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Little Libraries

There are 33 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

20 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068
1775 Dempster Street, 9th Floor, Park Ridge, IL 60068
8765 West Higgins Road (Lutheran Center), Chicago, IL 60631
6960 West Oakton Street, Niles, IL 60714
6083 North Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 60631
1501 Ellinwood Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016
7454 West Balmoral Avenue, Chicago, IL 60656
1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016
6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, IL 60053
5605 W. Touhy Ave., Niles, IL 60714
4613 North Oketo Avenue, Harwood Heights, IL 60706
O'Hare Airport, Chicago, IL
5405 Touhy Avenue (at Village Crossing Shopping Center), Skokie, IL 60077
4200 Old River Road, Schiller Park, IL 60176
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL 60025
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL 60025
5331 West Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646
5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
Alibi Books, Inc. (4.5 miles)
995 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL 60025
7701 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL 60077
4300 North Narragansett Avenue, Chicago, IL 60634
1722 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview, Illinois 60025-1441
9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077
9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077
7536 West Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60634

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
Bob Colacello
Casino Club, Thursday, September 4 at 00am
Bob Colacello (added from Random House)
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
MARGARET PETERSON HADDIX and LISA McMANN
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Friday, September 5 at 6:30pm
Our active calendar of children’s book events starts off with the powerhouse duo of Margaret Peterson Haddix (author of The Missing and the Shadow Children series) and Lisa McMann, author of The Wake triology and the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds. To reserve a space, call the library at 847 673-7774.

Location: Street: Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St. City: Skokie, Province: Illinois 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
5
Rachel DeWoskin
Women & Children First, Friday, September 5 at 7:30pm
Friday September 5th at 7:30 pm

Rachel DeWoskin

Blind

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
6
First Saturday Storytime in the Square
Lake Forest Book Shop, Saturday, September 6 at 09am
Storytime at Lake Forest Book Store

Saturday September 6 at 9:00 a.m.

Please call Lake Forest Book Store to register at 847-234-4420

Join us for stories, activities and snacks.

Location: Street: 680 N Western Ave Additional: City: Lake Forest,, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60045 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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
Join us for Hands-On Learning: LeapBand Event
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Deer Park, Saturday, September 6 at 3pm
Hands-On Learning, Special Event Come to Fit Made Fun Camp on Saturday, September 6. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Sep
6
Laurence Gonzales at Lake Forest Book Store
Lake Forest Book Shop, Saturday, September 6 at 3pm
Laurence Gonzales, author of Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival

(W. W. Norton $27.95)

Saturday September 6 at 3:00 p.m.

Register at Lake Forest Book Store 847-234-4420

Please welcome author Laurence Gonzales as our "Guest Bookseller". He will be offering recommendations, signing books, and joining us for an engaging afternoon.

Twenty-five years after the catastrophe, a dramatic and extraordinarily rare 360-degree view of the crash of a fully loaded jumbo jet.

Journalist Gonzalez finds grace amid tragedy in his searing study of the fiery 1989 crash of United Airlines Flight 232: 184 of the 296 passengers survived, and the drama unfolded over 44 nerve-wracking minutes while the pilots wrestled the plane towards an airport after an explosion destroyed the hydraulic controls, a catastrophe that should have rendered the huge DC-10 jet unflyable. Working from extensive interviews with survivors and rescue workers, Gonzalez presents a engrossing, cinematic account of the crash and the ordeal that preceded it as crew and passengers prepared themselves for almost certain death. There's heroism here, and dumbfounding twists of fate that allowed the lucky to step straight from flame and carnage into a sunlit Iowa cornfield with barely a scratch. Along the way, Gonzalez presents an absorbing account of the delicate machinery of flight and the titanic forces it must withstand and of the investigation that traced the disaster to a tiny flaw therein. Gonzalez's gripping narrative shows us people at their most vulnerable, and admirable.

Laurence Gonzales was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up in Houston and San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestseller Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why and the sequel, Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience (both from W.W. Norton). Gonzales has won many awards, including two National Magazine Awards and the Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. He has also served as an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University.

Location: Street: 680 N Western Ave Additional: City: Lake Forest, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60045 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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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
7
Copper Magic
Women & Children First, Sunday, September 7 at 4:30pm
Meet Julia Mary Gibson as she reads from her debut novel Copper Magic. (added from Macmillan)
Sep
7
Jamie McGuire
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Sunday, September 7 at 7pm
Jamie McGuire is the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Oblivion, A Beautiful Wedding, Walking Disaster, Beautiful Disaster, Red Hill, and The Providence trilogy. She and her husband, Jeff, live with their children just outside Enid, Oklahoma, with three dogs, six horses, and a cat named Rooster. Please visit JamieMcGuire.com (added from Simon & Schuster)
Sep
7
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The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Sunday, September 7 at 7pm
Sep
8
GREGORY ZUCKERMAN
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Monday, September 8 at 11:30am
A Chicago Council on Global Affairs Program

The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters

Wall Street Journal writer Zuckerman describes how a few unlikely individuals created an American energy resurgence.

Luncheon.

For reservations: www.thechicagocouncil.org (see “Events”).

Location: Street: The Chicago Club, 81 East Van Buren St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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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
Agatha Christie Release Day Breakfast for THE MONOGRAM MURDERS!
Lake Forest Book Shop, Tuesday, September 9 at 09am
Join us for Tea, Treats and a Launch Party!

Agatha Christie The Monogram Murders

by author Sophie Hannah

(William Morrow & Company $25.99, due September 9)

Tuesday September 9 at 9:00 a.m.

To register call Lake Forest Book Store at 847-234-4420

(The author will not be present) The New Hercule Poirot Mystery

Since the publication of her first novel in 1920, more than two billion copies of Agatha Christie's novels have been sold around the world. Now, for the first time ever, the guardians of her legacy have approved a brand-new novel featuring Dame Agatha's most beloved creation, Hercule Poirot.

In the hands of internationally bestselling author Sophie Hannah, Poirot plunges into a mystery set in 1920s London – a diabolically clever puzzle sure to baffle and delight Christie's fans as well as readers who have not yet read her work.

Written with the full backing of Christie's family, and featuring the most iconic detective of all time, this new novel is a major event for mystery lovers the world over.

One evening in February 1929, Hercule Poirot is dining alone at a London coffee shop when a woman arrives who looks as if she had "come face to face with the devil." Poirot joins the distraught woman, known at first as Jennie, who tells the sleuth that no one can help her because she's "already dead," and that no one should search for her killer. "The crime must never be solved," she proclaims. Another cryptic remark Jennie makes before fleeing into the night "please let no one open their mouths" resonates with Poirot and Insp. Edward Catchpool, the Scotland Yard detective with whom he rooms, after two women and a man are found poisoned in a hotel near Piccadilly Circus, each with a monogrammed gold cuff link inserted in his or her mouth.

Location: Street: 680 N Western Ave Additional: City: Lake Forest, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60045 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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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)
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