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Illinois Libraries Present: Academy Award® Winner Ruth E. Carter: Interweaving Tradition and Imagination Through Costume Design (Virtual)

Virtual Program — It will be offered via Zoom. 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… Read More

Illinois Libraries Present: Romance & Regency with Bridgerton’s Julia Quinn (Virtual)

Virtual Program — It will be offered via Zoom. Julia Quinn, the #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning romance author, has written close to 40 novels including her popular series about the Bridgerton family which was adapted into an Emmy-nominated series on Netflix. Her newest novel, Queen Charlotte, is co-written with television pioneer Shonda… Read More

Illinois Libraries Present: A Conversation with Jerry Craft: From Mama’s Boyz to New Kid and Beyond (Virtual)

Virtual Program — It will be offered via Zoom. Learn about life, art, and telling your story with bestselling author, illustrator and syndicated cartoonist, Jerry Craft. Join us for a conversation about his works and journey to success, including a drawing demo that will be fun for the whole family! Register for this program at… Read More

Illinois Libraries Present: Speculating about Our AI Future with Cory Doctorow, Ken Liu, and Martha Wells (Virtual)

Virtual Program — It will be offered via Zoom. Join us for a panel discussion featuring three best selling science fiction writers, Cory Doctorow, Ken Liu, and Martha Wells. They will discuss the promise, perils, and possible impacts that AI will have on our future, as well as AI in contemporary and future science fiction… Read More

Illinois Libraries Present: Surviving the Holidays with Lori Gottlieb (Virtual)

Virtual Program — It will be offered via Zoom. Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, and co-host of the “Dear Therapists” podcast joins us for a thought-provoking conversation about mental health in anticipation of the winter holiday season. Gottlieb will share tools to help in everyday life… Read More

Illinois Libraries Present: A Taste of Love with Maya-Camille Broussard of Justice of the Pies (Virtual)

Virtual Program — It will be offered via Zoom. Join Maya Camille Broussard, star of Netflix’s Bake Squad, and owner of Chicago based Justice of the Pies for a demo from her kitchen just in time for Thanksgiving. She will share her love of pie, the stories of those that inspired her, and some tips… Read More

Illinois Libraries Present: On Being Fabulous with Jonathan Van Ness and Kristi Yamaguchi (Virtual)

Virtual Program — It will be offered via Zoom. “Queer Eye” and “Getting Curious” star and ice skating superfan, Jonathan Van Ness talks with his idol, Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi. They’ll chat figure skating, fabulous style, and whatever else comes up! With Jonathan, you never quite know what he’ll say next, but his unfiltered… Read More

Illinois Libraries Present: Midwest Baking with Shauna Sever (Virtual)

Virtual Program — It will be offered via Zoom. Join us for a conversation with Shauna Sever, author of Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland, as she celebrates baking this holiday season. Sever is a cookbook author, TV and radio contributor, and a daughter of the great midwest.  Her fourth book, Midwest Made,… Read More

Illinois Libraries Present: A Conversation with Caitlin Doughty (Virtual)

Virtual Program — It will be offered via Zoom. Join us for an evening with Caitlin Doughty, mortician, author, advocate, and founder of the funeral reform collective The Order of the Good Death, which has spawned the death positive movement. Doughty is the author of New York Times bestsellers Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, From… Read More