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Quimby’s & Friends Co-Sponsor Wicker Park & West Town Lit Day, Sat, 9/26

11:00 am

westtown_lit_posterWicker Park & West Town Lit Day is Saturday, September 26th. A group of local organizations and businesses got together to promote all things literary in the West Town and Wicker Park neighborhoods.

Read Local + Shop Small!
Support these partnering organizations during their open hours and for special events during the day!

Invite your friends! Here’s the Facebook event post for it.

Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 W. North Ave, Open Saturday from 11am-10pm. quimbys.com
Shop for independent publications, comics, zines and books from local authors as well as writers from around the world. Plus shoppers, get a secret surprise adult refreshment with purchase! And whatever other surprises we feel like! While supplies last!

Chicago Public Library West Town Branch Library
1625 W. Chicago Ave.
Stop by these Mini-Maker Lab Classes (ages 14+) today!
10am-1pm and 3-5pm Make a 3D Fridge Magnet
1-2pm Maker Lab Drop-in and Q&A
And Register/Renew your Library Card too!

Chicago Publishers Resource Center (Chi Prc)
858 N. Ashland
CHIPRC is a workspace for literary and arts projects. Stop in today for:
12-5pm Proud Moments Art Show
6pm Figure Drawing w/ New Mediums

Revolution Books Chicago
1103 N Ashland Ave, 11am-5pm
Visit them at:
11am—Book club discussing God Help the Child, Toni Morrison’s latest book
2 pm—Author event with Christopher Benson: Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime that Changed America, on the murder of Emmett Till, co-written with Mamie Till-Mobley.

1276 N Milwaukee Ave., is open Saturday from 11am-6pm.
This creative writing non-profit is fronted by the Secret Agent Supply Co., which sells gadgets of espionage and books written by their students.

Volumes Bookcafe
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave.
New kid on the block, this book café is coming soon! Make sure you note their presence and follow them for grand opening updates on fb, instagram and twitter at @volumesbooks

Event day poster designed by Susie Kirkwood.

Off-Site: Prom 9 From Outer Space: an intergalactic fundraiser to benefit 826CHI

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Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor Prom 9 From Outer Space: an intergalactic fundraiser to benefit 826CHI
What: Open bar, DJ, silent auction, raffle, DANCING
When: Saturday, April 26, 8pm-midnight
Where: St. Vincent de Paul Center at 2145 N Halsted St (NOT at Quimby’s)
Tickets: www.826chi.org/prom9

Attendees will forgo ill-fitting rental tuxes and bustling taffeta for all manner of tin-foiled, corsetted, ray-gunned getups sure to impress the creature on their arm. Come dressed in your intergalactic best (or second-hand formal wear) for a night of cosplay, silent auctioning, raffling, (free) drinking, and DANCING…for the children.
All proceeds from Prom 9 benefit 826CHI’s creative writing programs, which are offered tuition-free to thousands of Chicago students each year.

Off-Site: Quimby’s Co-Sponsors 826CHI’s PROMIC-CON 4/27

Apr ’13
12:00 am

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Quimby’s is proud to help co-sponsor 826CHI’s PROMIC-CON!

In the grand tradition of proms past,  presents “Promic-Con,” an evening wholly dedicated to celebrating the glory of fandoms and cosplay. Forget everything you know about high school prom.

At 8:00pm on April 27th, come to the School of the Art Institute Ballroom dressed in all manners of fandom (or secondhand formal-wear) for a night of costuming, silent auctioning, (free) drinking, raffling, geeking out, and DANCING.

Beam yourself up (well, over) to the official Promic-Con web site to purchase your tickets:  $40 for one, $75 for two. All proceeds from the event benefit 826CHI’s free writing programs for thousands of Chicago students.

Updates and details about the silent auction will be posted on the Facebook event page.

Details: official Promic-Con web site

Please note: this event is NOT at Quimby’s. It is at the School of the Art Institute Ballroom at 112 South Michigan Avenue, between Monroe St & Adams St. Also note, Quimby’s is not selling tickets, but rather, you must purchase tickets at the official Promic-Con web site.

Been in a plastic bag for like the past five years?  826CHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.