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September 2019

Read-Aloud Book Club

September 24 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Join Read-Aloud Book Club for A Manuel for Cleaning Women written by Lucia Berlin at Open Books West Loop at 6:15 PM.

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Creative Writing Club

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Creative Writing Club at Open Books is our weekly program for young writers to sharpen their literary skills. An hour and a half full of creative games, writing time, and feedback from peers awaits you! We’re looking forward to forming a community of young writers who can inspire each other and write the next great American novels (and poetry!). This is a free, drop-in program, and no pre-registration is required. The club will meet on Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. Open…

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Bilingual Story- Open Books Pilsen

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Open Books Pilsen has a second Bilingual Storytime this month on Saturday, September 28 from 11:00am-Noon. Author Nishat Firdous Jehan Ali will be reading "My Loving World/Mi Mundo Amoroso" too!

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October 2019

Creative Writing Club

October 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Creative Writing Club at Open Books is our weekly program for young writers to sharpen their literary skills. An hour and a half full of creative games, writing time, and feedback from peers awaits you! We’re looking forward to forming a community of young writers who can inspire each other and write the next great American novels (and poetry!). This is a free, drop-in program, and no pre-registration is required. The club will meet on Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. Open…

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Thursday Storytime

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Open Books West Loop Storytime is now focused on age specific programming. LAPSIT (0-2) 10:00-10:20 AM      Bubble Time Readings Songs/Rhymes PRESCHOOL (3-5) 10:30-10:50 AM Reading Songs/Rhymes/Movements Arts & Crafts

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Saturday Storytime

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Open Books West Loop Storytime is now focused on age specific programming. LAPSIT (0-2) 10:00-10:20 AM      Bubble Time Readings Songs/Rhymes PRESCHOOL (3-5) 10:30-10:50 AM Reading Songs/Rhymes/Movements Arts & Crafts

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Bilingual Storytime- Pilsen

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Open Books Pilsen the first Saturday of every month for a bilingual storytime from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

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Open Book Club

October 8 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Join Open Book Club for a discussion of Tears of the Trufflepig written by Fernando A. Flores at Open Books West Loop on Tuesday, October 8 at 6:15 PM.

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Creative Writing Club

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Creative Writing Club at Open Books is our weekly program for young writers to sharpen their literary skills. An hour and a half full of creative games, writing time, and feedback from peers awaits you! We’re looking forward to forming a community of young writers who can inspire each other and write the next great American novels (and poetry!). This is a free, drop-in program, and no pre-registration is required. The club will meet on Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. Open…

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Thursday Storytime

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Open Books West Loop Storytime is now focused on age specific programming. LAPSIT (0-2) 10:00-10:20 AM      Bubble Time Readings Songs/Rhymes PRESCHOOL (3-5) 10:30-10:50 AM Reading Songs/Rhymes/Movements Arts & Crafts

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Saturday Storytime

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Open Books West Loop Storytime is now focused on age specific programming. LAPSIT (0-2) 10:00-10:20 AM      Bubble Time Readings Songs/Rhymes PRESCHOOL (3-5) 10:30-10:50 AM Reading Songs/Rhymes/Movements Arts & Crafts

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Book Club- Chicago Nerd Social Club

October 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Chicago Nerd Social Club for a discussion of The Mere Wife written by Maria Dahvana Headley at Open Books West Loop on Monday, October 14 at 6:30 PM.

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Creative Writing Club

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Creative Writing Club at Open Books is our weekly program for young writers to sharpen their literary skills. An hour and a half full of creative games, writing time, and feedback from peers awaits you! We’re looking forward to forming a community of young writers who can inspire each other and write the next great American novels (and poetry!). This is a free, drop-in program, and no pre-registration is required. The club will meet on Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. Open…

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Thursday Event

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Open Books West Loop Storytime is now focused on age specific programming. LAPSIT (0-2) 10:00-10:20 AM      Bubble Time Readings Songs/Rhymes PRESCHOOL (3-5) 10:30-10:50 AM Reading Songs/Rhymes/Movements Arts & Crafts

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Saturday Storytime

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Open Books West Loop Storytime is now focused on age specific programming. LAPSIT (0-2) 10:00-10:20 AM      Bubble Time Readings Songs/Rhymes PRESCHOOL (3-5) 10:30-10:50 AM Reading Songs/Rhymes/Movements Arts & Crafts

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Creative Writing Club

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Creative Writing Club at Open Books is our weekly program for young writers to sharpen their literary skills. An hour and a half full of creative games, writing time, and feedback from peers awaits you! We’re looking forward to forming a community of young writers who can inspire each other and write the next great American novels (and poetry!). This is a free, drop-in program, and no pre-registration is required. The club will meet on Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. Open…

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Thursday Storytime

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Open Books West Loop Storytime is now focused on age specific programming. LAPSIT (0-2) 10:00-10:20 AM      Bubble Time Readings Songs/Rhymes PRESCHOOL (3-5) 10:30-10:50 AM Reading Songs/Rhymes/Movements Arts & Crafts

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Make The Case 2019

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Chicago’s famous bookcase-decorating competition + bar night is back! Hosted by Open Books’ associate board, Make The Case is a full-filled evening where teams go head-to-head to decorate the coolest, most creative bookcase in three hours. The winning team receives fabulous prizes and bragging rights for a year.

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Saturday Storytime

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Open Books West Loop Storytime is now focused on age specific programming. LAPSIT (0-2) 10:00-10:20 AM      Bubble Time Readings Songs/Rhymes PRESCHOOL (3-5) 10:30-10:50 AM Reading Songs/Rhymes/Movements Arts & Crafts

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Creative Writing Club

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Creative Writing Club at Open Books is our weekly program for young writers to sharpen their literary skills. An hour and a half full of creative games, writing time, and feedback from peers awaits you! We’re looking forward to forming a community of young writers who can inspire each other and write the next great American novels (and poetry!). This is a free, drop-in program, and no pre-registration is required. The club will meet on Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. Open…

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Thursday Storytime

October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Open Books West Loop Storytime is now focused on age specific programming. LAPSIT (0-2) 10:00-10:20 AM      Bubble Time Readings Songs/Rhymes PRESCHOOL (3-5) 10:30-10:50 AM Reading Songs/Rhymes/Movements Arts & Crafts

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November 2019

Book Club: Chicago Nerd Social Club

November 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Chicago Nerd Social Club for a discussion of The Future of Another Timeline written by Annalee Newitz on Monday, November 11 at Open Books West Loop at 6:30 PM.

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Open Books Club

November 12 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Join Open Book Club for a discussion of Born A Crime written by Trevor Noah on Tuesday, November 12 at Open Books West Loop at 6:15 PM.

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