American Library Association Is Latest To Cancel Conference At McCormick Place Due To Coronavirus PandemicThe American Library Association on Tuesday became the latest organization to cancel its conference in Chicago due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Should Book Choices Be Private? Harold Washington Library Patron Calls For ChangeA Chicago woman is accusing the Harold Washington Library of failing to protect the privacy of its patrons—and the library is responding tonight.
Library Group Changes Name Of Award, Cites 'Dated Cultural Attitudes' Toward People Of ColorAn iconic author’s name has been stripped from a prestigious literary award because of themes some are describing as racially offensive.
Association Removes Laura Ingalls Wilder's Name From AwardA division of the American Library Association has voted to remove Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from a major children's book award over concerns with how the early-to-mid 20th century author portrayed blacks and Native Americans.
Events Across Chicago For 30th Annivesary Of Banned Books WeekThis week marks 30 years of the annual Banned Books Week, and multiple Chicago area libraries and educational institutions are holding readings and discussions.
Readings Staged At Local Libraries For Banned Books WeekThis is Banned Books Week, and a local theater company is staging readings from last year’s most frequently censored books.