Programs and Events

Since its founding in 1887, the Newberry has provided public programming in the humanities. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required.
E.g., 07/06/2015
E.g., 07/06/2015
Saturday, July 11, 2015
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.
Thursday, July 23, 2015Sunday, July 26, 2015
The Newberry is thrilled to bring back the popular Book Fair, one of the largest used-book sales in the country. Browse through more than 120,000 used books in 70 categories, many of which are priced at $2 or under.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Join Rick Kogan and the Newberry Library for Chicago’s favorite free speech event!
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Inventing Antiquity, Creating Modernity in Late Eighteenth-Century Opera
From its beginning, opera librettists freely adapted the ancient literature that provided their plots. Mozart’s seldom heard Lucio Silla (“Lucius Sulla”) adapts a story tyranny and repentance will be revived at the Chicago Opera Theater this fall.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
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.