Chicago Public Library

Lost in Darkness: JOT Writers on Home, Housing and Homelessness

Location

1313 East 60th Street
60637 Chicago
United States
US
Date: 
Spring 2002
Edition: 
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Abstract: 
"Lost in Darkness" speaks to the voices never heard, the stories never told. The voices of those with no guarantee of hearth and home. Books on housing usually don't make the best-seller lists. Housing isn't "sexy". You won't hear these stories in the late-night on Letterman or Leno. But many of us are just a couple of paychecks away from the street. Recent studies have confirmed it: Twenty-first Century Chicago faces an alarming crisis - a severe shortage of affordable house. This collection captures the real, human stories of housing and homelessness. The words of human beings who shuffle, invisible, through half-lives of bus shelters, viaducts and abandoned basements.
Language: 
English
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You Don't Know Us...Budlong Woods Writers

Location

5630 N. Lincoln Ave
60659 Chicago
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Budlong Woods Writers, You Don't Know Us...Budlong Woods Writers
Date: 
2016
Abstract: 
An anthology by the participants of the Friday morning writer's workshop at Chicago Public Library's Budlong Woods Branch. Each poem, essay, and story carry with it the mantra, "every person is a poet and philosopher."
Language: 
English
Format: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
9781533053169, 1533053162
Item Donor: 
Sheila A. Donovan

The Chicago Public Library: Origins and Backgrounds

Location

Chicago, IL
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Spencer, Gwladys
Date: 
1943, 1972 (reprint)
Edition: 
First (Gregg Press)
Abstract: 
The common assumption, at the time this book was written, was that the Chicago Public Library system had been founded in a distinct moment after the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, with help from the British. Author Gwladys Spencer argues that by 1871, the founding of CPL was already underway. The book presents a history of CPL up to 1872, and sets it in the greater context of the library movement in Illinois and around the country. (Adapted from introduction.)
Language: 
English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
0839818890

Journal of Ordinary Thought: When We Listen

Location

1313 E 60th St
60637 Chicago, IL
United States
41° 47' 8.9556" N, 87° 35' 38.958" W
US
Catalog Number: 
Magazine, Journal of Ordinary Thought
Date: 
Winter 2013
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Volume: 
Issue: 
Abstract: 
From introduction: "...60 writers take on the on-again, off-again affair between mind and body. They take inventory part by part, feeling by feeling, urge by irresistible urge. They address birth and death and everything in between. The struggle to resist the status quo and take ownership of how we see and think about ourselves is fought in many ways on these pages. Not unexpectedly, the writers prove once again, hilariously, mournfully, tenderly, that the personal is political." Writers for this issue come from St. Leonard's House and from the following Chicago Public Library branches: Bezazian, Budlong Woods, Richard M. Daley, Hall, King, Mabel Manning.
Language: 
English
Notes: 
From page 2: "The Journal of Ordinary Thought (JOT) publishes reflections people make on their personal histories and everyday experiences....JOT strives to be a vehicle for reflection, communication, and change....The Neighborhood Writing Alliance (NWA) offers writing workshops for adults in neighborhood locations of the Chicago Public Library, community centers, and social service agencies. Participants' writings about their personal histories, everyday experiences, and reflections on their communities are published in JOT."
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ISSN/ISBN: 
15350614
Item Donor: 
RWL (as subscriber)