CALL Business Meeting, February 20, 2013 Lawry’s

CALL Business Meeting – February 20, 2013. Meeting Registration

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Lawry’s The Prime Rib
100 East Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611

11:30 am to noon;
Lunch: noon

The Community Service Committee will be taking cash donations for Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (HOME) and in-kind canned food donations for The Greater Chicago Food Depository

1. Please choose 1 of the following entrees:
Beef: Lawry’s Famous Roast Prime Rib Luncheon Cut
Fish: Fresh Salmon, Chinese Mustard Glaze
Vegetarian: Vegetable Lasagna
Poultry: Poached Breast of Chicken with Chive Gnocchi
Professor Travis McDade, Curator of Rare Books at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mr. McDade is an expert on crimes against rare books and has authored several books himself. He will be discussing his new book, Thieves of Book Row.

In the early afternoon of January 9th, 1931, an itinerant man from Pinetown, North Carolina, shivering in the New York winter, walked up the long steps of the Fifth Avenue entrance to the New York Public Library. It was a trip he’d made a dozen times in as many days and his plan was the same: get warm, then request from the library’s rare book collection a few of its treasures. But unlike his earlier visits, these books wouldn’t be returning to the stacks.

Travis McDade’s second work of nonfiction, published by Oxford University Press in May 2013, is the story of a gang of a book thieves looting Depression-era east coast libraries and selling these wares in Manhattan. One particular theft, and its subsequent investigation, brought the gang down.

Sponsor: Cardinal IP

Door Prizes: Two door prizes will be awarded, courtesy of LexisNexis.

Cost: $25.00 – exact amount required if paying at the door.

CALL No Show and No Walk in Policies for Business Meetings

Make checks payable to Chicago Association of Law Libraries. Please do not combine payment for this meeting with any other CALL function. Reservations must be received by Friday, February 15, 2013. For more information, please contact Betty Roeske at 312-577-8022 or

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