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Location: Hyde Park, Chicago

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There are 45 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

57th Street Books (0.2 miles)
1301 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
5701 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
1501 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
5751 S. Woodlawn, Chicago, IL 60637
1526 East 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60015
1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
1118 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
JKM Library (0.4 miles)
1100 East 55th Street, Seminary Building, Chicago, IL 60615
1100 East 55th Street, Seminary Building, Lower Level, Chicago, IL 60615
5730 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
1116 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
5416 South Cornell Avenue, 5th Floor (Academic and Conference Center), Chicago, IL 60615-5698
1407 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
970 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Frontline Books (0.6 miles)
5206 S. Harper Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
1121 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
6050 South Kenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637-2804
969 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
4904 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
731 East 63rd Street, Chicago, IL 60637
4801 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
1000 E. 73rd Street 60619
6151 South Normal Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60621
2505 East 73rd Street, Chicago, IL 60649
6301 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60621

Local events

Apr
2
TIM GUNN
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, April 2 at 11:30am
THURSDAY, APRIL 2 11:30 am, Luncheon, The Union League Club

The Natty Professor: A Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating, and Making It Work!

This new book by the host of Project Runway and Under the Gunn features Tim as “teacher.” Divided into sections on common themes—leadership, curiosity, diversity, understanding, empathy—it uses the author’s own personal experiences to illustrate larger concepts.

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
2
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever
Union League Club of Chicago, Thursday, April 2 at 11:30am
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
2
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Thursday, April 2 at 3pm
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
2
Battle of the Books
Morton Grove Public Library, Thursday, April 2 at 5pm
East Prairie School Panthers vs Old Orchard Middle School The Readers of the Lost Books (added from Eventkeeper)
Apr
2
KIM ZETTER
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, April 2 at 6pm
A Chicago Council on Global Affairs Program

Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon

Zetter, senior staff reporter at Wired, speaks about her latest book and the U.S. use of—and defense against—digital weapons and asks if our reliance on computer networks is our greatest vulnerability.

Location: Street: Seven Lions, 130 S. Michigan Ave. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
2
Dina Elenbogen, "Drawn From Water: An American Poet, An Ethiopian Family, an Israeli Story"
The Book Cellar, Thursday, April 2 at 7pm
Dina Elenbogen visits The Book Cellar to share her new memoir Drawn From Water: An American Poet, An Ethiopian Family, An Israeli Story.

In Drawn From Water, Dina explores her thirty-year friendship with Ethiopian Jewish immigrants in Israel as they struggle in a new country while dealing with her own desire to join them there. Thirty years ago, Operation Moses airlifted thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel, where today they, immigrants from other years, and descendants form a community over 100,000 strong. Through the stories of the children Osnat, Elad, and their siblings Dina raises questions about religion, assimilation, and cultural identity. The author's poetic voice examines immigration in all its forms, success and failure, adaptation and resistance. Black Ethiopians suffer discrimination, and are hindered by cultural and language difficulties, yet the children eventually attend college, marry, and have families of their own. Dina's personal journey parallels theirs, but poetry and the arts give her a bridge between her life in America and her desire for Israel.

Dina is an award-winning poet and author of the collection Apples of the Earth. Her essays have appeared in magazines including Tikkun, Chicago Reader, New City, Midstream, Chicago Jewish News and the anthology Word by Word: The Iowa Writer's Workshop 75 Years. Dina received a MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and a BA with honors in English and a certificate in Jewish studies from Indiana University. She teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago Graham School where she received the 2012 excellence in teaching award and gives poetry and prose readings, leads workshops and lectures at numerous venues including universities, libraries, and cultural centers.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
2
DARING FICTION BY INDIE AUTHORS, featuring Halle Butler, Juliet Escoria, and Sarah Gerard
Women & Children First, Thursday, April 2 at 7:30pm
Join us for a reading, signing, and conversation with Halle Butler, Juliet Escoria, and Sarah Gerard. The evening will be moderated by Jacob Knabb, Senior Editor at Curbside Splendor Publishing

Halle Butler lives in Chicago. Jillian is her first book.

Juliet Escoria is the author of the story collection Black Cloud, a collection of stories, pictures, and videos that was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms in 2014. The ebook was the January selection for Emily Books. She was born in Australia, raised in California, and currently lives in West Virginia. For more, go to julietescoria.com

Sarah Gerard is the author of the novel Binary Star and the forthcoming chapbook BFF. Her short works have appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review Daily, Joyland, The Brooklyn Rail, and other journals.

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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Apr
2
**OFFSITE** Patti Smith at the Old Town School of Folk Music
The Book Cellar, Thursday, April 2 at 8pm
A night of songs and poetry with Patti Smith, Jesse Smith, Jackson Smith, and Tony Shanahan at Old Town School of Of Folk Music!

Born in Chicago, Patti Smith has been considered one of the 50 greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stones Magazine.. Her contributions to music, poetry, and the punk movement have been monumental, as recognized by her Polar Music Prize. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 2007 and since then has continued her work as a fierce activist as well as artist. A truly remarkable icon in spanning many mediums, Smith has been noted as an influence for groups such as R.E.M., U2, KT Tunstall, and Madonna.

For more information, check out the link !

Location: Street: 4544 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
3
Spanish Book Discussion
Hammond Public Library, Friday, April 3 at 1pm
Apr
3
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever
The Book Cellar, Friday, April 3 at 7pm
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
3
**OFFSITE** Patti Smith at the Old Town School of Folk Music
The Book Cellar, Friday, April 3 at 8pm
A night of songs and poetry with Patti Smith, Jesse Smith, Jackson Smith, and Tony Shanahan at Old Town School of Of Folk Music!

Born in Chicago, Patti Smith has been considered one of the 50 greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stones Magazine.. Her contributions to music, poetry, and the punk movement have been monumental, as recognized by her Polar Music Prize. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 2007 and since then has continued her work as a fierce activist as well as artist. A truly remarkable icon in spanning many mediums, Smith has been noted as an influence for groups such as R.E.M., U2, KT Tunstall, and Madonna.

For more information, check out the link !

Location: Street: 4544 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
4
Authors Discussion and Signing with Adam Selzer & Michael Glover Smith
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, April 4 at 2pm
Authors, Adam Selzer and Michael Glover Smith will discuss and sign their latest book, Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry. This is the latest and most extensive volume on the almost forgotten history of movie making in Chicago in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It will be enlightening and entertaining with new stories and photos you may have not seen before. Come with questions about the early days film production in Chicago and those stories your older or deceased relatives told you about seeing Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson and the Gish sisters on the sidewalks of Chicago.

Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry tells the fascinating but too little known story of how Chicago served as the unlikely capital of film production in America in the years prior to the rise of Hollywood (1907-1913). As entertaining as it is informative, the book straddles the worlds of academia and popular non-fiction alike in its vivid illustration of the rise and fall of the major Chicago movie studios in the mid-silent era (principally Essanay and Selig Polyscope). Colorful, larger-than-life historical figures like Thomas Edison, Charlie Chaplin, Oscar Micheaux and Orson Welles are major players in Flickering Empire - in addition to important but forgotten industry giants like 'Colonel' William Selig, George Spoor and Gilbert 'Broncho Billy' Anderson.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Michael Glover Smith is an independent filmmaker who teaches film history at several Chicago-area colleges. Adam Selzer is a tour guide, and the author of several books on Chicago history and folklore.

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
4
Blue Balliett BOOK LAUNCH - "Pieces and Players"
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Saturday, April 4 at 3pm
Award-winning author in Hyde Park celebrates the release of her latest title, Pieces and Players

At 57th Street Books

RSVP HERE

About the book: THE PIECES: Thirteen extremely valuable pieces of art have been stolen from one of the most secretive museums in the world. A Vermeer has vanished. A Manet is missing. And nobody has any idea where they and the other eleven artworks might be . . . or who might have stolen them. THE PLAYERS: Calder, Petra, and Tommy are no strangers to heists and puzzles. Now they've been matched with two new sleuths -- Zoomy, a very small boy with very thick glasses, and Early, a girl who treasures words . . . and has a word or two to say about the missing treasure. The kids have been drawn in by the very mysterious Mrs. Sharpe, who may be playing her own kind of game with the clues. And it's not just Mrs. Sharpe who's acting suspiciously -- there's a ghost who mingles with the guards in the museum, a cat who acts like a spy, and bystanders in black jackets who keep popping up.

About the author: Balliett has won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Novel, Chicago Tribune Prize for Young Adult Fiction, Chicago Public Library Foundation’s 21st Century Award, Book Sense Book of the Year Award, Great Lakes Book Award, Friends of American Writers Award, Agatha Award for Best YA Novel, Chicago Tribune’s Chicagoan of the Year for Literature, 2010, and a place in the official White House library as The Danger Box was handed to President Obama in January 2011 as a gift from the American Booksellers Association. She has appeared twice on NBC's Today Show.

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
4
David Roediger & Micah Uetricht- "Seizing Freedom: Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All" - with In These Times
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Saturday, April 4 at 6pm
Co-sponsored by In These Times.

At the Co-op.

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About the book: How did America recover after its years of civil war? How did freed men and women, former slaves, respond to their newly won freedom? David Roediger’s radical new history redefines the idea of freedom after the jubilee, using fresh sources and texts to build on the leading historical accounts of Emancipation and Reconstruction.

About the author: David Roediger is Kendrick Babcock Chair of History at the University of Illinois. Among his books are Our Own Time: A History of American Labor and the Working Day (with Philip S. Foner), How Race Survived US History: From Settlement and Slavery to the Obama Phenomenon, and The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class. He is the editor of Fellow Worker: The Life of Fred Thompson, The North and Slavery and Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White as well as a new edition of Covington Hall’s Labor Struggles in the Deep South. His articles have appeared in New Left Review, Against the Current, Radical History Review, History Workshop Journal, The Progressive and Tennis.

About the interlocutor: Micah Uetricht is the web editor of In These Times. He is a contributing editor at Jacobin and the author of Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity. He has written for The Nation, Al Jazeera America, Dissent, and the Chicago Reader.

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
6
David Krugler - "1919, The Year of Racial Violence" - with Margaret Storey
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Monday, April 6 at 6pm
At the Co-op

RSVP HERE

About the book: 1919, the year of racial violence recounts African Americans' brave stand against a cascade of mob attacks in the United States after World War I. The emerging New Negro identity, which prized unflinching resistance to second-class citizenship, further inspired veterans and their fellow black citizens. In city after city – Washington, DC; Chicago; Charleston; and elsewhere – black men and women took up arms to repel mobs that used lynching, assaults, and other forms of violence to protect white supremacy; yet, authorities blamed blacks for the violence, leading to mass arrests and misleading news coverage. Refusing to yield, African Americans sought accuracy and fairness in the courts of public opinion and the law. This is the first account of this three-front fight – in the streets, in the press, and in the courts – against mob violence during one of the worst years of racial conflict in U.S. history.

About the author: David F. Krugler is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville.

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
6
Novel Conversations Book Discussion
Hammond Public Library, Monday, April 6 at 7:30pm
Novel Conversations book discussion group will discuss Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown.
Owen "Wedge" Wedgewood serves as the personal chef to Lord Ramsey, owner of the Pendleton Trading Company...until 1819, when notorious pirate Mad Hannah Mabbot kills Ramsey and kidnaps Wedge. Why spare a cook's life? It turns out that fine dining experiences are few and far between on the high seas. Charged (on pain of death) with creating sumptuous spreads from such unpromising provisions as gruel, rat meat, and moldy potatoes, Cinnamon and Gunpowder also provides a fast-paced, swashbuckling sea story. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Apr
6
Berry Memorial Church Book Group
The Book Cellar, Monday, April 6 at 7:30pm
Berry Memorial Book Group meets to discuss Slowing Time by Barbara Mahany.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
7
ERIK LARSON
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Tuesday, April 7 at 11am
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

The bestselling author of The Devil in the White City and In the Garden of Beasts speaks about his latest and instant bestseller, the dramatic and emotionally powerful story of the sinking of the Lusitania in the Atlantic Ocean in May 1915. Luncheon.

Location: Street: The Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd, City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
7
Erik Larson
Union League Club of Chicago, Tuesday, April 7 at 11:30am
Erik Larson (Isaac's Storm, Lethal passage, In the Garden of Beasts, The Devil in the White City, Thunderstruck, Dead Wake)

Erik Larson is the author of four national bestsellers: In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac's Storm, which have collectively sold more than 5.5 million copies. His books have been published in seventeen countries. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
7
Battle of the Books
Morton Grove Public Library, Tuesday, April 7 at 5pm
Golf Middle School Dombeldore's Army vs Park View School Battle Brains (added from Eventkeeper)
Apr
7
**OFFSITE** Conscious Capitalism 2015 @ The JW Marriott
The Book Cellar, Tuesday, April 7 at 5:30pm
Conscious Capitalism 2015 is designed to deepen your practical application of the principles of Conscious Capitalism with high potency keynotes, multiple tracks of hands on practicums and rich opportunities to connect with and learn from peers. In addition to high-potency keynotes and meaningful opportunities to connect with other participants, the major focus of the event is hands on practicums designed to deepen your practice of Conscious Capitalism. Come prepared to build and strengthen friendships and foster collaborative relationships. This event will energize and activate you and your team! Click here for registration and more details!

Location: Street: 151 W Adams City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60603 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
7
OFFSITE: Kirker Butler in Conversation with Chris Abani @ Theater Wit
The Book Cellar, Tuesday, April 7 at 7pm
The Book Cellar and author Chris Abani (The secret history of Las Vegas) welcome Emmy nominated writer/producer Kirker Butler (Family Guy) to Theater Wit for a discussion of his new novel, Pretty Ugly. Satire always guarantees two things: laughter and offense. Kirker Butler’s debut novel, Pretty Ugly serves up both in equal measure. Doing what satire has done for centuries, Butler’s novel slyly turns the mirror on ourselves. It’s really funny, but it’s also Pretty Ugly. A bright new voice in satirical literature, Pretty Ugly pulls no punches as Butler dissects our culture’s current state of affairs.

Kirker Butler is an Emmy nominated writer and producer. His TV credits include Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, and The Neighbors among others. His latest show, Galavant, premiered on ABC Television in January 2015. Butler is also the writer of the graphic novel, Blue Agave and Worm. Kirker grew up in Kentucky, and now lives in Los Angeles with his family.

Tickets are $5. Visit Theater Wit's Box Office website to purchase. Books will be available to purchase at the event, and there will be a signing opportunity after the conversation.

Location: Street: 1229 W Belmont City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60657 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
7
Helene Wecker will be promoting The Golem and the Jinni
Evanston Township High School, Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30pm
Helene Wecker will be promoting The Golem and the Jinni (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
7
Mother-Daughter Book Club
Morton Grove Public Library, Tuesday, April 7 at 8pm
Grades 3-4
Bring your mother (or aunt, grandmother, neighbor, older sister, or teacher) with you for a lively discussion and activities connected to the book of the month.
April: All Stations Distress! April 15, 1912: the day the Titanic sank by Don Brown
Registration begins March 7. To register, visit the library or call 847-929-5102. Registrants receive a copy of the book to keep. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Apr
8
**OFFSITE** Mary Morris @ Harold Washington Library
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, April 8 at 6pm
Mary Morris visits Harold Washington Library to discuss launch her new novel Jazz Palace, which brilliantly captures the dynamic atmosphere and the dazzling music of the Jazz Age. In the midst of boomtown Chicago, two Jewish families have suffered terrible blows. The Lehrmans, who run a small hat factory, lost their beloved son Harold in a blizzard. The Chimbrovas, who run a saloon, lost three of their boys on the SS Eastland when it sank in 1915. Each family holds out hope that one of their remaining children will rise to carry on the family business. But Benny Lehrman has no interest in making hats. His true passion is piano—especially jazz. At night he sneaks down to the South Side, slipping into predominantly black clubs to hear jazz groups play. One night he is called out and asked to "sit in" on a group. His playing is first-rate, and the other musicians are impressed. One of them, the trumpeter, a black man named Napoleon, becomes Benny's close friend and musical collaborator, and their adventures together take Benny far from the life he knew as a delivery boy. Pearl Chimbrova recognizes their talent and invites them to start playing at her family's saloon, which Napoleon dubs "The Jazz Palace." But Napoleon's main gig is at a mob establishment, which doesn't take too kindly to freelancing. And as the '20s come to a close and the bubble of prosperity collapses, Benny, Napoleon, and Pearl must all make hard choices between financial survival and the music they love.

Mary Morris lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and daughter and teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College.

Location: Street: 400 S State St City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60605 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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