Galena LitFest: Mystery & Mayhem in the Midwest Virtual Author Panel

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On March 12 beginning at 6 pm Galena LitFest’s Mystery March continues with an exciting virtual panel of mystery and crime authors from across the Midwest. The Galena Library brings you five award winning and bestselling authors - Marcie Rendon, David Ellis, Tracy Clark, Laura Benedict, and Patricia Skalka - who will discuss why they… Continue reading Galena LitFest: Mystery & Mayhem in the Midwest Virtual Author Panel

Illinois Libraries Present: Interweaving Tradition and Imagination Through Costume Design

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Join us for a special event with Ruth E. Carter, two-time Academy Award-winning costume designer. Carter made history as the first Black person to win an Academy Award in Best Costume Design for the film, Black Panther. She received a second Academy Award in the same category for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Register at: bit.ly/ILP_RuthCarter… Continue reading Illinois Libraries Present: Interweaving Tradition and Imagination Through Costume Design

Galena LitFest: Abnormal Psychology in Fiction Writers Workshop (virtual)

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In this last event of Galena LitFest’s Mystery March, author and educator Steven J. Kolbe will present a writers workshop featuring techniques for writing abnormal psychology in fiction, particularly mystery and suspense. If television and movies have taught us anything it’s that people with mental illnesses are violent (Psycho), are somehow driven mad by their… Continue reading Galena LitFest: Abnormal Psychology in Fiction Writers Workshop (virtual)

Illinois Libraries Present: Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinkers with Dr. Temple Grandin (virtual)

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Join us for a special virtual event with Dr. Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. Dr. Grandin has been at the forefront of research and activism for autism and neurodiversity for decades. Her memoir, Emergence: Labeled Autistic, was published in 1986 and she has continued to write about autism… Continue reading Illinois Libraries Present: Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinkers with Dr. Temple Grandin (virtual)

Illinois Libraries Present: The Many Lives of Kal Penn (virtual)

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Kal Penn (kalpenn.com) is an actor, writer, producer, and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. He is known for his starring roles in Designated Survivor, House, Mira Nair’s The Namesake, the Harold & Kumar franchise, and the Christmas comedy The Santa Clauses for Disney+. His first book You Can’t Be… Continue reading Illinois Libraries Present: The Many Lives of Kal Penn (virtual)

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