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Location: Hyde Park, Chicago

Little Libraries

There are 21 "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
1100 East 55th Street, Seminary Building, Lower Level, Chicago, IL 60615
JKM Library (0.4 miles)
1100 East 55th Street, Seminary Building, 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

Nov
27
Rashid Khalidi
Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Thursday, November 27 at 00am
Nov
27
Closed for Thanksgiving
The Book Cellar, Thursday, November 27 at 09:30am
The Book Cellar will be CLOSED for Thanksgiving. Have a happy holiday!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Nov
29
Small Business Saturday
The Book Cellar, Saturday, November 29 at 10am
Ease your Black Friday and Cyber Monday guilt by supporting independent businesses on Small Business Saturday! Patronize brick and mortor business--shop small and local! We'll have authors in the store throughout the day selling books, and as always, being a frequent customer saves you 10% on all your books!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Nov
29
RICHARD CAHAN
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Saturday, November 29 at 1pm
Small Business Saturday - Meet & Greet at the store

Eye to Eye: Photographs by Vivian Maier

Former Chicago Sun-Times picture editor Cahan signs his book focusing on Vivian Maier’s photo subjects who returned her gaze when she pointed her camera at them.

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Nov
29
Stenetta Anthony: The Love Story
Barbara's Bookstore - Chicago - Macy's, Saturday, November 29 at 2pm
Join us for a book signing with author Stenetta Anthony.

The Love Story: A simple conversation between a Father and his Son can change the world. The Love Story tells how this Heavenly Son must leave his home to fulfill and carry out his Father's desire, demonstrating the Love of his Father to all mankind.

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)… (more)
Nov
30
The History Discussion Group (Clio's Chroniclers)
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Sunday, November 30 at 2pm
Title: EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON: Quanah Parker & the Rise & Fall of the Commanche, The Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

Author: S. C. Gwynne

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Nov
30
James L. Swanson will be promoting End of Days
Wilmette Public Library, Sunday, November 30 at 2pm
James L. Swanson will be promoting End of Days (added from HarperCollins)
Dec
1
James L. Swanson will be promoting End of Days
University Club of Chicago, Monday, December 1 at 12pm
James L. Swanson will be promoting End of Days (added from HarperCollins)
Dec
1
Book Event: "Made in America" Chris Chelios
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Monday, December 1 at 7pm
Chris Chelios, author of Chris Chelios: Made in America, will be signing copies of his book at The Book Stall in Winnetka, Illinois on December 1 at 7:00 PM.
This event is free and open to the public. (added from Independent Publishers Group)
Dec
1
Desi Lit Book Group
The Book Cellar, Monday, December 1 at 7:30pm
Join the Desi Lit Book Group as they discuss The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard Morais.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Dec
2
Chris Chelios @ Willis Tower!
Barbara's Bookstore - Chicago - Macy's, Tuesday, December 2 at 11:30am
From being inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013, to serving in an executive role on the Detroit Red Wings, and signing on to become an NHL analyst for Fox Sports 1, Chris Chelios has proven himself to be a man of many talents and here he tells his story. Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1981, Chelios enjoyed a long career in the NHL, playing for 26 seasons for the Canadiens as well as the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings, two diehard hockey markets in which he has become a beloved figure. From the 1992 Stanley Cup final to the 2006 Winter Olympics team, Chelios shares his achievements on the ice while providing new information on his life off it to readers, making this autobiography a must-have not only for Chelios fans, but anyone who loves the game of hockey.

Location: Street: Barbara's Willis Tower Additional: 233 S. Wacker Drive City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60606 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
2
Book Event: "Made in America" Chris Chelios
Barbara's Bookstore - Sear's (Willis) Tower, Tuesday, December 2 at 12pm
Chris Chelios, author of Chris Chelios: Made in America, will be signing copies of his book at Barbara's Bookstore in Chicago, Illinois on December 2 at 12:00 PM.
This event is free and open to the public. (added from Independent Publishers Group)
Dec
2
Walter Isaacson
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park Hotel, Tuesday, December 2 at 5:30pm
Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He lives in Washington, DC. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Dec
2
Sara Paretsky - A Discusson on Weiman's "Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives" - 57th Street Books
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Tuesday, December 2 at 6pm
Fourteen chilling tales from the pioneering women who created the domestic suspense genre

Murderous wives, deranged husbands, deceitful children, and vengeful friends. Few know these characters—and their creators—better than Sarah Weinman. One of today’s preeminent authorities on crime fiction, Weinman asks: Where would bestselling authors like Gillian Flynn, Sue Grafton, or Tana French be without the women writers who came before them?

In Troubled daughters, twisted wives, Weinman brings together fourteen hair-raising tales by women who—from the 1940s through the mid-1970s—took a scalpel to contemporary society and sliced away to reveal its dark essence. Lovers of crime fiction from any era will welcome this deliciously dark tribute to a largely forgotten generation of women writers. About the interlocutor: Sara Paretsky is a modern American author of detective fiction. Paretsky is credited with transforming the role and image of women in the crime novel. The Winter 2007 issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection is devoted to her work. She is also considered the founding mother of Sisters in Crime, an organization that supports and promotes women in the mystery field. Paretsky was named 2011 Grand Master by the Myster Writers of America. She is the winner of many awards, including the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers' Association and the CWA Gold Dagger for Blacklist. She holds a PhD and MBA from the University of Chicago.

Location: Street: 1301 E 57th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
2
**OFFSITE** Poetry Foundation, Bertold Brecht, Barbara Brecht, David Constantine, Tom Kuhn
The Book Cellar, Tuesday, December 2 at 7pm
The Book Cellar provides books for the Poetry Foundation's poets Bertold Brecht, Barbara Brecht, David Constantine and Tom Kuhn. Visit their website for more details.

Location: Street: 61 W Superior St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60654 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Dec
3
*CANCELLED* Book Event: "Made in America" Chris Chelios
The Standard Club, Wednesday, December 3 at 11:30am
*CANCELLED* Chris Chelios, author of Chris Chelios: Made in America, will be signing copies of his book at The Standard Club in Chicago, Illinois on December 3 at 11:30 AM.
This event is free and open to the public. (added from Independent Publishers Group)
Dec
3
David W. Berner at the Union League
Union League Club of Chicago, Wednesday, December 3 at 12pm
Join David W. Berner for lunch at the Union League as David discusses “Road Trips, Mid-Life Crises, and the Journeys of Fathers and Sons.”

Ticket price includes lunch in the Colonial Room of the Union League Club, plus a signed copy of the new edition of David's award-winning memoir, Any Road Will Take You There.

Tickets are $40 and are available via Eventbrite (see Event URL).

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Mid-life crises manifest themselves in many ways.

We re-examine our existence and reasons for being.

We make significant changes – in careers, relationships, lifestyle.

We feel the desire to hit the road and head out into the countryside, to the mountains, to the beach.

We reflect on our roles as sons and as fathers.

David W. Berner has been there and back, including a modern-day road trip that paralleled Jack Kerouac’s On the Road – except Berner did it with his two teenage sons and his best friend.

In an RV.

Join David at the Union League for stories about life in the middle lane…

about the experiences and epiphanies on the road...

about lessons learned from our fathers…

and about lessons we want to pass on to our sons.

David W. Berner is a broadcast journalist for WBBM radio in Chicago. He is also a teacher and an author. His first book, Accidental Lessons was awarded the Royal Dragonfly Grand Prize for Literature. His stories have been published in a number of literary magazines and journals, and his broadcast reporting and audio documentaries have aired on the CBS Radio Network and dozens of public radio stations across America.

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FAQs

What time is the event?

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch and program begin at noon. Event will be followed by a book signing.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Valet Parking available at the Federal Street Entrance. Self Parking available at the garage on the northwest corner of Federal and Van Buren. Special rates are available for guests with tickets that are validated at the Front Desk.

CTA: Take the Blue Line to the Jackson stop. Walk to Jackson Blvd. and turn west. We are located just steps from the subway. Or take the Orange Line to the Harold Washington Library/State & VanBuren stop. Walk one block north on Dearborn to Jackson Blvd, then one block west to the Club.

Is there a dress code?

The dress code is Business Casual. For men, that means collared shirt (including turtleneck) and slacks (no dress denim). For women, that means slacks or skirt with blouse or sweater.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Mike O'Mary at mike at michaelomary dot com

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Sure...if you can't make it, feel free to give your ticket to someone else.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. We'll have your name on our list.

What is the refund policy?

Sorry, no refunds. (But you can give your ticket to someone else!)

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

That's okay! (dreamofthings)
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Dec
3
Theordore Richards ~ The Conversions
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Wednesday, December 3 at 6pm
At the Co-op

“Life and death, love and loss, endings and new beginnings: all these entwine against the backdrop of disaster and social change, with each protagonist bringing to the table his own unique ethnic and social background and his own desires to find a different place in a much-changed world…It’s these diverse protagonists and their perceptions, journeys and interactions that add depth and dimension to The Conversions, making it a highly recommended pick for those who like end-of-world sagas with another level of psychology and insight than your usual American apocalyptic focus provides.”

—D. Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review The Conversions focuses on a group of people grappling with various forms of personal conversion and change in the midst of massive upheaval—a conversion on a planetary scale—brought about by the end of the age of oil. An Italian economist converts from capitalism to communism after the death of his wife and daughter; a nun becomes an open lesbian and begins to find god in natural world instead of the Church; a gay man converts to Christianity and works to “convert” others from their homosexuality; an African-American man becomes a Jew. Tying these characters together is Dante Kant, a young man living in the Chicago neighborhood of Hyde Park, in the shadow of the University of Chicago, who lacks ambition or belief in anything. Prompted by a desire to get back at what he sees as the ignorance around him in the midst of his nation’s War on Evil, Kant decides to pretend to convert to Islam, entering him into a world of radical religious movements and shadowy, privatized government operatives. The Conversions deals with some of the most pressing questions at this moment in history: What kind of world can be created with the end of industrial civilization? What is truly at the root of the so-called clash of civilizations? What is the place for religion in the post-modern world? Is American identity only about defining and excluding the other? What does a government look like when everything, even education, is privatized? Theodore Richards is a poet, writer, and religious philosopher. He has received degrees from various institutions, including the University of Chicago and The California Institute of Integral Studies, but has learned just as much from practicing the martial art of Bagua; from traveling, working or studying all over the world; and from the youth he has worked with on the South Side of Chicago, Harlem, the South Bronx, and Oakland. He is the author of Handprints on the Womb, a collection of poetry; Cosmosophia: Cosmology, Mysticism, and the Birth of a New Myth, recipient of the Independent Publisher Awards Gold Medal in religion and the Nautilus Book Awards Gold Medal; the novel The Crucifixion, recipient of the Independent Publisher Awards bronze medal and the USA Book Award; and Creatively Maladjusted: The Wisdom Education Movement Manifesto, finalist for the USA Book Award. Theodore Richards is the founder of The Chicago Wisdom Project and teaches world religions at The New Seminary. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughters.

Location: Street: 5757 S University Ave. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
3
Book Event: "Made in America" Chris Chelios
United Center, Wednesday, December 3 at 6:15pm
Chris Chelios, author of Chris Chelios: Made in America, will be signing copies of his book at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on December 3 at 6:15 PM and during each intermission.
This event requires a ticket for entry. (added from Independent Publishers Group)
Dec
3
Out of gift ideas?? Get ideas from our experts!
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, December 3 at 7pm
Visit The Book Cellar to learn about great gift ideas or terrific book group selections from our publishing sales representatives. All are welcome! It's a PARTY!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Dec
3
Author Discussion & Signing with Jeffrey Siger
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Wednesday, December 3 at 7pm
Title: Sons of Sparta: #6 A Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery

Author: Jeffrey Siger

This is Jeffrey's 6th Andreas Kaldis mystery and his 6th visit to Centuries & Sleuths. This is a tradition wheo hope will never end.

Come visit with Jeff as he talks about his latest msytery set in modern Greece.

Since he lives in Greece for about 1/2 of each year he can tell about his obeservations about this country in the 21st century. He loves the country, but he is quite frank when talking about what he sees.

Did the warriors of ancient Sparta simply vanish without a trace along with their city, or did they find sanctuary at the tip of the mountainous Peloponnese? That stark, unforgiving region's roots today run deep with a history of pirates, highwaymen, and neighbors ferociously repelling any foreigner foolishly bent on occupying this part of Greece. Less well recorded are the Mani's families' strict code of honor and their history of endless vendettas with neighbors and with their own relatives. No wonder their farms look like fortresses. When Special Crimes Division Detective Yiannis Kouros is summoned from Athens to the Mani by his uncle, Kouros fears his loyalty to his boss, Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis, is about be to be tested by family pressure on the detective to act in some new vendetta, for this uncle once headed the Mani's most significant criminal enterprise. Instead, Kouros learns the family is about to become rich through the sale of its property until the uncle is killed, and thus the deal. Acting swiftly to head off a new cycle of violence, Kouros satisfactorily solves the murder. Or so it seems until, back in Athens, Kaldis' probe into deeply entrenched government corruption leads straight back to the Mani. Both cops now confront a host of unexpected twists, unanticipated players, unanswered questions and people yet to die."has become a tradition that we hope will never end.

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
4
Chris Chelios
Barbara's Bookstore - Chicago - Macy's, Thursday, December 4 at 11:30am
From being inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013, to serving in an executive role on the Detroit Red Wings, and signing on to become an NHL analyst for Fox Sports 1, Chris Chelios has proven himself to be a man of many talents and here he tells his story. Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1981, Chelios enjoyed a long career in the NHL, playing for 26 seasons for the Canadiens as well as the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings, two diehard hockey markets in which he has become a beloved figure. From the 1992 Stanley Cup final to the 2006 Winter Olympics team, Chelios shares his achievements on the ice while providing new information on his life off it to readers, making this autobiography a must-have not only for Chelios fans, but anyone who loves the game of hockey.

Location: Street: Barbara's Macy's City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
4
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Dec
4
Write Club's Bare-Knuckled Lit Launch Party
The Book Cellar, Thursday, December 4 at 7pm
Join us at The Book Cellar for Write Club's launch party for their anthology, Bare-knuckled Lit.

Bare-Knuckled Lit is a collection of some of the funniest, most persuasive, and deliciously pugnacious essays from the live lit phenomenon Write Club. At the vanguard of the nation’s burgeoning live lit scene, Write Club features compelling performers reading their own riveting prose in a growing number of shows in cities across the continent. Founded in Chicago in 2010 by the perennially irritable Ian Belknap, Write Club is monthly literary smackdown that pits writers against each other to defend opposing ideas: Light vs. Dark, Fate vs. Free Will, Vampires vs. Bare-Knuckled Lit comprises some 30 essays by a variety of writers from WRITE CLUB shows across the continent, arranged in head to head bouts. The pieces are necessarily short and tackle a variety of topics, from feather- to heavy-weight.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
5
Forest Park Chamber of Commerce's Holiday Walk
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Friday, December 5 at 6pm
Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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