January 29th, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor At The CPL 

DATE: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

TIME: 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Harold Washington Library - Winter Garden 

ABOUT: The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench in My Beloved World. The journey recounted in this memoir offers testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.​

Justice Sotomayor appears in the Winter Garden, located on the 9th floor. Seating is available when the Winter Garden opens at 4:30 p.m. Guests arriving prior to 4:30 p.m. will line up in the first floor Congress Corridor, where free tickets will be available beginning at 4 p.m., first come, first served and one ticket per person. When the 500-seat Winter Garden fills, guests will be seated in the ninth floor South Hall, a 200-seat overflow space into which the event will be streamed live.

Justice Sotomayor’s book will be available for purchase and she will only autograph copies of My Beloved World at the conclusion of the program. No other memorabilia or items will be autographed. Photography and recording devices are not allowed.

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September 24th, 2012

Ashley Prentice Norton

DATE: Monday, September 24th, 2012

TIME: 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Harold Washington Library - Cindy Pritzker Auditorium 

ABOUT: 

Join us as Ashley Prentice Norton discusses and signs copies of her new book titled The Chocolate Money.

Set in 1980s Chicago and on the East Coast, this electric debut chronicles the relationship between an impossibly rich chocolate heiress, Babs Ballentyne, and her sensitive and bookish young daughter, Bettina. Babs plays by no one’s rules: naked Christmas cards, lavish theme parties with lewd installations at her Lake Shore Drive penthouse, nocturnal visits from her married lover, who “admires her centerfold” while his wife sleeps at their nearby home. Bettina wants nothing more than to win her mother’s affection and approval, both of which prove elusive.

As funny as it is scandalous, The Chocolate Money is Mommie Dearest, Prep, and 50 Shades of Gray all rolled into one compulsively readable book!

Seating is limited and available first come, first served. Reservations are not required. Books are available for purchase at this event and Ms. Norton will autograph books at the conclusion of the program.

July 25th, 2012

Chariots of Fire: Summer Reads Movie Night

DATE: Wednesday, July 25th

TIME: 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Harold Washington Library - Cindy Pritzker Auditorium

ABOUT: Chariots of Fire tells the fact-based story of two English runners that were both driven by different means to win the Olympics. One used his faith in God, and the other his hatred of Anti-Semitism. Acclaimed when released and winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Original Score, the film is considered a modern classic. It tells the story of Eric Liddell and Harold Maurice Abrahams. This screening celebrates running and runners, and the opening of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

It features Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Cheryl Campbell, Alice Krige and Lindsay Anderson. This film will be shown on the big screen in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium. (1981, 124 min., dvd projection)

This program is a You Are What You Read: Summer Reads for Adults program, made possible with support from the Chicago Public Library Foundation.

Reservations are not required.

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July 9th, 2012

Chinese Tai Chi Workshop

DATE: Tuesday, July 12th

TIME:  4:30 PM

LOCATION: Lincoln Belmont, 1659 W. Melrose Street

ABOUT: Join the Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute and a tai chi master of Handan College in China to learn about this centuries old Chinese martial arts form. Tai chi are two different words, with two separate meanings. The word tai “太”means “great” and “Chi” “极”means the “ultimate energy” or “great system.” Therefore, tai chi is about generating energy through movement. Kids will learn some of the 2,500 year history of tai chi and even join the Master to learn some basic movements!

For children age 7 and up; children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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April 16th, 2012
Big Ben (not the football player) may not be able to give out financial advice for Money Smart Week but Terry Savage is more than able. We’ve been reading her column in the Sun-Times and her books for years. Now you can meet the real deal.
Terry Savage, popular author and award-winning financial journalist, speaks about what everyone should know about financial and retirement planning. Planners from the FPA of Illinois provide one-on-one planning sessions immediately following Ms. Savage’s presentation.  Presented by the Financial Planning Association of Illinois.
Event Details here.
Registration is not required. Seating is available first come, first served.

Big Ben (not the football player) may not be able to give out financial advice for Money Smart Week but Terry Savage is more than able. We’ve been reading her column in the Sun-Times and her books for years. Now you can meet the real deal.

Terry Savage, popular author and award-winning financial journalist, speaks about what everyone should know about financial and retirement planning. Planners from the FPA of Illinois provide one-on-one planning sessions immediately following Ms. Savage’s presentation.  Presented by the Financial Planning Association of Illinois.

Event Details here.

Registration is not required. Seating is available first come, first served.

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