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.  

Creative Writing Club at Open Books

Looking for writing prompts and games? Want to meet other writers? Itching to tell everyone about the fantasy world you’ve created? Just need somewhere to sit and write? The Creative Writing Club is the place for all that and more!

The Creative Writing Club at Open Books is our new 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., beginning January 10, 2018. Open to grades 4-12. We’ll see you there!

Creative Writing Club at Open Books

Looking for writing prompts and games? Want to meet other writers? Itching to tell everyone about the fantasy world you’ve created? Just need somewhere to sit and write? The Creative Writing Club is the place for all that and more!

The Creative Writing Club at Open Books is our new 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., beginning January 10, 2018. Open to grades 4-12. We’ll see you there!

Librería Donceles at Open Books Pilsen

Approximately 3,000 Spanish language books are getting a second life at Open Books in Pilsen as a legacy project of the Librería Donceles.

The exhibition of Pablo Helguera’s Librería Donceles at the Chicago Cultural Center in 2016 drew attention to the need for access to books and programming in Spanish. Throughout the 6-month run, the public was actively engaged in robust programming and encouraged to purchase books. Originally slated as the final run of the installation, the excitement generated from the show and programs inspired additional exhibitions in Indianapolis and Boston as well as this legacy project at Open Books.

Repurposing the used bookshelves from closed CPS schools and some of the original 20,000 used books from the Librería Donceles, the new installation at Open Books Pilsen creates a designated space within the Latino community for workshops and activities and is the only repository of secondhand Spanish-language books in the city. During the warmer months, the annex transforms into an open-air shop. In keeping with the spirit of the project, books can be purchased for any price the buyer deems appropriate, and Open Books will maintain and expand the inventory by placing newly donated Spanish-language books in the section as they are received. Ongoing programming will be in partnership with contratiempo, an organization in residence at DCASE who provided much of the programming at CCC throughout the run of the Librería Donceles.
On January 12, 2018 from 6-9pm, Open Books Pilsen, 905 W. 19th Street, will be hosting a free opening reception in conjunction with Second Fridays, with music from Sonorama and readings by writers from the Spanish language literary publication contratiempo.

Librería Donceles at Open Books Pilsen

Approximately 3,000 Spanish language books are getting a second life at Open Books in Pilsen as a legacy project of the Librería Donceles.

The exhibition of Pablo Helguera’s Librería Donceles at the Chicago Cultural Center in 2016 drew attention to the need for access to books and programming in Spanish. Throughout the 6-month run, the public was actively engaged in robust programming and encouraged to purchase books. Originally slated as the final run of the installation, the excitement generated from the show and programs inspired additional exhibitions in Indianapolis and Boston as well as this legacy project at Open Books.

Repurposing the used bookshelves from closed CPS schools and some of the original 20,000 used books from the Librería Donceles, the new installation at Open Books Pilsen creates a designated space within the Latino community for workshops and activities and is the only repository of secondhand Spanish-language books in the city. During the warmer months, the annex transforms into an open-air shop. In keeping with the spirit of the project, books can be purchased for any price the buyer deems appropriate, and Open Books will maintain and expand the inventory by placing newly donated Spanish-language books in the section as they are received. Ongoing programming will be in partnership with contratiempo, an organization in residence at DCASE who provided much of the programming at CCC throughout the run of the Librería Donceles.
On January 12, 2018 from 6-9pm, Open Books Pilsen, 905 W. 19th Street, will be hosting a free opening reception in conjunction with Second Fridays, with music from Sonorama and readings by writers from the Spanish language literary publication contratiempo.

Creative Writing Club at Open Books

Looking for writing prompts and games? Want to meet other writers? Itching to tell everyone about the fantasy world you’ve created? Just need somewhere to sit and write? The Creative Writing Club is the place for all that and more!

The Creative Writing Club at Open Books is our new 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., beginning January 10, 2018. Open to grades 4-12. We’ll see you there!

Holiday Box Sale at Open Books Pilsen

Holiday Box Sale at Open Books Pilsen

Open Books and Hillary Clinton LIVE!

Join Open Books and Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday, October 30 at the Auditorium Theater. She’ll connect with audiences in a conversation about a story that’s personal, raw, detailed and surprisingly funny. She’ll take you with her on her journey and talk about What Happened, what’s next, and what’s on your mind. What you’ll see will be her story – Live. Her story of resilience, how to get back up after a loss, and how we can all look ahead. It’s about Hillary’s experience as a woman in politics — she lets loose on this topic, and others, in a way she never has before.

Open Books and Hillary Clinton LIVE!

Join Open Books and Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday, October 30 at the Auditorium Theater. She’ll connect with audiences in a conversation about a story that’s personal, raw, detailed and surprisingly funny. She’ll take you with her on her journey and talk about What Happened, what’s next, and what’s on your mind. What you’ll see will be her story – Live. Her story of resilience, how to get back up after a loss, and how we can all look ahead. It’s about Hillary’s experience as a woman in politics — she lets loose on this topic, and others, in a way she never has before.