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"On this day in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin was published. At least one publisher turned the book down on the grounds that a novel by a woman on such a controversial subject was too risky. He must have regretted it: the novel sold 10,000 copies in the first week, 300,000 copies in a year, and became America's first million-seller. It also brought Stowe hate mail -- in one case, a black, human ear."
Okay, it's almost Spring, and it's currently colder than [insert simile of your choice] outside, but here are some vaguely Spring-related items to warm you up.
Now through December, the Museum of Science and Industry is offering tours exploring the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.
On March 13, 2013 after 5 votes Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was voted the new pope of the Roman Catholic Church. While the library doesn't own any biographies of the newly elected Pope Francis, we do have books on the Catholic Church, and other notable popes. If you are interested in learning more about the subject check out our collection.
Below are some of the most popular titles in this area:
Celebrate Women's History Month by checking out these films, biographies and novels about famous women through time.
Now through May 12th, the Art Institute of Chicago is presenting “Picasso and Chicago”, an exhibit that celebrates the 100-year relationship between th
Check out these books to keep the Downton Abbey spirit alive until Season 4 begins.
Locked room mysteries are based on crimes that seem impossible to solve. They might involve a body found alone in a room with all the windows and doors locked from the inside or they might take place outside in the snow with no footprints leading to or from the body. Follow the clues in these stories to help the detectives solve these difficult crimes.