Lambda Literary Awards Reading
Over forty people attended the reading of Chicago and Midwestern Lambda Literary Award finalists on Wednesday, May 22 at the Center on Halsted. The event was co-sponsored by the Lambda Literary Foundation and Gerber/Hart. The Lambda Literary Award ceremony was held this past Monday, June 3 in New York City.
Congratulations to Ramon H. Rivera-Servera, who won in the LGBT Studies category for his book Performing Queer Latinidad: Dance, Sexuality, Politics. Rivera-Servera was scheduled to read on May 22, but did not arrive in time due to airline problems.
The Lambda Literary Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Congratulations to the LLF for its quarter-century of presenting, developing, acknowledging, and advocating for both fledgling and veteran writers in our community.
Progress! Gerber/Hart continues to unpack its belongings, assemble shelving, and sweep away the construction dust, all in an effort to open our new space for public use. Our landlord must finish a few more items, including flooring in the hallway, and the remainder of the work in the common area restrooms.
Take A First Peek! We've got the most colorful ceiling in the nation! We'd like to share the FIRST photographs of our library stacks and their surrounding environs. The most striking feature of our library space is the rainbow-colored trusses guarding our books as they support the roof.
Details! And we're on them! We will be open for patrons to use Gerber/Hart once we receive a Certficate of Occupancy from the city of Chicago. We are working with our landlord to meet all of the city's requirements for the occupancy certificate.
Thank Your For Your Support! We thank you for all of your ongoing support and good wishes. We are crossing the t's and dotting the i's in order to open this new Gerber/Hart home.
Research Assistance: Throughout this transition, we have continued to provide research assistance. If you need assistance, please call us at 773-381-8030 and leave a message, or email us at email@example.com.
Gerber/Hart Library and Archives
6500 North Clark Street • Chicago, Illinois 60626
(773) 381-8030 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerber/Hart moved from 1127 West Granville Avenue to 6500 North Clark Street at the end of April, 2012. We are currently closed while our space is being built out. Thank you for your patience during this interim time.
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 June 10, 2013.