B3 is Back for 2018!

Help us celebrate the return of Butler Book Banter at our first gathering of the year!


All are welcome!

What & Why:

“I Heart Butler” – meet and greet our new curator, discuss some LOVELY new books, and tell us what you LOVE about the Butler Center events past and present!


Wednesday, February 21st at 5:30 p.m.


Butler Children’s Literature Center
Rebecca Crown Library, Room 214
Dominican University Main Campus
7900 West Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305

See you there!

2018 Butler Lecture – Registration Now Open!

The Butler Children’s Literature Center is excited to welcome Andrea Davis Pinkney as our 2018 Butler Lecturer.


Andrea Davis Pinkney is a children’s book editor and New York Times-bestselling author with a number of award-winning books to her name, including Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America (2012) for which she received the Coretta Scott King Author Award; picture-book biographies of major figures such as Duke Ellington(1998), Ella Fitzgerald (2002), and Alan Ailey (1995); and Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (2010), which won the Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award. Many of her books are illustrated by her husband Brian Pinkney, who is also an award-winning children’s book creator in his own right. Their upcoming book together, Martin Rising: Requiem for a King, features Andrea’s poetic requiem accompanied by Brian’s lyrical and colorful artwork, will be published in January 2018.

The Butler Lecture is free and open to the public, with registration. For more information and to register, click here.

Butler Center Book Sale

It’s that time of year again!

Join the Butler Children’s Literature Center for its annual book sale next Thursday, December 14th from 10 am to 6 pm.

Find us in the Butler Center (Rebecca Crown Library, Room 214) with cookies, cider, expert recommendations, and BOOKS!

If you’re looking to build your book collection, buy presents for your loved ones (or yourself!), or want to check out popular books from 2017, you won’t want to miss this opportunity!

Hardcovers are being sold for $5 each, while paperbacks are selling for $2.

Hope to see you there!


Butler Children’s Literature Center Book Sale

Thursday, December 14

10 am – 6 pm

Crown 214