Calendar

E.g., 07/24/2014
E.g., 07/24/2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014 to Sunday, July 27, 2014
The 30th Annual Newberry Book Fair

The Newberry is thrilled to celebrate its 30th year of Book Fair, one of the largest used-book sales in the country.

Saturday, July 26, 2014
The 2014 Bughouse Square Debates

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!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Newberry Colloquium : What is a Sailor Without Arms Doing in Chicago?

4 pm

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.

Saturday, August 2, 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.