4 – 5 pm
The flat Prairie terrain of Chicago is ideal for bicycling. In addition to being a fun recreational sport, biking to work is great way to make your commute “green” and healthful. For the past twelve years, City of Chicago’s Bicycling Ambassadors have reached out to Chicagoans, encouraging them to ride more often and more safely. As part of the Newberry’s participation in “Bike to Work Week,” the ambassadors will make a colloquium presentation, sharing information about the best cycling routes in Chicago and offering tips about bike safety and maintenance.
The Newberry Library Colloquium is a weekly gathering of Newberry staff members, fellows, scholars-in-residence, and readers on Wednesday afternoon in the Towner Fellows’ Lounge. Refreshments are available at 3:30 pm and an informal presentation begins at 4:00 pm, followed by discussion. The talks are varied, but all relate to the Newberry collections in some way. Speakers may describe a current research project, highlight a particular collection, or discuss one of the Library’s many ongoing or special programs. The Colloquium is open to the public and no reservations are required.