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Little Libraries

There are 29 "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
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
2820c South Highland Avenue (at The Highlands of Lombard), Lombard, IL 60148

Local events

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)
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Sep
18
Sophie Hannah at University Club of Chicago
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Thursday, September 18 at 12pm
Sophie Hannah at UNIVERSITY CLUB

Sophie Hannah was granted permission from the Agatha Christie estate to carry on the famous Poirot character, which she does in excellent form in The Monogram Murders. Enjoy a plated lunch and hear from the author herself. Reservations required, Purchase a ticket below or call Anderson’s today! (630) 355-2665 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 at 11:30 AM University Club | 78 E. Monroe, Chicago

Location: Street: University Club of Chicago Additional: 76 E Monroe Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60603 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
18
Rakow Novels at Night (New Evening Group)
Gail Borden Public Library - Rakow Branch, Thursday, September 18 at 6:30pm
Join us on the third Thursday evening of the month to discuss books. This month, we will discuss "Love In The Time Of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Categories: Discussion & Book Groups, Adult

Rakow - Living Room (added from RSS Feed)
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
Lauren Beukes
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Thursday, September 18 at 7pm
Lauren Beukes

All the way from South Africa comes Lauren Beukes. She’s here to talk about her praised-and slightly surreal-book, Broken Monsters. Human-animal hybrids are turning up and a killer may be behind them. A Detroit detective is on the case, but it’s unlike any she’s ever seen. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of the author's latest book from Anderson's Bookshop. Thanks!

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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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
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

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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)
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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)
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Sep
19
Rick Yancey
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Friday, September 19 at 7pm
Rick Yancey

We are launching a big one here for the award-winning Rick Yancey, The Infinite Sea: The Second Book of the Fifth Wave. This YA fantasy is gripping and wildly entertaining with forces trying to strip humans of their humanity. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of the author's latest book from Anderson's Bookshop. Thanks!

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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Sep
20
Mother Daughter Book Group
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Saturday, September 20 at 2pm
MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK GROUP

Our Mother-Daughter Book Club is aimed at daughters ages 13-16 and their moms.This time we’ll discuss Scarlet by Marissa Meyers. Read the book together, then come ready to share your thoughts. New members are welcome. Please RSVP by calling our Downers Grove store at (630) 963-2665. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 at 2:00 PM Bello Tea | 5111 Main Street, Downers Grove

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove Additional: 5112 Main Street City: Downers Grove, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60515 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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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)
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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
22
Cover to Cover Book Group
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Monday, September 22 at 7pm
COVER TO COVER BOOK GROUP

Anderson’s welcomes the Cover to Cover Book Group, a club that focuses on fiction books. This month’s title is Jhumpa Lahin’s The lowland. Please read the book, and join our lively discussion. For more information, call Kathy at (630) 355-2665. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 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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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
Chris Guillebeau
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm
Chris Guillebeau

This could work on Chris Guillebeau’s business card: Compulsive Goal Seeker. And it led him to visit the countries of the world. But along the way he met other seekers, like himself. He learned from them about life and was inspired to write, The Happiness of Pursuit. Meet him and hear his story at Anderson’s. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of the author's latest book from Anderson's Bookshop. Thanks!

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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Sep
23
Michael Perry
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm
Michael Perry

We’re thrilled to welcome back Michael Perry to celebrate his new tween novel, The Scavengers. It’s an adventure packed tale with a family at its heart. Given two choices, to live in a protective bubble, or to dare it in the world, what would you choose? TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of the author's latest book from Anderson's Bookshop. Thanks!

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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Sep
23
LitWits Book Group
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30pm
LITWITS BOOK GROUP

Anderson’s welcomes the LitWits Book Group, designed for those who love to read, meet new people and like to have fun. Our new pick for discussion is The Other Typist, by Suzanne Rindell. Please read the book, and join our lively discussion. New members are invited to participate, but are asked to please call and register: (630) 963-2665 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 at 7:30 PM Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove 5112 Main St., Downers Grove

Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove Additional: 5112 Main Street City: Downers Grove, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60515 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
24
Mike Thomas
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Wednesday, September 24 at 7pm
Mike Thomas

Losing our great comedians makes us treasure their talents all the more. People who make us smile are to be celebrated, and one of those was Phil Hartman. His Chicago-based biographer, Mike Thomas, shares the story of Hartman’s ups, downs and sad end in You Might Remember Me. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Downers Grove 5112 Main St., Downers Grove

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of the author's latest book from Anderson's Bookshop. Thanks!

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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Sep
24
Never Too Old: A YA Book Club for Adults
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, September 24 at 8pm
Offsite Potluck! The Never Too Old Book Group meets to discuss The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
25
Book Event: "Gentlemen Bootleggers" Bryce Bauer
City Lit Books, Thursday, September 25 at unknown time
Bryce T. Bauer, author of Gentlemen Bootleggers, will be signing copies of his book at City Lit Books in Chicago, Illinois on September 25.
This event is free and open to the public. (added from Independent Publishers Group)
Sep
25
Black Balloon Publishing Presents
The Book Cellar, Thursday, September 25 at 7pm
The Book Cellar welcomes Mike Meginnis and Kevin Clouthers!

Mike Meginnis won the 2013 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize for his debut novel, Fat Man & Little Boy. He has published stories in Best American Short Stories 2012, The Collagist, PANK, and many others. He contributes regularly to HTML Giant andKill Screen, and plays collaborative text adventures at exitsare.com. Mike earned his MFA at New Mexico State University, where he served as a managing editor of Puerto del Sol for two years. He is now the prose editor of Noemi Press and coedits Uncanny Valley with his wife, Tracy Rae Bowling. Mike lives and works in Iowa City. He has never seen the ocean. Kevin Clouther's debut collection, We Were Flying to Chicago, was discovered among the submissions for the 2013 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize. Kevin is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he completed his thesis under Marilynne Robinson and won the Richard Yates Fiction Award for best short story. He has worked at The Iowa Review, Meridian and The Virginia Literary Review, where he served as Fiction Editor. He teaches creative writing at Stony Brook University, where he coordinates the Program in Writing Reading Series, and at Johns Hopkins. Kevin now lives in Floral Park on Long Island, NY. The Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize is an award for a previously-completed manuscript that comes with $5,000 and a Black Balloon Publishing book deal. This contest has no reading fee and is open to anyone who has previously completed an unpublished original work of fiction of over 50,000 words.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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