| Sep 10, 2012
| 5:10 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the teachers strike is "not necessary" because the two sides were close.
"I believe this is avoidable because this is a strike of choice," Emanuel said at a hastily called news conference at the Harold Washington Library Sunday...
| May 29, 2012
| 3:50 PM
David Prete, Rebecca Skloot and Amy Eshleman will now appear at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in the Harold Washington Library Center/Multipurpose Room. They were originally scheduled to appear at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday in the Wyndham Blake/Burnham Room.
| Jun 10, 2012
| 5:03 AM
COLUMNISTS' VOICES: Anybody with an ounce of affection for newspapers — or ideas, or wit, or good writing — ought to be interested in a summit of two first-rate columnists from big metro dailies. The Tribune's Mary Schmich, recently...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 8:32 AM
As obvious as this may sound at first, the 28th annual Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, which concluded Sunday afternoon and drew an estimated 130,000 attendees and 200 authors to the South Loop on a sweltering, cloudless weekend, was not the kind...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 10:57 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a plan today to keep the city's branch libraries open six days a week by rehiring union workers and relocating employees from the Harold Washington Library to the neighborhood outposts.
Emanuel made the move without the...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:07 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street
| Feb 3, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Chicago Public Libraries will be open four hours in the afternoon on Mondays starting next week, city officials announced today.
Except for the main Harold Washington Library, and the Sulzer and Woodson regional branches, which are open every day,...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 3:47 PM
For more than 50 years, Elie Wiesel has provided a moral compass for the world, writing and advocating on human rights issues in the wake of his tragic experiences as a survivor of the Holocaust.
His book "Night," recalling the terrors of the Auschwitz...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no avoiding the holidays, and that's true on local stages as well as the shopping malls. But even the Scroogiest of souls could find something to celebrate in the gifts of theater, dance, and music offered up this season by...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 12:04 PM
In her potent memoir and manifesto, “Two or Three Things I Know for Sure,” Dorothy Allison writes, “Oh, I could tell you stories that would darken the sky and stop the blood.” And then she declares, “I am not here to make...
| Apr 23, 2011
| 4:32 AM
“The Original Grease,” currently in previews, opens May 1 at American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St. Tickets are $45-$50 at 773-409-4125 or www.atcweb.org TOURING THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD: Actors Kelly Wilson (as Sandy) and Adrian Aguilar...