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Little Libraries

There are 29 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

Multiple venues, Chicago, IL
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

Local events

Oct
24
Chet Coppock at Willis Tower
Barbara's Bookstore - Chicago - Macy's, Friday, October 24 at 12pm
Legendary sports broadcaster Chet Coppock will be signing his new book, Laying it on the Line! at Barbara's Bestsellers at Willis Tower on Wednesday, October 8 at 11:30am.

Location: Street: Barbara's Willis Tower City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Oct
24
SHANNON and DEAN HALE
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Friday, October 24 at 4:30pm
The Princess in Black

The award-winning writing team read from their latest tale, the story of one Princess Magnolia, who ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes The Princess in Black when trouble raises its head.

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Oct
24
David Bell, "Forgotten Girl"
The Book Cellar, Friday, October 24 at 7pm
David Bell drops by the Book Cellar to share his thriller The Forgotten Girl. Jason Danvers intensely remembers the important people who have left his life. His best friend from high school, Logan Shaw, left town and never came back after fighting with Jason on the eve of their graduation 27 years ago. And his sister, Hayden, lost contact with their family years later as her life spiraled out of control with alcohol addiction.

But now, in The Forgotten Girl, Hayden suddenly reappears on Jason’s doorstep, clean and sober but desperate. She explains she has important personal business to attend to and implores Jason and his wife to temporarily take in her teenage daughter, Sierra. But Hayden doesn’t come back for the girl in 48 hours, as promised, and everyone worries that she has relapsed. Eventually her car is located—full of bloodstains—causing Jason to fear the worst. Little does he know how bad things will get.

When a body is discovered in the woods, the mysteries of his sister’s life—and possible death—deepen. And one by one these events will shatter every expectation Jason has ever had about families, about the awful truths that bind them and the secrets that should be taken to the grave. David Bell has crafted another smart, suspenseful novel that proves why Suspense Magazine has called him “One of the brightest and best crime fiction writers of our time.”

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
25
Halloween Storytime
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Orland Park, Saturday, October 25 at 01am
Click, clack, boo! by Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)

Special Event, Storytime, Children's Event Fans of Click, Clack, Moo will love this new title destined to be a Halloween classic - Click, clack, boo!: A Tricky Treat. Join us for this Halloween Storytime with fun-filled giveaways and activities. Trick-or-treat! Wear your costume. (added from Barnes & Noble)… (more)
Oct
25
Sisters in Crime (Local Chapter) Meeting.
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, October 25 at 11am
Topic: TBA

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Oct
25
Halloween Storytime Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat
Click, clack, boo! by Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)

Storytime, Special Event, Children's Event Fans of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type will love this new title destined to be a Halloween classic, Click, clack, boo!: A Tricky Treat. Join us for this Halloween Storytime with fun-filled giveaways and activities. Trick or Treat? (added from Barnes & Noble)… (more)
Oct
25
DEBBIE S. MILLER
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Saturday, October 25 at 2pm
A King Salmon Journey and Grizzly Bears of Alaska

The popular Alaskan author of nature books for children and adults and a frequent visitor to The Book Stall returns to talk about her books, including two new in 2014:

Grizzly Bears of Alaska, a picture book for children about bears, cubs, habitat, hibernation, diet, and how far they will roam, as well as

A King Salmon Journey, the story of a female king salmon taking a dramatic trip from the Bering Sea through the waters of Alaska and Canada to safely deliver her eggs.

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
25
Jim Peterik: Through The Eye of The Tiger
Barbara's Bookstore - Chicago - Macy's, Saturday, October 25 at 2pm
Peterik will be talking about his life in music, answering questions,

signing books and will be doing an in-store performance!

Location: Street: Barbara's Burr Ridge Additional: 810 Village Center Drive in the Burr Ridge Center Village City: Burr Ridge, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60527 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Oct
25
David Nirenberg ~ Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today ~ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Saturday, October 25 at 3pm
Saturday, October 25, 3 PM Seminary Co-op Bookstore 5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue Phone: 773.752.4381 events@semcoop.com

Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are usually treated as autonomous religions, but in fact across the long course of their histories the three religions have developed in interaction with one another. In Neighboring Faiths, David Nirenberg examines how Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived with and thought about each other during the Middle Ages and what the medieval past can tell us about how they do so today.

There have been countless scripture-based studies of the three “religions of the book,” but Nirenberg goes beyond those to pay close attention to how the three religious neighbors loved, tolerated, massacred, and expelled each other—all in the name of God—in periods and places both long ago and far away. Nirenberg argues that the three religions need to be studied in terms of how each affected the development of the others over time, their proximity of religious and philosophical thought as well as their overlapping geographies, and how the three “neighbors” define—and continue to define—themselves and their place in terms of one another. From dangerous attractions leading to interfaith marriage; to interreligious conflicts leading to segregation, violence, and sometimes extermination; to strategies for bridging the interfaith gap through language, vocabulary, and poetry, Nirenberg aims to understand the intertwined past of the three faiths as a way for their heirs to produce the future—together.

David Nirenberg is the Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor of Medieval History and Social Thought and the Roman Family Director of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, both at the University of Chicago. His most recent book is Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition.

Location: Street: Seminary Co-op Bookstore Additional: 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Oct
25
MARY BARR, PhD
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Saturday, October 25 at 3:30pm
SATURDAY, OCT. 25 3:30 pm, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington and

SUNDAY, OCT. 26 2 pm, Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road

Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

For her new book, Evanston native and Clemson University lecturer Barr went back to her old neighborhood to track down her old classmates and piece together a history of Evanston based on a group of childhood friends growing up at the height of local civil rights activism. Note: Saturday’s event at the Evanston Public Library is free and open to the pubic. Sunday’s talk in Wilmette, co-hosted with the Winnetka Historical Society, is free to members/$5 for non-members.

Location: Street: Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington City: Evanston, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
25
Dave Broom, "The World Atlas of Whisky"
The Book Cellar, Saturday, October 25 at 6pm
Join us at 6 p.m. as Dave Broom shares The World of Whisky in its fully revised and updated 2nd Edition. Larry Olmsted of Forbes calls it "simply the best book ever written on whiskey...the most helpful info any whisky fan who is not a world-class expert like Broom can get."

The event is free, but guests may participate in an extensive whisky tasting for $7 at the door.

Award-winning author and whisky expert Dave Broom has been writing about whisky for 20 years as a journalist and author. He has written eight books, two of which, "Drink!" and "Rum," won the Glenfiddich Award for Drinks Book of the Year. He has also won the Glenfiddich Drinks Writer of the Year twice. Dave is editor of the Scotch Whisky review, editor-in-chief of "Whisky Magazine: Japan," consultant editor to "Whisky Magazine" (UK, the USA, France, Spain) and a regular contributor to a raft of national and international titles including the "Spectator," "Daily Telegraph," "Mixology" and "Imbibe" (Europe). A regular broadcaster on TV and radio, he was elected the IWSC Communicator of the Year in 2013.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
25
Sappho's Salon
Women & Children First, Saturday, October 25 at 7pm
7 p.m.

Featuring Jenny Magnus and the Crooked Mouth and poet, Sheila Donohue

Jenny Magnus and the Crooked Mouth says they are "pretty hard to classify stylistically. Each of our five members writes songs, and each has a distinct and different way of coming at things. Our sounds range from folksy to Brecht-y and places in between. There are stories inside them. Many stories." Sheila Donohue is a performance poet with four National Poetry Slam Champion titles, founder of duets for poetry, Betty's Mouth, and author of The Avalanche Expert. She has enjoyed feature performances of her poetry and comedic writings at Steppenwolf, Ravinia, Curious Theatre Branch, the Green Mill, the Art Institute, and the Chicago Cultural Center and on Oprah and National Public Radio.

$7-$10 sliding scale suggested donation. Light refreshments and lots of fun!

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
25
Gary Shteyngart
Cahn Auditorium, Saturday, October 25 at 7:30pm
Gary Shteyngart (A Hero of Our Time, Absurdistan, Super sad true love story, Little failure, Absurdistan and Super sad true love story: Two Bestselling Novels)
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Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later. He is the author of the novels Super sad true love story, which won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize and was selected as one of the best books...read more

Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later. He is the author of the novels Super sad true love story, which won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize and was selected as one of the best books of the year by more than forty news journals and magazines around the world; Absurdistan, which was chosen as one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review and Time magazine; and The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, winner of the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Travel + Leisure, Esquire, GQ, The New York Times Magazine, and many other publications and has been translated into twenty-six languages. Shteyngart lives in New York City and upstate New York.

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    Gary Shteyngart
    Unabridged Bookstore, Saturday, October 25 at 7:30pm
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    Hannah Luce
    Anderson's Bookshop - Downers Grove, Saturday, October 25 at 8pm
    Hannah Luce is the daughter of Teen Mania Ministries cofounder and preacher Ron Luce. She lives in Chicago. At twenty-three years old, she’s also the founder of Mirror Tree, a nonprofit devoted to re-integrating refugees from the horrors of rape, genocide, civil wars, and other means of trauma by funding educational research to improve their lives. (added from Simon & Schuster)
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    Laila Lalami
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    Laila Lalami was born and raised in Morocco. She is the author of the short story collection Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award, and the novel Secret Son, which was on the Orange Prize long list. Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Guardian, and The New York Times, and in many anthologies. She is the recipient of a British Council Fellowship and is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside. She lives in Los Angeles.

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    Community Conversation
    Skokie Public Library, Sunday, October 26 at 1pm
    Through open dialogue and guided by specific questions, participants in each of three guided conversation groups will have the opportunity to share their aspirations and goals for the community of Skokie. Some of the knowledge gained from this conversation may inform a new Library program, service, or partnership. Knowledge gained may also be shared with appropriate community organizations for them to address.

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    MARY BARR, PhD
    The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Sunday, October 26 at 2pm
    Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

    For her new book, Evanston native and Clemson University lecturer Barr went back to her old neighborhood to track down her old classmates and piece together a history of Evanston based on a group of childhood friends growing up at the height of local civil rights activism. Note: Saturday’s event at the Evanston Public Library is free and open to the pubic. Sunday’s talk in Wilmette, co-hosted with the Winnetka Historical Society, is free to members/$5 for non-members.

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    The History Discussion Group (Clio's Chroniclers)
    Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Sunday, October 26 at 2pm
    Title: Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism

    Author: Geoffrey R. Stone

    Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
    Oct
    26
    Lucy Pick ~ Pilgrimage ~ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
    Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Sunday, October 26 at 3pm
    Please join us in welcoming Lucy Pick as she reads from and discusses her first novel, Pilgrimage. Pilgrimage is a story about the Middle Ages that explores betrayal, friendship, illness, miracles, healing, and redemption on the road to Compostela. Lucy Pick is a historian of medieval religious thought and practice and teaches at the University of Chicago Divinity School. Her current research and teaching interests include the relationships between gender and religion, connections between historical writing and theology, the development of monastic thought and practice, reading and writing as spiritual exercises, and the ways in which religion shapes lives through ritual. More about Pilgrimage: For the rest of twelfth-century Europe, Spain was a far-off and exotic place, home to the holy site of Compostela, shrine of Saint James. The saint’s tomb drew a perpetual wave of pilgrims, coming for adventure, or seeking a miracle from the saint. Pilgrimage is the story of one of those pilgrims. The last thing Gebirga of Flanders remembers seeing is the argument between her parents that ended in her mother’s death. In the years since, she has learned to negotiate her family’s castle of Gistel as a blind woman but everyone assumes that one day her home will be the convent founded in her mother’s honor. An accidental encounter offers another path, and Gebirga flees her callous family with a pack of pilgrims that includes a count’s daughter bound for marriage, two clerics writing a guidebook, and a mysterious messenger with an unknown agenda, all headed along the pilgrimage road to Compostela. The journey takes Gebirga from her home on the edge of the North Sea across the kingdoms of France and into the Iberian Peninsula, where her mission to escort a young noblewoman becomes a dangerous adventure involving power-hungry kings and queens and even the Roman Pope. But can a blind woman navigate the shoals of international politics? To find a place where she can belong, Gebirga must learn there are other ways of seeing the truth than with her eyes.

    Location: Street: The Seminary Co-op Bookstore Additional: 5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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    26
    **OFFSITE** Dave Broom @ Delilah's Whiskey Bar
    The Book Cellar, Sunday, October 26 at 7pm
    Dave Broom visits Delilah's Whiskey Bar at 7 p.m. to share The World Atlas of Whisky in its fully revised and updated 2nd Edition. Larry Olmsted of Forbes calls it "simply the best book ever written on whiskey...the most helpful info any whisky fan who is not a world-class expert like Broom can get." Ticketing information to be announced!Award-winning author and whisky expert Dave Broom has been writing about whisky for 20 years as a journalist and author. He has written eight books, two of which, "Drink!" and "Rum," won the Glenfiddich Award for Drinks Book of the Year. He has also won the Glenfiddich Drinks Writer of the Year twice. Dave is editor of the Scotch Whisky review, editor-in-chief of "Whisky Magazine: Japan," consultant editor to "Whisky Magazine" (UK, the USA, France, Spain) and a regular contributor to a raft of national and international titles including the "Spectator," "Daily Telegraph," "Mixology" and "Imbibe" (Europe). A regular broadcaster on TV and radio, he was elected the IWSC Communicator of the Year in 2013.

    Location: Street: Delilah's Chicago Additional: 2771 N. Lincoln Avenue City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60614 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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    27
    SEAN BROCK
    The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Monday, October 27 at 12pm
    MONDAY, OCT. 27 12 noon, Luncheon, The Standard Club

    Heritage

    Brock, the chef at the hugely successful Charleston restaurants Husk and McCrady’s, talks about his first cookbook, complete with his inspired recipes that seek to preserve the Heritage foods of the South.

    Location: Street: The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
    Oct
    27
    Andrew Kaufman ~ Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times ~ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
    Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Monday, October 27 at 5:30pm
    Monday, October 27th, 5:30 PM Seminary Co-op Bookstore 5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue Phone: 773.752.4381 events@semcoop.com

    Co-sponsored with CEERES | The Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at the UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

    Give War and Peace a chance takes readers on a journey through War and Peace that reframes their very understanding of what it means to live through troubled times and survive them. Touching on a broad range of topics, from courage to romance, parenting to death, Kaufman demonstrates how Tolstoy’s wisdom can help us live fuller, more meaningful lives. The ideal companion to War and Peace, this book will also be enjoyable to those who have never read a word of Tolstoy, making that masterpiece more approachable, relevant, and fun.

    Andrew D. Kaufman, internationally recognized Russian literature scholar at the University of Virginia, is the author of Understanding Tolstoy and coauthor of Russian for Dummies. An award-winning teacher of Russian language, literature, and culture, he is a featured Tolstoy expert on Oprah.com and is frequently invited to discuss Russian literature and culture on national and international television and radio programs.

    Location: Street: Seminary Co-op Bookstore Additional: 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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    27
    OFFSITE: Aaron Christensen Discusses 'Hidden Horror' @ HWL
    The Book Cellar, Monday, October 27 at 6pm
    Just in time for Halloween, Aaron Christensen takes us on a joy ride through the annals of horrifying (and just plain horrible) fright films! Christensen discusses and signs copies of his recent book titled Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks. Aaron Christensen, also known as Dr. AC, is back with a brand new compendium of essays from the brightest and bloodiest aficionados around the globe. 101 informed enthusiasts pay homage to their favorite overlooked creature features, moldy oldies and trashy treats, showcasing silent classics (The Man Who Laughs, The Hands of Orlac) and trippy mind-benders (Possession, The Tenant), schlocky shockers (The Gore Gore Girls, The Horror of Party Beach) and foreign freakouts (Ichi the Killer, Santa Sangre). You’ll be combing your queue and video shelves to track down every last one! Discover the horror, theHidden Horror! Seating in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium is available first come, first served, 385 max. Books may be purchased and the author will sign books at the program's conclusion.

    Location: Street: 400 S. State Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60605 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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    27
    Old St. Pat's Book Group
    The Book Cellar, Monday, October 27 at 7pm
    The Old St. Pat's Book Group meets at 7 p.m. to discuss Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin.

    Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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