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Books on the Chopping Block

September 25, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CDT

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One event on September 24, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 24, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on September 25, 2018 at 4:30pm

One event on September 26, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on September 27, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on September 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on September 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on September 29, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on September 29, 2018 at 2:30pm


Free Dramatic Readings by City Lit Theater Company of excerpts from the Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books in America, as compiled by the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual freedom.

The program lasts approximately 60 minutes.


Sunday 9/23, 2:00PM – Sulzer Library
4455 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL

Monday 9/24, 6:30PM – Budlong Woods Library
5630 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL

Tuesday 9/25, 4:30PM – Edgewater Branch
6000 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL

Wednesday 9/26, 7:30PM – Mt. Prospect Library
10 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect, IL

Thursday, 9/27, 4:00PM – Lincoln-Belmont Branch – Chicago Public Library
1659 W. Melrose St., Chicago, IL

Thursday 9/27, 7:00PM – Evanston Public Library
1709 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL

Friday 9/28, 1:00PM – DePaul
2350 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL

Saturday 9/29, 11:00AM – Bezazian Branch – Chicago Public Library
1226 W. Ainslie St., Chicago, IL

Saturday 9/29, 2:30PM – Lincolnwood Public Library
4000 W. Pratt Ave., Lincolnwood, IL


City Lit Theater Company


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