Pierogies and Puerto Rican Flags: Down Division Street We Go

Join us as we explore the people and places that make Chicago great. Explore Chicago's rich heritage of immigration and migration, and how newcomers made the city their own and influenced and changed its growth and future. This series is hosted by urbanologist Max Grinnell and is part of the 2020 One Book, One Chicago season.  Episode…
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Hello Chicago! with Max Grinnell

Urbanologist and Chicago history expert Max Grinnell presented Hello Chicago! as part of the 2020 One Book, One Chicago season. Learn from first hand narratives from those folks who passed through in the 19th and early 20th century, such as Rudyard Kipling, Frederick Douglass, and Oscar Wilde as well as lesser known voices, such as…
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Beyond Borders in the Archives: Esther Barlow – Immigrant Stories

Beyond Borders in the Archives is a series that explores the Chicago Public Library archives and special collections and uncovers treasures! This series was produced as part of the 2020 One Book, One Chicago season.  Esther Barlow – Immigrant Stories Esther Barlow was a children’s librarian at the Chicago Public Library for almost fifty years…
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Public Art and Culture: A Walk Through Pilsen and Beyond

Join us as we explore the people and places that make Chicago great. Explore Chicago's rich heritage of immigration and migration, and how newcomers made the city their own and influenced and changed its growth and future. This series is hosted by urbanologist Max Grinnell and is part of the 2020 One Book, One Chicago season.  Episode…
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NEIU presents: The Beautiful Crossing

Northeastern Illinois University presented a discussion of Exit West by Mohsin Hamid and themes of immigration, refugees and the challenges of facing us today as part of the One Book, One Chicago 2020 season. Northeastern Illinois University faculty members Tim Libretti (Acting Associate Dean of the English Dept., NEIU, Multi-Ethnic Literature), Maria De La Torre…
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Lift Every Voice: African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song

Chicago Public Library partnered with Library of America, American Writers Museum and The Poetry Foundation to celebrate the publication of African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song, a definitive new anthology edited by poet and Schomburg Center Director Kevin Young.  We invited a few of our favorite voices to bring powerful poems from…
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Finding Home: An Indigenous Perspective on Land, Language, and Identity with Dr. Anton Treuer

As part of the One Book, One Chicago 2020 season, we welcomed celebrated author, professor, and activist Dr. Anton Treuer for a unique perspective on Indigenous land, language, and identity as it relates to the broader experience of being and becoming American. What is the importance of connection to mother land, language, and culture? How…
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