| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
It's All Relative: Two Families, Three Dogs, 34 Holidays, and 50 Boxes of Wine (A Memoir)
The Chicago Public Library
Harold Washington Library Center
400 State Street
| 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...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 3:47 PM
The city’s branch libraries will be closed all day on most Mondays instead of being closed during the morning on most Mondays and Fridays as Mayor Rahm Emanuel originally envisioned.
The change in plans, quietly announced this week, is the result...
| Jan 6, 2012
Chicago's branch libraries will be closed all day on most Mondays instead of being closed during the morning on most Mondays and Fridays, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel originally envisioned.
The change in plans, quietly announced this week, is the result of a...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 8:25 AM
Today is the first day of the Chicago Humanities Festival and last day of Chicago Ideas Week. Not that it matters anymore when one annual celebration of creativity ends and another begins. Somewhere, every day of the year, morning, brunch and night, there...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:28 AM
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...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 1:01 PM
The literary events at the Chicago Humanities Festival are illustrative of the festival's sprawling theme, “America.” A diverse array of voices, perspectives and characters will illuminate the American experience. And for those whose passion...
| May 8, 2012
| 10:07 AM
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...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:00 AM
In a grand ceremony in front of the future first lady, veteran Chicago teacher Harold "Jerry" Mash was lauded for tirelessly working to help his students — a stark contrast to how he was labeled in an Ohio courtroom three decades earlier.
| Sep 10, 2012
Jeff Nelson and his team at OneGoal knew they couldn't just focus on academics when they began to put together a strategy in 2007 to help underperforming Chicago Public Schools students enter college and earn degrees.
As he talked to teens who had...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 5:10 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the teachers strike is "not necessary" because the two sides were close.
"I believe this is avoidable because this is a strike of choice," Emanuel said at a hastily called news conference at the Harold Washington Library Sunday...