Guest Blog: Honoring Austin’s History of Arts and Activism

Lifelong Austin resident Lasondra Kern, the strategy lead for arts and culture on Austin Coming Together’s Quality of Life Plan Community Narrative team, connects artists and arts organizations with resources and each other. Kern is also a graduate student in art history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her guest blog post…
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Isabel Wilkerson, Nate Marshall Receive 2020 Chicago Public Library Foundation Awards

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson will receive the 2020 Carl Sandburg Literary Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation and Chicago Public Library. Poet, playwright and performer Nate Marshall will receive the 21st Century Award, and Donna LaPietra will receive the Foundation's inaugural Civic Award. The 2020 Library Foundation Awards, a free online event, will…
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Welcome Mayor Lightfoot with Books Highlighting ‘Firsts’

Today Lori Lightfoot is sworn in as Chicago's mayor, becoming the first African American woman to lead our city. In honor of the new mayor's historic achievement, pick up some books celebrating other "firsts." We've compiled lists of stories of groundbreaking individuals who accomplished "firsts" in history that are both informative and inspiring. Adults Highlights…
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