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There are 56 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

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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

Feb
1
Augusta Scattergood
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Sunday, February 1 at 2pm
Augusta Scattergood

Middle grade fans: this one’s for you! With the American Library Association in town, we are presenting a wonderful writer of middle grade titles. Meet Augusta Scattergood (The Way to Stay in Destiny).

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of The Way to Stay in Destiny from Anderson's Bookshop. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1 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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Feb
1
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American Library Association, Sunday, February 1 at 3:30pm
Feb
1
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American Library Association, Sunday, February 1 at unknown time
Feb
2
Irvine Welsh
North Central College, Monday, February 2 at 00am
Irvine Welsh (The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins)

Irvine Welsh is the author of Trainspotting, Ecstasy, Glue, Porno, Filth, Marabou Stork Nightmares, The Acid House, and, most recently, Skagboys. He currently lives in Chicago, IL. (added from Random House)
Feb
2
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Union League Club of Chicago, Monday, February 2 at 11:30am
Feb
2
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Chicago Tribune Tower, Monday, February 2 at 6:30pm
Feb
2
Irvine Welsh
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Monday, February 2 at 7pm
IRVINE WELSH The writer of Transpotting visits Anderson's with his new book, The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins. Welsh is an acclaimed and often controversial writer of novels, stories and stage and screenplays. Meet him at our special event in conversation with Columbia College fiction professor Don DeGrazi.

• This is an off-site event. With a purchase of The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins from Anderson's Bookshop you will receive a ticket for the event. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2 at 7:00 PM Meiley-Swallow Hall | 31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville

Location: Street: Meiley-Swallow Hall Additional: 31 S. Ellsworth City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
2
Desi Lit Book Group
The Book Cellar, Monday, February 2 at 7:30pm
Desi Lit Book Group meets to discuss Teatime for the Firefly by Shona Patel.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Feb
3
George Friedman
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Tuesday, February 3 at 00am
George Friedman (America's Secret War, The Next 100 Years, The Next Decade, Flashpoints)

George Friedman is the Chairman and founder of Stratfor, the world's leading private intelligence company. He is frequently called upon as a media expert in intelligence and international geopolitics, and is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Next Decade and The Next 100 Years. He lives in Austin, Texas. (added from Random House)… (more)
Feb
3
Naperville READS 2015
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Tuesday, February 3 at 7pm
NapervilleREADS

We’re only too happy to present 9 great authors for Naperville’s annual community-reads event! Featured are: Sarah Albee (Why’d They Wear That?); Lynda Blackmon Lowrey, Susan Buckley, and Elspeth Leacock (Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March); James Swanson (The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy); William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer (The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition), Paige Rawl (Positive); and Sally Walker (Ghost Walls: The Story of a 17th Century Colonial Homestead). Free Naperville READS tickets are available at Anderson’s. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 at 7:00 PM Meiley-Swallow Hall | 31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville

Location: Street: Meiley-Swallow Hall Additional: 31 S. Ellsworth City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
3
Author Discussion with Edgar Award Winning Author Thomas Perry
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Tuesday, February 3 at 7pm
Attend the duscussion and purchase his latest book from Edgar Award Winning Author Thomas Perry. This is his latest Jane Whitefield mystery, A string of beads.

Although this is Mr Perry's first appearance at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, it is approximately his 22nd novel. Don't miss the author, the discussion and buying Mr. Perry's latest book.

A string of beads

After two decades protecting innocent victims on the run, and a year after getting shot on a job that took a dangerous turn for the worse, Jane McKinnon, nee Whitefield, has settled into the quiet life of a suburban housewife in Amherst, New York--or so she thinks.

One morning as she comes back from a long run, Jane is met by an unusual sight: all eight clan mothers, the female leaders of the Seneca clans, parked in her driveway in two black cars. A childhood friend of Jane's from the reservation, Jimmy, is wanted by the police for the murder of a local white man. But instead of turning himself in, he's fled, and no one knows where he is hiding out. At the clan mothers' request, Jane retraces a walking trip she and Jimmy took together when they were fourteen in hopes that he has gone the same way again. But it soon becomes clear that the police aren't the only ones after him. As the chase intensifies, the number of people caught up in this twisted plot multiplies, and Jane is the only one who can protect those endangered by it. "A string of beads" is an addictive, fast-paced thriller about how abandoning the past can sometimes be the hardest thing to do, even when your life--and the life of those you love--depends on it.

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
3
Mother-Daughter Book Club
Morton Grove Public Library, Tuesday, February 3 at 7pm
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.
February: Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Registration begins January 3. To register, visit the library or call 847-929-5102. Registrants receive a copy of the book to keep. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Feb
4
Senior Center Book Talk: Race: Are We So Different?
Morton Grove Public Library, Wednesday, February 4 at 1pm
To celebrate Coming Together in Skokie and Niles Township: Voices of Race in Our Community, we will feature books that examine the subject of racial identity and race relations in the United States. Fiction and nonfiction titles will be featured.
The book talk will be held at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center in Morton Grove: 6140 Dempster Street, Morton Grove, IL, 60053. No registration required. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Feb
4
**OFFSITE** Kelly Leonard @ Virgin Hotel
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, February 4 at 6:30pm
Kelly Leonard comes to the Virgin Hotel to talk about his new book Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses "No, But" Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration--Lessons from The Second City!!

Kelly Leonard has worked at The Second City since 1988 and has overseen productions with such notable performers as Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Adam McKay, Seth Meyers, Rachel Dratch, Amy Poehler, Jason Sudeikis, Keegan Michael Key, Rachel Dratch, Amy Sedaris and a host of others. Mr. Leonard co-founded Second City Theatricals, the division of the company that develops an eclectic array of live entertainment all over the world. Recent productions include “The Second City Guide to the Opera” starring Renee Fleming and Sir Patrick Stewart with Lyric Opera Chicago; “America All Better,” which was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award at The Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, DC; and an upcoming collaboration with Hubbard Street Dance that will premiere at The Harris Theatre in Chicago in October of 2014. Mr. Leonard also brokered the deal that brought The Second City to the high seas where the company maintains full time ensembles aboard a number of Norwegian Cruise Line Ships. He has received many honors, including being named to Crain’s Chicago Business 40 under 40 list and named one of the top 40 cultural figures in Chicago by Time Out Magazine. He recently received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Lake Forest College and his first book, “Yes, And,” will be published by Harper Collins in February of 2015. Mr. Leonard lives in Chicago with his wife Anne Libera and their children Nick and Nora.

Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses "No, But" Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration--Lessons from The Second City:

Executives from The Second City—the world’s premier comedy theater and school of improvisation—reveal improvisational techniques that can help any organization develop innovators, encourage adaptable leaders, and build transformational businesses. For more than fifty years, The Second City comedy theater in Chicago has been a training ground for some of the best comic minds in the industry—including John Belushi, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey. But it also provides one-of-a-kind leadership training to cutting-edge companies, nonprofits, and public sector organizations—all aimed at increasing creativity, collaboration, and teamwork. The rules for leadership and teamwork have changed, and the skills that got professionals ahead a generation ago don’t work anymore. Now The Second City provides a new toolkit individuals and organizations can use to thrive in a world increasingly shaped by speed, social communication, and decentralization. Based on eight principles of improvisation, Yes, And helps to develop these skills and foster them in high-potential leaders and their teams.

Location: Street: 203 North Wabash City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60601 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
4
The Book Cellar Book Club
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, February 4 at 7pm
The Book Cellar Book Group meets to discuss Black Swan Green by David Mitchell.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Feb
4
Dan Gutman will be promoting The Genius Files #4: From Texas with Love
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Wednesday, February 4 at 7pm
Dan Gutman will be promoting The Genius Files #4: From Texas with Love (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
5
Jack Schafer
DePaul University Bookstore - DePaul Center, Thursday, February 5 at 6pm
John R. “Jack” Schafer, PhD, is a psychologist, professor, intelligence consultant, and former FBI Special Agent. Dr. Schafer spent fifteen years conducting counter-intelligence and counterterrorism investigations, and seven years as a behavioral analyst for the FBI’s National Security Division’s Behavioral Analysis Program. He developed spy recruitment techniques, interviewed terrorists, and trained agents in the art of interrogation and persuasion. Dr. Schafer contributes online pieces for Psychology Today Magazine, has authored/coauthored six books, and has published numerous articles in professional and popular journals. He is a professor with the School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice at Western Illinois University. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Feb
5
Get to Know Your Galaxy Tab 4 Nook!
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Geneva, Thursday, February 5 at 6:30pm
NOOK Event, Special Event Learn about the features that make your NOOK unique at this tutorial. We will walk you through key functions and answer your questions. This class is for Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK. Please have your NOOK registered before attending. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Feb
5
**OFFSITE** Ishmael Beah@the Latin School Library
The Book Cellar, Thursday, February 5 at 7pm
Ishmael Beah comes to The Latin School Library to talk about his new book Radiance of Tomorrow! When Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Leone’s civil war and the fate of child soldiers that “everyone in the world should read” (The Washington Post). At the center of Radiance of Tomorrow are Benjamin and Bockarie, two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers begin to come back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they’re beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town’s water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires. As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they’re forced to reckon with the uncertainty of their past and future alike. With the gentle lyricism of a dream and the moral clarity of a fable, Radiance of Tomorrow is a powerful novel about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times. Named one of the Christian Science Monitor's best fiction books of 2014 Ishmael Beah was born in Sierra Leone in 1980. He moved to the United States in 1998 and finished his last two years of high school at the United Nations International School in New York. In 2004 he graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in political science. He is a member of the Human Rights Watch Children’s Rights Division Advisory Committee and has spoken before the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities (CETO) at the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, and many other NGO panels on children affected by the war. His work has appeared in VespertinePress and LIT magazine. He lives in New York City.

Location: Street: 59 West North Boulevard City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60610 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
5
Harriet Reading Series: Jennifer Tamayo
The Poetry Foundation, Thursday, February 5 at 7pm
The Harriet Reading Series features talks, performances, and readings by poets whose work has appeared on Harriet, the Poetry Foundation’s blog. The series presents both established and emerging poets whose writing finds innovative approaches to the craft of poetry.

Jennifer Tamayo is a Colombian-born transnational artist and activist based in New York City. She is the author of a collection of poems and artwork, Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes (Switchback, 2011), and the limited-edition chapbook Poems Are the Only Real Bodies (Bloof Books, 2013). Her second full collection, YOU DA ONE, was published in fall 2014 by Coconut Books. Since 2010, Tamayo has served as the managing editor for Futurepoem, an independent New York City press publishing contemporary poetry and prose. (lilithcat)… (more)
Feb
6
**OFFSITE** The Interview Show@Hideout ft. Eula Biss
The Book Cellar, Friday, February 6 at 6:30pm
This February, see author Eula Biss at The Interview Show at The Hideout! The Book Cellar will provide copies of her books, On immunity and Notes from No Man’s Land sale. A talk show in a bar--plus books! What could be better?

The Interview Show, a talk show in a bar, features comedy, music and guests from every walk of life sharing their stories, worldviews and talents in a laid-back, intimate setting. Since the show began in February 2008, the show has featured such guests as actor Brian Dennehy, WTF podcaster Marc Maron,The Style Rookie Editor Tavi Gevinson, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, novelist Gillian Flynn and many more. Called one of the “40 Reasons to Love Chicago” by Chicago magazine, The Interview Show is held the first Friday of every month at The Hideout, as well as twice a year at Union Hall in Brooklyn.

Location: Street: 1354 West Wabansia City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60642 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
7
Keegan Allen
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Saturday, February 7 at 2pm
KEEGAN ALLEN

Known for his role on TV’s Pretty Little Liars, Keegan Allen now visits Anderson’s to showcase his photographic journal, life.love.beauty. Learn about his California childhood and his acting life.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of life.love.beauty from Anderson's Bookshop. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7 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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Feb
7
Greg Kot
City Lit Books, Saturday, February 7 at 6:30pm
Greg Kot has been the music critic at the Chicago Tribune since 1990. Kot is co-host of the nationally syndicated public-radio program Sound Opinions, and the author of several books, including Wilco: Learning How to Die and Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music. He lives in Chicago. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Feb
8
Not for Kids Only Book Group
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Sunday, February 8 at 02am
NOT FOR KIDS ONLY BOOK GROUP

Our Not for Kids Only Book Group, for adults who like to read books for children and teens, continues with a fun and lively discussion of A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd. Read the book, then come ready to share your thoughts. New members are welcome. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8 at 2:00 PM Anderson's Two Doors East | 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

Location: Street: Anderson's Two Doors East Additional: 111 W. Jefferson Avenue City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
9
Afterwords Book Group
The Book Cellar, Monday, February 9 at 7pm
Join Afterwards Book Group as they discuss God of the Small Things By Arundhati Roy!

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