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Little Libraries

There are 28 "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
610 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
111 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60602
430 South Michigan Avenue, Auditorium Building, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605
20 North Wacker Drive, Civic Opera Building, Suite 1776, Chicago, IL 60606
200 West Madison Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 336, Chicago, IL 60606
Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue (Kraft Education Center, Galleries 15–16), Chicago, IL 60603
550 West Van Buren Street, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60607
Hudson Booksellers (0.6 miles)
500 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60661
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
430 South Michigan Avenue, Auditorium Building, 11th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605
565 W. Adams St., Chicago, Illinois 60661
225 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601
555 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60607
325 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60610
1212 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois
451 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60654
After Word Books (0.9 miles)
23 East Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60611
435 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
The UIC Bookstore (1.0 miles)
750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607
31 West Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60610
38 South Peoria Street, Joy Faith Knapp Music Center, Chicago, IL 60607
1507 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
50 E. Huron St, Chicago, Illinois 60611
801 South Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607
1218 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607

Local events

Apr
18
Black Ink Book Exchange
Arts Incubator, Friday, April 18 at 6pm
Black Ink Book Exchange is a pop up library open for the exchange of books by and about people of the African Diaspora. The project aims to create a space around books as a cultural currency, and consists of creative workshops, a reading lounge and book barter. The project will open Friday, April 18 at the Arts Incubator in Washington Park, and with support, will continue through the end of the summer at other South Side Chicago locations. (lilithcat)… (more)
Apr
18
CEERES & The Seminary Co-op Present Two Bulgarian Authors: Virginia Zaharieva & Albena Stambolova ~ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Friday, April 18 at 6pm
FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 6 PM SEMINARY CO-OP BOOKSTORE 5751 S. WOODLAWN AVENUE PHONE: 773.752.4381

Co-Sponsored with The Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES) at The University of Chicago.

In Bulgaria during the height of communism in the 1960s, six-year-old Manda survives her cruel grandmother and rural poverty by finding sheer delight in the world--plump vegetables, garden gnomes, and darkened attic corners. The young Manda endures severe beatings, seemingly indestructible. But as a middle-aged artist in newly democratic Bulgaria, she desperately tries to feed her damaged soul with intrepid creativity and humor.

Virginia Zaharieva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1959. She is a writer, psychotherapist, feminist, and mother. Her novel "Nine Rabbits" is among the most celebrated Bulgarian books to appear over the past two decades and the first of Zaharieva's work made available in North America.

Published by Black Balloon Publishing ~
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Albena
Stambolova’s idiosyncratic debut novel, Everything Happens As It Does, builds from the idea that, as the title suggests, everything happens exactly the way it must. In this case, the seven characters of the novel—from Boris, a young boy who is only at peace when he’s around bees, to Philip and Maria and their twins—each play a specific role in the lives of the others, binding them all together into a strange, yet logical, knot. As characters are picked up, explored, and then swept aside, the novel’s beguiling structure becomes apparent, forcing the reader to pay attention to the patterns created by this accumulation of events and relationships.

Albena Stambolova is the author of three novels: Everything Happens As It Does, Hop-Hop the Stars, and An Adventure, to Pass the Time. She has also published a collection of short stories, Three Dots, and a psychoanalytical study on Marguerite Duras, Sickness in Death. She currently lives in Bulgaria, where she works as a psychological and organizational consultant, and is working on a book about fairy tales.

Published by Open Letter Books ~
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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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Apr
18
SCBWI Panel at 57th Street Books
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Friday, April 18 at 6:30pm
Date: Friday, April 18th Time: 6:30-8 p.m. Celebrate the arrival of warmer weather with hot new YA books. The SCBWI Hyde Park/South Side network is hosting a powerhouse panel discussion with award-winning young adult authors, who will share the perils and joys of writing for an older audience, the hot hot hot YA market, the job of selling their books, and the pressure to write that sequel. Please message KateHannigan@gmail.com to RSVP. More about our YA authors: CHRISTA DESIR writes contemporary fiction for young adults. Her first book, Fault Line, came out this fall. Her second book, BLEED LIKE ME, is due out in October 2014. Her third book, LOVE BLIND, is slated for fall 2015 release. She lives with her husband, three small children, and overly enthusiastic dog outside of Chicago. She has volunteered as a rape victim activist for more than ten years, including providing direct service as an advocate in hospital ERs. She also works as an editor at Samhain Publishing. Visit her at http://ChristaDesir.com. ELIZABETH FAMA is the YA author most recently of Plus One, an alternate-history thriller set in contemporary Chicago, in which half the population must live at night, and half during the day. Her other books include MONSTROUS BEAUTY, a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection and an Odyssey honor winner, and OVERBOARD, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a society of Midland Authors honor book, and a nominee for five state awards. A graduate of the University of Chicago, where she earned a B.A. in biology and an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in economics, Beth has occasionally ruined cocktail conversations by joking that she is such an entrenched Chicago native, her corpse will eventually replace the aging Body Slices exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. http://www.elizabethfama.com/ PHILIP SIEGEL grew up in New Jersey, which he insists is much nicer than certain TV shows would have you believe. He graduated from Northwestern University and promptly moved out to Los Angeles, where he became an NBC Page (proof below). He likes to think that the character of Kenneth on 30 Rock is loosely based on his life rights. Currently, he lives in Chicago and does his best writing sandwiched in between colorful characters on the El. http://www.philipsiegel.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philipsiegelwrites Twitter: @FillupSeagull Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7020466.Philip_Siegel KRISTINA SPRINGER is the author of: the young adult novel, THE ESPRESSOLOGIST (Macmillan/FSG), which has been published in seven countries, was purchased for film by Vuguru and is being produced as a web series, and was a 2010 Society of School Librarians International Honor Book and recently named a 2014 Illinois Reads book; the middle-grade novel, My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours (Macmillan/FSG), which was a Scholastic Book Club Bestseller and a 2012 YALSA QUICK PICK; the young adult novel, JUST YOUR AVERAGE PRINCESS (Macmillan/FSG); and two ebook only young adult novels, THE PAPARAZZI PROJECT and BOY SWAP. She has a Masters in Writing from DePaul University and resides in a suburb of Chicago with her husband and children. Read more about her at http://www.kristinaspringer.com or connect with her on twitter at @TinaSpringer.

Location: Street: 57th Street Books Additional: 1301 E. 57th Street City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
18
Roosevelt MFA Reading
The Book Cellar, Friday, April 18 at 7pm
Spring graduates from Roosevelt University's MFA program stop by The Book Cellar to celebrate and share their work.

Is there hope for our literary future? Find out tonight!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
18
Angie Chuang
Women & Children First, Friday, April 18 at 7:30pm
Four Words for Home

While working on an assignment to find the "human face" of Afghani-Americans in the weeks following the 2001 terrorist attacks, journalist Angie Chuang began to confront issues that were tearing her own immigrant family apart--mental illness, divorce, and deeply rooted cultural taboos that have shattered her own family's American Dream. She is forced to confront the hard truths and broken places that lie at the heart of so many stories of migration and intergenerational struggle. For all immigrants, the idea of “home” is both fluid and elusive, far more than a single place on the map. Angie Chuang is a writer and is on the journalism faculty of the American University School of Communication in Washington, DC. She was a newspaper reporter for thirteen years, developing one of the first race and ethnicity issues "beats" and winning many national and regional awards. For her work on the Oregonian, she traveled to Afghanistan, Vietnam, and the post-Katrina Gulf Coast for stories. She received her B.A. and M.A. in English literature at Stanford University.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
19
Storytime with Felicia!
Barbara's Bookstore - Chicago - Macy's, Saturday, April 19 at 11am
Start: 11:00 am

Storytime with Felicia at Barbara's Burr Ridge Start: 11:00 am Join us for free storytime fun every Saturday at 11am at our Burr Ridge location!

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)… (more)
Apr
19
Writing Workshop - The Business of Writing
Northbrook Public Library, Saturday, April 19 at 2pm
Join author Kathleen Anne Fleming for this writing workshop in the YS Activity Room. (NorthbrookLibrary)
Apr
19
The Mystery Discussion Group
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Saturday, April 19 at 2pm
Title: The Expats

Author: Chris Pavone

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
19
The Book Stall’s Annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Saturday, April 19 at 4:30pm
The Book Stall’s Annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt See details on our newsletter's Children’s pages.

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
19
Bill Hillmann presents "The Old Neighborhood"
The Book Cellar, Saturday, April 19 at 7pm
The Book Cellar is pleased to host Chicago native Bill Hillmann as he shares his debut novel from Curbside Splendor, The Old Neighborhood.

"The Old Neighborhood is the story of teenager Joe Walsh, the youngest in a large, mixed-race family living in Chicago. After Joe witnesses his older brother commit a gangland murder, his friends and family drag him down into a pit of violence that reaches a bloody impasse when his elder sister begins dating a rival gang member. The Old Neighborhood is both a brutal tale of growing up tough in a mean city, and a beautiful harkening to the heartbreak of youth."

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
20
Closed for Easter!
The Book Cellar, Sunday, April 20 at 00am
Happy Easter, guys and gals! We hope you get a basket full of books!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
21
Mike Byster
Prospect Elementary School, Monday, April 21 at 6:30pm
Mike Byster (The Power of Forgetting)

Mike Byster is the creator of the award-winning memory system Brainetics and the founder of Brainetics, LLC. (added from Random House)
Apr
21
Essay Fiesta!
The Book Cellar, Monday, April 21 at 7pm
Essay Fiesta takes over The Book Cellar once again for an evening of Live Lit. Get here early to grab a seat and grab a drink!

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
21
A “Field” Day in Winnetka
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Monday, April 21 at 7pm
The Book Stall is pleased and honored to host three of the country’s leading scientists, all with current and former leadership roles at The Field Museum in Chicago, for a joint presentation centered around their new books on Monday, April 21, at 7 pm at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave.

We welcome former Field Museum provost Dr. Robert Martin, currently the museum’s Curator of Biological Anthropology; Dr. Lance Grande, the museum’s Distinguished Service Curator responsible for its academic departments of anthropology, botany, geology, and zoology; and Sir Peter Crane, currently Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and former director of the Field Museum from 1992-99. From 1999-2006, he was director of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew in the UK, where he was knighted in 2004 for services to horticulture and conservation.

Each will present a brief book talk, followed by a question-and-answer session.

• Dr. Martin’s How we do it: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction draws on 40 years of research in his examination of the procreative history of humans, as well as that of our primate kin, to reveal what is truly natural when it comes to making and raising babies.

• Dr. Crane’s Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot traces the beautiful tree’s lineage from the time of dinosaurs to the 21st century, a book described as both scholarly and highly accessible and praised by one reviewer as “an important biography of the ultimate survivor.”

• Dr. Grande’s The Lost World of Fossil Lake: Snapshots from Deep Time covers the history, discovery, and exploration of the remarkable fossils uncovered in southwestern Wyoming around the ghost town of Fossil. With incredible color photographs of the fossils and an explanation of their evolutionary significance, the book is a breathtaking window into our planet’s long-lost past.

This event is free and open to the public. Please join us to celebrate this unique outpouring of science for the general public by three of The Field Museum’s most distinguished curatorial leaders over the past 20 years.

Location: Street: Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave. City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
22
Book Discussion - The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Northbrook Public Library, Tuesday, April 22 at 10am
Nancy Buehler leads the discussion at the Village Hall Shermer Study (1225 Cedar Lane). Books are available at the library 3rd floor Reader Services Desk approximately 1 month prior to the discussion date. (NorthbrookLibrary)
Event location: Village Hall Shermer Study, 1225 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL
Apr
22
Storytime at the BookMarket!
Barbara's Bookstore - Chicago - Macy's, Tuesday, April 22 at 4pm
Storytime at The BookMarket!

Start: 4:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday at 4pm and every Thursday at 10:30am for free storytime fun!

Location: Street: The BookMarket Additional: 2651 Navy Blvd in the Glen Town Center City: Glenview, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60026 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
22
Earth Day Celebration
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Tuesday, April 22 at 4:30pm
Earth Day Celebration featuring Dr. Seuss’s

The Lorax

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
22
**OFFSITE** Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights
The Book Cellar, Tuesday, April 22 at 6pm
Location: Street: Location TBA City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
22
Global Voices Author Lecture: Shadi Hamid discusses Temptations of Power ~ International House, Assembly Hall
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Tuesday, April 22 at 6pm
TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 6 PM INTERNATIONAL HOUSE ASSEMBLY HALL 1414 E. 59TH ST. PHONE: 773.753.2270

In Temptations of Power, Hamid draws on hundreds of interviews with leaders and activists from across the region to advance a new understanding of how Islamist movements change over time. He puts forward the bold thesis that repression "forced" Islamists to moderate their politics, work in coalitions, de-emphasize Islamic law, and set aside the dream of an Islamic state. Meanwhile, democratic openings in the 1980s--and again during the Arab Spring--pushed Islamists back toward their original conservatism.

Shadi Hamid is a Brookings Fellow in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, vice-chair of the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED), a member of the World Bank’s MENA Advisory Panel, and a correspondent for The Atlantic.

Sponsored by the Global Voices Lecture Series , The Seminary Co-op Bookstore, The Center for International Studies World Beyond the Headlines Series. Free and open to the public.

Location: Street: International House, Assembly Hall Additional: 1414 E. 59th St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
22
Mike Byster
Lincolnwood Elementary School, Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30pm
Mike Byster (The Power of Forgetting)

Mike Byster is the creator of the award-winning memory system Brainetics and the founder of Brainetics, LLC. (added from Random House)
Apr
23
World Book night
Women & Children First, Wednesday, April 23 at 00am
World Book Night is a program designed to spread the joy of reading by putting free books into the hands of people who might not normally have much access to them. Tonight book lovers all across the country will each be giving away 20 free copies of a book they love. It's expected that half a million books will be given out tonight! Women & Children First is one of the more than 2,000 official book pick-up sites in more than 6,000 towns and cities around the country; the books are all donated by publishers, and the participating authors waive their royalties. For more information about World Book Night, go to
Location">www.us.worldbooknight.org.

Location
: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
23
World Book Night
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, April 23 at 00am
World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. Each year on April 23 –Shakespeare’s birthday– tens of thousands of people in the U.S. go out into their communities and give a total of half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers. For more information about World Book Night and this year's selections, visit their website here.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
23
Dean Alger
Barbara's Bookstore - Chicago - Macy's, Wednesday, April 23 at 6pm
Join us for a signing, Q&A, and discussion with Dean Alger for his book Original Guitar Hero and the Power of Music: The Legendary Lonnie Johnson, Music, and Civil Rights.

Location: Street: Barbara's Burr Ridge City: Burr Ridge, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
23
Laughing Academy Improv Night
Barbara's Bookstore - Chicago - Macy's, Wednesday, April 23 at 6pm
Come out for a night of laughs with Laughing Academy Improv Troupe!

Location: Street: The BookMarket Additional: 2651 Navy Blvd in the Glen Town Center City: Glenview, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60026 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
23
Mike Byster
Rutledge Hall School, Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30pm
Mike Byster (The Power of Forgetting)

Mike Byster is the creator of the award-winning memory system Brainetics and the founder of Brainetics, LLC. (added from Random House)
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