November 2nd, 2012

A Great October!

Some photos from a wonderful month spent with The Book Thief, Markus Zusak, more wonderful speakers and Chicago readers!

August 24th, 2012

In Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, Liesel is a young German foster child, and Max is the Jewish man that her family is hiding from the Nazi regime in their basement. Their strange and beautiful friendship is built as they use drawing to share their fears, their dreams and to tell their stories.

In honor of storytelling through drawing, we are teaming up with The Big Draw Chicago, an October 2012 festival celebrating just that. With them, we’ll offer drawing workshops for teens following discussions of The Book Thief. For dates and times visit our program listing at In the meantime, here is a lovely look at what The Big Draw has offered in other cities, and what we have to look forward to here in Chicago this October:


Another wonderful Big Draw event at the Rhode Island School of Design’s Museum of Art. We are looking forward to hosting our own “Big Draw Day” on October 6th! With so much fantastic inspiration, how could we go wrong? 

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