In April 2002, the Chicago Public Library selected Night as its second title for the One Book program. Elie Wiesel appeared at the Chicago Public Library at a free public program attended by over 600 people. As part of the public programming for Night, the Library worked with Facing History and Ourselves to present a discussion entitled “What Is Our Universe of Obligation?” featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power. We also hosted a discussion with Dr. Michael Berenbaum and a screening of HBO Films’ Conspiracy, as well as a screening of the documentary film Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport.
The Spring 2002 One Book, One Chicago was presented by the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Library, and the Chicago Public Library Foundation. Additional partners included Starbucks, Chicago Tribune, CTA, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at University of Chicago, WTTW and Bantam Dell Publishers.
Content last updated: April 30, 2002