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Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your...

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Literature & Art in the Midwest Metropolis

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

Liesl Olson, Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis This remarkable cultural history celebrates the great Midwestern city of Chicago for its centrality to the modernist movement. Author Liesl Olson traces Chicago’s cultural development from the 1893 World’s Fair through mid century, illuminating how Chicago writers revolutionized...

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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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Contexts of Early Modern Literary Criticism

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

Contexts of Early Modern Literary Criticism in Italy and Beyond The symposium, designed for a broad audience of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, local scholars, and the interested general public, will introduce participants to: the extraordinary array of relevant research materials in the collection of the Newberry the crucial...

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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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The American Lyric: Claudia Rankine’s Citizen

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

Full Course Title: The American Lyric: Claudia Rankine’s Citizen and Edgar Lee Masters’s Spoon River “Citizen is Rankine’s Spoon River Anthology,” a critic wrote, “an epic as large and frightening and beautiful as the country.” Who can resist such an unlikely linkage? In this course we’ll tackle these two great American writers from...

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$115.50

Creating the Land of Lincoln

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

This is a one time FREE course. How three constitutions built the modern Prairie State. In its early days, Illinois seemed destined to extend the American South. Its population of transplants lived an upland southern culture and in some cases owned slaves. Yet the nineteenth century and three constitutions recast Illinois as a crucible of northern...

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Reflecting on an Academic Life

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

This is a one time FREE course. In this installment of “Conversations at the Newberry,” Hanna Holborn Gray and David Spadafora discuss Gray’s new book An Academic Life: A Memoir. Hanna Holborn Gray has lived her entire life in the world of higher education. The daughter of academics, she fled Hitler’s Germany with...

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Wendy Warren, New England Bound:

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

Wendy Warren, New England Bound: The Fragmented Archive of Slavery This is a one time FREE course. This talk will describe some of the lives of enslaved people in seventeenth-century New England, explaining what chattel slavery looked like in a place without plantations or cash crops. Enslavement took many forms in colonial North America; this lecture...

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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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The 2018 Newberry Library Award Dinner

at The Newberry - South Loop 610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605

The Board of Trustees invites you to join the Newberry in honoring Carla Hayden for her outstanding contributions to the humanities. Dr. Hayden is the current Librarian of Congress, former head of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, former Deputy Commissioner of the Chicago Public Library, and former President of the American Library Association....

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$750

Women, Religion, and Social Change in Chicago

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

Complete Course Title: Women, Religion, and Social Change in Chicago and the Midwest This is a one time FREE course This program will examine the work of women from Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish traditions in and around Chicago, mainly in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Schedule: 9 to 9:20 am: Coffee 9:20-9:45 am: Introduction...

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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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Faces of Love: Leonard Bernstein Centennial Concert

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

Faces of Love: Leonard Bernstein Centennial Concert, is a tribute to the musical legacy of Norman Pellegrini, co-founder of Chicago Classical Radio WFMT, voice of the Chicago Symphony and the Lyric Opera. The concert will highlight the centenary year of Leonard Bernstein with compositions of Bernstein and music of composers that he performed and championed,...

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The History of Givins' Irish Castle and Its Keepers

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

This is a one time FREE course. Chicago’s Only Castle: The History of Givins’ Irish Castle and its Keepers regales its reader with the history of a treasure buried on Chicago’s far Southwest Side of which few people beyond the neighborhood seem to be aware. The compelling stories of the five keepers of the Castle unfold against the backdrop...

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