Best of OBOC 2020 Beyond Borders – Watch Archived Programs Now!

Throughout the fall of 2020, One Book, One Chicago explored the theme "Beyond Borders" and the book Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. The season was entirely virtual, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many programs were recorded and archived. Here are a few favorites you can watch now:

Beyond Borders: Important Conversations
We hosted a variety of authors, historians, creators and experts to explore the theme "Beyond Borders" from a variety of different angles, resulting in some fascinating conversations. Some of our favorites include:

Chicago Neighborhoods Beyond Borders series
This 10 episode webtv series, hosted by Max Grinnell, explored the rich history of immigrants and migrants in Chicago and how they influenced our city's past, and continue to shape our future.

Art Beyond Borders
Librarian Amanda Zagloba taught us about various art techniques from around the world, and how you can try them out at home, in this three episode series.

Beyond Borders in the Archives
Using materials from our archives, librarians and archivists working in Chicago Public Library's special collections and archives presented a 6 episode series exploring some of the fascinating people who crossed beyond borders in their lives.

Snacks in the Stacks: Beyond Borders 
Librarian and home chef Ashley Rayner explored culture through food in this three episode series. Ashley cooks recipes from cookbooks you can check out at CPL.