One Book, One Chicago 2013-14
Isabel Wilkerson’s Visit
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Browse photos from our recent event with Isabel Wilkerson. It was a spectacular evening!
Join Us for a Full Year of Conversation
Instead of just one month spent with a great book, spend a year exploring a great theme through books, films, performances, lectures, storytelling and art. We’re looking at how migration has shaped—and continues to shape—Chicago.
We’ll start by reading Isabel Wilkerson’s award-winning The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.
The book is just the beginning. Now through spring 2014, Chicago Public Library and its many community partners will offer multiple ways for every Chicagoan to explore how the drive to move, to migrate and to create a better life has made Chicago into the most American of American cities.
There are so many ways to engage with this important topic, whether online or in person, whether through reading stories or telling us your own, whether downtown or in your community.
Each month, One Book, One Chicago presents:
- @ HWLC: A “main stage” event at the Harold Washington Library Center downtown, including Isabel Wilkerson on October 1 and other keynote speakers and performers in the surrounding months
- @ CPL Branches: Discussions, exhibits, workshops and more in library locations
- @ Community Partners: More events with community partners in your Chicago neighborhood
Our list of where and how to engage will grow throughout the year. To get started, check our Program Calendar.
One Book, One Chicago is presented by the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Public Library Foundation, and sponsors Allstate and BMO Harris.