| 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...
| May 29, 2012
| 3:50 PM
David Prete, Rebecca Skloot and Amy Eshleman will now appear at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in the Harold Washington Library Center/Multipurpose Room. They were originally scheduled to appear at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday in the Wyndham Blake/Burnham Room.
| Jun 10, 2012
| 5:03 AM
COLUMNISTS' VOICES: Anybody with an ounce of affection for newspapers — or ideas, or wit, or good writing — ought to be interested in a summit of two first-rate columnists from big metro dailies. The Tribune's Mary Schmich, recently...
| 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,...
| 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 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...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:07 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street
| 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,...
| May 27, 2011
| 11:30 AM
Just like you, we're looking forward to next week's Printer's Row Lit Fest. Lifestyle/Books editor Pam Becker asked our colleagues which Lit Fest events they were looking forward to.
Here's classical music critic John von Rhein's pick:
"On Saturday, I&...
| Apr 1, 2010
| 6:35 PM
The place: As the largest public library in the country, the Harold Washington Library Center is not just Chicago's crown public jewel but also America's as well. Its 10 floors and 70 miles of shelving holding more than 1.1 million titles, taking up a...
| Jun 8, 2007
What makes a great bookstore?
Consider Anderson's Bookshop. You could raise it from its foundations in downtown Naperville, put it on a large flatbed truck and ever-so-carefully move the whole kit and caboodle 38 miles to Chicago's Hyde Park...