Recent Foundation Events

Meet Chicago Radio Legend Mitch Michaels: November 3rd
Attendees met the man who helped define the Chicago radio landscape for over 45 years. We heard personal stories, including how Rod Stewart's hit single "Maggie May" wouldn't have happened without Mitch.

Read-a-Thon Winners' Breakfast: May 17th
We congratulated our top participants in the 2017 Read-a-Thon with a celebratory breakfast!

17th Annual Literary Tea: April 29
The LCPL Foundation was pleased to welcome author Catherine Lanigan as our guest speaker at this year's literary tea! Ms. Lanigan lead an inspiring discussion on her real stories of angelic intervention.

The Evolution of Black Music in America: February 16
We celebrated the roots and impact of black music on American culture with first-hand accounts of what it was like to be a black entertainer in mid-20th century America from Willie Rogers of legendary gospel
group The Soul Stirrers and Billy Shelton of The Spaniels Forever. The evening was MC'd by
Tom Lounges.

2017 Read-a-Thon
January 13 - February 24th
Kids pledge to read to support their school and their library!
Learn more here, and talk to your
school to participate.

Annual Events

Some Foundation sponsored events, such as the Read-a-Thon and the Literary Tea, are annual events. If you missed them this year, they'll be back! The dates for these events will be announced as soon as we know them on the Upcoming Events page.

In the meantime, you can check back here as we post pictures and updates on this year's events!