Roads Be Luminous (1998), which was nominated for the National Book Award. Jackson’s honors include a Pushcart Prize, TriQuarterly’s Daniel Curley Award, the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award, the Academy of American Poets Prize, and the American Book Award for her novel Where I Must Go. She lives in Chicago. Roger Reeves, author of King Me, is an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received a 2014–15 Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a 2014 Pushcart Prize, a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, and a 2008 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. His poemsSS1 have appeared or are forthcoming in Best American Poetry, Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and Tin House, among other publications. King Me, his first book of poems, has been awarded the 2014 Larry Levis Reading Prize by the creative writing program at Virginia Commonwealth University and the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award.

A member of the Black Arts Movement, Haki Madhubuti has published more than 20 books of poetry, nonfiction, and critical essays. Madhubuti co-founded the quarterly Black Books Bulletin with Larry Neal, the Institute of Positive Education (1969), the New Concept School (1972), the Betty Shabazz International Charter School (Chicago, 1998), the International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent, and the National Black Writers Retreat. Madhubuti's many honors include an American Book Award and the Kuumba Workshop Black Liberation Award.

Location: Street: 61 W Superior St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60654 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
23
GREGORY KRAMER
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, April 23 at 7pm
7 pm, New Trier HS Northfield, Cornog Auditorium A FAN Program

Mindfulness in Relationship: The Power of the Shared Human Experience Kramer, the founder and guiding teacher of Metta Programs, speaks on the subject of mindfulness. This program, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a day-long retreat on Friday, April 24, and a non-residential retreat on Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26. For more details, see www.familyactionnetwork.net.

Location: Street: Cornog Auditorium, New Trier High School City: nORTHFIELD, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
23
Tracy K. Smith
Women & Children First, Thursday, April 23 at 7:30pm
Tracy K. Smith (Ordinary Light)

Tracy K. Smith is the author of three acclaimed poetry collections, including Life on Mars, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. She has received a Whiting Writers' Award and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, and currently teaches at Princeton University. (added from Random House)
Apr
23
DAVID LASKIN
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, April 23 at 7:30pm
The Family: A Journey into the Heart of the Twentieth Century

Laskin tells the story of one extraordinary Jewish family—that of his ancestors—that originated in a yeshiva town at the western fringe of the Russian empire and eventually travelled three very different roads: one branch immigrated to American and founded the Maidenform Bra Company, another went to Palestine as pioneers, and a third remained in Europe and suffered the onslaught of Nazi occupation.

Location: Street: Congregation Solel, 1301 Clavey Road City: Highland Park, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
24
Kate Hannigan BOOK LAUNCH - "The Detective's Assistant"
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Friday, April 24 at 3pm
** Save the date **

RSVP HERE

At 57th Street Books

Location: Street: 1301 E 57th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
24
Megan Kruse shares "Call Me Home"
The Book Cellar, Friday, April 24 at 7pm
The Book Cellar welcomes Megan Kruse as she shares her debut novel, Call Me Home.

Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) says of Megan and her book:

Megan Kruse is a young writer of raw and fearless talent and Call Me Home showcases all she can do. She writes here of harrowing lives — of a family bent and broken by violence, where each person is desperately trying to somehow grow toward light and liberation. In the process, she offers a most unlikely tale of hardness and hustle, of grace and loss, of painful love and tough breaks and the unimaginable paths we must all eventually take toward survival.

Join us for what's sure to be a wonderful literary evening!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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