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  • 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...
  • Chicago Public Library Playaways

     
    I am a vocal proponent of having a library card.  Obviously, books are awesome, but in addition to having loads of reading material at your fingertips, at the Chicago Public Library you also have movies, music, museum passes and more accessible to you.  I...
  • Photos from Chicago theater scene, circa 1980s

    A young, curly Gary Sinise in a Steppenwolf production. A black-and-white shot of "City on the Make,"  a play based on the writings of Nelson Algren, by Northlight Theatre in 1984. Through this weekend, an exhibition of photographs from the formative...
  • 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...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
  • New library director: library should be third most important place in people’s lives

     
    Evanston’s new public library director says that the city’s library should be the third most important place for citizens, after work and home, or school …...
  • Easter happenings in the western suburbs

     
    The western suburbs are full of Easter events, including egg hunts and bunny visits. TribLocal has compiled a list of local Easter events below. Did …...
  • Library cards won’t expire in Oak Park

     
    To help “eliminate barriers” for its patrons, the Oak Park Public Library has begun issuing library cards with no expiration dates. In the past, cardholders …...
  • Library no longer throws book at snoozers

     
    Fall asleep in the Chicago Public Library, someone will nudge you awake. Do it again, they'll show you the door. But drift off in Lombard's …...
  • NaNoWriMo awaaaaay!

     
    You'll have to excuse me. For the next month, my posts may be peppered with the following words and phrases: Starbucks, sleep-deprived, character development, third-act problems, rough draft, Starbucks, up until 2 a.m. (again), Starbucks, did I have a...