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Location: Wheaton, IL 60187, United States

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There are 62 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

351 E. Lincoln Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187
225 North Cross Street, Wheaton, IL 60187
123 N. Washington St., Wheaton, IL 60189
510 North Irving Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187
500 College Avenue, 3rd Floor, Wheaton, IL 60187
1926 North Main Street, Wheaton, IL 60187
Quest Book Shop (1.2 miles)
306 West Geneva Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
400 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
0S291 Winfield Road, Winfield, IL 60190
The Bookstore (2.4 miles)
475 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
560 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
Main Street Park District Bldg., 501 North Main Street (corner of Main and Hill streets), Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
201 East Loop Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137-6599
1207 East Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
25 East Fullerton Avenue, Glendale Heights, IL 60139
616 Hiawatha Drive, Carol Stream, IL 60188
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532
366 West Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale, IL 60108
850 Warrenville Road - Library 1st Floor, Lisle, IL 60532
118 West Washington Street, West Chicago, IL 60185
110 West Maple Street, Lombard, IL 60148
28W751 Stafford Place, Warrenville, IL 60555
200 South Gary Avenue, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Local events

Jan
26
Old St. Pat's Book Group
The Book Cellar, Monday, January 26 at 7pm
Join Old St. Pat's Book Group as they discuss Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
26
Cover to Cover Book Group
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Monday, January 26 at 7pm
COVER TO COVER BOOK GROUP

Anderson’s welcomes the Pageturners Book Group, a club that focuses on non-fiction books. This month’s title is Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time of Being. For more information on the book group, please call Kathy (630) 355-2665. MONDAY, JANUARY 26 at 7:00 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)… (more)
Jan
26
Classics Book Group
The Book Cellar, Monday, January 26 at 7:30pm
Come join the Classics Book Group as they discuss The Titan by Theodore Dreiser!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
27
Mac Barnett & Jory John
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Tuesday, January 27 at 7pm
JORY JOHN & Mac Barnett So much fun is in store for kids when Mac Barnett & Jory John stop in with their new title, The terrible two. It's prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the funny foes finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen. Middle grade readers will love this one!

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of The terrible two from Anderson's Bookshop. TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 at 7:00 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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Jan
27
**OFFSITE** Neil deGrasse Tyson @ Auditorium Theatre
The Book Cellar, Tuesday, January 27 at 7:30pm
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, award-winning astrophysicist, author, and host of FOX's Cosmos, is the recipient of eighteen honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen. His contributions to the public appreciation of the cosmos have been recognized by the International Astronomical Union in their official naming of asteroid 13123 Tyson. On the lighter side, Tyson was voted Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive by People Magazine in 2000. Join Dr. Tyson for an evening of engaging conversation on science, exploration and the world as we know it.

Click here for tickets.

Location: Street: 50 E Congress Parkway City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60605 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
28
Special Story time at Gus Giordano Dance School
Women & Children First, Wednesday, January 28 at 10:30am
During our renovation, we'll be holding our weekly Story time at Gus Giordano Dance School (5230 N Clark Street). Perfect for ages 2 to 4, the event will include dance stories and activities!

Location: Street: 5230 N Clark Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
28
Rachel Louise Snyder
ANDERSON'S BOOKSHOP, Wednesday, January 28 at unknown time
Rachel Louise Snyder is a writer, radio commentator, and professor of creative writing at American University. Her first book, Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade, was featured on more than two dozen public-radio programs across the United States, including This American Life, Marketplace, and the World. She has contributed regularly to NPR’s All Things Considered and she hosted the public radio series’ Global Guru, and Latitudes. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Slate, Salon, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the New Republic, and many others. Originally from Chicago, she has lived in Boston, London, and Phnom Penh, and currently lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and daughter. She received her MFA from Emerson College. What We’ve Lost Is Nothing is her first novel. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jan
28
Kate Messner
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Wednesday, January 28 at 7pm
Kate Messner

A pencil with All the Answers? That’s what I’m talking about! In All the Answers, that’s the amazing capability found in young Ava’s pencil. Meet author Kate Messner with her newest children’s book.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of All the Answers from Anderson's Bookshop. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28 at 7:00 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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Jan
28
Language Matters with Bob Holman: A Celebration of Mother Tongues
The Poetry Foundation, Wednesday, January 28 at 7pm
There are over 6,000 languages remaining in the world. We lose one every two weeks. Noted filmmaker David Grubin and poet Bob Holman have teamed up to produce Language Matters, a two-hour documentary that asks: What do we lose when a language dies? What does it take to save a language?

In anticipation of the show's airing on WTTW, join Grubin and Holman, along with poets Peter Cook and Parsino Carlos Peynetsa for an evening of performances, film clips, and discussion about endangered languages.

Presented in partnership with WTTW. (lilithcat)
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Jan
29
Polarity Theatre Ensemble presents THE AFTERLIFE TRILOGY
The Book Cellar, Thursday, January 29 at 7pm
Join Us for THE AFTERLIFE TRILOGY 7 pm Thursday January 29 at The Book Cellar! Polarity Ensemble Theatre introduces a new way to experience theater with The Afterlife Trilogy: two novels to be read before seeing a play. Join us for a free book launch event at The Book Cellar. Actors Rian Jairell, Allison McCorkle, Margo Chervony and Richard Engling perform scenes from the novels adapted and directed by Helen Young and Charles C. Palia Jr. To learn more, visit The Afterlife Trilogy. Why does a beautiful, talented woman take her own life? That's the mystery behind Richard Engling's VISIONS OF ANNA, a novel that takes us to the 1970's Paris of poets and writers, on and off a movie set in Hollywood, and to an epic ritual in the desert of Utah. Part two takes us deeper into the mystery with SHE PLAYS IN DARKNESS, a novel by Fern Chertkow, the author who inspired the character of ANNA. Part three takes us to the ultimate setting with ANNA IN THE AFTERLIFE, a world premiere play by Richard Englingwhich will open in April 2015.

About Visions of Anna: "Matthew Harken's urgent questions about his friend Anna's suicide and his own critical illness compel him to risk a perilous, spiritual quest. Hisheartrending, heart-opening journey through the interwoven worlds of memory, dream, and shamanic magic lead him not only to visions of Anna but to visions of grace. This passionate, poignant novel stands alone strongly and invites us deeper into the mystery of The Afterlife Trilogy." -Elizabeth Cunningham, author of The Maeve Chronicles.

"She Plays in Darkness is an exquisitely beautiful and haunting novel filled with such fully developed characters that readers will not soon forget them. This is a book to cherish, to re-read, the kind of novel that avoids sentimentality so fiercely that readers will give copies to their friends and tell them, 'Read this, this is a how a woman's life truly is.'" -Tony Ardizzone, author of The Whale Chaser

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
29
Rachel Louise Snyder
Oak Park Public Library - Main Library, Thursday, January 29 at 7pm
Rachel Louise Snyder is a writer, radio commentator, and professor of creative writing at American University. Her first book, Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade, was featured on more than two dozen public-radio programs across the United States, including This American Life, Marketplace, and the World. She has contributed regularly to NPR’s All Things Considered and she hosted the public radio series’ Global Guru, and Latitudes. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Slate, Salon, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the New Republic, and many others. Originally from Chicago, she has lived in Boston, London, and Phnom Penh, and currently lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and daughter. She received her MFA from Emerson College. What We’ve Lost Is Nothing is her first novel. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jan
30
Special YA Panel Event
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Friday, January 30 at 6:30pm
SPECIAL YA PANEL EVENT Thanks to the Midwinter American Library Association conference going on in Chicago, we are surrounded by wonderful authors over this weekend! First up is our special YA panel this evening. Expect to meet Ally Carter (Embassy Row #1 All Fall Down), Elizabeth Eulberg (We Can Work it Out), and David Levithan (21 Proms), all well-regarded young adult writers.

This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of one of the author's latest books from Anderson's Bookshop. FRIDAY, JANUARY 30 at 6:30 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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Jan
30
Scott Blackwood "See How Small"
The Book Cellar, Friday, January 30 at 7pm
Join us as we welcom author Scott Blackwood in a conversation with Chicago Tribune literary editor Elizabeth Taylor about his new novel, See How Small. One late autumn evening in a Texas town, two strangers walk into an ice cream shop shortly before closing time. They bind up the three teenage girls who are working the counter, set fire to the shop, and disappear. See How Small tells the stories of the survivors--family, witnesses, and suspects--who must endure in the wake of atrocity. Justice remains elusive in their world, human connection tenuous. Hovering above the aftermath of their deaths are the three girls. They watch over the town and make occasional visitations, trying to connect with and prod to life those they left behind. "See How Small a thing it is that keeps us apart," they say. A master of compression and lyrical precision, Scott Blackwood has surpassed himself with this haunting, beautiful, and enormously powerful new novel.

Scott Blackwood is the author of the novels See How Small and We Agreed to Meet Just Here, and the story collection, In the Shadow of Our House. He's the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, the AWP Prize for the Novel, and The Texas Institute of Letters Award for his fiction. He's also the Grammy Award-nominated author of The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, a two-volume narrative about American’s greatest “race record” label and the rise of early jazz and blues, produced by the musician Jack White. A long-time resident of Austin, Texas, Blackwood lives in Evanston.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
30
Paula Hawkins
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Friday, January 30 at 7pm
Paula Hawkins

One of the BEST thrillers our own Becky Anderson has read in ages is The Girl on the Train by tonight’s visiting author, Paula Hawkins. Bet you’ll love it too! Interest is high and this one has already been optioned for a film.

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy book from Anderson's Bookshop. FRIDAY, JANUARY 30 at 7:00 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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Jan
30
Lydia's Party - Reading & Signing
Women & Children First, Friday, January 30 at 7pm
Join us for the paperback release of Lydia's Party,the newest novel by local author Margaret Hawkins. Every year, Lydia hosts a party for six of her dearest friends. Over an exquisite feast, the women share news and reveal secrets. But at this year's party, Lydia is planning to make a big announcement. As preparations for the party continue, we learn of the women's regrets, relationships, and hidden desires. What effect will Lydia's announcement make on these women and their friendships? Margaret Hawkins is the author of two previous novels, A Year of Cats and Dogs and How to Survive a Natural Disaster, as well as a memoir about her sister, After Schizophrenia: The Story of My Sister's Reawakening. She has also written for the Chicago Sun-Times and is a senior lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (lilithcat)… (more)
Event location: Swedish-American Museum, 5211 N. Clark, Chicago, IL
Jan
30
Special Adult Panel Event
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Friday, January 30 at 7:30pm
SPECIAL ADULT PANEL EVENT

Part II of our terrific line-up of authors is our special group of adult author guests. Details to come, but plan on joining us to meet some fabulous novelists, thanks to the Midwinter American Library Association conference going on in Chicago. Expect to meet Paula Hawkins (The girl on the train), Cecilia Eckback (Wolf Winter), Elizabeth Blackwell (While Beauty Slept), Jacqueline Carey (Autumn Bones), Chloe Neil (Hard Bitten, Twice Bitten) and Beth Kery (Since I Saw You).

• This is an in-store event. To receive a number for the signing line purchase a copy of one of the author's latest books from Anderson's Bookshop. FRIDAY, JANUARY 30 at 7:30 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)
Jan
31
Saturday Storytime
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Saturday, January 31 at 11am
SATURDAY STORYTIME

With the American Library Association in town, we are presenting a very special Saturday Storytime. Expect to meet Darlene Jacobson (Wheels of Change), Lori Degman (Cock-a-Doodle Oops!), Deborah Zemke (illustrator of Cock-a-Doodle-Oops), Marcia Goldman and Lola the dog (Lola Goes to the Doctor). SATURDAY, JANUARY 31 at 11:00 AM 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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Jan
31
The Kates!!!
The Book Cellar, Saturday, January 31 at 7pm
Join us for a night of comedy with our favorite comedians, The Kates! Arrive early for seats and drinks.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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
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
Untitled event
Union League Club of Chicago, Monday, February 2 at 11:30am
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
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)
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