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FTRF sponsors Jacqueline Woodson: Brown Girl Dreaming

Posted By Administration, Thursday, October 29, 2015

Jacqueline Woodson’s memoir-in-verse, is a rich and poignant description of life as a black child in the 1960s. But in telling her own story so powerfully, she also has painted an indelible portrait of Jim Crow America, both in the South and the North, and resonated with readers and critics alike. The author of more than 30 books, Woodson received the National Book Award for Young People and the Newbery Honor for this latest work. She takes to the CHF stage for a conversation about her life and influences. Artist Krista Franklin will join her for a conversation.


Brown Girl Dreaming

Sunday, November 1, 2015 2-3 PM
First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple, Sanctuary
77 W Washington St, Chicago, IL , 60602

  • Members: Free
  • Public: Free
  • Students and Teachers: Free

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Chicago Humanities Festival 2015

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The Chicago Humanities Festival starts this weekend!

Posted By Admin, Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Chicago Humanitieis Festival 


For 25 years, the Chicago Humanities Festival has celebrated the questions that shape and define us as individuals, communities, and cultures. For the curious at heart, CHF's vibrant year-round programming and robust Fall Festival offer the opportunity to engage with some of the world's most brilliant minds. Collaborating with leading arts, cultural, and educational organizations, it presents scholars, artists and architects, thinkers, theologians, and policy makers that change how we see the world, where we're from, and where we're going.



Dates: The 26th Chicago Humanities Festival, Citizens: October 24-November 8, 2015

Location: In and around Chicago, with full days of programming in Evanston, Hyde Park, the Loop, North Michigan Ave, UIC, and Pilsen


Ticketing: Tickets are available at or by calling the CHF Box Office at 312-494-9509 Monday to Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM. 

Follow on Twitter: @chi_humanities | #CHF2015

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Banned Books Trading Cards - A Chapel Hill tradition

Posted By Administration, Monday, September 28, 2015

Banned Books Trading Cards have become a Chapel Hill tradition. Collect a full set of your own by coming to the Library each day from Sunday September 27 through Saturday, October 3rd. Each day's card is also available at Flyleaf Books and six campus libraries at UNC Chapel Hill.

Here are the winners that have been revealed so far in 2015:

SUNDAY: Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison. Artwork by Libby Fosso

MONDAY: The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck. Art by Colleen Barclay

This year, more than 100 entries were submitted and the winning set features works of collage, watercolor, and pen and ink inspired by authors including John Steinbeck, Maya Angelou, and William Faulkner.

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Banned Books Week Trading Cards Sneak Peek and Artists’ Reception

Posted By Administration, Friday, September 25, 2015

The Freedom to Read Foundation awards grants to organizations in support of 2015 Banned Books Week events.

Check out one of this year's winners!

Chapel HIll Public Library

Chapel Hill Public Library

Banned Books Week Trading Cards Sneak Peek and Artists’ Reception

Friday, September 25th, 7 – 9 PM

Banned Books Trading Cards have become a Chapel Hill tradition. Join us for a chance to see the winning artwork, meet the artists, and get a first look at ALL of this years’ entries.  (There were 101!) Here are the details:

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Knox receives ILA Intellectual Freedom Award

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Assistant Professor Emily Knox is the 2015 recipient of the Illinois Library Association (ILA) Intellectual Freedom Award. The award, presented by the ILA Intellectual Freedom Committee, recognizes an individual or group for outstanding contributions in defending intellectual freedom or the advancement of these principles. The award is sponsored by Quality Books Inc. (QBI).

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