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Asadah Kirkland Presents Inaugural "Soulful Chicago Book Fair" July 16!

The Soulful Chicago Book Fair promises to be a gathering of the griots. The fair, founded by Asadah Kirkland, will present a counter-narrative to Chicago’s violent reputation that’s perpetuated by the media, and it’ll do so in Woodlawn, a neighborhood known for high crime. is on Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., on 61st Street, between Cottage Grove and King Drive.

Got overdue books? Chicago Public Library will waive all late fees starting today

or the first time in more than three years, the Chicago Public Library is offering amnesty to those who owe book fines. Starting today, and lasting through Feb. 18, you can return your overdue library materials and all late fees will be waived.