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Meet the Author: Tom Shachtman

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. Meet the Author: Tom Shachtman, How the French Saved America Americans today have a love/hate relationship with France, but in this illuminating new history, Tom Shachtman shows that without France, there might not be a United States of America. How the French Saved America: Soldiers, Sailors, Diplomats,...

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What to Wear...to the Royal Wedding!

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course The upcoming wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales to American actress and Northwestern University alumna Meghan Markle has ignited anticipation in fashion circles around the world. Threaded through the speculation of who will design the bridal gown, there is a lot of curiosity about the dress code for...

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Redlined: A Memoir of Race

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, Linda Gartz’s Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago, exposes the racist lending rules that refuse mortgages to anyone in areas with...

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Meet the Author: Lia Markey, Imagining the Americas

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Meet the Author: Lia Markey, Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence The first full-length study of the impact of the discovery of the Americas on Italian Renaissance art and culture, Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence demonstrates that the Medici grand dukes of Florence were not only great patrons of artists but also early conservators of...

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A Cricket on the Hearth

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home was written by Charles Dickens in 1845. It is the third of Dickens’ five short Christmas books (the best-known of which is A Christmas Carol). Featuring a cast of eight professional actors, Jeff Christian’s adaptation brings this heart-warming and touching tale of love, loss, empathy, and...

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Conversations at the Newberry

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Hold the Mirror up to Nature: The Past, Present, and Future of Shakespeare Performance.  Shakespeare’s plays are filled with fourth-wall-breaking moments in which characters share their methods for successfully performing emotions, political alliances, and gender roles.  His work challenges directors and actors to reflect on the very...

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Chasing Wilder in Chicago

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary and new edition of Wilder’s National Book Award-winning novel with a reception, actors, commentators, and cake! Participants: Tappan Wilder, Thornton Wilder’s nephew and literary executor, is Honorary Chairman of the Thornton Wilder Society. Jeremy McCarter, author of Young...

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Chicago Opera Theater Presents: Deciphering Donizetti

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. Join us for a conversation between Chicago Opera Theater’s Music Advisor Francesco Milioto and Amy Hutchison, director of our upcoming Donizetti Double Bill: Il Pigmalione and Rita. Featuring performances that span Donizetti’s body of works, following his compositional journey...

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Ben Austen, High-Risers: Cabrini-Green

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. Ben Austen, High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing Built in the 1940s atop an infamous Italian slum, Cabrini-Green grew to twenty-three towers and a population of 20,000—all of it packed onto just seventy acres a few blocks from Chicago’s ritzy Gold Coast (and the Newberry Library)....

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Chasing Phil: The World's Most Charming Con Man

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. Chasing Phil: The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents with the World’s Most Charming Con Man, by David Howard, is a thrilling true crime caper, bursting with colorful characters and awash in ‘70s glamour, that spotlights the FBI’s first white-collar undercover sting. 1977, the Thunderbird Motel. J.J. Wedick and...

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Infinity Family Fest: Story Time

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park 1280 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

I Breathe My Own Breath! Connect to breath to breathe it and exchange during the story.

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Meet the Author: John N. Low, Imprints

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Meet the Author: John N. Low, Imprints: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the City of Chicago This is a one time FREE course. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has been a part of Chicago since its founding. In very public expressions of indigeneity, they have refused to hide in plain sight or assimilate. Instead, throughout the...

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Wing Foundation Lecture Series on History of the Book

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Wing Foundation Lecture Series on the History of the Book The year 2017 marks the centenary of the death of John M. Wing, the remarkable and eccentric collector whose bequest founded the Newberry’s John M. Wing Collection on the History of Printing. Over the last one hundred years the collection’s curators have amassed an extraordinary group...

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The 33rd Annual Newberry Book Fair

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Don’t miss our annual Newberry Book Fair, one of the largest used book sales in the country. Browse through more than 120,000 used books, movies, records and more in 70 categories, many of which are priced at $3 or less. Admission is FREE! Everything for sale at the Book Fair is generously donated, and all proceeds help further the Newberry’s...

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Meet the Author: Patricia Balton Stratton

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course Meet the Author: Patricia Balton Stratton, The Chicago Picasso: A Point of Departure An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought – Pablo Picasso It has been a full half-century since the famous Chicago Picasso, the soaring steel sculpture designed...

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