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Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for lifelong learners, students, teachers, scholars, and genealogy researchers. Please visit the individual program pages below for information about how to register in advance.

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E.g., 03/05/2021
E.g., 03/05/2021
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
A Conversation with David Denby and Adina Hoffman
In this installment of “Conversations at the Newberry,” Adina Hoffman and David Denby discuss the life and work of the brilliant chameleon Ben Hecht: sardonic Chicago newspaperman, scandal-seeking novelist, celebrated playwright, outspoken activist for Jewish causes, and the man Pauline Kael called “the greatest American screenwriter.”
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Join us for discussion with Dorothy Chansky and Rachel Shteir about the origins and growth of the Little Theatre Movement in early twentieth-century Chicago.
Friday, March 19, 2021
In Part 1 of a two-part program, the Newberry’s Jill Gage will speak with Bill and Jim Moran, Directors of the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, about the history of Hamilton Manufacturing, a Wisconsin type company founded in 1880 that grew to national prominence over the next decades.
Friday, March 26, 2021
In Part 2 of this two-part program, Jill Gage continues her discussion with Bill and Jim Moran, focusing on how the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum has fostered developments in type design and production in the Midwest.
Monday, May 24, 2021
Join the Newberry in honoring Lonnie G. Bunch, Secretary of the Smithsonian, for his outstanding contributions to the humanities. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the 2021 Newberry Library Award Celebration will take place virtually.