Open Books’ annual fundraiser Team Bookin’ It, brings together runners and virtual runners in support of literacy. TBI is part of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon, July 21-22 at Grant Park. The race includes a 5K on Saturday, July 21 and a 10K and Half Marathon on Sunday, July 22.
If you’re not into running, you can still be part of the TBI team! Sign up as a virtual runner, and let your fundraising creativity shine! Proceeds from TBI support Open Books’ literacy and book granting programs.
Half Marathon: $700
5K and Virtual Runner: $300
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.
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!
Spend Prom in the Library: A celebration of all things Buffy
Are you tired of dances being crashed by demons? Were you too busy stopping the apocalypse to go prom dress shopping? Well don’t fret, spend prom in the library instead! Open Books invites all Scoobies to our West Loop Bookstore as we turn it into the Sunnydale High Library for our celebration of the anniversary of the Prom episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We will have Buffy trivia, Buffy themed drinks ($5 suggested donations), a photo booth, and general geeking out-ness. Feel free to break out your best prom wear or come wearing your finest Buffy or themed graphic tee. #PromUp
This is a free event open to all but we ask that you bring a book donation for admission and drinks have a $5 suggested donation.
*NOTE: trivia will include all 7 seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and contain SPOLIERS. Angel the series and the comic books will not be included in trivia.
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