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Location: Park Ridge, IL 60068, United States

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
19
Edible Fiction Book Club
Prospect Heights Public Library District, Friday, September 19 at 11am
Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. Despite the fact that she has fallen in Love, Tita, the youngest of three daughters born to a tyrannical rancher, must obey tradition and remain single and at home to care for her mother. When her beloved Pedro becomes engaged to her sister, Tita continues to show him her affection through her cooking.

Categories: Book Club, Adults

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Sep
19
Sleepy Storytime for Kids Ages 3-6
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Friday, September 19 at 6:30pm
We’ll feature Curious George books as we celebrate National Curiosity Day! Kids are encouraged to wear their jammies and bring their favorite stuffed animal.

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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
JENNIFER SENIOR
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Friday, September 19 at 7pm
FAN’s First Event of the School Year

All joy and no fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood

The Family Action Network (FAN) starts off its 2014-15 programming with Ms. Senior, a contributing editor at New York magazine, whose book reconsiders some of our culture’s most basic beliefs about parenthood and illuminates the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to their parents’ lives.

Location: Street: Cornog Auditorium, New Trier High School City: Northfield, Province: Illinois 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
19
Beatriz Badikian-Gartler, featuring special guests Mike Puican, Yvonne Zipter, and Natalia Taylor
Women & Children First, Friday, September 19 at 7:30pm
Friday, September 19th - Beatriz Badikian-Gartler, featuring special guests Mike Puican, Yvonne Zipter, and Natalia Taylor

7:30 p.m.

Unveiling the Mind

Refreshments will be served

In her new collection, poet Beatriz Badikian-Gartler explores memory and the lives of artists and women-on both a personal and a universal scale. According to novelist Jeffrey Renard, Unveiling the Mind is deceptively simple and heartfelt, showing readers why "writing is more necessary than breathing." Born in Buenos Aires, but a long-time Chicago resident, Beatriz Badikian-Gartler earned her doctorate in creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants in the language arts. She has taught at Roosevelt University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Newberry Library, and Northwestern University. She was recently named one of "100 Women Who Make a Difference" by Today's Chicago Woman magazine. Beatriz will be accompanied by short readings by her friends and poets, Mike Puican, Yvonne Zipter, and Natalia Taylor.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
20
Fun Factory Saturday
Elk Grove Village Public Library, Saturday, September 20 at 09:30am
Drop by the library to make a simple craft on your own or with the help of a parent or caregiver. Supplies and instructions will be available at the Youth Services Desk. A different craft will be offered each Saturday. All ages.

Categories: All Ages/Families (added from RSS Feed)
Sep
20
11 a.m. eLibrary Individual Appointment-Aspen Drive
Learn to use our eLibrary of free books, music, magazines and videos. Sign up for an appointment and we'll get you started. Bring your Cook Memorial Public Library card, device and device-specific account information (Apple or Amazon account info). Check in at the Reference Desk upon arrival.

Categories: eLibrary, Adults (added from RSS Feed)
Sep
20
AARP Driver Training
Elk Grove Village Public Library, Saturday, September 20 at 12pm
Motorists ages 50 and older will get a review of driving skills and techniques. Check with your insurance carrier for information on how it may positively affect your premium. $20 fee ($15 fee for AARP members). If paying by check, please make the check payable to AARP. Students register in advance, but pay on the first day of class.

Categories: Adult Program

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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
21
Jesmyn Ward
Women & Children First, Sunday, September 21 at 4:30pm
4:30 p.m.

Men We Reaped, paperback release

In five years, author Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life-to drugs, accidents, and suicide. In this memoir, Ward asks and attempts to answer why death is the fate of so many young black men in America. A finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle Award, a nominee for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and a New York Times Notable Book, Men We Reaped recounts the lives of people who are bound within a history of racism and economic struggle. Jesmyn Ward grew up in poverty in rural Mississippi and is the sole member of her family to leave home and pursue higher education. She writes about this parallel universe with a powerful combination of objectivity and intimacy. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford and Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi, Ward's novels include Where the Line Bleeds andSalvage the Bones. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of South Alabama.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
22
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NEIMAN MARCUS - OAKBROOK, Monday, September 22 at 00am
Sep
22
* Baby Tales
Elk Grove Village Public Library, Monday, September 22 at 10am
Includes stories, finger plays, puppets, and songs. There is also a simple craft and playtime. For ages 6 months-2 years & parent or caregiver, siblings also welcome.

A ticket will be given to each child who attends this class. A drawing will be held each week on Thursdays during the 4:30pm C.S.I. class. One ticket, good for that week only, will win the weekly prize of $10 Barnes & Noble gift card.

Categories: Preschool/K

Kids Korner A/B (added from RSS Feed)
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Sep
22
Agatha Mystery Book Club
Agatha Mystery Book Club

Categories: Adult Book Discussion, Adults

Meeting Room (added from RSS Feed)
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
22
Finding the Fountain of Youth
Elk Grove Village Public Library, Monday, September 22 at 7pm
Is there a way to look and feel younger that won't break your budget? Is there a magic pill that will reverse the effects of time? Join us as Michael Buck of the Vitamin Shoppe covers various anti-aging strategies on how to look and feel your best at any age. Everyone that attends will get free samples!

Categories: Adult Program

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Sep
22
International Book Club
Prospect Heights Public Library District, Monday, September 22 at 7:30pm
Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee. David Lurie, a South African professor of English, loses everything after being dismissed from his teaching position. He takes refuge on his daughter's farm, remaining there far past his welcome to try to keep his daughter safe.

Categories: Book Club, Adults

Borland Meeting Room (added from RSS Feed)
Sep
23
Chris Guillebeau
Anderson's Bookshop - Downers Grove, Tuesday, September 23 at 00am
Chris Guillebeau (added from Random House)
Sep
23
10 a.m. eLibrary Individual Appointment-Cook Park
Learn to use our eLibrary of free books, music, magazines and videos. Sign up for an appointment and we'll get you started. Bring your Cook Memorial Public Library card, device and device-specific account information (Apple or Amazon account info). Check in at the Reference Desk upon arrival.

Categories: eLibrary, Any

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Sep
23
* Story Lab - Read - Explore - Ask - Discover
Elk Grove Village Public Library, Tuesday, September 23 at 10am
This interactive class includes stories, crafts, and simple science activities that promote reading and encourage a child's natural curiosity about the world. Please note that Story Lab will be replaced by our Firefighter Story Time On October 7, and by our Halloween Party on October 28. For ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver. Space is limited to 30. Non-Elk Grove residents may register one day before a class begins if space permits.

A ticket will be given to each child who attends this class. A drawing will be held each week on Thursdays during the 4:30pm C.S.I. class. One ticket, good for that week only, will win the weekly prize of $10 Barnes & Noble gift card.

Categories: Elementary

Kids Korner A/B (added from RSS Feed)
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Sep
23
* Story Lab - Read - Explore - Ask - Discover
Elk Grove Village Public Library, Tuesday, September 23 at 1:30pm
This interactive class includes stories, crafts, and simple science activities that promote reading and encourage a child's natural curiosity about the world. Please note that Story Lab will be replaced by our Firefighter Story Time on October 7, and by our Halloween Party on October 28. For ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver. Space is limited to 30. Non-Elk Grove residents may register one day before a class begins if space permits.

A ticket will be given to each child who attends this class. A drawing will be held each week on Thursdays during the 4:30pm C.S.I. class. One ticket, good for that week only, will win the weekly prize of $10 Barnes & Noble gift card.

Categories: Elementary

Kids Korner A/B (added from RSS Feed)
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Sep
23
Books on the Edge
Warren-Newport Public Library, Tuesday, September 23 at 4pm
Join us for great reads, lively discussions and refreshments. First 10 teens to sign up at the Youth Services Desk will receive a free copy of the book, Persepolis, a graphic novel by Marjane Satrap.This is a special Banned Book Week discussion.

Register

Categories: Teen

McCullough Room (Board) (added from RSS Feed)
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