We’ve all been there. You check out a book from the library. The due date comes, and you forget to return it. Another day goes by and another--and pretty soon, you’ve racked up a fair amount of fines. Well, the Chicago Public Library is taking a gentler approach.
We look at the latest job numbers for Illinois and what towns have the highest unemployment. Also, the music of Sondheim - we get a visit from the cast of the Shakespeare Theater's production of Road Show.
Libraries could well be considered some of the earliest adopters of open data as they ditched card catalogues and rubber stamps for computerized records. So to bridge the print and digital worlds, we wanted to take a look at some of the data CPL has to offer.
Poetry Saloon at Noon is the brick and mortar venue of the poetry & arts publishing website, www.SaloonPoetry.com. The venue has rotated between different sites in the city and usually features an open-mic. This event took place on June 10, at the Chicago Public Library's Sulzer Regional Library.
David Misch discusses his new book Funny: The Book — Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Comedy. From ancient Tricksters to Modern Family, Mr. Misch looks at what comedy is, where it comes from and where it's going (oddly enough, Philadelphia).
As part of the programming for the 2013-14 One Book, One Chicago selection, Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story Of America’s Great Migration, the Chicago Public Library welcomed Timuel D. Black Jr., Linda Johnson Rice and Adam Green for an engaging conversation of how the Great Migration shaped their lives and the city of Chicago.