| Dec 25, 2011
| 6:53 PM
Monday is the official Christmas holiday for many public agencies and businesses. The following public services will be affected:
Government offices: Federal, state, county and city offices will be closed.
Postal Service: There will be no regular...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 7:18 AM
It can't have been easy. Art supplies were not exactly thick on the ground in those days — we're talking 32,000 years ago, give or take — and there were lots of other things to worry about, such as finding food, water and shelter. Not...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Monday, July 4, is Independence Day, a federal holiday. The following public services will be affected:
Schools: Most schools will be closed. Check with your district’s administrative office.
Government offices: Federal, state, county and city...
| Jul 9, 2011
There are more than 175 movies-under-the-stars screenings scheduled for Chicago's parks this summer. Most will feature standard Hollywood fare, from "Meet the Parents" at Fulton River Park July 26 to "Shrek Forever After" at Smith Park Aug. 11.
| Jul 26, 2011
| 8:39 PM
Author Rebecca Skloot and film critic Roger Ebert will be honored at the Oct. 20 Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner, the Chicago Public Library and Chicago Public Library Foundation announced Tuesday.
The Chicago Sun-Times' Ebert will be given the Carl...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named Chicago Bears defensive end Israel Idonije to the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors, part of the latest round of appointments as he works to fill out membership on various public bodies.
In a news release, Emanuel...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Forget that Packers-Bears rivalry. The greatest grudge match in history was waged by Thomas Wolfe and F. Scott Fitzgerald over the proper way to write fiction.
In a letter to Fitzgerald, Wolfe called himself a “putter-inner.” He tried to cram...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 8:40 AM
Book artist Narae Kim will give instructions to all ages on Japanese-style book binding at 2 p.m. in the Albany Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 5150 N. Kimball Ave.; free but registration required. 312-744-1933, chipublib.org
| Sep 1, 2011
| 12:49 PM
Chris "Elio" Eliopoulos will sign his graphic novel "Okie Dokie Donuts: Open for Business!" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Challengers Comics + Conversation, 1845 N. Western Ave.; free.
All branches of the Chicago Public Library will be...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday sought to get a handle on the flap over imminent Monday closings of Chicago Public Library branches, saying the move is necessary because union leaders haven't agreed to an alternate idea to cut hours at the libraries.
| Jan 10, 2012
| 5:54 PM
A pair of Chicago aldermen on Tuesday called on city library workers to give up pay raises so branch libraries can stay open six days a week.
The proposal came in a letter from Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, longtime chairman of the Finance Committee, and Ald....