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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., 12/16/2017
E.g., 12/16/2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Plan your visit to the Newberry to see the exhibition.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Free and open to the public; no registration required
“’Tis Chrismas Eve and wild is Avon’s night i’ The Windmill Inn, this well-worn quaffing place a furlong from my bed.”
Saturday, January 6, 2018
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.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Free and open to the public; no registration required
“Let me have war, say I: it exceeds peace as far as day does night: it’s sprightly waking, audible, and full of vent. Peace is a very apoplexy, lethargy; mulled, deaf, sleepy, insensible: a getter of more bastard children than war’s a destroyer of men.”
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Meet the Author
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
Why are sex and jewelry, particularly rings, so often connected? Why do rings continually appear in stories about marriage and adultery, love and betrayal, loss and recovery, identity and masquerade? What is the mythology that makes finger rings symbols of true (or, as the case may be, untrue) love?
Saturday, February 3, 2018
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 an hour followed by a short tour of the library.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Meet the Author
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
Harris Feinsod and Rachel Galvin discuss their new books on how poetry intertwined with the geopolitics of the modernist era, moderated by the Newberry’s director of Chicago Studies, Liesl Olson.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Free and open to the public; no registration required
“Never were finer snares for womens’ honesties Than are devis’d in these days; no spider’s web’s Made of a daintier thread, than are now practis’d To catch love’s flesh-fly by the silver wing”
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
Join experts from the Ulster Historical Foundation as they describe the ins-and-outs of research in the Emerald Isle. No previous research experience is required. Topics will cover the whole of Ireland.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Meet the Author
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf on the History of Democracy and Its Contemporary Discontents
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
In this installment of “Conversations at the Newberry,” Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S.