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Saturday Nikki Giovanni will read her work as part of the Chicago Public Library's PoetryFest and the Poetry Foundation's Poetry Off the Shelf series at 2 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St.;...
Tribune reporterThere are few authors that can bring together people no matter their age, race or gender. Toni Morrison is one of those authors. Tuesday night at the Chicago Public Library's 'One Book, One Chicago' keynote speech, Morrison brought the house down with a...
When Greg Lis and his friends were growing up in the 1950s and wanted to play baseball, they'd head over to Cinder Field, a vacant lot in the Southwest Side neighborhood of Ashburn, and choose sides for a pick-up game. Lis, vice president of Americorp...
Last year the Chicago Public Library and the Digital Youth Network launched YOUmedia, an innovative teen center equipped for the digital age. "(It's) where teens are creators of media, not just consumers of media," said Amy Eshleman, assistant...
Special to the TribuneIn September the Chicago Public Library opened the West Town branch, the newest of 54 new or renovated branches since Mayor Richard Daley took office in 1989. The eco-friendly library, which occupies 13,300 square feet of the landmark Goldblatt's...
Special to the TribuneLocal bookseller Becky Anderson joined Studs Terkel as sole recipients of the 2009 Voice of the Heartland Award from the Great Lakes Booksellers Association for promoting regional authors and the regional book industry. The Naperville flagship of...
Special to the TribuneThe place: A good library is much bigger than the books it houses. Vivian G. Harsh, Chicago's first black librarian, established the Midwest's most extensive collection of African-American history and literature and in 1975 the Chicago Public Library...
Special to the TribuneThe place: They call it an outpost. The 250-square-foot location, shared by Hot Tix and housed in the Chicago Visitor Information Center in the Water Works building, is dwarfed by a cafe and reading lounge. There isn't much to it. The outpost, or...
Special to the TribuneOpened in 1904, the Blackstone Branch of the Chicago Public Library bears six Roman columns at the entrance that hint at the unique majesty inside this Hyde Park destination. “We call it one of the jewels of the Chicago Public Library system,”...
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Special to the TribuneKnown as the “Black Jewel of the Midwest,” the George Cleveland Hall Branch of the Chicago Public Library has been serving the Bronzeville community since 1932. Earlier this year, it was recommended for landmark status for its role as a...
Special to the TribuneGabe Levinson and his Book Bike have been making headlines since 2008 with a simple mission: free books. For the past three summers, Levinson has loaded up his custom-built tricycle with 200 lbs. of new donated books to give away in the parks. This was...
June 24: Author - Anthony Bourdain Talks About His New Book, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who CookWGN NewsTo purchase a copy of the book: Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook Reading and Signing: Tonight 6:00 p.m. Chicago Public Library 400 S. State Street Chicago In the ten years since his classic Kitchen...
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