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1909 Plan of Chicago – Burnham’s Vision of an American Metropolis

In celebration of the Burnham Plan Centennial, the Todd Library is proud to have on display November 1-8 a photo-panel exhibit of the original 1909 Plan of Chicago created by Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennett. Commemorating the publication of the Plan, the exhibit emphasizes its relevance to metropolitan development through the 20th century and into the future.

Visit the library to view this historic display and renew your interest in Chicago history.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_of_Chicago

http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week:  Celebrating the Freedom to Read will once again be observed in the Todd Library the last week of September.  This  annual American Library Association event reminds Americans to not take our freedom to read for granted. Banned Books Week is the only national celebration of the freedom to read.  Launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries, more than one thousand books have been challenged since its inception.  2009 marks its 27th anniversary (September 26 through October 3). Dare to visit the Todd Library to check out a banned book!

Late Night at the Todd Library

You’re invited….to Late Night at the Todd Library on Thursday, April 16th, from 9 PM to Midnight!

- cookies, coffee, and snacks begin 9 p.m.

- drawings for prizes every hour

- assistance with class projects from librarians, faculty, or a writing tutor

Come enjoy the evening with faculty and fellow students!

Lincoln-Douglas Debates Exhibit

Lincoln-Douglas Debates Traveling Exhibit
Lincoln-Douglas Debates Traveling Exhibit

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates Traveling Exhibit marks the 140th anniversary of the nation’s most famous political speeches.  Sponsored by the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition, and funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, the Todd Library proudly displays this historic panel depicting the famous debates. Adjacent to the 20-foot panel display are associated library materials available for check-out as well as an array of corresponding Lincoln memorabilia.  This noteworthy depiction of the historic debates will be on display through March 9, 2009.  Come visit the Todd Library for a step back in time.