Book Fair Hours: Thursday and Friday, noon to 8 pm Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
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.
Thursday, July 28, 2016 – Sunday, July 31, 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Join us for the 30th anniversary of the "modern" Bughouse Square debates!
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
Join Rick Kogan and the Newberry Library for Chicago’s favorite free speech event! The Environmental Encroachment Marching Band will kick off the program at noon with lively musical entertainment, followed by the Main Debate, soapbox speakers, and the presentation of two awards: the Altgeld Freedom of Speech Award and the Dill Pickle to the champion soapbox orator.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Representational Kink: Alternative Sex and Culture and the Community Archives at the Leather Archives and Museum
Jakob VanLammeren, Archivist/Collections Librarian at the Leather Archives & Museum, will be discussing the mission, collections, and role of the LA&M as a community library, archive, and museum.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
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.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Chicagoan Harriet Monroe (1860-1938) is renowned for founding the most enduring poetry journal in the world—Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. But between 1909 and 1914 she penned more than two hundred art reviews as a critic for the Chicago Daily Tribune.