HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist

Location: Chicago, IL

Little Libraries

There are 29 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

430 South Michigan Avenue, Auditorium Building, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605
Swedenborg Library (0.1 miles)
77 West Washington Street, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60602
50 West Washington Street, 29th Floor (Daley Center), Chicago, IL 60602
20 North Wacker Drive, Civic Opera Building, Suite 1776, Chicago, IL 60606
200 West Madison Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 336, Chicago, IL 60606
111 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60602
325 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60610
29 East Madison Street, Borchardt Learning Center, Chicago, IL 60602-4405
144 South Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60603
318 West Adams Street, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606
233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
77 East Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602
77 West Jackson Blvd., 16th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604
Poster Plus (0.4 miles)
30 E Adams Street, Suite 1150, Chicago, Illinois 60603
Multiple venues, Chicago, IL
Hudson Booksellers (0.4 miles)
500 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60661
18 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
451 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60654
104 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603
225 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
1 East Jackson Boulevard, 10th Floor (DePaul Center), Chicago, IL 60604
122 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
500 N. Dearborn, Suite 825, Chicago, IL 60654

Local events

Sep
17
Prospect Heights Book Club
Prospect Heights Public Library District, Wednesday, September 17 at 12pm
Banned Books Week! Banned Books Week celebrates your freedom to choose and express your opinion, even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular, and the availability of these unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them.

Categories: Book Club, Adults

Book Club Lounge (added from RSS Feed)
Sep
17
MARIANNE COOPER
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Wednesday, September 17 at 12pm
Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times

Stanford University sociologist Cooper, who was the lead researcher for Sheryl Sandberg’s bestseller Lean In, talks about her new book, examining how families are coping in an insecure age. Luncheon.

Location: Street: University Club of Chicago, 76 E Monroe Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Sep
17
Local Author Night: Poets' Club of Chicago Takeover Edition
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, September 17 at 7pm
The Poets' Club of Chicago takes over Local Author Night! A slew of club member poets will be sharing their contributions to Skylines, the club's 78th anniversary anthology. The featured readers are Jan Ball, Susan Cherry, Maureen Flannery, Pamela Miller, Charlie Newman, Jenene Ravesloot, Tom Roby IV, and Beth Staas. The Poet's Club of Chicago engages in a wide range of activities: publishing their poetry online and in print journals, as well as, reading their poems at various venues. They sponsor workshops, and engage in creative outreach using a wide range of other artistic forms, such as music, painting, and video. Club members have received numerous awards, fellowships, and have published individual poetry books.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
… (more)
Sep
17
Untitled event
Anderson's Bookshop - Downers Grove, Wednesday, September 17 at 7pm
Sep
17
Explorers
Morton Grove Public Library, Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30pm
Grades K-2
Embark on an adventure with books and more! The fall session meets weekly from September 17 - November 5. Registration required.
Registration opens Friday, August 15. (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
17
Toni McNaron
Women & Children First, Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30pm
7:30 p.m.

Into the Paradox: Feminist Politics, Conservative Spirit

As a practicing Catholic and feminist scholar, Toni McNaron embraces the seemingly unresolvable paradox of conservative spirituality and radical politics. In this memoir, she describes living with this "uncomfortable mystery" and the deeper spaces it has allowed her to explore. McNaron is an educator, memoirist, and lesbian feminist critic. She taught literature and women's studies at the University of Minnesota for thirty-seven years, where she was founder and chair of the Women's Studies Program, the Center for Advanced Feminist Studies, and the GLBT Studies Program. McNaron's other books include I Dwell in Possibility and Poisoned Ivy: Lesbian and Gay Academics Confront Homophobia, a compelling ethnographic study of homophobia in the academy. McNaron lives in Minneapolis and is already at work on another memoir.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
… (more)
Sep
18
Scholastic Book Fairs
Bloomingdale Public Library, Thursday, September 18 at 10am
Sep
18
Toddler Time: Fall
Morton Grove Public Library, Thursday, September 18 at 10:30am
Ages 24-36 months with parent/caregiver
Get your little one acquainted with the library at this two-riffic storytime, followed by a craft and socialization time. The fall session meets weekly from September 18 - November 6. Registration required.
Child must be the age listed on or before September 18, 2014. Registration opens Friday, August 15.
This class is also offered at 11 am (added from Eventkeeper)
… (more)
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)
… (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
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
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

Meeting Room A (added from RSS Feed)
… (more)
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)
… (more)
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
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)
… (more)
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)
… (more)
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)
… (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)
… (more)
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)
… (more)
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)
Find venues
address or postal code
small | full page
Chicago, IL
BookstoreLibraryFair/FestivalLittle LibrariesMultiple

Local Settings

Location: Chicago, IL (edit)

Search radius: 25 miles

Show venues: Bookstore, Library, Fair/Festival

Get Readar

The venues and events in LibraryThing can also be found in the handy iPhone Application Readar.

» Get Readar

 
Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 92,695,164 books! | Top bar: Always visible