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Saturday, July 14

6:00pm CDT

Highlights of Chicago Tour

PRICE: $45.00 Member/ $45.00 Student Member/ $45.00 Non-Member

See what's new, exciting, and decidedly different during a tour covering the city's major highlights. "City in a Garden," Chicago's motto, is much more than a slogan. On this tour, attendees will experience vistas from the extraordinary Millennium Park, the glorious lakefront and Navy Pier, Chicago's number one tourist attraction. Chicago’s remarkable architecture will also be highlighted as attendees learn how the modern styles evolved and produced the ever increasing panorama of world-class structures. A stop will be made at the Willis Tower Skydeck, formerly known as the Sears Tower. The Skydeck offers spectacular views spanning up to four states, a Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits and…The Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower!

Saturday July 14, 2012 6:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Meet in the 8th Street Lobby of the Chicago Hilton
Tuesday, July 17

10:00am CDT

Tour of Maps Collection at Newberry Library

NOTE: Registration for this event was limited to 15 people and is now full. For questions, please contact Vanette Schwartz at vmschwa@ilstu.edu.

Chicago's Newberry Library contains an extraordinary collection of over 500,000 maps spanning the sixteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries.  Join us for a guided tour of the cartographic collections at the library, including the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography.

Vanette Schwartz, Illinois State University - Milner Library

James Akerman, Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, Newberry Library 

Tuesday July 17, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Newberry Library 60 West Walton Street Chicago, IL 60610
Wednesday, July 18

5:45pm CDT

Architectural Boat Tour of Chicago

PRICE: $55.00 Member/ $55.00 Student Member/ $70.00 Non-Member

Join your colleagues in LMD, DITE, MAHD, DTRN and the Architecture Caucus as we take an evening boat tour of the architectural highlights of Chicago. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase on the boat. 

Attendees should meet in the 8th street lobby of the Chicago Hilton at 5:45 p.m. Please contact On The Scene prior to the event with questions at 312-661-1440 option 0.

Rebecca Vargha, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Wednesday July 18, 2012 5:45pm - 8:45pm CDT
Meet in the 8th Street Lobby of the Chicago Hilton
Thursday, July 19

8:30am CDT

Pritzker Military Library Breakfast, Tour, and Author Talk

PRICE: $5.00 Member/ $5.00 Student Member/ $5.00 Non-Member

Take a private tour of the Pritzker Military Library with the Military Libraries Division. Enjoy a gourmet continental breakfast, tour the library, and enjoy a talk by Cyndee Schaffer, the author of "Mollie's War: the Letters of a WWII WAC in Europe."

Thursday July 19, 2012 8:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Pritzker Military Library 104 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603

9:00am CDT

Tour of the University of Chicago Library

The newly opened Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago is already a city icon.  We will take a behind the scene tour of the robotic book retrieval systems and the underground storage facility.  Chemistry Division members will also tour the University of Chicago’s John Crerar Library.

Thursday July 19, 2012 9:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Meet in the 8th Street Lobby of the Chicago Hilton

10:00am CDT

Tour of the Adler Planetarium

The tour will start at 10, please meet at the South Entrance of the planetarium at 9:45 a.m.. The tour lasts for an hour and then tour on your own, leaving when you wish. Free admission to the museum is provided but no shows. Lunch on your own with the best view of the city. Max. 20 people. RSVP to Jill Postma by June 14th, 2012 if you would like to attend. Please contact Jill at the e-mail address above or 708-539-8612 if you have any questions. No transportation provided.

Thursday July 19, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Adler Planetarium 1300 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

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