Halloween/Día de los Muertos Storytime & Book Giveaway in Pilsen

On October 27 from 11 am – 12 noon, Open Books Pilsen welcomes all to a very special Halloween & Día de los Muertos Storytime! There will be live music, bi-lingual Storytime readings, book giveaways, arts & crafts, and more! Special prizes for those wearing costumes, this is open to all-ages!

Garage Sale at Open Books Pilsen

All kids books will be $1, all paperbacks $2, and all hardcovers $3. You can also fill up an entire box of books (35-40 books total) for only $40! The sale runs 10 am – 5 pm on both dates. Special discount box for teachers also available! No other deals or discounts can be used during this time.

Make The Case 2018

Make The Case, Chicago’s famous bookcase-decorating competition to benefit local students, is back! Presented by Open Books’s Associate Board, Make The Case is a fun-filled evening where teams go head-to-head to decorate the coolest, most creative bookcase in three hours. Spectators cheer on the teams; enjoy food, drinks, music; and submit their votes for the best case. At the end of the evening, the winning team receives fabulous prizes and bragging rights for a year.

After the event, Open Books stocks the shelves with high-quality books through our book grant program, and donates them to classrooms throughout Chicago.

For the past two years, Make The Case has been a sold-out event. Proceeds support Open Books’s mission and programs. Last year, we served over 6,100 students through our literacy programs and gave away more than 156,000 books to children, families, and under-resourced communities throughout Chicago.

 

For more information, visit: www.open-books.org/makethecase

 

Game of Thrones Trivia Night

To the most Noble House in all Westeros,

We are pleased to invite you to the King’s Landing in West Loop’s Open Books for a grand evening of the finest event this side of the Narrow Sea. Join the Queen for trivia of our history as recorded by Grand Maester George R. R. Martin.

Kindly arrive in your best Westeros, Medieval, or Chicago attire at 5:30 in the evening to register your House for the Maester’s trivia, which will begin in the throne room at 6:30.

Pose for your royal portrait as the Queen allows you to briefly sit on the Iron Throne. Enjoy Dornish wine and spirits in exchange for donations to the Night’s Watch. The first 30 in attendance will leave King’s Landing with your very own dragon egg.

Send a raven to your Allied Houses to gather together for this most excellent evening and win the great honour of First Place of Trivia.

We look forward to your presence. All proceeds support Open Books literacy and book programs.

80 Minutes Around The World: Immigration Storytelling

80 Minutes Around the World Immigration Storytelling show features the stories and experiences of immigrants and allies of various ages, backgrounds, genders and economic status. The show was born out of the need to combat the criminalization of immigrants and refugees by the current administration.

 

Garage Sale at Open Books Pilsen

 Join us on April 28-29 for Open Books Pilsen’s bi-annual Garage Sale! All kids books will be $1, all paperbacks $2, and all hardcovers $3. Plus, you can fill up an entire box of books (35-40 books total) for only $40! The sale runs 10 am – 5 pm on both dates. Special discount box for teachers also available! No other deals or discounts can be used during this time.
Open Books Pilsen is located at 905 W. 19th St.
312 243 9776
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Pop-Up Free Library

For three days, BING will transform into a FREE BOOKSTORE! Our friends at Open Books will be dropping by to fill our shelves with a wide array of fiction, non-fiction, YA, and children’s books that will all be up for grabs. Bring your reusable shopping bag (feel free to fill it with any books that you’d like to contribute to the giveaway) and pick out some gems. Beginning the following Tuesday, BING will reopen with an entirely new inventory containing fiction, poetry, Black studies, cookbooks, children’s books, art + photography, and much more!

Three Beers For Open Books!

Enjoy Lagunitas Brewing Company’s best beers and give to Open Books! Ticket price and net proceeds from beer sales benefit Open Books’ mission and programs.

Snacks and quirky entertainment will be waiting for you!

A Wrinkle In Time – Storytime Event With SAIC

We will be discussing Hope Larson’s graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. Along with the discussion, we will be looking at, touching, and examining works of art that are thematically relevant to the story. This includes exploring dimensionality through interaction with 3D printed/laser cut reproductions of museum objects. There will also be a sculpture making activity inspired by the protagonists travels through the 5th dimension.