EventsBeyond Borders in the Archives: Esther Barlow - Immigrant Stories

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Beyond Borders in the Archives: Esther Barlow - Immigrant Stories

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM


Join us for an episode of our webtv series "Beyond Borders in the Archives". Join us as we explore the Chicago Public Library archives and special collections and uncover treasures! 

Esther Barlow – Immigrant Stories

Esther Barlow was a children’s librarian at the Chicago Public Library for almost fifty years, from 1927 to 1976, including over twenty years as the head of the Children's Department at Hild Regional Library. She is most fondly remembered for her work as a storyteller and for the story hours she held with generations of children in Chicago. This video uses the Esther A. Barlow Collection at the Northside Neighborhood History Collection to explore her work as a librarian and storyteller.

How to Attend:

This event will take be simulcast live on CPL's YouTube channel and CPL's Facebook page. 
Can't make it to the live stream? We'll archive the video on YouTube to watch later as well.


This video is captioned on YouTube.

This event is part of the One Book, One Chicago 2020 season, exploring the theme "Beyond Borders" and the book Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. For more information visit

One Book, One Chicago
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History and Genealogy

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