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Chicago Public Library Fri Oct 02 2015

One Book, One Chicago Events

One-Book-One-Chicago.jpgJoin the Chicago Public Library at the Harold Washington Library Center (400 S. State) this month as it presents a variety of programs in conjunction with the current One Book, One Chicago selection, The Third Coast by Thomas Dyja.

On Monday, October 5 at 6:00 pm the Lower Level of the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium will offer a sneak peak premier of the film In The Game. The movie, directed Maria Finitzo, takes a look at four years in the life of the girls' soccer team at Chicago's inner city Kelly High School in the primarily Hispanic Brighton Park neighborhood. This event will be followed by a panel discussion.

Do you wish you could design a home like the architects in The Third Coast? You'll get the chance on Monday, October 12 at 1:00 in the library's Maker Lab. Participants will learn architectural and design skills on a small scale when they make a doll house with a laser cutter in this Really Tiny House Maker Lab Series. This series will continue through April 2016 resulting in a complete "Really Tiny House."

Teddy Cruz, a Rome Prize-winning architect, will be on hand Tuesday, October 27 at 6:00 pm in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium. Architectural historian Dianne Harris will interview Mr. Cruz about the societal implication of his architectural work. Cruz is known for using the Tijuana-San Diego border as a laboratory to re-think global dynamics, including the issues of hospitality inherent in immigration issues and the expanded gap between wealth and poverty.

If you can't make it downtown to participate in any of these programs you can still participate digitally. Chicagoans can use their library card number and read serialized releases of The Third Coast online through the Chicago Public Library. Readers will also meet some of Chicago's most giving individuals through original essays about what giving means to them. And if you're needing some motivation to finish reading a chapter One Book, One Chicago will be hosting "reading sprints" at @1book1Chicago on Twitter throughout the fall, where you can discuss the book with readers around the city! Plus, keep an eye out for special guest reading sprint hosts.

If music is how you prefer to connect, the Chicago Public Library has worked out an option for you too. Listeners will be able to dig into the music of The Third Coast with CHIRP Radio! The station has created a playlist of songs and musical artists featured in the book for your listening pleasure.

In addition, from October through April 2016, OBOC--along with our community partners--will explore a central theme--Chicago: The City That Gives and for the first time offer related programs in every neighborhood branch library. One Book, One Chicago is presented by Chicago Public Library and the City of Chicago; and is made possible by the Chicago Public Library Foundation through generous support from The Chicago Community Trust, BMO Harris, Allstate and United Airlines.

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