UPCOMING

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    • 01/14/2019
    • 03/22/2019
    • Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries


    With this exhibition, the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries celebrate the Caxton Club's recent publication, Chicago by the Book: 101 Publications That Shaped the City and Its Image (University of Chicago, 2018). Founded in Chicago in 1895, the Caxton Club is a society of booklovers committed to promoting and supporting the art of the book. Chicago by the Book profiles 101 landmark publications about Chicago that have helped define the city and its image. While these books mainly document the history of the city, several also served as agents of change.

    Many of the works featured in Chicago by the Book are held in the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries' extensive 130-year-old collection. From the construction of the museum’s Michigan Avenue building during the 1893 Columbian Exposition to the present day, the Art Institute is both a product of the city’s evolution and a contributor to its history. The selections from the library and archival collections on display in this exhibition highlight defining moments in the city's growth and illustrate how the museum is deeply entwined in Chicago's past.

    Follow the link for more details: https://www.artic.edu/exhibitions/9088/chicago-by-the-book-pivotal-works-that-changed-chicago


    • 03/20/2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Union League Club
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    John Crichton will share with us the story of Anton Roman and his Midas touch. Coming to California from Bavaria in 1849, Roman found gold and traded that success to become one of the most prosperous booksellers in the American West. Soon he was one of its most distinguished publishers, releasing the early works of Bret Harte, Mark Twain, and many others who migrated to California during its formative years. Through his publications Roman promoted the resources and culture of California, taking its story East and romanticizing and mythologizing the Golden State in America’s imagination. John has his own Golden State bookshop, The Brick Row Book Shop in San Francisco, and is Chair of the Board of Directors of Rare Book School. He has been the president of the Antiquarian Bookseller’s Association of America and the Book Club of California and vice president of the Bibliographical Society of America.

    March Dinner: Union League Club, 65 West Jackson. The evening will follow this order: Social gathering 5-6 pm; program at 6 pm; dinner immediately to follow. Program is free and open to the public. Beverages available for $6-$12. Three-course dinner: $63.00. Reservations are required for either the program only or the dinner/program combination. Reservations must be received no later than NOON, Monday, March 18. Payment will be required for dinner reservations cancelled after that time and for no-shows. To reserve call 312-255-3710 or e-mail caxtonclub@newberry.org.

    • 04/10/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Union League Club of Chicago: George N. Leighton Library, 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604


    We are pleased to welcome Alex Kotlowitz, bestselling author of “There Are No Children Here” to talk about his new book “An American Summer,” a richly textured, heartrending portrait of love and death in Chicago’s most turbulent neighborhoods. Joining him in conversation will be Ben Austen, author of “High Risers,” a classic work of literary non-fiction telling the timely and epic story of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green, America’s most iconic public housing project.

    The reception with book sales and signing starts at 5:30 pm followed by the program at 6:00 pm. We will continue selling books and the authors will be available for signing after the program at 7:00 pm. The price is $20 per person for non-members. Reservations and/or tickets are required. Please note that for Library Events, Union League Club of Chicago adheres to a "business casual"dress code which allows dress denim but no t-shirts or athetic wear. Please share the dress code with your guests. Call Club Services if you have any questions. 800-443-0578.

    For tickets and any updates, follow the link below: 

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/union-league-club-of-chicago-cocktails-conversations-with-alex-kotlowitz-ben-austen-tickets-57446465926

    • 04/17/2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Union League Club
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    Eric White, Curator of Rare Books at the Princeton University Library, will discuss his latest book Editio Princeps: A History of the Gutenberg Bible. For his work Dr. White was awarded the DeLong Book History Prize given annually to the author of the best book on any aspect of script or print published in the preceding year. Among its achievements his handsomely-illustrated book traces the ownership history of every known copy of Gutenberg’s Bible. A limited number of copies of the book will be available for sale and signing for $125 each. Dr. White has specialized in early European printing and joined Princeton in 2015 after 18 years as Curator of Special Collections at Southern Methodist University.


    April Dinner: Union League Club, 65 West Jackson. The evening will follow this order: Social gathering 5-6 pm; program at 6 pm; dinner immediately to follow. Program is free and open to the public. Beverages available for $6-$12. Three-course dinner: $63.00. Reservations are required for either the program only or the dinner/program combination. Reservations must be received no later than NOON, Monday, April 15. Payment will be required for dinner reservations cancelled after that time and for no-shows. To reserve call 312-255-3710 or e-mail caxtonclub@newberry.org.

    • 04/24/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604


    The Archives Subcommittee is proud to present a special screening of the film “Rosenwald,” to honor the legacy of ULCC member, Julius Rosenwald. Joining us will be Rosenwald's grandson, Peter Ascoli who will be available to answer questions after the film and sign copies of his book "Julius Rosenwald: The Man Who Built Sears, Roebuck and Advanced the Cause of Black Education in the American South."

    Aviva Kempner’s film tells the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school, but rose to become the President of Sears. Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools during the early part of the 20th century.

    Inspired by the Jewish ideals of "tzedakah" (charity) and "tikkun olam" (repairing the world), and a deep concern over racial inequality in America, Julius Rosenwald used his wealth to become one of America’s most effective philanthropists. Because of his modesty, Rosenwald’s philanthropy and social activism are not well known today. He gave away $62million in his lifetime.

    The reception with book sales starts at 5:30 pm followed by the screening at 6:00 pm. The film runs 96 minutes with a Q&A session after the film. The price is $25 per person for non-members. Reservations and/or tickets are required. Please note that for this event, the Union League Club of Chicago has a "business casual"dress code which does not allow dress denim, t-shirts or athletic wear. Please share the dress code with your guests. Call Club Services if you have any questions. 800-443-0578.

    Film provided by The National Center for Jewish Film, www.jewishfilm.org

    For tickets and any updates, follow the link below: 

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ulcc-archives-subcommittee-presents-rosenwald-a-film-by-aviva-kempner-tickets-57449593280

    • 04/25/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • City Lit Books 2523 North Kedzie Boulevard Chicago, Illinois 60647
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Past events

03/08/2019 Luncheon Program | Lost Restaurants of Chicago | Greg Borzo
03/07/2019 Luncheon | Celebrating Women of Illinois: Past, Present and Future | Rebecca Sive
02/10/2019 Panel Discussion | Celia Hilliard, Dan Meyer & Timothy Mennel - Chicago by the Book
02/08/2019 Luncheon Program | February 8
02/07/2019 Panel Discussion | Susan Rossen, Nina Barrett, Dominic Pacyga, and Garry Wills on Chicago by the Book | Bookends & Beginnings
02/07/2019 On The Move | Curated Tour and Private Dinner | Chicago by the Book: Pivotal Works That Changed Chicago
01/30/2019 RESCHEDULED: On the Move | American Writers Museum
01/16/2019 January 2019 Dinner Program
01/11/2019 January 2019 Luncheon Program
12/12/2018 December Dinner: Revels 2018
12/07/2018 December 2018 Luncheon Program
11/28/2018 November 2018 Dinner Program - One Week Later
11/09/2018 Stranger Than Fiction presents Kim Coventry & Susan F. Rossen on AuthorsVoice.net
11/09/2018 November 2018 Luncheon Program
11/06/2018 Eye of the Beholder: Visitor Experience at 19th-Century World Fairs A Lecture by Ruth Slatter
10/12/2018 October 2018 Luncheon Program
10/11/2018 Clare Asquith: Shakespeare and the Resistance
09/25/2018 On the Move: September 25, 2018
09/21/2018 Sept 2018 Luncheon Program
09/13/2018 Bruce Rogers, Modern Design, and Chicago’s Caxton Club
09/12/2018 Sept 2018 Dinner Program
06/20/2018 June 2018 Dinner Meeting
06/08/2018 June 2018 Luncheon Meeting
05/16/2018 May 2018 Dinner Meeting
05/11/2018 May 2018 Luncheon Meeting
04/18/2018 April 2018 Dinner Meeting
03/21/2018 March 2018 Dinner Meeting
03/09/2018 March 2018 Luncheon Meeting
02/21/2018 February 2018 Dinner Meeting
02/09/2018 February 2018 Luncheon Meeting
01/17/2018 January 2018 Dinner Meeting
01/12/2018 January 2018 Luncheon Meeting
01/04/2018 Caxton Club - Chicago Map Society Joint Event
12/13/2017 December 2017 Revels - Dinner
12/08/2017 December 2017 Luncheon Meeting
11/15/2017 November 2017 Dinner Meeting
11/10/2017 November 2017 Luncheon Meeting
10/18/2017 October 2017 Dinner Meeting
10/13/2017 October 2017 Luncheon Meeting
10/06/2017 Caxton On the Move October 2017
09/20/2017 September 2017 Dinner Meeting
09/08/2017 September 2017 Luncheon Meeting
06/21/2017 June 2017 Dinner Meeting
06/13/2017 Caxton Club On the Move June 2017
06/09/2017 June 2017 Luncheon Meeting
05/17/2017 May 2017 Dinner Meeting
05/12/2017 May 2017 Luncheon Meeting
04/19/2017 April 2017 Dinner Meeting
03/15/2017 March 2017 Dinner Meeting
03/10/2017 March 2017 Luncheon Meeting
02/15/2017 February 2017 Dinner Meeting
02/10/2017 February 2017 Luncheon Meeting
01/18/2017 January 2017 Dinner Meeting
01/13/2017 January 2017 Luncheon Meeting
12/14/2016 December 2016 Dinner Meeting
12/09/2016 December 2016 Luncheon Meeting
11/16/2016 November 2016 Dinner Meeting
11/11/2016 November 2016 Luncheon Meeting
10/19/2016 October 2016 Dinner Meeting
10/14/2016 October 2016 Luncheon Meeting
09/21/2016 September 2016 Dinner Meeting
09/09/2016 September 2016 Luncheon Meeting
06/15/2016 June 2016 Dinner Meeting
06/10/2016 June 2016 Luncheon Meeting
05/18/2016 May 2016 Dinner Meeting
05/13/2016 May 2016 Luncheon Meeting
04/20/2016 April 2016 Dinner Meeting
03/11/2016 March 2016 Luncheon Meeting
03/09/2016 The Great Caxton Bookbinding Auction
02/17/2016 February 2016 Dinner Meeting
02/12/2016 February 2016 Luncheon Meeting
01/20/2016 January 2016 Dinner Meeting
01/08/2016 January 2016 Luncheon Meeting
12/16/2015 December 2015 Dinner Meeting
12/11/2015 December 2015 Luncheon Meeting
11/18/2015 November 2015 Dinner Meeting
11/13/2015 November 2015 Luncheon Meeting
10/21/2015 October 2015 Dinner Meeting
10/09/2015 October 2015 Luncheon Meeting
09/16/2015 September 2015 Dinner Meeting
09/11/2015 September 2015 Luncheon Meeting
06/17/2015 June 2015 Dinner Meeting
06/12/2015 June 2015 Luncheon Meeting
05/20/2015 May 2015 Dinner Meeting
05/08/2015 May 2015 Luncheon Meeting
04/15/2015 April 2015 Dinner Meeting
03/18/2015 March 2015 Dinner Meeting
03/13/2015 March 2015 Luncheon Meeting
02/18/2015 February 2015 Dinner Meeting
02/13/2015 February 2015 Luncheon Meeting
01/21/2015 Janurary 2015 Dinner Meeting
01/09/2015 Janurary 2015 Luncheon Meeting
12/17/2014 December 2014 Dinner Meeting
12/12/2014 December 2014 Luncheon Meeting
11/19/2014 November 2014 Dinner Meeting
11/14/2014 November 2014 Luncheon Meeting
10/15/2014 October 2014 Dinner Meeting
10/10/2014 October 2014 Luncheon Meeting
09/17/2014 September 2014 Dinner Meeting
09/12/2014 September 2014 Luncheon Meeting
06/18/2014 June 2014 Dinner Meeting
06/16/2014 Special Event for Caxtonians in June
06/13/2014 June 2014 Luncheon Meeting
05/21/2014 May 2014 Dinner Meeting
05/09/2014 May 2014 Luncheon Meeting
04/16/2014 April 2014 Dinner Meeting
03/19/2014 March 2014 Dinner Meeting
03/14/2014 March 2014 Luncheon Meeting
02/19/2014 February 2014 Dinner Meeting
02/14/2014 February 2014 Luncheon Meeting
01/22/2014 January 2014 Dinner Meeting
01/10/2014 January 2014 Luncheon Meeting
12/18/2013 December 2013 Dinner Meeting
12/13/2013 December 2013 Luncheon Meeting
11/20/2013 November 2013 Dinner Meeting
11/11/2013 November 2013 Special Event
11/08/2013 November 2013 Luncheon Meeting
10/16/2013 October 2013 Dinner Meeting
10/11/2013 October 2013 Luncheon Meeting
09/18/2013 September 2013 Dinner Meeting
09/13/2013 September 2013 Luncheon Meeting
06/19/2013 June 2013 Dinner Meeting
06/14/2013 June 2013 Luncheon Meeting
05/15/2013 May 2013 Dinner Meeting
05/10/2013 May 2013 Luncheon Meeting
04/17/2013 April 2013 Dinner Meeting
04/06/2013 2013 Caxton/Newberry Symposium
03/20/2013 March 2013 Dinner Meeting
03/15/2013 An Extra Dinner for March 2013
03/08/2013 March 2013 Luncheon Meeting
02/20/2013 February 2013 Dinner Meeting
02/08/2013 February 2013 Luncheon Meeting
01/16/2013 Janurary 2013 Dinner Meeting
01/11/2013 January 2013 Luncheon Meeting
12/12/2012 December 2012 Dinner Meeting
12/07/2012 December 2012 Luncheon Meeting
11/14/2012 November 2012 Dinner Meeting
11/09/2012 November 2012 Luncheon Meeting
10/17/2012 October 2012 Dinner Meeting
10/12/2012 October 2012 Luncheon Meeting
09/19/2012 September 2012 Dinner Meeting
09/14/2012 September 2012 Luncheon Meeting
06/20/2012 June 2012 Dinner Meeting
06/08/2012 June 2012 Luncheon Meeting
05/16/2012 May 2012 Dinner Meeting
05/11/2012 May 2012 Luncheon Meeting
04/18/2012 April 2012 Dinner Meeting
04/13/2012 April 2012 Luncheon Meeting
03/21/2012 March 2012 Dinner Meeting
03/09/2012 March 2012 Luncheon Meeting
02/15/2012 February 2012 Dinner Meeting
02/10/2012 February 2012 Luncheon Meeting
01/18/2012 January 2012 Dinner Meeting
01/13/2012 January 2012 Luncheon Meeting
12/14/2011 December 2011 Dinner Meeting
12/09/2011 December 2011 Luncheon Meeting
11/11/2011 November 2011 Luncheon Meeting
11/09/2011 November 2011 Dinner Meeting
10/19/2011 October 2011 Dinner Meeting
10/14/2011 October 2011 Luncheon Meeting
09/21/2011 September 2011 Dinner Meeting
09/09/2011 September 2011 Luncheon Meeting
06/15/2011 June 2011 Dinner Meeting
06/10/2011 June 2011 Luncheon Meeting
05/18/2011 May 2011 Dinner Meeting
05/13/2011 May 2011 Luncheon Meeting
04/08/2011 April 2011 Luncheon Meeting
03/18/2011 March 2011 Symposium Dinner
03/11/2011 March 2011 Luncheon Meeting
02/16/2011 February 2011 Dinner Meeting
02/11/2011 February 2011 Luncheon Meeting
01/19/2011 January 2011 Dinner Meeting
01/14/2011 January 2011 Luncheon Meeting
12/15/2010 December 2010 Dinner Meeting - Revels & Auction!
12/10/2010 December 2010 Luncheon Meeting
11/16/2010 November 2010 Dinner Meeting
11/12/2010 November 2010 Luncheon Meeting
10/20/2010 October 2010 Dinner Meeting
10/07/2010 October 2010 Luncheon Meeting
09/15/2010 September 2010 Dinner Meeting
09/10/2010 September 2010 Luncheon Meeting
06/17/2010 June Dinner
06/11/2010 June Lunch
01/20/2010 January Dinner Meeting
12/16/2009 December 2009 Dinner Meeting - Revels & Auction!
04/04/2009 2009 Caxton/Newberry Symposium on the Book
12/10/2008 December 2008 Dinner Meeting - Revels & Auction!
12/05/2008 December 2008 Luncheon Meeting


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