Cultural and Civic Conversations: Watch Past Library Events on the Web

You know Chicago Public Library hosts many engaging and exciting cultural and civic events throughout the year. Many of these events are recorded by Chicago's community television station, CAN-TV, and made available on the web for those who missed the event in person. Here are a few of our favorite events!

Books and Authors


Civics and Culture

  • In honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Democratic National Convention, a panel of political experts shared their personal memories and insights. View the 1968 convention commemoration on YouTube
  • The 2017 Cindy Pritzker Lecture on Urban Life & Issues featured David Simas, CEO of the Chicago-based Obama Foundation, discussing his life and work, as well as future plans of the Obama Foundation. View Simas' event on YouTube. 
  • During our music-themed One Book, One Chicago season, we hosted a panel discussion celebrating the life and legacy of the godfather of Chicago House music, Frankie Knuckles, with panelists DJ Heather, DJ Ralphi Rosario, Frederick Dunson, Joel Hall and Joe Shanahan. View the Frankie Knuckles event on YouTube. 

For more great conversations from Chicago Public Library and other civic and cultural institutions, visit CAN-TV