Monday, December 1, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 to Saturday, January 3, 2015
Chicago, Europe, and the Great War

The Newberry is marking the centennial of the start of World War I with two linked exhibitions and a series of related public programs.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Front Page, Home Page, and Beyond: News in the 21st Century : Conversations at the Newberry

6 pm

The rise of digital technology has revolutionized journalism and the way the public searches for and consumes news. Traditional news media worldwide have been challenged to change their business models as readers increasingly rely on digital and social media platforms for their daily news.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
The Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism, 1918-1924 : An Exhibition Lecture

6:30 pm

Bruno Cabanes, a historian of twentieth-century Europe, will give an illustrated talk on the aftermath of the Great War, which brought the most troubled peacetime the world had ever seen. Survivors of the war were not only the soldiers who fought, the wounded in mind and body.

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Genealogy and Local History Orientation

9:30 am

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.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Music Appreciation through Performance: An Open Rehearsal : This event has been cancelled.


We regret to announce that the Open Rehearsal for this fall’s Music Performance Seminar has been cancelled. Our apologies for this inconvenience.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Newberry Colloquium : All Aboard! The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Archives are Ready for Your Use

4 pm

The archives team at the Newberry has been working since October 2011 to ready the massive archive of CB&Q records for the digital age. The 2,760 linear feet of records were in dire need of rehousing and a guide that was accessible online. Now, the collection is completely processed and described, with select items digitized to optimize researchers’ access to the collection.