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Author: Rica Bouso

06.18.21

Seeing Mariame Kaba through the Lens of the Archives

Administrative records, banners, digital photographs, flyers, memos, program guides, and ‘zines all create an in-depth portrait of a human being who dedicated her life to creating an equitable and just society, where black people can live not in fear, but in peace, where the youth can thrive, and where women can feel safe. Get to know Mariame Kaba through the lens of an archivist.

05.20.21

The Story of the Tin Can: A Document in and through Time

We catch up with award-winning artist and 2019 Maker-in-Resident Kate Conlon after two years. Her final project for Chicago Public Library, The Story of the Tin Can is a living document of her evolution as an artist during COVID-19

05.17.21

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05.17.21

Meet the Chief Librarian: Chris Brown

It was in Chicago that a 20-something Chris discovered his calling to become a librarian. So, returning to Chicago as library commissioner feels like coming full circle.

05.03.21

A Young, Rad Reader: Meet Ishaan

At four, Ishaan appreciates stories where he can see himself. He also loves learning about characters that are different from him. Mother and son share their love for diverse books lead to appreciation, empathy, and a fun family tradition!