E.g., 11/29/2014
E.g., 11/29/2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 to Saturday, January 3, 2015
Chicago, Europe, and the Great War

The Newberry is marking the centennial of the start of World War I with two linked exhibitions and a series of related public programs.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Front Page, Home Page, and Beyond: News in the 21st Century : Conversations at the Newberry

6 pm

The rise of digital technology has revolutionized journalism. Traditional news media worldwide have been challenged to change their business models as readers increasingly rely on digital and social media platforms for their daily news. Can reporters exist in this noisy information environment without sacrificing traditional journalistic standards of integrity and credibility?

Thursday, December 4, 2014
The Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism, 1918-1924 : An Exhibition Lecture

6:30 pm

Bruno Cabanes, a historian of twentieth-century Europe, will give an illustrated talk on the aftermath of the Great War, which brought the most troubled peacetime the world had ever seen. Survivors of the war were not only the soldiers who fought, the wounded in mind and body.

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Genealogy and Local History Orientation

9:30 am

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.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Music Appreciation through Performance: An Open Rehearsal


Join us for the inaugural open rehearsal by our new and exciting Adult Education Seminar on music performance. Instructor and conductor Stephen Kleiman will lead this group of musical seminar participants in orchestral pieces that have been adapted to their small ensemble size.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Chicago in Ten Stories : A Meet the Author Event

6 pm


Richard Fizdale’s 999: A History of Chicago in Ten Stories is a finely interwoven composite of Chicago during one of the most explosive moments in its history.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Newberry Colloquium : All Aboard! The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Archives are Ready for Your Use

4 pm

The archives team at the Newberry has been working since October 2011 to ready the massive archive of CB&Q records for the digital age. The 2,760 linear feet of records were in dire need of rehousing and a guide that was accessible online. Now, the collection is completely processed and described, with select items digitized to optimize researchers’ access to the collection.