Kids & YAWednesday, August 1st, 10:00 AM
Wednesday, August 8th, 10:00 AM
Wednesday, August 15th, 10:00 AM
Wednesday, August 22nd, 10:00 AM
Wednesday, August 29th, 10:00 AM
Children ages two to five are welcome to a weekly storytime that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts.
Workshops & DiscussionsThursday, August 16th, 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative writing workshop led by Poetry Foundation Library Coordinator Maggie Queeney. In August, we explore...
Workshops & DiscussionsFriday, August 17th, 12:30 PM–1:30 PM
All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In August, we read and discuss While Standing in Line...
Workshops & DiscussionsMonday, August 20th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop led by Maggie Queeney, Poetry Foundation Library Coordinator. In August, we explore concrete...
Readings & LecturesThursday, August 23rd, 7:00 PM
Join us for a look at the best of Lithuanian poetry, as well as poetry about Lithuania, in honor of the 100th anniversary of...
CelebrationsSaturday, August 25th, 1:00–4:00
Celebrate the winners of the Illinois state-wide Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry Awards. Host Eve L. Ewing leads this lively event of poetry readings, food...
Workshops & DiscussionsTuesday, August 28th, 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop led by Maggie Queeney, Library Coordinator. In August, we explore ephemeral poetry, verse...
PerformancesWednesday, September 5th, 7:00 PM
Explore song cycles that tell the stories of wanderers or travelers. Enjoy performances of Ralph Vaughan Williams’s cycle of poems from Robert Louis Stevenson’s...
Readings & LecturesThursday, September 6th, 7:00 PM
Mathias Svalina created a unique poetry subscription service called the Dream Delivery Service. He writes and hand delivers personalized poems to subscribers in various...
CelebrationsThursday, September 13th, 6:00 PM
Celebrate the launch of José Olivarez’s debut poetry collection, Citizen Illegal, at the National Museum of Mexican Art.
The building will be closed to the public on Wednesday, August 8. However, Poemtime will go on as scheduled. The building will resume normal hours on Thursday, August 9.
The building will be closed to the public on Monday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 18. The building will resume normal hours on Wednesday, September 19.
Library: Special Saturday Hours
August 11, 11 AM to 4 PM