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VIRTUAL Caravaggio and the Italian Baroque | Wednesday, September 27, 7-8:30pm

Caravaggio transformed the tradition of art in Italy during his brief life. His daring approach to painting influenced countless artists in his native country and elsewhere. In this lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur will discuss paintings by the Baroque master, including two rare loans that will be on display in the Art Institute of Chicago’s special exhibition “Among Friends and Rivals: Caravaggio in Rome.” Mishur will also discuss Caravaggio’s exciting life and contributions to Baroque art.

VIRTUAL Book Challenges on the Rise: Support Your Freedom to Read | Monday, October 2, 7-8pm

Freedom to Read” is a fundamental American right, and public libraries support that right by providing free and open access to all. This Banned Books Week webinar will share how to effectively support intellectual freedom, examining the current state of book challenges, Illinois’ legislative response, and the implications of censorship on communities with a panel of librarians, politicians, and authors. Presented in partnership with multiple Illinois libraries.

IN LIBRARY Book News | Wednesday, October 4, 10-11am

Join Sara, Jake, Andrea and Shira as they share their picks for the best new reads. This is a great place to pick up gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season! Registration not required; seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

A recording of the program will be available a few days after the program on the library’s YouTube channel.

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