Talks & Tours2017 06/14: “Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains”— Book Launch
Book Launch. Join us!!
Wed., June 14, 2017, at 6:00 pm. Free and open to the public. Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains will get a fabulous book launch at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St., Chicago. For more info, call 312-636-8968.
Get into the flow! Join us for this festive event. Invited speakers include WTTW Program Host Geoffrey Baer, who wrote the Foreword, Debra Shore, Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, who wrote the Preface, and Julia Thiel, who shot the beautiful photographs that bring Chicago’s outdoor public fountains to life. The program will include hundreds of fountain images and a few words from author Greg Borzo about why Chicago’s overlooked fountains should be discovered, appreciated and celebrated.
We’ll include a free raffle, including a $250 gift certificate from VBT Bicycling & Walking Vacations; “The Complete Tour Collection,” a boxed set of DVDs of Baer’s legendary Chicago tours ($240 value); a one-year membership to Divvy, Chicago’s great bike sharing program ($99 value); and other prizes.
A signed copy of “Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains” would make a great gift—to yourself and your friends.
2017 07/09 Guided fountain tour by bike
Sun. July 9, 9:30 am - about noon. This free guided bike tour is offered through the Chicago Cycling Club and it’s open to members and nonmembers. For more info, visit the club’s website here. It will include about 12 miles of biking at an easy pace.
2017 07/13 PowerPoint presentation at The Book Cellar
Thurs., July 13, 2017, 7 pm at The Book Cellar, one of Chicago’s best independent bookstores. Free and open to the public. Check out the plaza fountain in front of the store, while you’re there. The program will be lavishly illustrated with Chicago fountain images and end with a free raffle ($50 Book Cellar gift certificate, framed photo from the book, Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains, and other items).
2017 08/13 Guided Fountain Tour by Bike
Sun., Aug. 13, 9 am - noon. This guided tour will visit some of Chicago’s most compelling fountains. It’s offered through the Chicago History Museum and includes about 15 miles of biking, starting in Lincoln Park and ending in Streeterville. For more info, visit the museum’s website by clicking here.
2017 09/21 The “L” — Chicago’s Biggest “Mover & Shaker” Hits 125 years
Thurs, Sept. 21, 2017, 7:00 pmFree and open to the public. Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Ave., Chicago. For more information, call 312-636-8968.
The world-famous Chicago “L” has been running 24/7 for 125 years. See how it came to be and why it needs to be preserved. This rich historical PowerPoint presentation will be lavishly illustrated with more than 100 images. Also, it will feature a nod to major motion pictures that celebrate the “L.” Mass transit never looked so good!
A signed copy of one of Borzo’s books would make a great gift!