Event—Public Programming

The 2018 Newberry Library Award Dinner


The Board of Trustees invites you to join the Newberry in honoring Carla Hayden for her outstanding contributions to the humanities. Dr. Hayden is the current Librarian of Congress, former head of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, former Deputy Commissioner of the Chicago Public Library, and former President of the American Library Association. We are pleased to recognize her for her lifelong advocacy for the importance of public libraries, both as foundations of learning and centers of community engagement.

6 pm: Cocktail Reception
7 pm: Presentation of the Newberry Library Award and Remarks by Carla Hayden
8 pm: Dinner

Read Neil Steinberg's Chicago Sun-Times column about Dr. Carla Hayden.