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Location: Lisle, IL

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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
3
Senior Center Book Talk: Feisty Females In Fiction
Morton Grove Public Library, Wednesday, September 3 at 2pm
Fabulous, strong, witty, sometimes troubled, but always resourceful – here are the leading ladies who definitely do not need to be rescued.
The book talk will be held at the North Shore Senior Center in Morton Grove: 6140 Dempster Street, Morton Grove, IL, 60053. To register please call: 847.470.5223. (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
3
Book Cellar Book Club
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, September 3 at 7pm
The Book Cellar Book Club meets to discuss The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
4
The Book Cellar Annual Spelling Bee Returns!
The Book Cellar, Thursday, September 4 at 7pm
Our annual Adult Spelling Bee returns once again to give Chicago's grown-ups a chance at middle school remption (that extra "n" you put in "banana" still stings, doesn't it?). In addition to a chance to achieve Ultimate Glory, there will be a celebrity host, celebrity judges, and PRIZES!!! So download the best dictionary app you can afford-- or, hey, dust off that old fashioned paper one-- and start doing something useful with your commute.

Space for competetors is limited, so call (773.293.2665) or email (words@bookcellarinc.com) to reserve your spot today.

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
4
Candace Fleming
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Thursday, September 4 at 7pm
Candace Fleming

Talk about family dynamics! The family Romanov tells the story of the Russian Revolution for middle readers in a fascinating way. The family of Russia’s last czar was one memorable bunch living at a time of unrest that we’re still talking about! Meet the author, Candace Fleming, at Anderson’s. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 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
5
Extra Special Story Time with Justin Roberts!
The Book Cellar, Friday, September 5 at 11am
We're very excited to present an extra special story time this morning. Family music rockstar (he's been called "the Judy Blume of kiddie rock") Justin Roberts will be hosting and sharing his brand new book, The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade. Come early to get a good seat!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Sep
5
Debut YA Novelist: Rachel Wilson with "Don't Touch"
The Book Cellar, Friday, September 5 at 7pm
We are thrilled to host Chicago novelist, Rachel Wilson, as she celebrates the release of her debut YA book, Don't Touch.

Don't Touch is the story of Caddie. Caddie has a history of magical thinking—of playing games in her head to cope with her surroundings—but it's never been this bad before. When her parents split up, Don't Touch becomes Caddie's mantra. Maybe if she keeps from touching another person's skin, Dad will come home. She knows it doesn't make sense, but her games have never been logical. Soon, despite Alabama's humidity, she's covering every inch of her skin and wearing evening gloves to school. And that's where things get tricky. Even though Caddie's the new girl, it's hard to pass off her compulsions as artistic quirks. Friends notice things. Her drama class is all about interacting with her scene partners, especially Peter, who's auditioning for the role of Hamlet. Caddie desperately wants to play Ophelia, but if she does, she'll have to touch Peter and kiss him. Part of Caddie would love nothing more than to kiss Peter—but the other part isn't sure she's brave enough to let herself fall. Rachel M. Wilson studied theater at Northwestern University and received her MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Originally from Alabama, Rachel currently writes, acts, and teaches in Chicago, IL. Don't Touch is her first novel.

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
6
Catch a Bunch of Authors Fair
Aurora Public Library - Main Library, Saturday, September 6 at 1pm
Save the date for the 5th annual Catch a Bunch of Authors Fair! The Author Fair features over 40 authors, for adults, teens, and children, held at the Prisco Community Center. Please email authorfair@aurora.lib.il.us for more information.

Categories: Adult (Age 19+), Adult, All Ages

Library Sponsored Event - Held Offsite (added from RSS Feed)
Sep
6
Hands-On Learning Event: LeapBand Fit Made Fun Camp!
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Oakbrook, Saturday, September 6 at 1pm
LeapFrog LeapBand Activity Tracker, Green

Hands-On Learning, Special Event Let's get physical! Join us for this fun-filled way to keep moving, stay active and be healthy. We'll do some fun activities to keep fit and learn about healthy foods. Then, we'll have a raffle to see who wins a LeapFrog prize! (added from Barnes & Noble)
Sep
6
Book Event: "Women Heroes of World War I" Kathryn J. Atwood
Kathryn J. Atwood, author of Women Heroes of World War I, will be signing copies of her book at Sulzer Regional Library in Chicago, Illinois on September 6 at 2:00 PM.
This event is free and open to the public. (added from Independent Publishers Group)
Sep
6
The Poets' Club of Chicago
The Book Cellar, Saturday, September 6 at 7pm
Come join us for a night of poetry at the Book Cellar! The Poets' Club of Chicago engages in a wide range of activities: publishing their poetry online and in print journals, as well as, reading their poems at various venues. They sponsor workshops, and engage in creative outreach using a wide range of other artistic forms, such as music, painting, and video. Club members have received numerous awards, fellowships, and have published individual poetry books. Members of the Club will read their own contributions To Skylines, The Poets' Club of Chicago 78th Anniversary Anthology. The poets reading are: Jan Ball, Susan Cherry, Maureen Flannery, Pamela Miller, Charlie Newman, Jenene Ravesloot, Tom Roby IV, and Beth Staas.

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
7
Sarah J. Maas, Erica O'Rourke & Susan Dennard
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Sunday, September 7 at 2pm
Sarah J. Maas, ERICA O'ROURKE & Susan Dennard

It’s a triple threat with terrific Young Adult authors Sarah J. Maas (Heir of Fire), Erica O’Rourke (Strange and Ever After), and Susan Dennard (Dissonance). Hosting some of our fave young adult authors makes for a great night at Anderson’s! Join us. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 at 2:00 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
7
The History Discussion Group (Clio's Chroniclers) {DATE CHANGE}
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Sunday, September 7 at 2pm
Title: The boxer rebellion: Dramatic Story of China's War of Foreigners that Shook the World.

Author: Diana Preston

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
8
Nuala Calvi and Duncan Barrett
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Monday, September 8 at 7pm
NUALA CALVI & DUNCAN BARRETT

In GI Brides, the real life stories of four of the 70,000 British war brides are featured in a novel about their adventures crossing the ocean for love. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 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
8
Desi Lit Book Club
The Book Cellar, Monday, September 8 at 7:30pm
The Desi Lit Book Club meets to discuss The City of Devi by Manil Suri.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
9
Pageturners Book Group
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Tuesday, September 9 at 09:30am
PAGETURNERS BOOK GROUP

Anderson’s welcomes the Pageturners Book Group, a club that focuses on non-fiction books. This month’s title is Bill Dedman’s Empty Mansions. Please read the book, and join our lively discussion. For more information, call Kathy at (630) 355-2665. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 at 9:30 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)… (more)
Sep
9
**OFFSITE** Peter Schneider @ the Goethe Institute
The Book Cellar, Tuesday, September 9 at 12pm
Peter Schneider comes to the Goethe Institute to talk about and read from his book, Berlin Now.

Berlin Now is a bold and digressive exploration of the allure of the vibrant city. Schneider takes us on an insider's tour of this rapidly metamorphosing metropolis. Schneider's perceptive, witty investigations on everything from the insidious legacy of suspicion instilled by the East German secret police to the clashing attitudes towards work, food, and love held by former East and West Berliners have been sharply translated by Sophie Schlondorff.

Schneider’s perceptive, witty investigations on everything from the insidious legacy of suspicion instilled by the East German secret police to the clashing attitudes toward work, food, and love held by former East and West Berliners have been sharply translated by Sophie Schlondorff.

Location: Street: 150 N Michigan Ave Additional: #200 City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60601 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
9
**OFFSITE** Cristina Henriquez & Rebecca Makkai @ Harold Washington Library
The Book Cellar, Tuesday, September 9 at 6pm
Cristina Henriquez and Rebecca Makkai appear in conversation, discussing their work and the art of the written word. Presented by Chicago Public Library and The Society of Midland Authors. Henríquez’s new novel, The Book of Unknown Americans, was chosen by Amazon as the #1 novel from the first half of 2014, and it was a recent “Book of the Week” selection at Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine website. Henríquez’s previous books are The World in Half, and Come together, fall apart: A Novella and Stories, which was a New York TimesEditors’ Choice selection. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker and The Atlantic. Makkai’s second novel was published this summer and titled The Hundred-Year House, is set on Chicago’s North Shore. Her first novel, The borrower, was a Booklist Top Ten Debut, an Indie Next pick, an O Magazine selection, and one of Chicago magazine's choices for best fiction of 2011. Her short fiction was chosen for The Best American Short Stories for four consecutive years.

The event will be held in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium.

Location: Street: 400 S State S City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60605 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
9
Melissa de la Cruz
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Tuesday, September 9 at 7pm
Melissa de la Cruz

We’re tickled blood red to welcome back Melissa de la Cruz, who shares her new novel to sink your teeth into! It’s the launch of her new Blue Bloods debut: Vampires of Manhattan. Expect to find the Heartland Bloodmobile here too. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 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
10
Richard Fox, "Hula"
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, September 10 at 7pm
Come hear Richard Fox's new collection of poems, Hula, read by Diana Slickman.

Richard Fox has contributed work to many literary journals. His first book of poetry, "Swagger & Remorse" was published in December 2007. He was the recipient of a full poetry fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council. He has a b BFA in Photography from Temple University, and he currently lives in Chicago.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Sep
10
Eric Litwin
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Wednesday, September 10 at 7pm
Eric Litwin

We’re going nuts about this one! Help us welcome back Eric Litwin, author of The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House. This family fun night will include interactive musical entertainment led by the author himself, and a celebration of this nutty picture book. Tickets required and available at Anderson’s with the purchase of the new book. Join us. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 at 7:00 PM White Eagle School | 1585 White Eagle Drive, 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: White Eagle School Additional: 1585 WhiteEagleDrive City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60564 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
10
Author Discussion & Signing with Dave Revsine. Nationally Know Sports Broadcaster
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Wednesday, September 10 at 7pm
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore is hosting a book discussion & signing for nationally know ESPN Sports Announcer, Dave Revsine for his book, The Opening Kickoff: The Tumultuous Birth of a Football Nation.

It's America's most popular sport, played by thousands, watched by millions, and generating billions in revenues every year. It's also America's most controversial sport, haunted by the specter of life-threatening injuries and plagued by scandal, even among its most venerable personalities and institutions. At the college level, we often tie football's tales of corruption and greed to its current popularity and revenue potential, and we have vague notions of a halcyon time--before the new College Football Playoff, power conferences, and huge TV contracts. Perhaps we conjure images of young Ivy Leaguers playing a gentleman's game, exemplifying the collegial in collegiate. What we don't imagine is a game described in 1905, not today, as "a social obsession--this boy-killing, man-mutillating, education-prostituting, gladiatorial sport."

In "The Opening Kickoff," Dave Revsine tells the riveting story of the formative period of American football (1890-1915). It was a time that saw the game's meteoric rise, fueled by overflow crowds, breathless newspaper coverage and newfound superstars--including one of the most thrilling and mysterious the sport has ever seen. But it was also a period racked by controversy in academics, recruiting, and physical brutality that, in combination, threatened football's very existence. A vivid storyteller, Revsine brings it all to life in a captivating narrative.

Over lunch I read "Author's Note", "Preface" and started "Football Day..." I'm enjoying The Opening Kickoff... I like the writing style and looking forward the finding out more. I know people who are interested in both sports and history who would love reading about the "Exposing this sports history to the open air!" It's like sports' gossip, but it's true. This is, especially, valid when the reader considers the comments on Harvard and Yale so far, not to mention, the University of Chicago, Northwestern and Notre Dame teams' football heritage".

Augie Aleksy (Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore Owner)

Author: Dave Revsine

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
11
Kelly Light
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Thursday, September 11 at 7pm
Kelly Light

Learning to love creativity in all its forms is the message in Kelly Light’s wonderful debut, Louise Loves Art. Meet this author of this artful new picture book! WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 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
11
World War I: Lecture #3: The Role Of Airpower in World War I
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Thursday, September 11 at 7pm
World War I Lecture #3: The Role of Airpower in World War I

Guest Speaker: Donald Sender

From the humble beginnings to great air battles on the Western Front. Baron von Richtofen's Flying Circus, the Zepplin raids on England and the advances in technology that resulted from facing each crisis are described.

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
12
Mystery Writers of America Guest Authors Signings
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Friday, September 12 at 5pm
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore in assocaition with the local Midwest Region of The Mystery Writers America a signings for their Guest Authors

Sara Paretsky Hallie Ephron Jess Lourey

Stanley Trollip Hank Phillippi Ryan Daniel Stashower

The Guest Authors will be "The Profs" at the Saturday sessions.

This will be the "Prequel" to The Mystery Writers of America Univeristy to be held on September 13th (Saturday) at the Westin Hotel 909 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Cost: $50 for current MWA members and $75 for non-members.

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
12
Danielle Fishel
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Friday, September 12 at 7pm
Danielle Fishel is an actress and TV host best known as America’s first television crush, Topanga Lawrence, from the hit 1990s sitcom Boy Meets World the eagerly anticipated spin-off, Girl Meets World. (added from Simon & Schuster)
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