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February 2020

Saturday Storytime

February 22 @ 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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Books on Tap!

February 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy Lagunitas Brewing Company's best beers and give to Open Books!

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Read-Aloud Book Club

February 25 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Join Read-Aloud Book Club for Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks on Tuesday, February 25 at 6:15 PM at Open Books West Loop.

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Creative Writing Club

February 26 @ 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

February 27 @ 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

February 29 @ 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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March 2020

Creative Writing Club

March 4 @ 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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Half Off Sale

March 6 - March 8

Half Off Sale at Open Books West Loop! 50% Off Every Used Book In The Store. 25% Off New Books & Special Orders. All Purchases Support Literacy!!

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Half Off Books Sale at Open Books West Loop

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

All used books at Open Books West Loop are 50% off! 25% off new books and special orders. Doors open at 9:00 am Friday and Saturday. 12 pm on Sunday. Sale for in-store purchases only.

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Half Off Books Sale at Open Books West Loop

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

All used books at Open Books West Loop are 50% off! 25% off new books and special orders. Doors open at 9:00 am Friday and Saturday. 12 pm on Sunday. Sale for in-store purchases only.

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Free Bilingual Storytime for Children at Open Books Pilsen!

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, March 7 for a free storytime for kids at Open Books Pilsen!

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Half Off Books Sale at Open Books West Loop

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

All used books at Open Books West Loop are 50% off! 25% off new books and special orders. Doors open at 9:00 am Friday and Saturday. 12 pm on Sunday. Sale for in-store purchases only.

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Book Club- Chicago Nerd Social Club

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Are you enjoying The Witcher on Netflix? Then join Chicago Nerd Book Club for a discussion of the first book in the series The Last Wish written by Andrzej Sapkowski on Monday, March 9 at 6:30 PM at Open Books West Loop.

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Open Book Club

March 10 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Join Open Book Club for The Moor's Account written by Laila Lalami on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:15 PM at Open Books West Loop.

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Creative Writing Club

March 11 @ 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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Writer’s Studio Open House/Open Mic

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join The University of Chicago Graham School Writer's Studio for an Open House/Open Mic on Thursday, March 12 from 6:00-9:00 PM at Open Books West Loop.

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Pi(e) Day- Chicago Nerd Social Club

March 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Chicago Nerd Social Club for Pi(e) Day on Saturday, March 14 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM at Open Books West Loop! More information to come regarding

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Creative Writing Club

March 18 @ 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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Creative Writing Club

March 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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April 2020

Exclusive Dolly Parton Film Screening Chicago

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Books, in collaboration with The Music Box Theater, is proud to present “The Library That Dolly Built”, a feature-length documentary film which showcases the history, impact, and future of America’s largest non-governmental children’s literacy program, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

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Chicago Nerd Social Club- Book Club

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Chicago Nerd Social Club for a discussion of of Witchmark written by C.L. Polk on Monday, April 13 at 6:30 PM at Open Books West Loop.

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Open Book Club

April 14 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Join Open Book Club for Circe written by Madeline Miller on Tuesday, April 14 at 6:15 PM at Open Books West Loop.

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