| Jun 5, 2011
| 3:43 PM
Authors, book lovers and a group of 203 spontaneous dancers helped celebrate the written word in all its forms Saturday and Sunday at this year's Chicago Tribune Printer's Row Lit Fest.
Approximately 250 authors participated in more than 100 free...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 12:23 PM
On Sunday afternoon at Printers Row Lit Fest, away from the crowds strolling through aisles of used books or the ruckus of tots being entertained at the Lil' Lit Park Neverland, Richard Ford took to the stage in the Harold Washington Library Center and...
| 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...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 10:57 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a plan today to keep the city's branch libraries open six days a week by rehiring union workers and relocating employees from the Harold Washington Library to the neighborhood outposts.
Emanuel made the move without the...
| 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...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Chicago Public Libraries will be open four hours in the afternoon on Mondays starting next week, city officials announced today.
Except for the main Harold Washington Library, and the Sulzer and Woodson regional branches, which are open every day,...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 12:17 PM
Arthur Plotnik will sign and discuss his book "Better Than Great: A Plenitudinous Compendium of Wallopingly Fresh Superlatives" at 12:15 p.m. in the Chicago Authors Room at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St.; free.
| Jul 4, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Are you in the Loop when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of the "L"?
If all you know about the Green Line is that it's a Goose Island beer, you're in luck. Two Chicago groups are offering tours this summer that detail the intricacies of the CTA....
| Jul 14, 2011
| 11:52 AM
Love-Hate makes its home on Trib Nation each Monday. Here are the submissions from our readers...
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...the many speakers hosted by the Harold Washington Library. Often top-tier authors appear to discuss their work. And it is free.
| Jul 22, 2011
| 12:41 PM
Poets Dave Landsberger and Kathleen Rooney will write impromptu poems on any topic 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce booth at Wicker Park Fest, Milwaukee and North avenues; $5 suggested donation will benefit 826CHI.