| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:07 PM
William Friedkin, the director of “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist,” a pair of acclaimed Tracy Letts adaptations (“Bug” and “Killer Joe”) and author of “The Friedkin Connection,” a new...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 11:29 AM
The Chicago Public Library's latest selection for "One Book, One Chicago" charts the history of African-Americans who moved to Chicago and other cities after leaving their homes in the Jim Crow South.
"The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of...
| 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.
| Oct 12, 2010
| 5:40 PM
It's easy to interview living authors, and I have three such people lined up at Saturday's Lit Fest: Jonathan Eig, author most recently of "Get Capone"; Barbara Ehrenreich, author of more than 20 books, including the best-seller "Nickel and Dimed"; and...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 2:58 PM
Jeanne M. Dams will discuss her newest Hilda Johansson mystery "Murder in Burnt Orange" from 2-4 p.m. at the Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 W. Madison St.; free.
Sophie Robinson will be the featured reader during the "Myopic Poetry Series"...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 8:21 AM
The universally acclaimed Joyce Carol Oates returns to Chicago on the heels of "A Widow's Story" (Harper Collins, publication date: Feb. 15). The author's poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of Raymond Smith, her husband of forty-six...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 11:54 AM
Cook Memorial Library District will host a "book club extravaganza" with appearances by authors Frances McNamara and Joan Naper, 10 a.m.-noon at the Sullivan Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills; free. Registration is required. webres....
| Oct 7, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Our club has been meeting for about 10 years. We started out with six neighbors and have expanded to 11 current members.
Our membership includes a lawyer, nurse, teacher, administrative assistant, freelance writer and small-business owner. Our...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 3:39 PM
The Ridgewood Book Club has been meeting since 1968. The club is named for the subdivision in Western Springs where most of us still live.
Our book club reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction. One of our members asks annually to have "Great...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 1:11 PM
Anderson's Bookshop's mother-daughter book club will discuss "Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry at 2 p.m. at Anderson's Bookshop in Downers Grove, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove; free. 630-963-2665, andersonsbookshop.com.
Franki Elliot will host...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 2:52 PM
Nikki Giovanni will read her work as part of the Chicago Public Library's PoetryFest and the Poetry Foundation's Poetry Off the Shelf series at 2 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St.;...