Open Books AKR Storytime
11:00 AM11:00

Open Books AKR Storytime

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Amy Krouse Rosenthal Storytime event
staffed by AKR Foundation volunteers
co-sponsored by HarperCollins

Open Books’ Pilsen Warehouse & Bookstore
905 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608
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Twice each week, we host the most magical storytime in town! Join us for storytelling, read-aloud books, singing (with live guitar accompaniment!), crafts, special guests, and more. Storytime is free and open to all, especially pre-readers aged 0–3 and their families, caretakers, and friends.”

(Registration required through Open Books. )

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Ovarcome Annual Gala
6:30 PM18:30

Ovarcome Annual Gala

Ovarcome Annual Gala
Westin Hotel, Memorial City
945 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77024

”Founded in 2012, Ovarcome is a global ovarian cancer foundation inspired by the simple philosophy of support, love, and a celebration of life. We would like to cordially invite you to our 6th Annual Gala on Saturday May 18, 2019, in honor and support of women with ovarian cancer.

 Our goal for this gala is to raise funds for our core objectives: 

  • Support and fund breakthrough ovarian cancer research in search of a cure

  • Expand our financial support programs for ovarian cancer patients in need

  • Increase awareness and educational outreach, seminars and conferences

  • Expand our grassroots international efforts”

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We Wish You More
6:00 PM18:00

We Wish You More


We Wish You More
National Healthcare Decisions Day

Goodwood Carriage House
1600 Miccosukee Rd, Tallahassee, FL

Come hear Jason share what he has learned from his wife’s generosity: about sharing with others what you want in life along with what you may want for them after you are gone.
Jason Rosenthal’s book, Dear Boy, will be available for purchase and autographing from Midtown Reader at the event!

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OCRA Ovarian Cycle Chicago Indoor Ride
1:30 PM13:30

OCRA Ovarian Cycle Chicago Indoor Ride

Community Partner for Ovarian Cycle Ride
Midtown Athletic Club Chicago
2444 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
OCRA’s spin to end ovarian cancer returns on Sunday, April 28, 2019, and this year you can join us at one of two locations in the Chicago area!  Spin for a cure for ovarian cancer at Midtown Athletic Club in Bannockburn or at Midtown Athletic Club Chicago. Ride solo or with a team, or go virtual to show your support! Survivors ride for free.”
Register or donate here

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Remembering Amy
3:00 PM15:00

Remembering Amy

Amy Krouse Rosenthal was a person who liked to make things.

Some things she liked to make:
Children's books.
Grown-up books.
Short films.
Connections with the universe.
Something out of nothing.

According to The New York Times, Amy's award-winning children's books "radiate fun the way tulips radiate spring: they are elegant and spirit-lifting." Her 30+ books for children include Little Pea, Uni the Unicorn, I Wish You More, Exclamation Mark, Spoon, Chopsticks, Duck! Rabbit!, The OK Book, Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, Plant a Kiss, and Dear Girl, which she co-authored with her daughter.

As for her adult work, Amazon named Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life one of the top 10 memoirs of the decade. Her second interactive memoir, Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal, was the first of its kind.

Her viral videos include The Beckoning of LovelyThe Money TreeThe Kindness Thought BubbleThe Wisdom Project, and Life is a Marathon.

She was a contributor to the TED conference and NPR.

Her final essay, You May Want to Marry My Husbandwas published in the New York Times Modern Love column ten days before she died in March 2017. It immediately went viral, and became one of the most-read essays that year. To date, it has been read by over four million people across the globe.

Amy lived with her family on a tree-lined street in Chicago. She passed away on March 13, 2017.

Read her New York Times obituary here.

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