September brings us a bevy of book-related, word-inspired, and otherwise literary events. Here’s a few to pencil into your calendar. The Paper Machete has returned to its performance home in Uptown at the Green Mill, to the delight of fans. The organizers describe it as a “weekly live magazine,” and while comedians are regularly featured, […]
Noname’s Book Club pushes library cards on National Fuck Amazon Day, Led Zeppelin 2 tour to celebrate Led Zeppelin III, and more.
The Humboldt Park institution has taken an unconventional approach to being a “city library,” and it’s only growing more ambitious.
Jack Herman, scoutmaster: “That’s why you want to keep these kids in the program, because it gives them some stability.”
Books as a backdrop: Mayor Rahm stages a press conference in the Payton high school library that has no librarian because of his budget cuts.
A glimpse at the school overcrowding likely to result from Mayor Emanuel’s “consolidation” plan.
Even as Rahm denies presidential aspirations, he feeds media interest in them.
A research project leads me out of the digital cocoon
Mike Levine of Northwestern University Press on how to deliver books to readers
Mayor Emanuel cuts library staff and drives out the system’s biggest advocate
Hawaii and Chicago duke it out for the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum.
The Harold Washington Public Library isn’t an icon, and that’s good.
In effect, the city is proposing to divert roughly $67 million in property taxes from the chronically broke schools, parks, and county on the shoulders of an $8 million project. Only in Chicago would this kind of deal stand a chance.
Budget cuts force the shuttering of multiple EPA libraries, and no, the contents aren’t all available online.
Mayor Daley’s 1993 Chicago city budget struck a major blow against public information in Chicago. The budget called for the closing of the Municipal Reference Library to the public, and the transfer of more than 50,000 documents to the Harold Washington Library. The MRL, located on the tenth floor of City Hall, had for decades […]