Little Edgewater Library Crawl (April 8-14th)

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During the week of April 8-14th, library hosts will post their favorite book title in the window of their little libraries. Participants can download a booklet or pick one up at the Edgewater Library front desk or Alderman Osterman’s 48th Ward Office and collect as many book titles as you can from little libraries in the community. Return your booklet at the Edgewater Library during Edgewater Read’s National Library Week celebration party on Saturday, April 14th from 2-4 p.m for a chance to win cool prizes.

You can download the booklet here

National Library Week Activities in Edgewater

April 8-14
Little Edgewater Library Tour Challenge

April 11
Reading on the “L” 9-11 a.m.
Volunteers will be joining the late morning commute
passing out books on the redline.

April 13
Friday Fun Day 2-4 p.m.
Stop by the Edgewater Library to make a bookmark
with Edgewater Village and Chicago Methodist Senior

April 14
National Library Week Celebration 2-4 p.m.
Return your crawl booklet to the Edgewater Library
for a chance to win prizes, mingle with fellow little
library hosts and Edgewater reader. Bring a bag to fill
with books from their repository for your little library
and pick up new Edgewater Reads bookmarks.

Save the Date: The Edgewater Glen Spring Plant Swap Will Be Saturday, May 26th

The 2018 Spring Plant Swap will be held Sat. May 26 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, weather permitting, in the backyard at 1420 W. Glenlake.

This is a great time to divide & transplant perennials like hostas, ferns, ornamental grasses, or any other plants you’d like to share. Gardening paraphernalia is welcome too.

Even if you don’t have anything to share, come & meet your gardening neighbors. We usually have leftovers that need a home.

For more info contact Kim Kaulas at or 773-368-3949.

History of the Edgewater Glen Plant Swap

Inspired by the annual EGA Garden Walk with its ‘world of plants and the magic that they can bring to even the smallest of urban yards’ Norwood neighbor Tom Brennan organized our neighborhood’s first plant exchange that was held Sept. 21, 1991 in the park at Greenview & Elmdale. It was so enthusiastically received, that it was quickly expanded into a twice-a-year event, spring & fall, and moved to Tom’s plant-filled yard.

When Tom had to leave our neighborhood in the late 90s, Sue Green and Kim Kaulas continued this popular event in Sue’s backyard. Weather permitting, the Spring Plant Swap is usually held the Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend & the Fall Plant Swap is a Saturday in mid-September.

It’s a chance for beginning-to-experienced gardeners to meet & share horticultural treasures, gardening paraphernalia, and socialize.


Peterson Garden Project Organic Edible Plant Sale (April 21-22 & May 4-6)

In April and May, Peterson Garden Project is having their seventh annual plant sale fundraiser. This year they will have all organic plants grown by Montalbano Farms. They have moved the venue from the Broadway Bank Building down to 1101 W Lawrence (across from the Aragon Ballroom)

Details from Peterson Garden Project below:

WHEN: April 21-22 and May 4-6
WHERE: 1101 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 (across from the Aragon Ballroom)

RSVP on Facebook for Cool Crops (April 21-22) and Hot Crops (May 4-6) to get the latest news and updates.

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