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  • Historic Patio Theater to close in April

    Historic Patio Theater to close in April
    The historic Patio Theater in Portage Park has been in Demetri Kouvalis' family since 1987. His father ran the movie theater until 2001, when the air conditioning broke. The repairs were more than the family could afford, and the theater, built in 1927,...
  • Authors A-C

     - Return to other listings 2nd Story 2nd Story is a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. They host story-sharing experiences in Chicago and beyond, in the form of both...
  • Printers Row Members: Enter to win free tickets to 'Night in the Stacks'

    Printers Row Members: Enter to win free tickets to 'Night in the Stacks'
    We're giving away free tickets to the Chicago Public Library Foundation’s "Night in the Stacks" event on Friday, April 4. Night in the Stacks, which will be Friday at 7 p.m. in the Harold Washington Library Center, features an open bar, DJ and...
  • Emanuel ally: Pension plan won't solve $600 million problem

    Emanuel ally: Pension plan won't solve $600 million problem
    As reaction rolled in Tuesday to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pitch to shore up some of the city’s ailing pension funds, his chief City Council ally noted what the proposal is missing so far: a way out of Chicago’s most immediate financial...
  • Veronica Roth to receive library's 21st Century Award

    Veronica Roth to receive library's 21st Century Award
    Chicago author Veronica Roth will receive the 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation and the Chicago Public Library, it was announced Monday. The library's top award, the Carl Sandburg Literary Award, will go to authors Doris Kearns...
  • Editor's choice: Kinder Than Solitude

    How can a novel feel so suspenseful yet its plot seem so beside the point? How can a work of fiction be so slender yet so broad in scope? Only a great talent like Yiyun Li could perform this magic. The story seems straightforward. Four adolescents...
  • Fallon, Emanuel take the Polar Plunge

    Fallon, Emanuel take the Polar Plunge
    "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon walked into Lake Michigan Sunday morning in the promised suit and tie, turned toward the beach, then fell back into the water, going completely under. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel ran in, then sort of laid down on...
  • Oba William King and the art of storytelling

    Oba William King and the art of storytelling
    Oba William King plays a djembe drum, a kufi covers his bald head, and West African Anansi folk tales are in his repertoire. And although King's work is inspired by ancestral art forms, it would only be part of the story to label King an African...
  • Dr. John, Neville to top Blues Fest in June

    Dr. John, Neville to top Blues Fest in June
    Dr. John, Aaron Neville and Bettye LaVette will headline the 31st annual Chicago Blues Festival, running June 13-15 in Grant Park, according to the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. The festival will kick off June 13 at the...
  • 'Diversey' by MacKinlay Kantor gets another shot

    'Diversey' by MacKinlay Kantor gets another shot
    How forgotten is MacKinlay Kantor's "Diversey"? Well, when I looked it up on the Chicago Public Library website, I found only one copy available systemwide, in the closed stacks of the downtown branch — meaning that any reader interested in taking a...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Seeing the world on the page

    For some reason, I have been reading a number of books set in foreign countries. Three that I will recommend are "Say You're One of Them" by Uwem Akpan (Africa), "Finding Nouf" by Zoe Ferraris (Saudi Arabia) and "Death in a Strange Country" by Donna...