February 27, 2024 12:00pm

Conversations with Chicago Collections - The Paul and Jean Harris Home Foundation.

Join Cheryl McIntyre, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Paul and Jean Harris Home Foundation as she shares the inspiring story of the Rotary Foundation and how it started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. Learn how Harris, a Chicago attorney, formed the Rotary Club of Chicago in 1905 at… Read More >

January 23, 2024 6:00pm

"Chicago’s Modern Mayors: From Harold Washington to Lori Lightfoot."

CCC in partnership with the University of Illinois Chicago Richard J. Daley Library is proud to host the launch of the book, "Chicago’s Modern Mayors: From Harold Washing to Lori Lightfoot." Join authors Dick Simpson and Betty O’Shaughnessy and contributor Clinton Stockwell, as they share their … Read More >

December 13, 2023 6:00pm

A discussion with the 2023 CCC Making History Come Alive Through Words Poetry Competition winners and Chicago's Poet Laureate, avery r. young.

Join us for an exciting online event featuring a lively discussion with the 2023 CCC Making History Come Alive Through Words Poetry Competition winners (Estelle Wong, William Fremd High School; Nora Wunsch, Jones College Prep; and Justin Simpson, Kenwood Academy) and Chicago's Poet Laureate, avery r… Read More >

November 14, 2023 6:00pm

A Discussion with Ryan Chester Author of Chicago Reflected : A Skyline Drawing from the Chicago River

In March 2020, architect Ryan Chester began drawing the Chicago River for at least one hour every day. Using only a pen, he moved methodically along a single massive roll of paper. As each chaotic, isolating day of the COVID-19 pandemic passed, he stayed connected with his adopted city by carefully … Read More >

November 7, 2023 6:00pm

CCC Welcomes Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias

Chicago Collections Consortium is proud to welcome Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Alexi Giannoulias for a discussion on the critical role libraries play in our communities and how the Secretary of State’s office is dedicated to the fight against book censorship in our libraries. Read More >

November 6, 2023 6:30pm

Deborah Caldwell-Stone on Defending the Freedom to Read

Direct from the headlines and media screens comes news of the latest efforts to ban or restrict certain books from school and public libraries and even bookstores. Today’s challenges are new, but the effort to ban books has a long history. Please join us as we host Deborah Caldwell-Stone, JD, Di… Read More >