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There are 29 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

Multiple venues, Chicago, IL
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

Jul
24
Poetry Reading with Alessandra Simmons, Wendy Vardaman, Naoko Fujimoto, Kristy Odelius, and Timothy Yu
The Book Cellar, Thursday, July 24 at 7pm
We are excited to welcome poets from the anthology St. Peter's B-list: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints to the Book Cellar to read excerpts of their work.

Alessandra Simmons is a writer and editor, currently working for a fundraising consulting firm in Chicago. She holds her MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University. While at IU, she was the editor of Indiana Review. Her current obsessions are saints, sweeping, succulents & podcasts.

Wendy Vardaman has a Ph.D. in English from University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University. Co-editor and webmaster of Verse Wisconsin and co-founder/editor and webmaster of Cowfeather Press, her poems, reviews, and interviews have appeared online and in a variety of anthologies and journals.

Naoko Fujimoto was born in Nagoya, Japan. She is a poet, artist, and occasionally a pianist. Her current favorite word is “spatula” - she found seventeen spatulas in her apartment; none of them are from her purchase— but she is not an admitted spatula collector or detective of all seventeen spatulas.

Kristy Odelius is a poet and professor living in Chicago, Illinois. She teaches creative writing and literature at North Park University, where she is an Assistant Professor in the English department. She is a co-editor and co-founder of Near South, a Chicago-based journal of innovative writing. Last November, her poem "Vertigo to Eros" was nominated for a 2003 Pushcart Prize, and she recently received the 2004 Charles Goodnow Memorial Award in Poetry.

Timothy Yu was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. He earned his BA at Harvard and a PhD at Stanford University. Yu’s scholarly and creative work explores the intersections of race and avant-garde writing traditions.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
24
James Magruder
Women & Children First, Thursday, July 24 at 7:30pm
Let Me See It: Stories

James Magruder's collection of linked stories follows two gay cousins, Tom and Elliott, from adolescence in the 1970s to adulthood in the early '90s. With a rueful blend of comedy and tenderness, Magruder depicts their attempts to navigate the closet and the office and the lessons they learn about libidinous coworkers, Italian suffixes, and frozen condoms. As Tom and Elliot search for trusting relationships while the AIDS crisis deepens, their paths diverge, leading Tom to a new sense of what matters most. James Magruder is a fiction writer, playwright, and award-winning translator. He teaches dramaturgy at Swarthmore College and fiction at the University of Baltimore. He is also the author of Sugarless, which was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Writing Prize.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
25
Kids Flicks: Because of Winn Dixie
Morton Grove Public Library, Friday, July 25 at 5pm
(2005, PG, 1 hr. 46 min.)
"Paws" to watch this heartwarming tale of 10-year-old Opal and her dog, Winn-Dixie. Based on the Newbery Honor book by Kate DiCamillo. (added from Eventkeeper)
Jul
25
Catherine Fitzpatrick, "Going On Nine"
The Book Cellar, Friday, July 25 at 7pm
In Going on Nine, On a sweltering St. Louis afternoon, a child swipes her mother's ring, snatches her sister's nightgown, and runs outside to play "bride." She promptly loses the ring, rips the gown, assumes it’s about to rain daggers, and runs away from home to find a 'better' family than her own wonderful family. What happens next is a summer-long journey around her deceptively sleepy neighborhood, a full-circle quest in which Grace Townsend travels on foot and by horseback, rides shotgun in a shiny new Plymouth Belvedere, hunkers in the back of a rattletrap vegetable truck, crawls into a crumbling tunnel, treks out to a fire in the hinterlands, explores the closet of a prom queen, keeps vigil in the bedroom of a molestation victim, and helps tame a killer dog. Told in the unique voice of an eight-year-old girl and, in wise hindsight by the woman she becomes, Going on Nine is steeped with a sense of place and of a time gone by. Nostalgic but not cloying, each chapter introduces another family in a turning-point situation, reason enough why Grace remembers the summer of 1956 for the rest of her life, and why adults and older YA readers will love Going on Nine. Catherine Underhill Fitzpatrick grew up in the 1950s and 1960s in suburban St. Louis. After graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, she worked as a staff feature writer in Hannibal, St. Louis, and Milwaukee. In September of 2001, Catherine was in Manhattan to cover New York Fashion Week. At first word of the terrorist attacks, she rushed toward Ground Zero and filed award-winning eyewitness reports that are memorialized in Washington DC’s Newseum and the State Historical Society of Missouri archives. Catherine’s articles, stories, and essays have appeared in The Vocabula Review, Prick of the Spindle, Sew News, Fan Story, Yesterday’s Magazette and Reminisce Magazine. Her debut novel, A Matter of Happenstance, is a four-generation family saga that explores the power of personal character over coincidence. Catherine is a board member of the Chicago-area TallGrass Writers Guild.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
26
Used Book Sale
Women & Children First, Saturday, July 26 at 10am
Used Book Sale

Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, July 27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mark your calendars! Our annual used book sale (part of Andersonville's Sidewalk Sale weekend) will be taking place July 26th and 27th! Book lovers and bargain hunters won't want to miss this Women & Children First tradition and opportunity to treasure hunt through the stacks for great deals on fiction, nonfiction, children's books, LGBTQ titles, CDs, DVDs, and collectibles; all priced to sell. Proceeds benefit the Women's Voices Fund, our nonprofit arm

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
26
Friends Half Price Book Sale
Hammond Public Library, Saturday, July 26 at 10:30am
Friends of the Hammond Public Library conduct a half-price Book Sale on the last Saturday of each month from 9:30-4:30. Sale excludes specially priced items and sets. (No sale in August, November or December).
The Friends also accept donations of gently used books, records, magazines, tapes or DVDs. Through your book sale purchases, the Friends of the Library provide funds for library programs, materials and supplies. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Jul
26
Sisters in Crime (Local Chapter) Meeting.
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, July 26 at 11am
Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
26
Author Discussion & Signing with M.E. May
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, July 26 at 2pm
Signing for M. E. May's 3rd book in her Circle City Mystyery series, Ensconced.

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
26
The Kates!!
The Book Cellar, Saturday, July 26 at 7pm
Our favorite all-female comedy group The Kates revisit the Book Cellar for a night of comedy! 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)
Jul
27
The History Discussion Group (Clio's Chroniclers)
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Sunday, July 27 at 2pm
Title: King Leopold's Ghost: Story of Greed, Terror & Heroism in the Belgian Congo

Author: Adam Hochschild

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
28
Old St. Pat's Book Group
The Book Cellar, Monday, July 28 at 7:30pm
The Old St. Pat's Book Group meets at 7:30 p.m. to discuss Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
28
Salon Classics Book Group
The Book Cellar, Monday, July 28 at 7:30pm
The Salon Classics Book Group discusses I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
29
Book Buzz
Lemont Public Library, Tuesday, July 29 at 8pm
Book Buzz -- Discover new books, broaden your horizons, and share your insights.
The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman
After the horror of World War I, Tom Sherbourne welcomes his new job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, an isolated island with no residents aside from him and his wife Isabel. But times on the island are tough for Isabel as she suffers multiple miscarriages and a stillbirth in just four years time. When a boat with a dead man and a young baby washes ashore, Isabel convinces Tom to let her keep the baby as their own, but the consequences to her actions may be dire.
Discussion will be led by Adult Services Librarian Debbie Somchay. Copies of the book are available one month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Jul
30
DALE W. LAACKMAN
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Wednesday, July 30 at 6:30pm
For the Kingdom and the Power: The Big Money Swindle That Spread Hate Across America

A force of nature and her flim-flam man meet their mark. A true believer.

Bessie Tyler and Edward Young Clarke, together the Southern Publicity Association, met the fervent William Joseph Simmons, saw an opportunity, and played on his many weaknesses. American history would never be the same.

It was the volatile, precarious terrain of Post World War I America. Tyler and Clarke took Simmons's dying and broke KKK, with its 2,000 3,000 members in Georgia and Alabama, and in a few short years increased its membership to nearly five million. Chapters were established in every state of the union, and the Klan began influencing American political and social life. Between one-third and one-half of the eligible men in the country belonged to the organization.

Even to modern sensibilities, the extent of their scheme is shocking: the limitlessness of their audacity; the full-scale and ongoing con of Simmons; the size of the personal fortunes they earned, amassed, stole in the process; and just how easily and expertly they exploited the particular fears and prejudices of every corner of America.

You will recognize in this pair a very American sense of showmanship and an accepted, even celebrated, brash entrepreneurial hustle. And, as their story winds down, the tainted and ultimately ineffectual Congressional hearings into the Klan's monumental growth that fizzle into nowhere? They will also seem familiar.

Author Dale W. Laackman gives us a fascinating, powerful, and previously untold story based on original research, archival material never before published, Census records, and obscure books and letters.

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
30
Never Too Old: A YA Book Club for Adults
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, July 30 at 8pm
The Never Too Old Book Group meets to discuss this month's selection, I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
31
LORI RADER DAY
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, July 31 at 6:30pm
Come to The Book Stall to meet Lori Rader Day and as a special bonus, another local author, Susie Calkins, will be joining her for a lively conversation.

The Black Hour tells of how for Chicago sociology professor Amelia Emmet, violence was a research topic - until a student she'd never met shot her. He also shot himself. Now he's dead and she's back on campus, trying to keep up with her class schedule, a growing problem with painkillers, and a question she can't let go: Why? All she wants is for life to get back to normal, but normal is looking hard to come by. She's thirty-eight and hobbles with a cane. Her first student interaction ends in tears (hers). Her fellow faculty members seem uncomfortable with her, and her ex--whom she may or may not still love--has moved on. Enter Nathaniel Barber, a graduate student obsessed with Chicago's violent history. Nath is a serious scholar, but also a serious mess about his first heartbreak, his mother's death, and his father's disapproval. Assigned as Amelia's teaching assistant, Nath also takes on the investigative legwork that Amelia can't do. And meanwhile, he's hoping she'll approve his dissertation topic, the reason he came to grad school in the first place: the student attack on Amelia Emmet. Together and at cross-purposes, Amelia and Nathaniel stumble toward a truth that will explain the attack and take them both through the darkest hours of their lives.

This event is free and open to the public.

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
1
The Interview Show ~ Hosted by Mark Bazer ~ in Conversation with Rick Perlstein ~ The Hideout
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Friday, August 1 at 6:30pm
Friday, August 1, 6:30 PM The Hideout 1354 W Wabansia Ave Chicago, IL 60642 773.227.4433 info@hideoutchicago.com http://www.hideoutchicago.com

The monthly Chicago-based talk show The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, returns to The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433), Friday, August 1st, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6. Admission is $10.

Guests:

RICK PERLSTEIN Historian, author of "Nixonland," "Before the Storm" and the brand-new "The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan"

SABA Rapper, new mix tape "COMFORTzone"

ERLING WU-BOWER & COSMO GOSS One Off Hospitality Chefs de Cuisine at Nico Osteria and Publican

The Interview Show, held the first Friday of every month at the Hideout, features guests from every walk of life — musicians, authors, comedians, community activists, chefs, CEOs, etc., both local and passing through town — sharing their world views and talents in a laid-back, intimate setting.

About Mark Bazer:

Mark Bazer is a writer and also the co-host of the new WTTW show, “My Chicago.”

http://www.hideoutchicago.com/event/619683-interview-show-hosted-by-mark...

https://www.facebook.com/events/654454874636450/

Location: Street: The Hideout Additional: 1354 W Wabansia Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60642 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
1
Tom Lukas, "Special Operations"
The Book Cellar, Friday, August 1 at 7pm
Join us as Tom Lukas reads from his debut novel, Special Operations. Following the death of a local policeman, a mysterious person known as the Illuminator descends upon a small New England town to exact justice in a cruel and unusual way. As the story unfolds, what we encounter is a captivating psychological thriller with a story less about the "what" than the "why," a hero who could just as easily be the villain, and an ending with far more questions than answers. Tom Lukas left his career as master carpenter and licensed homebuilder at age thirty-three to earn a degree in English Literature because he wanted to become a writer. At Virginia he found a home at the eText Center and in the American Studies program which emphasized electronic publishing, and applied this new form of craftsmanship as project manager for the National Endowment for the Humanities award-winning literary archive The World of Dante, and in editing the New York Public Library's first electronic literary archive African American Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century. At age fifty he published his first work in North American Review.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
3
Deborah Harkness
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Skokie - Old Orchard, Sunday, August 3 at unknown time
Deborah Harkness, The Book of Life (added from Penguin)
Aug
4
Inventory
Women & Children First, Monday, August 4 at 11am
Inventory Day

On Monday, August 4th, Women & Children First will be closed for inventory. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, August 5th at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
4
Desi Lit Book Club
The Book Cellar, Monday, August 4 at 7pm
The Desi Lit Book Group meets at the Book Cellar to discuss The Lost Pearl by Lara Zubieri.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
5
Prajwal Parajuly ~ The Gurkha's Daughter ~ 57th Street Books
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Tuesday, August 5 at 6pm
Tuesday, August 5th, 6 PM 57th Street Books 1301 E. 57th St. Phone: 773.684.1300 fiftysev@semcoop.com

A disfigured servant girl plans to flee Nepal; a Kalimpong shopkeeper faces an impossible dilemma; a Hindu religious festival in Darjeeling brings with it a sacrifice; a Nepali-Bhutanese refugee pins her hopes on the West; a Gurkha’s daughter tries to comprehend her father’s complaints; two young Nepali-speaking immigrants meet in Manhattan.

A number one bestseller in India and a shortlisted nomination for the Dylan Thomas Prize, The Gurkha’s Daughter is a distinctive debut from a rising star in South Asian literature. This collection of stories captures the textures and sounds of the Nepalese diaspora through eight intimate, nuanced portraits, taking us from the hillside city of Darjeeling, India to a tucked away Nepalese restaurant in New York City.

Prajwal Parajuly, the son of an Indian father and a Nepalese mother, divides his time between New York and Oxford, England, but disappears to Gangtok, his hometown in the Indian Himalayas, at every opportunity. He draws inspiration for his writing from the many places he has traveled and lived. Parts of The Gurkha’s Daughter were written while he was a writer-in-residence at Truman State University, in Kirksville, Missouri. He also worked as an advertising executive at The Village Voice in New York City.

Location: Street: 57th Street Books Additional: 1301 E. 57th St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
5
**OFFSITE** Jeanine Hays & Bryan Mason @ Room and Board Showroom
The Book Cellar, Tuesday, August 5 at 6pm
Drop by the Room and Board Showroom to hear bloggers and designers Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason discuss their book, Remix: Decorating with Culture, Objects, and Soul. In their book, they take you into homes where cultural, global décor breathes beauty and soul into contemporary interiors. Whether you love to source pieces from your travels or simply wish to evoke the destination of your dreams, Remix shows how bold color, unique patterns like ikats and suzanis, original art, and handcrafted furnishings and accessories can help you express your cultural experiences in stylish, unforgettable rooms.

Location: Street: 55 East Ohio Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60611 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
6
The Book Cellar Book Club
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, August 6 at 7pm
The Book Cellar Book Group meets to discuss A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
6
**OFFSITE** Lil Bub's Big Show @ Metro
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30pm
Lil BUB'S BIG SHOW (LIVE!) featuring DAVID YOW @ METRO

$6 General Admission, $12 Seated, $75 Meet & Greet Upgrade/ All Ages / Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM

Visit www.metrochicago.com for tickets!

Just in case getting to see his cute face wasn't enough: proceeds benefit Tree House Humane Society & Lil BUB's Big Fund for the ASPCA!

Location: Street: Metro Additional: 3730 N Clark St City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60613 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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