Illinois Libraries Present: Caitlin Doughty – Virtual

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Caitlin Doughty is the author, mortician, advocate and founder of reform collective, The Order of the Good Death Stay tuned for more details! This program is presented by Illinois Libraries Present, a new statewide collaboration among public libraries. The collaboration is designed to bring virtual events with bestselling, esteemed, and diverse speakers to library patrons… Continue reading Illinois Libraries Present: Caitlin Doughty – Virtual

Illinois Libraries Present: Caitlin Doughty (Virtual)

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Join us for a conversation with Caitlin Doughty, mortician, bestselling author, and advocate for death acceptance. Hailed by The New York Times as "a relentlessly curious and chipper tour guide to the underworld,” she’ll discuss reform of Western funeral industry practices and much more with Mark Bazer (The Interview Show). Register here: https://bit.ly/ILP_CaitlinDoughty Caitlin Doughty… Continue reading Illinois Libraries Present: Caitlin Doughty (Virtual)

Illinois Libraries Present: Jesmyn Ward – Virtual

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Stay tuned for a registration link! We are joining libraries across the state of Illinois to host award-winning author, Jesmyn Ward. Ward will discuss how her literary vision and personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice. The event will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 12 at 7 pm. We are joining… Continue reading Illinois Libraries Present: Jesmyn Ward – Virtual

A Conversation with Award Winning Novelist Jesmyn Ward

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Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward as she discusses how her literary vision and personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice. Register here: https://bit.ly/ILP_JesmynWard Ward, hailed as “the new Toni Morrison” by the American Booksellers Association, is the author of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, including… Continue reading A Conversation with Award Winning Novelist Jesmyn Ward

A Conversation with Marlee Matlin: From Oscar to West Wing

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Register here: https://bit.ly/ILP_MarleeMatlin In celebration of Deaf Awareness Month, Marlee Matlin joins Illinois Libraries Present to share the highs and lows of her Hollywood career and journeys as an activist. The youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar, Matlin’s acting career recently achieved another milestone as her 2021 film CODA swept every category it was… Continue reading A Conversation with Marlee Matlin: From Oscar to West Wing

Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Upstairs Lounge Fire

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Award winning author and journalist Robert W. Fieseler to read from Tinderbox and discuss the Up Stairs Lounge fire's Illinois impact. Register here: https://tinderbox.eventbrite.com An essential work of American civil rights history -- winner of the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America and the Devil's Kitchen Reading Award from Southern Illinois University, Robert… Continue reading Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Upstairs Lounge Fire

An Evening with Chef Kwame Onwuachi

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Top Chef contestant and award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi will discuss his cookbook My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef. His cookbook celebrates the cuisine of the African diaspora, “the world’s wisest food.” Onwuachi will share stories behind his family’s recipes, and the importance of the connections between cuisine, place, and culture. Register here: https://bit.ly/June22_KwameOnwuachi… Continue reading An Evening with Chef Kwame Onwuachi

An Evening with Jessamine Chan – Virtual Event

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Join Jessamine Chan and Emily Maloney for a discussion about the systems of power that impact our lives, our families, and our finances, through the lens of their acclaimed books, The School for Good Mothers and Cost of Living. Join us on Zoom. Register here: https://bit.ly/ILP_JessamineEmily Jessamine Chan is the New York Times bestselling author… Continue reading An Evening with Jessamine Chan – Virtual Event

Illinois Libraries Present: Nick Offerman and Jeff Tweedy

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Join us for actor/humorist/woodworker Nick Offerman in conversation with musician/hiking buddy Jeff Tweedy. To register: https://bit.ly/April27_NickOfferman Best known for his breakout role as Ron Swanson in the hit TV series Parks and Recreation, actor and New York Times bestselling author Nick Offerman, originally of Minooka, Ill., will be discussing his newest book, Where the Deer… Continue reading Illinois Libraries Present: Nick Offerman and Jeff Tweedy

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An Evening with Jenny Lawson

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Join us for an evening with the #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning humorist Jenny Lawson as she discusses her most recent memoir, Broken (in the best possible way), and her brilliantly funny body of work. Register here: https://bit.ly/ILP_JennyLawson Lawson is a journalist, author, and blogger known for her great candor in sharing… Continue reading An Evening with Jenny Lawson

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Self Care Saturdays: Skin Care Basics

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Allison (Galena Apothecary) and Irene (Evan Healy Organic Skincare) will present a simple skin care routine and ritual. Register to attend virtually via Zoom here. Kits with complimentary sample products will be at the Galena Apothecary for participants to pick-up.

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An Evening with Jasmine Guillory

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Join us for a lively evening with one of romance's brightest new voices, bestselling author Jasmine Guillory, as she discusses her newest novel, While We Were Dating, and the modern rom-com. Register here: https://bit.ly/ILP_JasmineGuillory Jasmine Guillory is a writer, lawyer and New York Times bestselling author of six romance novels, including The Wedding Date, Royal… Continue reading An Evening with Jasmine Guillory

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