Ready to explore the past? There's no time like the present.
The 2023 Newberry Book Fair
Jul 28–Jul 30, 2023
At the Newberry
Royko's Beer Test 50th
Jul 30, 2023
Off-site – Old Town Ale House (219 W. North Ave)
Newberry 101: An Introduction to Research at the Newberry
Aug 05, 2023
At the Newberry – Rettinger Hall
Open to All
The Newberry's collections, programs, and exhibitions have been free and open to all since 1887. Curious people from all over visit to research topics of interest, discover their family history, take classes, or learn something new and unexpected.
Our Collection Is Your Collection
Whether it's a letter from Michelangelo or a doodle drawn in a 19th-century textbook by a procrastinating student, primary sources bring the past to life in vivid detail. You’re free to explore these historic materials online or in person at the Newberry.
Pequeñas obras maestras de la literatura en español / Little Masterpieces of Spanish Literature
Led by Manuel Hernandez
Weekly on Saturdays, Jul 29–Aug 19, 2023
John F. Kennedy in Berlin
Led by Anette Isaacs
Aug 08, 2023
Hollywood Goes to the Beach
Led by Annette Bochenek
Aug 12, 2023