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2015 Zena Sutherland Lecture presented by Jack Gantos

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Chicago Public Library: Harold Washington Library Center Cindy Pritzker Auditorium 400 South State Street Chicago, IL 60605

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Join us for the 33rd Annual Zena Sutherland Lecture:

A Pair of Jacks to Open: Fact and Fiction

Presented by Jack Gantos

Co-sponsored by the Chicago Public Library,

the Sutherland Lecture Committee and

the University of Chicago

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Chicago Public Library

Harold Washington Library Center

Cindy Pritzker Auditorium

400 S. State Street, Lower Level

Use Plymouth Court Entrance (401 S. Plymouth Ct.)
Doors will open at approximately 6:45 pm
The lecture begins at 7:30, with a reception to follow.

This is a free event, but advance registration is mandatory for this ticketed event. Guests must be present to receive tickets.

Thank you for planning to attend the 2015 Zena Sutherland Lecture presented by Jack Gantos. The Sutherland Lecture honors the late Zena Sutherland, Professor Emeritus and retired editor of the "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books." This event is intended for teachers, educators, librarians and other interested adults. For more information about the Zena Sutherland lecture, please visit Chicago Public Library's website.

After you have completed your ticket order, you will receive a confirmation email. Please print or save this confirmation. Be prepared to show your Eventbrite registration confirmation (in print or digitally) when you arrive at the event.

Enter via the Plymouth Court entrance to the library (401 S. Plymouth Ct.), as the building will be closed to the public at 5 p.m. and all other entrances will be locked. Plymouth Court doors and event check-in will begin at approximately 6:45 p.m. Seating in the auditorium will be on a first-come, first-served basis. General admission seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a seat for every ticket holder. The event will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. Seats that are unclaimed by 7:20 p.m. may be forfeited. Please also note that books will not be sold at this event, and there will be no author signing or photographs.

There are several parking facilities within walking distance of the Harold Washington Library Center. The below link lists addresses of nearby parking facilities: The Library is also accessible via a variety of public transit options.

If you have any other questions regarding this event please call (312) 747-4780.