December 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013 to Monday, March 24, 2014
Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the US Civil War and in conjunction with the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Newberry Library have mounted “Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North,” an exhibition of more than 100 items that focuses on the enormous, and costly, effect the war had on civilians.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Staged Reading of "Only with My Heart" a Play by Todd Bauer

5:45 pm

What happens when your life is only half over, but you feel dead? Ripley and Mia find themselves feeling both an urgency and a lack of energy. Something must be done. The choices they make in order to address this take them to places they never thought they would go. How much truth a marriage, and an individual, can handle is at the heart of this play.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The Newberry Library Colloquium : Holiday Colloquium

4 pm

Join us for the Newberry Holiday Book Review—a chance for you to share items you would recommend as gifts, or favorite holiday reads. All genres—novels, poetry, cookbooks, children’s books, humor, music, film, video—related to any December holiday are welcome. Items culled from the Newberry collection are especially encouraged.

Thursday, December 5, 2013
"Home Front" Curator-led Exhibition Tour

6 pm

Join us for this free tour of “Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North,” Chicago’s only major exhibition on the Civil War during its 150th anniversary. One of the exhibition’s co-curators will walk visitors through more than 100 items that focus on the enormous, and costly, effect the war had on civilians.

Saturday, December 7, 2013
Genealogy and Local History Orientation

9:30 am

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce novices to the basics of research at an informal orientation. After the session, you are welcome to begin your research. A reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required.

Saturday, December 7, 2013
Medieval Intellectual History Seminar
Eric Goddard and Brett Whalen

1 pm

Demographic Representation and the Crisis of the University of Paris (c. 1418–1444)

Eric Goddard, Trinity Christian College