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There are 56 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

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77 West Jackson Blvd., 16th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604
144 South Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60603
1 East Jackson Boulevard, 10th Floor (DePaul Center), Chicago, IL 60604
1 East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604
400 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
401 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Poster Plus (0.2 miles)
30 E Adams Street, Suite 1150, Chicago, Illinois 60603
224 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604
545 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
122 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
410 South Michigan Ave, Ste. 210, Chicago, IL 60605
315 South Plymouth Court, East Building, Floors 6 - 10, Chicago, IL 60604
29 East Madison Street, Borchardt Learning Center, Chicago, IL 60602-4405
233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
104 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603
318 West Adams Street, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
77 East Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602
18 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
Swedenborg Library (0.4 miles)
77 West Washington Street, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60602
714 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605
50 West Washington Street, 29th Floor (Daley Center), Chicago, IL 60602
624 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Columbia Bookstore (0.4 miles)
624 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605

Local events

Mar
27
Between the Lines: The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
Morton Grove Public Library, Friday, March 27 at 11am
The book discussion will meet at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center of Morton Grove located at 6140 Dempster Street.
The town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, boomed on U.S military-owned acreage between 1942-1944. Its electricity usage matched that of New York City, and its population reached 75,000 - yet it didn't appear on a single map during World War II. Many new residents were women, recruited at top-dollar wages for positions from chemists to couriers. Sworn to strict secrecy protocols, they were told only that their work would ensure a swift, final World War II victory. The nuclear blast at Hiroshima at last revealed their hidden roles. The Girls of Atomic City brilliantly illuminates a long-overlooked chapter of both World War II and women's history (NoveList Plus.
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Mar
27
Spanish Book Discussion
Hammond Public Library, Friday, March 27 at 1pm
Mar
27
Desmond Tutu will be promoting The Book of Forgiving
Chicago Theological Seminary, Friday, March 27 at 5pm
Desmond Tutu will be promoting The Book of Forgiving (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
27
Aron Dunlap - "Lacan and Religion"
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Friday, March 27 at 6pm
Aaron Dunlap discusses his book, Lacan and Religion.

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About Lacan and Religion:

The French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan is one of the most influential intellectuals of the past century. His work is invoked by philosophers, film critics and feminist theorists, but religious scholars have tended to keep their distance. Whilst the religious dimensions of Freud and Jung have been investigated exhaustively, much work still needs to be done in exploring this aspect of Lacan's thought. Lacan and Religion presents students of religion and theology with a clear introduction to a famously difficult thinker. The theological analysis is grounded in a solid understanding of Lacan's work as a psychoanalyst, whilst the book also explores how Lacan's concepts can be fruitful for those who labour in what Lacan called the "field of the divine."

About Aron Dunlap:

Aron Dunlap teaches at Shimer College. His scholarly work is focused on issues in literature and psychoanalysis, and he is currently working on a one-man show about the poet W.H. Auden featuring Auden lyrics set to song.

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
27
Carson Ellis, "Home"
The Book Cellar, Friday, March 27 at 7pm
Author and Illustrator Carson Ellis comes to The Book Cellar to talk about her new picture book Home!

Home, Carson’s debut picture book as an author-illustrator, is a whimsical, elegant meditation on the various meanings of Home, ranging from a house in the country to a tour bus to an underwater grotto (and everything in between). Some Homes are ones we know. Some Homes are new. Some Homes are even a bit fantastical – the stuff of imaginations. Carson infuses vitality and her signature style in each rendering of Home from the everyday to the spectacular, resulting in a work of art that raises the question, What does Home mean to you? Home might be a house in the country, an apartment in the city, or even a shoe. Home may be on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist’s own studio.

Carson Ellis is the illustrator of a number of books for kids, including New York Times bestsellers The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket, and The Wildwood Chronicles by Colin Meloy (who happens to be my husband). She recently finished work on Home, a picture book she wrote and illustrated, due out in February of 2015. Caron is also an occasional maker of editorial illustration (She's worked for The New York Times and The New Yorker, among many others) and an even more occasional fine artist represented by Nationale in Portland. Carson is also the illustrator-in-residence for the band The Decemberists. Carson has been a babysitter in New York, a hot dog vendor in California, a chairlift operator in Vermont, an artist's model in Montana, and a cocktail waitress in Minnesota. She lives on a farm in Oregon with Colin, our two sons, one cat, one stray cat, two llamas, eight chickens, a family of barn owls and an unfathomable multitude of tree frogs. You can see her illustrations at www.carsonellis.com.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
28
Sisters in Crime (Local Chapter) Meeting.
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, March 28 at 11am
Topic: T.B.A.

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
28
Author Discussion & Signing with Robert Goldsborough
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, March 28 at 2pm
Robert Goldsborough's latest in his Second Series of Nero Wolfe Mysteries, Archie in the Crosshairs. Someone's out to get Archie, himself.

When Archie Goodwin s life is threatened, Wolfe must find the gunman or lose his right-hand man

Archie Goodwin is chipper as he strolls home from his weekly poker game, money in his pocket and a smile on his lips. He has just reached Nero Wolfe s stately brownstone on West Thirty-Fifth Street when a sedan whips around the corner and two gunshots ring out, nearly hitting Goodwin. It is a warning, and the message is clear: The next bullet will not miss. Rotund investigator Nero Wolfe has made more than his fair share of enemies over the years, and it seems one of them has decided to strike, targeting Wolfe s indefatigable assistant. Some might run for cover, but Archie Goodwin is not the type. With the help of Wolfe s brainpower, Goodwin will find the man who wants him dead unless the killer gets to Goodwin first."

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
28
Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Time & Activities
Women & Children First, Saturday, March 28 at 3pm
Join Miss Mack for stories and games inspired by Eric Carle’s classic picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which was published 46 years ago! Fun, themed refreshments will be served. Ideal for ages 3 to 6.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
28
The Kates!!!
The Book Cellar, Saturday, March 28 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)
Mar
30
Jacqueline Winspear
Anderson's Bookshop - Downers Grove, Monday, March 30 at 00am
Mar
30
Walidah Imarisha - "Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements" - 57th Street Books
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Monday, March 30 at 6pm
Walidah Imarisha discusses her latest book, Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements

At 57th Street Books

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About the book: Whenever we envision a world without war, without prisons, without capitalism, we are producing speculative fiction. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown have brought twenty of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change. The visionary tales of Octavia’s Brood span genres—sci-fi, fantasy, horror, magical realism—but all are united by an attempt to inject a healthy dose of imagination and innovation into our political practice and to try on new ways of understanding ourselves, the world around us, and all the selves and worlds that could be. The collection is rounded off with essays by Tananarive Due and Mumia Abu-Jamal, and a preface by Sheree Renée Thomas.

About the author: Walidah Imarisha is a writer, organizer, educator and spoken word artist. She is the author of the collection of poetry Scars/Stars, and one of the co-editors of the upcoming anthology Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements. Imarisha has taught in Portland State University’s Black Studies Department, Oregon State University’s Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Department and Southern New Hampshire University’s English Department. She has also facilitated writing workshops, for students in third grade to twelfth, in community centers, youth detention facilities, and women’s prisons. As a public scholar with Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project for 5 years, Imarisha has toured Oregon with programs on Oregon Black history, alternatives to incarceration and the history of hip hop. She also filmed and codirected Finding Common Ground in New Orleans, a documentary about Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath.

Location: Street: 1301 E 57th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
30
"Stages in Public”: A Talk About Living with Disability by Matthew Gilboy
Women & Children First, Monday, March 30 at 7pm
Matthew Gilboy’s "Stages in Public" series of paintings express the artist's coping process for living with a disability. A key premise of Gilboy’s work is that this process is not a simple narrative arc with an escape trajectory but is instead recursive and cyclical. This talk will focus on the ways in which each stage of grieving, from denial to acceptance, both captures and oversimplifies the experience of living with disability. Matthew Gilboy is a Chicago-area artist who works in paint and ink. He earned a degree in philosophy and religious studies and has researched issues related to disability, identity, the civil rights movements, and how to develop intersectional approaches to the systems that segregate the people who struggle within them. Currently he is engaged in several projects, including a collaboration with Mike Stidham called "Identity Workers," which explores the intersections of their respective positionalities--specifically, ableism and antiblackness.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
31
Battle of the Books
Morton Grove Public Library, Tuesday, March 31 at 5pm
Jerusalem Lutheran School Eagles vs Park View School The Losers (added from Eventkeeper)
Apr
1
Senior Center Book Talk: Modern European Must Reads
Morton Grove Public Library, Wednesday, April 1 at 2pm
Every country has beloved authors and literary superstars. Let's take a tour of European countries and explore local names that tp the bestseller lists from Portugal to Poland.
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)
Apr
1
BARRY EICHENGREEN
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Wednesday, April 1 at 5:30pm
A Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA) Program

Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses—and Misuses—of History

Eichengreen, a University of California at Berkeley Economics and Political Science Professor, speaks about his book that asks whether policymakers learned the correct lessons from the Great Depression. And in light of globalization and the integration of markets since the 1930s, how relevant is that era to our understanding of today’s global economy?

Location: Street: The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
1
Barbara Becker, John Bates & John Weinstein - "Book of Eggs"
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Wednesday, April 1 at 6pm
The photographer and editors of Book of Eggs come to discuss their work.

At the Co-op.

RSVP HERE

About the book: A visually stunning and scientifically engaging guide to six hundred of the most intriguing eggs, from the pea-sized progeny of the smallest of hummingbirds to the eggs of the largest living bird, the ostrich, which can weigh up to five pounds, The Book of Eggs offers readers a rare, up-close look at these remarkable forms of animal life.

About the creators: John Weinstein has been Head Photographer at the Field Museum for 25 years. His work has appeared on the cover of the journals Science and Nature, and in the National Geographic magazine, as well as in many exhibitions, displays, and websites. He was the principal photographer for The Book of Eggs, as well Gems and Gemstones, both books published by University of Chicago Press.

Barbara Becker has been a consultant since 2002, working with museums, zoos, aquariums, and gardens on signage, displays, visitor evaluation, and writing. Previously employed at the Field Museum, she was particularly delighted to help coordinate and edit The Book of Eggs, bringing some of the stories hidden in museum collections into broader view.

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
1
**OFFSITE** RESCHEDULED** Tuna the Dog @ PAWS Chicago Lincoln Park Adoption Center Community Room
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, April 1 at 6pm
Join The Book Cellar and PAWS Chicago on April 1 as they team up to host the Tuna Melts My Heart book signing tour! All tickets include admission to the event, a donation to PAWS, and a copy of Tuna Melts My Heart: The Underdog with the Overbite.

FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CASTAWAY TO HOLLYWOOD HEARTBREAKER, TUNA THE CHIWEENIE HAS WON THE ADORATION OF MILLIONS. Now, this charming and unconventional pooch has his own book, filled with more than a hundred all-new photographs and witty commentary to give fans an intimate and hilarious look at the Internet’s most prized pup. Tuna’s cartoonish looks—with an exaggerated overbite, a recessed jawline, and a wrinkly neck—are truly one of a kind. And yet his quirky appearance is no match for his unique perspective on life, overcoming his proclivity for staying in bed all day to keep his eye on the (bacon-flavored) prize. Teaming up with his owner, Courtney Dasher, Tuna shares a behind-the-scenes look at his daily exploits, which include sleeping, sunbathing, wearing bow ties, playing with toys, and melting hearts.

About Tuna:

Tuna is a 4 year-old Chiweenie with an exaggerated overbite, recessed jawline and a magnificent wrinkly neck (a.k.a shrivelneck). He was rescued by Courtney Dasher in December of 2010 at a Farmers Market in LA when he was a four-month old puppy. A year into their friendship, Courtney created an Instagram account dedicated to Tuna’s photos. At the end of 2012, Tuna’s notoriety grew on Instagram when they featured a picture of him on their personal page, unbeknownst to her. He now has over a million followers on Instagram.

Courtney never anticipated the kind of response that she has received from people’s adoration for Tuna. In fact, when she created his account, she had no agenda to garner a large following, but she did recognize that Instagram could be a catalyst to bring people joy through Tuna’s pictures that showcased his cartoonish looks and his charming personality. That has proven to be true because Courtney receives countless comments and emails daily about the impact that Tuna is making on their lives. Since Tuna is the epitome of the underdog, most people advocate for him and adore him for his endearing qualities. His loyal followers embrace his physical differences, have fallen in love with his charm and connect to his message; that true beauty comes in all forms and radiates from within. Furthermore, he is an ambassador for animal rescue, since he too was once rescued, and it has become a part of Courtney’s mission to raise awareness for rescue groups through this platform.

Location: Street: 1997 Clybourn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60614 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
1
Book Cellar Book Club
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm
The Book Cellar Book Group meets to discuss Little Book by Selden Edwards.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
1
**OFFSITE** Patti Smith at the Old Town School of Folk Music
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, April 1 at 8pm
A night of songs and poetry with Patti Smith, Jesse Smith, Jackson Smith, and Tony Shanahan at Old Town School of Of Folk Music!

Born in Chicago, Patti Smith has been considered one of the 50 greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stones Magazine.. Her contributions to music, poetry, and the punk movement have been monumental, as recognized by her Polar Music Prize. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 2007 and since then has continued her work as a fierce activist as well as artist. A truly remarkable icon in spanning many mediums, Smith has been noted as an influence for groups such as R.E.M., U2, KT Tunstall, and Madonna.

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Location: Street: 4544 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
2
TIM GUNN
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, April 2 at 11:30am
THURSDAY, APRIL 2 11:30 am, Luncheon, The Union League Club

The Natty Professor: A Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating, and Making It Work!

This new book by the host of Project Runway and Under the Gunn features Tim as “teacher.” Divided into sections on common themes—leadership, curiosity, diversity, understanding, empathy—it uses the author’s own personal experiences to illustrate larger concepts.

Location: Street: The Union League Club, 65 W Jackson Blvd, City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
2
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever
Union League Club of Chicago, Thursday, April 2 at 11:30am
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
2
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Thursday, April 2 at 3pm
Jenny Bowen will be promoting Wish You Happy Forever (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
2
KIM ZETTER
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, April 2 at 6pm
A Chicago Council on Global Affairs Program

Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon

Zetter, senior staff reporter at Wired, speaks about her latest book and the U.S. use of—and defense against—digital weapons and asks if our reliance on computer networks is our greatest vulnerability.

Location: Street: Seven Lions, 130 S. Michigan Ave. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
2
Dina Elenbogen, "Drawn From Water: An American Poet, An Ethiopian Family, an Israeli Story"
The Book Cellar, Thursday, April 2 at 7pm
Dina Elenbogen visits The Book Cellar to share her new memoir Drawn From Water: An American Poet, An Ethiopian Family, An Israeli Story.

In Drawn From Water, Dina explores her thirty-year friendship with Ethiopian Jewish immigrants in Israel as they struggle in a new country while dealing with her own desire to join them there. Thirty years ago, Operation Moses airlifted thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel, where today they, immigrants from other years, and descendants form a community over 100,000 strong. Through the stories of the children Osnat, Elad, and their siblings Dina raises questions about religion, assimilation, and cultural identity. The author's poetic voice examines immigration in all its forms, success and failure, adaptation and resistance. Black Ethiopians suffer discrimination, and are hindered by cultural and language difficulties, yet the children eventually attend college, marry, and have families of their own. Dina's personal journey parallels theirs, but poetry and the arts give her a bridge between her life in America and her desire for Israel.

Dina is an award-winning poet and author of the collection Apples of the Earth. Her essays have appeared in magazines including Tikkun, Chicago Reader, New City, Midstream, Chicago Jewish News and the anthology Word by Word: The Iowa Writer's Workshop 75 Years. Dina received a MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and a BA with honors in English and a certificate in Jewish studies from Indiana University. She teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago Graham School where she received the 2012 excellence in teaching award and gives poetry and prose readings, leads workshops and lectures at numerous venues including universities, libraries, and cultural centers.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
2
DARING FICTION BY INDIE AUTHORS, featuring Halle Butler, Juliet Escoria, and Sarah Gerard
Women & Children First, Thursday, April 2 at 7:30pm
Join us for a reading, signing, and conversation with Halle Butler, Juliet Escoria, and Sarah Gerard. The evening will be moderated by Jacob Knabb, Senior Editor at Curbside Splendor Publishing

Halle Butler lives in Chicago. Jillian is her first book.

Juliet Escoria is the author of the story collection Black Cloud, a collection of stories, pictures, and videos that was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms in 2014. The ebook was the January selection for Emily Books. She was born in Australia, raised in California, and currently lives in West Virginia. For more, go to julietescoria.com

Sarah Gerard is the author of the novel Binary Star and the forthcoming chapbook BFF. Her short works have appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review Daily, Joyland, The Brooklyn Rail, and other journals.

Refreshments will be served.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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