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Little Libraries

There are 56 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532
777 Front Street, Lisle, IL 60532
850 Warrenville Road - Library 1st Floor, Lisle, IL 60532
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532
1223 E Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL 60563
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532
2929 Green Trails Dr, Lisle, IL
1207 East Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
201 East Loop Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
320 East School Street, Naperville, IL 60540
171 E Chicago Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
47 East Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
123 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
200 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
3 Plaza Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517
White Activities Center - Lower Level, 325 East Benton Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
1550 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515
425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137-6599
Brain Snacks (4.0 miles)
5239 Carpenter Street, Downers Grove, Illinois
1050 Curtiss St., Downers Grove, IL 60515
5112 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515
2035 South Naper Boulevard, Naperville, IL 60565
1271 Rickert Drive, Suite 135, Naperville, IL 60540
123 N. Washington St., Wheaton, IL 60189

Local events

Mar
30
Jacqueline Winspear
Anderson's Bookshop - Downers Grove, Monday, March 30 at 00am
Mar
30
Jacqueline Winspear
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Monday, March 30 at 07am
Jacqueline Winspear

It’s always a great treat to welcome Jacqueline Winspear back for a visit. She stops by with A Dangerous Place, her new Maisie Dobb mystery. The setting is 1937, and the world is presenting Maisie with dark political intrigue and personal tragedy.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase A Dangerous Place from Anderson's Bookshop. MONDAY, MARCH 30 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
30
Spring Break Drop-in Craft Day (For Families)
Elmhurst Public Library, Monday, March 30 at 09:30am
Stop by anytime during this drop-in session to make a fun and simple craft with our many supplies. Use your imagination to create something unique and amazing. Children under 7 must be directly supervised by an adult.

Categories: Family Program, Kids

Storytime Room (added from RSS Feed)
Apr
1
Blaine Harden
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Wednesday, April 1 at 00am
Blaine Harden

Blaine Harden is a contributor to The Economist, PBS Frontline, and Foreign Policy and has formerly served as The Washington Post’s bureau chief in East Asia and Africa as well as a local and national correspondent for The New York Times and as a writer for the Times Magazine. He was also bureau chief in Warsaw, during the collapse of Communism and the breakup of Yugoslavia (1989-1993), and in Nairobi, where he covered sub-Saharan Africa (1985-1989). He is the author of three previous books: Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent (Norton, 1990), A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia (Norton, 1996) and Escape From Camp 14 (Viking, 2012). Africa won a Pen American Center citation for first book of non-fiction. Escape From Camp 14 enjoyed a number of weeks on various New York Times bestseller lists, and was an international bestseller published in 27 languages. He lives in Seattle with his family. His newest book The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot will come out from Viking in April 2015. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
1
**OFFSITE** RESCHEDULED** Tuna the Dog @ PAWS Chicago Lincoln Park Adoption Center Community Room
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, April 1 at 6pm
Join The Book Cellar and PAWS Chicago on April 1 as they team up to host the Tuna Melts My Heart book signing tour! All tickets include admission to the event, a donation to PAWS, and a copy of Tuna Melts My Heart: The Underdog with the Overbite.

FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CASTAWAY TO HOLLYWOOD HEARTBREAKER, TUNA THE CHIWEENIE HAS WON THE ADORATION OF MILLIONS. Now, this charming and unconventional pooch has his own book, filled with more than a hundred all-new photographs and witty commentary to give fans an intimate and hilarious look at the Internet’s most prized pup. Tuna’s cartoonish looks—with an exaggerated overbite, a recessed jawline, and a wrinkly neck—are truly one of a kind. And yet his quirky appearance is no match for his unique perspective on life, overcoming his proclivity for staying in bed all day to keep his eye on the (bacon-flavored) prize. Teaming up with his owner, Courtney Dasher, Tuna shares a behind-the-scenes look at his daily exploits, which include sleeping, sunbathing, wearing bow ties, playing with toys, and melting hearts.

About Tuna:

Tuna is a 4 year-old Chiweenie with an exaggerated overbite, recessed jawline and a magnificent wrinkly neck (a.k.a shrivelneck). He was rescued by Courtney Dasher in December of 2010 at a Farmers Market in LA when he was a four-month old puppy. A year into their friendship, Courtney created an Instagram account dedicated to Tuna’s photos. At the end of 2012, Tuna’s notoriety grew on Instagram when they featured a picture of him on their personal page, unbeknownst to her. He now has over a million followers on Instagram.

Courtney never anticipated the kind of response that she has received from people’s adoration for Tuna. In fact, when she created his account, she had no agenda to garner a large following, but she did recognize that Instagram could be a catalyst to bring people joy through Tuna’s pictures that showcased his cartoonish looks and his charming personality. That has proven to be true because Courtney receives countless comments and emails daily about the impact that Tuna is making on their lives. Since Tuna is the epitome of the underdog, most people advocate for him and adore him for his endearing qualities. His loyal followers embrace his physical differences, have fallen in love with his charm and connect to his message; that true beauty comes in all forms and radiates from within. Furthermore, he is an ambassador for animal rescue, since he too was once rescued, and it has become a part of Courtney’s mission to raise awareness for rescue groups through this platform.

Location: Street: 1997 Clybourn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60614 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
1
Book Cellar Book Club
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm
The Book Cellar Book Group meets to discuss Little Book by Selden Edwards.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
1
Blaine Harden
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm
Blaine Harden

What an incredible story unfolds in The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot. And we are so pleased that celebrated non-fiction author Blaine Harden is headed our way! Subtitled The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Pilot Who Stole His Way to Freedom, the book shares the history leading to North Korea’s isolated place in our world.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot from Anderson's Bookshop. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
1
**OFFSITE** Patti Smith at the Old Town School of Folk Music
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, April 1 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
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
Now Showing: "Newsies" (Best for grades K and up)
Elmhurst Public Library, Thursday, April 2 at 2pm
Based on the Newsboys Strike of 1899, this hit musical features 12 original songs and several stars before they were stars. Rated PG.

Categories: School Kids Program, Kids

Storytime Room (added from RSS Feed)
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
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
Ridley Pearson
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Thursday, April 2 at 7pm
RIDLEY PEARSON

Time to celebrate a new Kingdom Keepers novel with Book 1 in the Disney Lands series: The Return. When the Keepers should be celebrating their success at saving Disneyland from certain destruction, they instead are left puzzling over one final dilemma from their mentor. Middle grade readers take note!

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase The Return from Anderson's Bookshop. THURSDAY, APRIL 2 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
2
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ANDERSON'S BOOKSHOP, Thursday, April 2 at 7pm
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
Spring Fling (For ages 1 - 3 with an adult)
Elmhurst Public Library, Friday, April 3 at 09:30am
Bounce like a bunny to the library for this fresh, springy storytime to celebrate the return of showers and flowers.

Categories: Preschool Program, Kids

Large Meeting Room (added from RSS Feed)
Apr
3
Spring Fling (For ages 1 - 3 with an adult)
Elmhurst Public Library, Friday, April 3 at 10:15am
Bounce like a bunny to the library for this fresh, springy storytime to celebrate the return of showers and flowers.

Categories: Preschool Program, Kids

Large Meeting Room (added from RSS Feed)
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
Kids' Chess Club (For ages 7 - 14)
Elmhurst Public Library, Friday, April 3 at 7pm
Rule the chess board! Have fun playing chess, and improve your skills and strategies with an instructor. Register online, by phone, or in person at the Kids' Help Desk.

Categories: School Kids Program, Kids

Storytime Room (added from RSS Feed)
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
Rhyme Time Drop In Storytime (For ages 1 - 2 with an adult)
Elmhurst Public Library, Saturday, April 4 at 09:30am
Stop by for stories, music, and rhymes just right for one- and two-year-olds.

Categories: Preschool Program, Kids

Storytime Room (added from RSS Feed)
Apr
4
Saturday Family Storytime Drop-in
Elmhurst Public Library, Saturday, April 4 at 10:30am
For all ages (best for ages 3-7). Enjoy a potpourri of terrific tales, rhymes, action verses and songs.

Categories: Family Program, Kids

Storytime Room (added from RSS Feed)
Apr
4
Susanna Kearsley
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Saturday, April 4 at 2pm
Susanna Kearsley

It’s an exciting launch night for author Susanna Kearsley and her brand new novel, A Desperate Fortune. Two women, separated by centuries, are changed by love. It’s a powerful force. Help this novel get off a to a good Anderson’s start!

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase A Desperate Fortune from Anderson's Bookshop. SATURDAY, APRIL 4 at 2:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 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
6
Sara Gruen
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Monday, April 6 at 7pm
Sara Gruen

We still recall the thrill of Sara Gruen’s mega bestseller, Water for Elephants. Since then, she’s returned to the best seller lists with other novels. Now she’s here with At the Water’s Edge, a story set in Ireland with Loc Ness Monster hunters and unforgettable characters. ALSO, we are delighted to have What the Lady Wants author Renee Rosen serve as a moderator. Ticket available with the purchase of the featured book. MONDAY, APRIL 6 at 7:00 PM Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Wentz Concert Hall on the campus of North Central College Additional: 171 East Chicago Ave. City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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