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  • Book places: Harold Washington Library

    Book places: Harold Washington Library
    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...
  • Chicago's 10 best bookstores

    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...
  • May 12 : Author - Wes Moore Talks About His Book The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

    May 12 : Author - Wes Moore Talks About His Book The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
    To purchase a copy of the book: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates Event: Wednesday, May 12 6:00 p.m. Harold Washington Library Center Cindy Pritzker Auditorium 400 S. State Street Chicago Two kids with the same name were born blocks apart in...
  • A visitor's guide to a place we call home

    Week after week, in the pages of Travel, we tell readers about every place in the world they can visit -- except Chicago. We're not tourists in our own town, editors think, so Chicago isn't a travel experience; it's home. But not for every Tribune...
  • `Mockingbird' message has new resonance

    This is the week that Chicago has set aside to discuss "To Kill a Mockingbird," the book designated last summer as the first work to be read by the entire population of the city (and suburbs) as a shared intellectual exercise. The Harper Lee classic...
  • `Mockingbird' takes wing

    There was a moment of comic relief during Claudia Durst Johnson's lecture this week on "To Kill a Mockingbird" at the Harold Washington Library Center. Johnson, an expert on Lee's classic work, had been talking about the literary underpinnings of the...
  • Is anybody reading `To Kill a Mockingbird'?

    The citywide "One Book, One Chicago" program is now two weeks old. So we sent our reporters to see who is actually reading "To Kill a Mockingbird." The search began at City Hall and the Harold Washington Library Center, presumably ground zeroes for the...
  • Not your parents' Loop

    Take a quick spin around Chicago's Loop and you might think it's a place only for working grown-ups. From the Federal Building to the Board of Trade, the downtown area dominated by the "L" tracks can seem like a place that's off-limits to kids. Sure, the...
  • Shunned here, Helmut Jahn is out to prove he's more than flashy

    Shunned here, Helmut Jahn is out to prove he's more than flashy
    The nicknames--ouch!--the nicknames.     "Flash Gordon."     "Baron von High Tech."     "Genghis Jahn."     They have been hurled like bricks at Helmut Jahn and his glittering glass houses of commerce and government. Jahn--the prince of glitz. Jahn--...