Programs and Events | Newberry

Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for scholars, teachers, and the general public. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required. Many of our programs are recorded, and you can listen to them on our website.

E.g., 07/26/2017
E.g., 07/26/2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017Sunday, July 30, 2017
Free Admission
Don’t miss our annual Newberry Book Fair, one of the largest used book sales in the country.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
At a time when political polarization is intensified by the extremes of digital discourse, the Bughouse Square Debates are a public forum where people can encounter new ideas and share their own—in person!
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
A Newberry Colloquium
Through a fellowship at the Newberry Library, Charity White has researched the 1919 Chicago race riots and the murder of Eugene Williams, a 17 year old African American boy that ignited them. She then partnered with CPS’s Chicago Vocational Career Academy, where she used to teach. With faculty and students she did a year’s worth of educational and arts activism work with students.
Saturday, August 5, 2017
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, the session will last approximately and hour followed by a short tour of the library.