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Illinois Libraries Present: Saying Yes to Your Story: A Conversation with Kwame Alexander (Virtual)

Virtual Program — It will be offered via Zoom. Join us for an evening of inspiration and conversation with bestselling and award-winning children’s and young adult author and poet, Kwame Alexander. During this Illinois Libraries Present event for young people and their families, Kwame will share ways to say yes to your story and persist… Read More

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Illinois Libraries Present: Inciting Joy: A Conversation with Ross Gay

Virtual Program — It will be offered via Zoom. Join us for a conversation with Ross Gay, American poet and New York Times best-selling essayist, as he kicks off a new year with his new book, Inciting Joy. Mr. Gay is the author of three collections of poetry: Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the… 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

(CANCELLED) Illinois Libraries Present: A Conversation with Jesmyn Ward (Virtual)

NOTE: Due to a family emergency, this program has been cancelled.   Virtual Program — It will be offered via Zoom. 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. Ward, hailed as… Read More