Rare Book & Manuscript Library Events


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    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm
    • 346 Main University Library, 1408 W. Gregory Dr.

    Come and celebrate the birthday of Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000), former Illinois Poet Laureate and the first African American writer to win the Pulitzer Prize. Take a look at some of our favorite gems from Miss Brooks’s literary archives, and enjoy a slice of her birthday cake! This event is free and open to all.