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There are 56 "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
Columbia Bookstore (0.4 miles)
624 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605

Local events

Jan
25
Closed for Renovation!
Women & Children First, Sunday, January 25 at 9pm
Keep connected by Liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter. We'll be posting updates and photos throughout construction.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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
WILLIAM URY
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Monday, January 26 at 7pm
Getting to Yes with Yourself and Other Worthy Opponents

Ury, founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, speaks on the subject of his brand-new book that offers six steps to getting what one wants in life, including tips, strategies, and techniques that can be used by everyone, every day, in every situation. Luncheon.

Location: Street: Highland Park Public Library Additional: 494 Laurel Avenue City: Highland Parl, Province: Illinois 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
WILLIAM URY
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Tuesday, January 27 at 12pm
Getting to Yes with Yourself and Other Worthy Opponents

Ury, founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, speaks on the subject of his brand-new book that offers six steps to getting what one wants in life, including tips, strategies, and techniques that can be used by everyone, every day, in every situation. Luncheon.

Location: Street: University Club of Chicago, 76 E Monroe Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jan
27
Eric Posner and Geoffrey Stone - "The Twilight of International Human Rights Law" - International House
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Tuesday, January 27 at 6pm
Partnering with the International House and the Law School, the Seminary Co-op is pleased to present Eric Posner and Geoffrey Stone. The discussion on Posner's latest The Twilight of International Human Rights Law will take place at the International House on January 15, at 6pm.

Countries solemnly intone their commitment to human rights, and they ratify endless international treaties and conventions designed to signal that commitment. At the same time, there has been no marked decrease in human rights violations, even as the language of human rights has become the dominant mode of international moral criticism. Well-known violators like Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan have sat on the U.N. Council on Human Rights. But it's not just the usual suspects that flagrantly disregard the treaties. Brazil pursues extrajudicial killings. South Africa employs violence against protestors. India tolerate child labor and slavery. The United States tortures.

In The Twilight of Human Rights Law--the newest addition to Oxford's highly acclaimedInalienable Rights series edited by Geoffrey Stone--the eminent legal scholar Eric A. Posner argues that purposefully unenforceable human rights treaties are at the heart of the world's failure to address human rights violations. Because countries fundamentally disagree about what the public good requires and how governments should allocate limited resources in order to advance it, they have established a regime that gives them maximum flexibility--paradoxically characterized by a huge number of vague human rights that encompass nearly all human activity, along with weak enforcement machinery that churns out new rights but cannot enforce any of them. Posner looks to the foreign aid model instead, contending that we should judge compliance by comprehensive, concrete metrics like poverty reduction, instead of relying on ambiguous, weak, and easily manipulated checklists of specific rights.

With a powerful thesis, a concise overview of the major developments in international human rights law, and discussions of recent international human rights-related controversies, The Twilight of Human Rights Law is an indispensable contribution to this important area of international law from a leading scholar in the field.

Eric A. Posner teaches at the University of Chicago. He has written nine books and more than one hundred articles on international law, constitutional law, and other topics. He has written opinion pieces for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New Republic, Slate,and other popular media. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Law Institute

Geoffrey Stone joined the faculty at the University of Chicago Law SChool in 1973, after serving as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. He later served as Dean of the Law School from 1987 to 1994, and Provost of the University of Chicago from 1994 to 2002. Stone is the author of many books on constitutional law, including Speaking Out: Reflections of Law, Liberty and Justice; Top Secret: When Our Government Keeps Us in the Dark; War and Liberty: An American Dilemma; Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime; and Eternally Vigilant: Free Speech in the Modern Era.

Location: Street: 1414 E 59th St City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
27
Sian Beilock - "How the Body Knows Its Mind" - Illinois Science Council
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Tuesday, January 27 at 6pm
The Illinois Science Council and the Seminary Co-op Bookstore will host Sian Beilock in a discussion of her latest book, How the Body Knows Its Mind, downtown on January 27.

Click here to RSVP.

Location: Street: 175 W. Washington St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60602 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
27
WILLIAM URY
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Tuesday, January 27 at 7pm
Getting to Yes with Yourself and Other Worthy Opponents

Ury, founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, speaks on the subject of his brand-new book that offers six steps to getting what one wants in life, including tips, strategies, and techniques that can be used by everyone, every day, in every situation.

Location: Street: Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington City: Evanston, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
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
Richard Maxwell - "Theater for Beginners" - with Lin Hixson
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Wednesday, January 28 at 6pm
Chicago native returns from New York City to discuss his newest title, Theater for Beginnersi, the latest step in his wildly successful drama career. Richard Maxwell, of Illinois State University and co-founder of the Cook County Theater Department, is the Artistic Director of the New York City Players. A playwright and director, Maxwell is the recipient of numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship and Obie Award, and his plays have been comissioned and performed in over sixteen countries. He is considered by The New Yorker to be "one of the strongest directors out there--an artist committed to making us see the world for what it is." Read The New Yorker's interview with Richard Maxwell here, and about his recieving the Guggenheim Fellowship here. Richard Maxwell will be joined by longtime friend and fellow dramatist Lin Hixson, professor at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and co-founder of the Chicago theater company, Every House Has a Door.

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 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
ELIZABETH EULBERG
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, January 29 at 4:30pm
After-school Tea at the store

We Can Work It Out

It’s on its way! The highly anticipated sequel to Ms. Eulberg’s bestselling first novel The Lonely Hearts Club. We’re delighted to host Ms. Eulberg just days after the book’s release. Don’t miss this chance to hear one of our favorite YA authors. We’re always delighted to host her!

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
29
Laurence Ralph - "Renegade Dreams" - CIS
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Thursday, January 29 at 5pm
The Center for International Studies is hosting Laurence Ralph on his latest title, and the Seminary Co-op Bookstore will be providing book sales. Every morning Chicagoans wake up to the same stark headlines that read like some macabre score: "13 shot, 4 dead overnight across the city," and nearly every morning the same elision occurs: what of the nine other victims? As with war, much of our focus on inner-city violence is on the death toll, but the reality is that far more victims live to see another day and must cope with their injuries--both physical and psychological--for the rest of their lives. Renegade dreams is their story. Walking the streets of one of Chicago's most violent neighborhoods--where the local gang has been active for more than fifty years--Laurence Ralph talks with people whose lives are irrecoverably damaged, seeking to understand how they cope and how they can be better helped. Going deep into a West Side neighborhood most Chicagoans only know from news reports--a place where children have been shot just for crossing the wrong street--Ralph unearths the fragile humanity that fights to stay alive there, to thrive, against all odds. He talks to mothers, grandmothers, and pastors, to activists and gang leaders, to the maimed and the hopeful, to aspiring rappers, athletes, or those who simply want safe passage to school or a steady job. Gangland Chicago, he shows, is as complicated as ever. It's not just a warzone but a community, a place where people's dreams are projected against the backdrop of unemployment, dilapidated housing, incarceration, addiction, and disease, the many hallmarks of urban poverty that harden like so many scars in their lives. Recounting their stories, he wrestles with what it means to be an outsider in a place like this, whether or not his attempt to understand, to help, might not in fact inflict its own damage. Ultimately he shows that the many injuries these people carry--like dreams--are a crucial form of resilience, and that we should all think about the ghetto differently, not as an abandoned island of unmitigated violence and its helpless victims but as a neighborhood, full of homes, as a part of the larger society in which we all live, together, among one another. Laurence is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He is the author of Renegade dreams: Living Through Injury in Gangland Chicago (University of Chicago Press). He holds a PhD and Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Institute of Technology where he majored in History, Technology and Society. Classics 110

Location: Street: 1010 59th St City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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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
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
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
31
Greg Kot
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Saturday, January 31 at 6:30pm
Greg Kot has been the music critic at the Chicago Tribune since 1990. Kot is co-host of the nationally syndicated public-radio program Sound Opinions, and the author of several books, including Wilco: Learning How to Die and Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music. He lives in Chicago. (added from Simon & Schuster)
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
Cornel West - "The Radical King" - Rockefeller
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Sunday, February 1 at 2pm
At Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC), the Office of Civic Engagement's UChicago Engages Series, and Beacon Press.

A revealing collection that restores Dr. King as being every bit as radical as Malcolm X Every year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is celebrated as one of the greatest orators in US history, an ambassador for nonviolence who became one of the most recognizable leaders of the civil rights movement. But after more than forty years, few people appreciate how truly radical he was. Arranged thematically in four parts, The Radical King includes twenty-one selections, curated and introduced by Cornel West, that illustrate King’s revolutionary Christian vision as a democratic socialist, underscoring his identification with the poor, his unapologetic opposition to the Vietnam War, and his crusade against global imperialism. The King Legacy is a partnership between the Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Beacon Press. Beacon has published Dr. King’s most important writings and orations, and has worked with leading scholars and civil rights activists, who have delved into archives, to create entirely new books.

About the Author

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–1968), Nobel Peace Prize laureate and architect of the nonviolent civil rights movement, was among the twentieth century’s most influential figures. One of the greatest orators in US history, King also authored several books, including Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, and Why We Can’t Wait. His speeches, sermons, and writings are inspirational and timeless. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.

Cornel West, one of America’s most gifted and provocative intellectuals, has been profoundly influenced by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A professor at Union Theological Seminary, Dr. West has also taught at Yale, Harvard, and Princeton. The recipient of more than twenty honorary degrees, he has written many important books, including the best-selling Race Matters and Democracy Matters. He lives in New York City.

Location: Street: 5850 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
1
Cornel West
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, Sunday, February 1 at 3pm
Feb
1
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American Library Association, Sunday, February 1 at 3:30pm
Feb
1
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American Library Association, Sunday, February 1 at unknown time
Feb
2
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Union League Club of Chicago, Monday, February 2 at 11:30am
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