Maya-Camille Broussard on Baking with Love

Wednesday, November 08, 2023, 7:00 PM.

Just in time for Thanksgiving, join Maya Camille Broussard, star of Netflix’s Bake Squad, and owner of Chicago-based bakery, Justice of the Pies, for a demo from her cookbook of the same name.

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Meet Banned Author Jessie Ann Foley

Saturday, October 07, 2023, 11:00 AM.

Jessie Ann Foley's first book, The Carnival at Bray, won a Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature and was short-listed for a Morris Award, honoring authors writing for teens. Yet the novel was banned from schools and libraries in Utah and Florida.

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The Power of Story with Colson Whitehead

Wednesday, September 06, 2023, 7:00 PM.

Join us for a special evening with Colson Whitehead, the award-winning author of The Underground Railroad, The Nickel Boys, Harlem Shuffle, and most recently, Crook Manifesto.

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Navigate Your Stars: A Conversation with Jesmyn Ward

Tuesday June 06, 2023, 7:00 PM.

Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. Hailed as “the new Toni Morrison” by the American Booksellers Association, Jesmyn will discuss her life, her literary vision and her unique perspectives on love and loss.

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John Stangeland on Aline MacMahon & the Hollywood Blacklist

Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 6:00 PM.

Author John Stangeland discusses his newest book, an insightful look into the overlooked talent of actress Aline MacMahon. Learn about how the atmosphere of Hollywood's golden age created an inescapable blueprint for a career nearly destroyed by politics and fear.

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The Weird & Wonderful World of Mary Roach

Wednesday, March 01, 2023, 7:00 PM.

Experience an entertaining and hilarious evening with New York Times best-selling science author, Mary Roach. She will discuss her frank approach to science, the importance of humor, and explore the weird, wonderful world in which we live!

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An Evening with Mortician/Author Caitlin Doughty

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 7:00 PM.

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.

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