Tag Archive for 'Chicago Public Library'

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

Sep ’15
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.

Zine & Comics Events: Making Magic Happen Librarians & Zinesters, at Quimby’s 1/30

Jan ’15
7:00 pm


Join librarians and zine enthusiasts at Quimby’s Bookstore to discuss running a successful zine or comics event – whether it’s a one-hour DIY workshop for teens or a festival with thousands of attendees. Librarians, zinesters, and comics makers will share stories and tips about developing community through events, and then open the floor to your questions. This workshop to learn about promoting comics and zines from successful planners from the Chicago Zine Fest, Chicago Public Library and more.

Featured speakers include: Johnny from Chicago Zine Fest, Julie Koslowsky (Outreach Coordinator for YOUmedia at the Chicago Public Library and CZF) & Joshua for Mid-Michigan Zine Fest.

Coordinated with the 2015 American Library Association Midwinter Conference, this is your chance to meet and talk about zines with some of the 12,000 librarians who will be in Chicago. After the event (and time for browsing), head around the corner to Dimo’s for vegan-friendly pizza (1615 North Damen Avenue).

This event is free and open to the public – anyone interested in zines or libraries is encouraged to attend!

For more info:

Violet Fox (violetfox(at)gmail(dot)com)

Log in to Facebook for event page here.

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