inventing the future of the library


Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Reception:     8:00 a.m.
Program:      8:15 a.m.
Adjourn:        9:15 a.m.       

Optional 30 min. Tour: 9:15 a.m.


Rhona Frazin: President and CEO, Chicago Public Library Foundation

Brian Bannon: Commissioner, Chicago Public Library

Chicago’s unique free, publicly accessible “Maker Lab” in the Innovation Lab at the Chicago Public Library just opened on July 9.  The Maker Lab allows the general public the opportunity to experiment with the cutting-edge technologies, such as 3-D printers and laser cutters.

Rhona Frazin and Brian Bannon will tell us more about innovation at the Library, and we will be able to explore these exciting new technologies in this new public library space.  You may be able to “print” a small object of your own during our visit, so please plan on staying for the tour!


The Harold Washington Library
Reception Hall
400 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605

 Please enter through the Plymouth Court doors on the west side of the building.
Please RSVP by Friday, September 13th.  Your name and your guests’ names must be on the guest list and on the list for the tour.