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  • 'Book Thief' is stealing center stage

    'Book Thief' is stealing  center stage
    Like the 22 books that preceded it, Markus Zusak's “The Book Thief” was chosen for the Chicago Public Library's One Book, One Chicago fall selection based on its literary merit and universal themes that would appeal to the widest range of...
  • 5 questions, answers with Edgy Tim | Week 9

    5 questions, answers with Edgy Tim | Week 9
    5 Week 9 games that really matter? Loyola (7-1) at St. Rita (4-4): Rita needs a victory to avoid missing the state playoffs for the first time since 1999. Wheaton Warrenville South (4-4) at Wheaton North (7-1): South will qualify for the playoffs with...
  • A literary journey that started on the streets

    A literary journey that started on the streets
    Only one writer received a standing ovation at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards in Chicago on Wednesday night. It wasn't the marquee award-winners who brought the well-heeled crowd to its feet in the giant room at the UIC Forum. It wasn't Walter...
  • Library Foundation fete a literary feast

    Library Foundation fete a literary feast
    The Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Public Library Foundation hosted the 13th annual Carl Sandburg Literary Awards dinner at the UIC Forum on Oct. 17. Emcee Bill Kurtis introduced more than 65 noted authors, all with ties to Chicago, to the crowd...
  • New leaf

    New leaf
    To understand why the hiring of Brian Bannon as Chicago's public library commissioner caused a more-than-ordinary stir, let us quote a learned cultural authority. That authority is not Socrates. It is not Shakespeare. It is not Goethe. Nor is it...
  • Steppenwolf for Young Adults season announced

    The Steppenwolf Theatre has announced its 2012-13 season for young adults. The two-show slate, aimed primarily at teen audiences, begins in the fall with Heidi Stillman's adaptation of "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak, the story of a young, book-loving...
  • Threat To Democracy Averted!

    For newspapers such as The Hartford Courant, ``street sales'' are a mixed blessing. How much better it would be for the newspaper accountant and advertisers and just about everybody if you subscribed and got it delivered to your door -- or at least to one...
  • Chicago Teachers Union sets Sept. 10 strike date

    Chicago Teachers Union sets Sept. 10 strike date
    The Chicago Teachers Union this evening voted to strike on Monday, Sept. 10, the earliest day possible after filing a 10-day strike notice Wednesday and saying they would remain at the neogotiating table until an agreement was reached.  Sept. 10 is the...
  • Rare book returned to library, 78 years overdue

    Rare book returned to library, 78 years overdue
    The Chicago Public Library has a new treasure tonight, thanks to it's "Once in a Blue Moon" amnesty program.  Since August 20th, Chicagoans have been able to return overdue items free of charge.  And today, a woman returned a book - 78 years overdue. ...
  • The ballad of reading guilt

    The ballad of reading guilt
    Dorian Gray's story would have been drastically different had he been granted amnesty for his sins. Instead he died a deformed, barely human figure, resembling the ugliness of his immoral life. While the cad Dorian felt no remorse for his evil acts,...
  • Book checked out in 1934 finally returned

    Book checked out in 1934 finally returned
    It’s never too late to do the right thing. Just ask Harlean Hoffman Vision who returned an overdue book to the Chicago Public Library during their Amnesty Program.  Vision had the 'vision' to call ahead just to make sure they wouldn’t throw...