| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 1:29 PM
TV reporter Janet Davies, wearing a beige jacket and leopard boots, stood behind a wooden podium in a darkened room overlooking Millennium Park on October 12.
"Remember, like Chicago voting, bid and bid often," she said, encouraging an audience of...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 2:05 PM
If real-life holiday drama has you down — or you simply want to take a break from the fun-but-hectic festivities and relax — we’ve got a list that you can check twice, filled with shows both naughty and nice. Traditional to irreverent,...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 3:47 PM
For more than 50 years, Elie Wiesel has provided a moral compass for the world, writing and advocating on human rights issues in the wake of his tragic experiences as a survivor of the Holocaust.
His book "Night," recalling the terrors of the Auschwitz...
| Mar 8, 2013
Neil Shubin has the wide, happy eyes of a Muppet and the casual, ingratiating prattle of a car salesman. His thick, graying hair lends gravitas. He has written a new book, and on a bitter afternoon in Hyde Park he is explaining to me how he writes....
| 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...