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
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

Toddler Time: Fall
Morton Grove Public Library, Thursday, October 2 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)
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Chuck Schaden and Steve Darnall Present "Nostalgia Digest"
The Book Cellar, Thursday, October 2 at 7pm
Nostalgia Digest Magazine celebrates its 40th anniversary of chronicling the "Golden Age" of entertainment. Join Digest founder and Radio Hall of Famer Chuck Schaden and Digest publisher Steve Darnall as they look back on the magazine's first four decades and the future of looking back.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, October 2 at 7pm
You Might Remember Me: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman

Chicago Sun-Times arts and entertainment writer Thomas talks about his biography of the beloved comedic actor (“Saturday Night Live” and “NewsRadio”) whose seemingly charmed life was cut short when he was murdered by his wife in 1998.

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
BookBites: Reading Social
Glenview Public Library, Thursday, October 2 at 7pm
Unwind in the relaxed, welcoming atmosphere of the Glenview House with a bite to eat and drink, good company, and a lively book discussion. October's discussion title is NW by Zadie Smith.

Categories: Library Adult Program (added from RSS Feed)
Eula Biss
Women & Children First, Thursday, October 2 at 7:30pm
Thursday, Oct. 2nd at 7:30 p.m. Eula Biss On Immunity: An Inoculation Book Launch In this bold, fascinating book, Eula Biss addresses our fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what may be in our children’s air, food, mattresses, medicines, and vaccines. Reflecting on her own experience as a new mother, she suggests that we cannot immunize our children, or ourselves, against the world. As she explores the metaphors surrounding immunity, Biss extends her conversations with other mothers to meditations on the myth of Achilles, Voltaire’s Candide, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, Susan Sontag’s AIDS and Its Metaphors, and beyond. On Immunity is an inoculation against our fear and a moving account of how we are all interconnected—our bodies and our fates. Eula Biss is the author of Notes from No Man’s Land, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism, and The Balloonists. Her essays have appeared in the Believer and Harper’s. She teaches at Northwestern University and lives 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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Cookbook Club
Northlake Public Library, Thursday, October 2 at 8pm
We'll pick a cookbook, you'll select and make a recipe, and then we'll all get together to share and enjoy our creations! Pick up your copy of the book and claim your recipe at the reference desk. Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.
Oct. 2 - Tapas: The Little Dishes of Spain
Nov. 13 - The Big Book of Cupcakes
Dec. 4 - Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for all Seasons (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Friday, October 3 at 12pm
The invisible bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

Perlstein’s widely acclaimed book is a dazzling portrait of America during the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s.

Location: Street: The Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd, City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Donal Ryan
Irish American Heritage Center, Saturday, October 4 at 00am
Donal Ryan (The Spinning Heart, The Thing About December)

Donal Ryan is from Nenagh in County Tipperary. His first novel, The Spinning Heart, garnered major acclaim and won Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. He lives with his wife Anne Marie and their two children just outside Limerick City. The author lives in Limerick, Ireland. (added from Random House)… (more)
Author Discussion & Signing with Stan "Tex " Banash
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, October 4 at 2pm
Come to Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore to meet Stan "Tex" Banash author of The Roadside History of Illinois. He will discuss & signe his book.

Author finishes third book, 'Roadside History of Illinois’. Stan Banash, a.k.a. “Tex,” a resident of Chicago’s Norwood Park community, recently completed his third book, “Roadside History of Illinois”

The book covers the history of the state from the Ice Age to the present, offering vacationers a series of short trips mostly along old U.S. highways, statehighways and county roads that provide a glimpse into numerous historic sites as well as the history of nearly 250 significant cities, towns and villages in seven geographical regions. Among the book’s features are more than 125 images, regional maps, an Illinois Chronology, a list of Illinois Facts, the lyrics to the seldom heard State Song, “Illinois,” and a list of Illinois Originals, in addition to a Bibliography and

Index. The book also includes a Special Introduction by the late Dee Brown, author of the internationally acclaimed book, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, and was praised in back cover blurbs by former U.S. Sen. Adlai E. Stevenson III and Illinois State Archives Deputy Director Wayne C. Temple. As the Preface notes, Roadside History of Illinois is “designed to help both visitors and residents discover and savor the historical, cultural, and natural opulence of this great state.”

Banash, who was raised in suburban Niles and graduated from Niles Township High School in Skokie, served in the Air Force and then obtained his Bachelor of Philosophy degree in political science from Northwestern University and a Master of Arts degree in Urban Studies from Roosevelt University. His two earlier books were: Best of Dee Brown’s West (Clear Light, 1998) and Dee Brown’s Civil War Anthology (Clear Light, 1998). He also has reviewed numerous books for Wild West magazine, The Tombstone Epitaph, Western Historical Quarterly, Journal of the West, and Roundup magazine.

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Illinois Woman's Press Association, "The Anthology"
The Book Cellar, Saturday, October 4 at 7pm
The Book Cellar is proud to host the Illinois Woman's Press Association as they celebrate the launch of The Anthology. In 1914 the Illinois Woman's Press Association published an anthology. They called it The Memory Book. It was an insightful collection of stories, poems, commentary and illustrations created by its members. To celebrate this historical milestone and showcase the talented writers who are the Illinois Woman's Press Association today, 21 members of IWPA collaborated to produce a 2014 Anniversary edition, The Anthology. It was published this spring by Dreamers Tapestry, Inc. The Illinois Woman's Press Association, IWPA (founded in Chicago in 1885) is an organization of communications professionals whose objective is to maintain and improve the professional standards of members in mass communications in Illinois, to promote their interest, and to provide for the sharing of ideas and information. Having celebrated its 125 year anniversary in 2010, IWPA continues to hold a firm place in the history of women communicators in Illinois. Today, IWPA embraces members of all gender and generations. IWPA is an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women and found on Wikipedia.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Sunday, October 5 at 1pm
Looking for Jack Kerouac

Award-winning author Shoup talks about her young adult novel of historical fiction, set in the 1960s, about a boy who feels understood for the first time after reading On the Road.

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Sunday, October 5 at 3pm
A sudden light

The author of the international bestseller The Art of Racing in the Rain talks about his new novel, set in the Pacific Northwest, about a family confronting long-buried secrets surrounding a legendary mansion built on Puget Sound from the spoils of a massive timber fortune.

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Sunday, October 5 at 4:30pm
Winnetka Historical Society Fall Reception and Program

Ms. Peterson speaks on the subject “Well-Connected: Chicago and North Shore Architects” in the setting of Grace Presbyterian Church, designed by notable architect S.S. Berman. Ms. Petersen will explore a century of connections between architects working in the city and on the North Shore. For reservations, go to www.winnetkahistory.org.

(See also event of Friday, Sept. 26 and Ms. Peterson’s talk on the new third edition of The AIA Guide to Chicago.)

Location: Street: Grace Presbyterian Church, 440 Ridge Ave. City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Page Turners - Monday Afternoon Book Discussion
Glenview Public Library, Monday, October 6 at 1pm
Indulge your passion for literature with the Monday Afternoon Page Turners. October's discussion title is The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer.

Categories: Library Adult Program

Community Room East (added from RSS Feed)
Debut Author Dual Reading: Peyton Marshall & Marcus Burke ~ 57th Street Books ~ Co-sponsored with "The Committee on Creative Writing"
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Monday, October 6 at 6pm
Monday, October 6th, 6 PM 57th Street Books 1301 E. 57th St. Phone: 773.684.1300 fiftysev@semcoop.com

Join us as Petyon Marshall, author of Goodhouse, and Marcus Burke, author of Team Seven, read from and discuss their debut novels. This event is co-sponsored with The Committee on Creative Writing at the University of Chicago.

About Goodhouse:

At the end of the twenty-first century—in a transformed America—the families of convicted felons are tested for a set of genetic markers. Boys who test positive become compulsory wards of the state—removed from their homes and raised on "Goodhouse" campuses, where they learn to reform their darkest thoughts and impulses. Goodhouse is a feral place—part prison, part boarding school—and now a radical religious group, the Holy Redeemer’s Church of Purity, is intent on destroying each campus and purifying every child with fire. We see all this through the eyes of James, a transfer student who watched as the radicals set fire to his old Goodhouse and everyone he’d ever known.

About Team Seven:

As Andre Battel, a native of Milton, a town south of Boston, ages from age eight through his teenage years, he grows away from his Jamaican family, discovers genuine prowess on the basketball court, and eventually falls into dealing drugs for the local street gang, Team Seven. But when Andre and his crew fall behind on payments, dire and violent consequences await. The story is told primarily through Andre's voice, but we also see the point of view of his mother, Ruby, a hardworking medical secretary; his older sister, Nina; his mostly-not-there and typically drunk-and-high father, Eddy, a halfhearted reggae musician; and Reggie and Smoke, the kingpin of competing drug crews.

What emerges is a rich portrait of a black family, a black community, and one young man poised between youthful innocence and ambiguous experience.

Location: Street: 57th Street Books Additional: 1301 E. 57th St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Desi Lit Book Group
The Book Cellar, Monday, October 6 at 7:30pm
The Desi Lit Book Group meets at 7:30 p.m. to discuss Salaam, love by Nura Maznavi and Ayesha Mattu.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Novel Conversations Book Discussion
Hammond Public Library, Monday, October 6 at 7:30pm
Novel Conversations meets at 6:30 p.m.. Copies of the book are available for checkout at least 2 weeks before each discussion.
October 6th: The Baker Street Letters, by Michael Robertson
Reggie is thrilled when he learns that his new office is in the same space where famous sleuth Sherlock Holmes used to ply his trade. However, when he starts to receive mysterious mail, written for Holmes, his excitement soon turns into intrigue. As Reggie's brother, Nigel, begins to investigate one of these letters, he inexplicably disappears. Now, Reggie must find his brother while simultaneously solving a murder case. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
The Book with No Pictures Stortyime
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Evanston, Tuesday, October 7 at 11am
The Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak

Storytime, Special Event, Children's Event You might think a book with no pictures would be boring and serious, but this wildly funny book by award-winning B.J. Novak will turn any skeptic into a fan. Everything on the page has to be said out loud, even words like "BLORK!" (added from Barnes & Noble)
MyMediaMall & Zinio in the Lobby
Glenview Public Library, Tuesday, October 7 at 2pm
Explore the Library's digital book and magazine collections, MyMediaMall and Zinio, and learn about downloading eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines to your portable device.

Categories: Library Adult Program

Lobby (added from RSS Feed)
James D. Watson ~ Father to Son
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Tuesday, October 7 at 6pm
Please join us for a talk and book signing with James D. Watson, Nobel laureate and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA. An alum of the University of Chicago, Dr. Watson discusses his personal life and family history in his latest work, Father to Son.

More about Father to Son:

At the age of 24, James Watson had a scientific discovery to his credit—the structure of DNA—that would win a Nobel Prize and forever change our understanding of genes and inheritance. Now, after a lifetime of accomplishment in research, writing, education, and science advocacy, Watson has delved for the first time publicly into his own lineage to chronicle an archetypical American family from before the Civil War to Vietnam. With its portraits of many memorable characters, illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and period documents, Father to Son is a fascinating narrative that ends with a wonderfully affectionate tribute to Watson’s father, a man of principle, decency, intelligence, and reason.

Location: Street: Seminary Co-op Bookstore Additional: 5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Wolf in White Van
Lincoln Hall, Tuesday, October 7 at 7pm
Meet musician and author John Darnielle as he reads from his new novel Wolf in White Van.

Books provided by Unabridged Books. (added from Macmillan)
Cutting Teeth
The Book Cellar, Tuesday, October 7 at 7pm
Meet Julia Fierro as she reads from her debut novel Cutting Teeth.

Also with Cristina Henriquez. (added from Macmillan)
Partners in Crime
Tinley Park Public Library, Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30pm
Mystery and suspense thrillers book discussion group. Meets the first Tuesday of each month except January, July and September. This month's selection: SIX YEARS by Harlan Coben. P.I.C. group will meet at a local restaurant for this month's discussion. RSVP to Fran 708.532.0150 x5691 for complete details.

Categories: Adult Program, Adult

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Faith Durand
West Elm, Wednesday, October 8 at 00am
Faith Durand (The Kitchn Cookbook) (added from Random House)
Tinley Tomes
Tinley Park Public Library, Wednesday, October 8 at 1:30pm
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

A.J. Fikry's wife has recently died, his prize possession has been stolen, and his small bookstore has been gradually going bust. Suddenly, his fortune changes for the better. Zevin’s novel is a charming and funny reminder of why we read books and need people.

Categories: Book Discussion, Adult

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