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Book Announced for One Book One City

I'll Take You There, this year's One Book, One Chicago selection, is the untold story of living legend Mavis Staples. Join in on the read!

About Greg Kot: 2018 One Book, One City Author

An accomplished historian of music and pop culture, Greg Kot is this year's One Book, One City author

The Beat of Our City: Recommended by Greg Kot

What books did Greg Kot, author of the 2017-2018 One Book, One Chicago title "I'll Take You There" read when he was researching?

Book Announced for One Book One City

I'll Take You There, this year's One Book, One City selection, is the untold story of living legend Mavis Staples. Join in on the read!

The Beat of Our City: Fictional Reads

Explore these fictional reads and enjoy great stories featuring music. These recommendations are a part of the 2019 One Book.

Live at Pemberley: Mavis Staples

Feb 22nd | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Living legend Mavis Staples visits the library for an exclusive, intimate performance. Limited tickets remain!

Michael Ondaatje is Golden

Michael Ondaatje has won the Golden Man Booker Prize. Love The English Patient? Check out these other Ondaatje titles.

The Beat of Our City: Non-fiction Reads

Explore these non-fiction reads and learn more about Chicago's musical history.

Music in Chicago Exhibit at HWLC

Music in Chicago is now on display through July 8, 2018 in Harold Washington Library Center's Congress Corridor

Author Greg Kot: "I'll Take You There"

Mar 21st | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Greg Kot and Mavis Staples appear in conversation to discuss I'll Take You There and the legacy of the Staple…

onebookonechicago on Twitter: "Thanks to two great friends for…"

Thanks to two great friends for a great conversation tonight! We 💜 you @gregkot and @mavisstaples! #OBOC

Music: The Beat of the City for Kids

Great stories about music for kids. These recommendations are a part of the 2017-2018 One Book, One Chicago season.

I'll Take You There: The Music

Listen to Mavis, the Staple Singers and other artists featured in I'll Take You There by Greg Kot.
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