Updates Regarding COVID-19 | Newberry

Updates Regarding COVID-19

Updated March 31, 2020, 5:20 pm

Our highest priority is the health and safety of Newberry staff, researchers, and visitors. To enable our community to follow the standards of social distancing mandated by public health officials, the Newberry is temporarily closed to the public through at least April 30. During this time, we will continually monitor updates from the Center for Disease Control and the Chicago Department of Public Health for guidance on our next course of action.

Following recommendations from the CDC, we’ve also postponed upcoming programs through early May, and we’ve canceled all remaining Adult Education Seminars in the Winter/Spring 2020 term.

We regret the disruption of access to the library. But while we are closed, we’ll continue to support your research, teaching, and learning by providing free access to our collections and digital resources online. You can:

Postponed Programs

March 12
Associates Night

March 14
Art and Design Books for Kids

March 16
Louise Erdrich, The Night Watchman

March 17
Imagining the End, Part II

March 18
Chicago American Indian Center Fundraiser

March 19
Irish Genealogy Research Program

March 19
How to Buy a Map

March 21
Newberry 101: An Introduction to Research at the Newberry

March 26
Typography in the Midwest

March 28
Slinging Ink: A Woodtype and Letterpress Workshop

April 1
The World of Juliette Kinzie

April 4
The Making and Unmaking of American Empires

April 4
Film Screening: Innu Nikamu: Resist and Sing

April 4
Genealogy and Local History Orientation

April 14
Imagining the End, Part III

April 22
Newberry 101: An Introduction to Research at the Newberry

April 25
Troublemakers: Chicago Freedom Struggles through the Lens of Art Shay

April 26
Nova Reperta Beer Release

April 28
“Determined the Rise”: Chicago’s African American Women in the Fight for the Vote

April 30
Technology Then and Now

May 2
Genealogy and Local History Orientation

May 2
Film Screening: Totem: The Return of the G’psgolox Pole and 7th Wave

May 7
The Princess and the Prophet: The Secret History of Magic, Race, and Moorish Muslims in America

May 9
The Great Migration, Reconsidered

May 12
Documenting Our Lives: Film, Memory, and Preservation

May 16
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Measure for Measure

May 19
Astrolabes and Armillary Spheres: Scientific Instruments and Prints in the Renaissance

May 26
From Chicago to the Caribbean: The Choreography of Katherine Dunham

May 28
The Sun and Her Stars