One Book, One Chicago

Inaugurated in the fall of 2001, the One Book, One Chicagoprogram is launched each spring and fall to cultivate a culture of reading and discussion in Chicago by bringing our diverse city together around one great book. Reading great literature provokes us to think about ourselves, our environment and our relationships. Talking about great literature with friends, families and neighbors often adds richness and depth to the experience of reading.

The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City
Fall 2009

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In celebration of Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett’s bold vision for our city and region, the Chicago Public Library has selected Carl Smith’s The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City for its award-winning program, One Book, One Chicago.

One Book, One Chicago encourages all Chicagoans to read the same book at the same time, offering events, discussions, exhibits and more to enhance the experience. Carl Smith’s remarkable and engaging book will bring people together to learn about our city’s past and to contemplate its future.

The following community discussions based on the book will be happening in the UIC Area:

Tuesday, October 13, 6:00 p.m.
Roosevelt Branch
1101 W. Taylor St.
(312) 746-5656

Wednesday, October 28, 7:00 p.m.
Lozano Branch
1805 S. Loomis St.
(312) 746-4329