The Newberry is thrilled to celebrate its 30th year of Book Fair, one of the largest used-book sales in the country.
Noon - 4 pm
Join Rick Kogan and the Newberry Library in demonstrating that Chicago’s long and proud history as a hub of free speech is alive and well!
When U.S. Navy seaman Thomas Dennis lost both arms in a shipboard accident in 1847 it seemed that his useful life was over. Not so! Dennis was an amazing survivor who lived and worked into the twentieth century. He also visited President Theodore Roosevelt in the White House annually because the two shared the same birthday.
The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library.
Since last September, Terra Huber has worked as an Advanced Intern in the Conservation Lab at the Newberry.