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Giving Thanks

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives will not be holding regularly scheduled open hours on Thursday, November 27th due to the holiday. The following Saturday, November 29th from 2 - 4pm, we will be hosting a potluck for anyone who would like to attend! If you are from out of town and visiting family and friends or you are dying to share a new recipe you've found, come join us in celebrating the community that we at Gerber/Hart feel so lucky to call our own.

We will provide a few basic dishes and participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own contribution. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to with your name and the dish you will be bringing, if applicable. For more information, see our Facebook Page.

Funding from Alphawood!

The board of directors would like to thank the Alphawood Foundation for their generous support of Gerber/Hart Library and Archives. The first grant we received from Alphawood was was in 1994. Since then, Alphawood has been an avid supporter of the organization. Over these 20 years, we have received almost $250,000 in funding! We would not be the organization we are without the support of this amazing foundation. Thanks to all of the folks at Alphawood Foundation Chicago for the unwavering generosity you have shown to the preservation of Chicago and the greater Midwest's LGBT history!

Activities Corner

Game Night

Do you have a favorite board game that you don't get to play as often as you'd like? Are you looking for a discussion group for a book you just read? Are you looking for a way to get more involved with Chicago's LGBT community? Gerber/Hart Library and Archives is happy to announce an expansion of our programming efforts! Join us for the following upcoming one-time events at Gerber/Hart...

Upcoming One-time Events at Gerber/Hart

Author Talk with Jessica Null Vealitzek Jessica Null Vealitzek

Join local author Jessica Null Vealitzek for a reading and signing of her novel, The Rooms Are Filled, at Gerber/Hart on Saturday, October 11th at 4PM. This event is free and open to the public.

Book Talk with Lance Ringel Lance Ringel

Attend a performance reading by Lance Ringel and Chuck Muckle of Ringel's new novel, Flower of Iowa, on Saturday October 18. The event will begin at 3PM at Gerber/Hart during regularly scheduled open hours. This event is free and open to the public!

Richard D'Ambrosia Reading Why Has All The Music Gone by R. D'Ambrosia

On Saturday October 25, Richard D'Ambrosia will discussing his new memoir Why Has All the Music Gone? at 4pm. Come support this local author and learn about the process one goes through to write a memoir!

Click here to see our upcoming recurring events such as our Game Night and Book groups.

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives
6500 North Clark Street • Chicago, Illinois 60626
(773) 381-8030 •

hours: Thursdays 6:00–9:00 PM
Saturday Noon–6:00 PM

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives is supported in part by the Kicking Assets Fund of the Tides Foundation and by a CityArts Program 1 grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

This page was last updated October 10, 2014.