iOS app Android app

Harold Washington Library

Jeanne Gang Designs 'Working in America'

J. Michael Welton | Posted 11.11.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It's been 40 years since Studs Terkel published "Working," a book packed with 150 people explaining what they do all day - and why. Jane Saks - whose...

Changes Ahead For Nation's Largest Library

Posted 10.28.2013 | Chicago

Here's a change worth checking out: Chicago's flagship library is about to get a multi-million dollar spruce-up. The Harold Washington Library bra...

WATCH: 3-D Printers Debut At Library's Public 'Maker Space'

Posted 07.09.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's first free and publicly accessible "maker lab" is already off and 3-D printing following its Monday opening at the Harold Washington Library...

PHOTOS: Harold Washington Library, One Of The Most Beautiful In America

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This week, the culture website Flavorpill came out with a collection of the ten most beautiful public libraries in America. To the surprise of no one...

Patti Smith In Chicago: Music Legend Discusses Her New Book, Robert Mapplethorpe

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Marilyn Soltis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago native and "grandmother of punk rock" Patti Smith spoke at the Harold Washington Library Sunday about her new book "Just Kids," a memoir of he...