October 1st 6:00 pm 5th Annual Pub Quiz Against Poverty

Compete for a chance to win a $50 after-words gift certificate and other prizes.  The Pub Quiz will be held at Mad River Chicago on 2909 N. Sheffield.  The Pub Quiz is a laid-back, fun evening to support the work of Heartland Alliance’s Policy and Advocacy team. We work to make sure everyone has food on the table, a roof over their heads, and the opportunity to create a stable future for themselves and their families.
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September 21-27, 2014 Banned Books Week

Every year we look forward to spreading the word about Banned Books Week.  We participate by making a display on our large octagon table with books that have either been banned or challenged in schools or libraries sometime in their published history.  These challenges go back to the 1500s and stretch throughout history up to and including this year.  Every year books are challenged and banned.  In every case, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom is there to defend the book under scrutiny.  Support your local bookstores and libraries by reading a banned book.
For more information you can visit: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned


Free Poetry Reading September 21st 3-6pm

Your Daily Poem - In 2001, poet Jayne Jaudon Ferrer accepted a challenge from her brother and brother-in-law to prove there were poems these decidedly non-poetry fans would actually enjoy reading. Your Daily Poem was born when an insistent group of Poetry Parade subscribers declared thirty days of poetry was not enough. After much pleading, they coerced Jayne into making the Parade a daily, rather than yearly, event. Your Daily Poem launched in June 2009 with a single goal: to share the pleasure and diversity of poetry with those who are dubious of its value. Now she is taking the show on the road and after-words is happy to host ten local poets who will be reading from their work: Mary Jo Balistreri, Albert DeGenova, Gretchen Friel, Jayne Jaudon Ferrer, Caroline Johnson, Janet Leahy, William Marr, Wilda Morris, Susan T. Moss, Christine Swanberg, Richard Swanson.
Get your daily poem: http://www.yourdailypoem.com/