A Conversation with Author Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Friday, January 29, 2021, 6:00 PM.

Meet Jarrett J. Krosoczka, the bestselling author/illustrator behind more than forty books for young readers, including his wildly popular Lunch Lady series. Most recently, he has found acclaim with his memoir Hey, Kiddo, about growing up in a family grappling with addiction and finding the art that helps you survive.


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POSTPONED – Meet Svengoolie!

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

Meet Sven, get a photo or an autograph, and then, after a break, continue the fun with screenings of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.


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A Conversation with Sonali Dev

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

Bestselling author Sonali Dev uses her insights into Indian culture to conjure up Bollywood-style love stories that explore issues faced by women around the world while still indulging her faith in the idea of a happily-ever-after.


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A Conversation with Lori Rader-Day

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

Award-winning author Lori Rader-Day’s newest novel, Under a Dark Sky is a psychological thriller set in a dark sky stargazing park near Mackinac Island where recent widow Eden Wallace is attempting to conquer her debilitating fear of the dark. But when another park guest is murdered, the dark may be her only protection.


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A Conversation with Augustus Rose

Sunday, February 04, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

Join author Augustus Rose for a discussion of his obsessions: cults, subcultures, urban exploration, speculative science, metaphysics, alchemy, conspiracy theories, underground art movements, and the artist Marcel Duchamp, all subjects at the center of his debut novel, The Readymade Thief.


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A Conversation with Stuart Dybek

Saturday May 20, 2017, 2:00 - 3:00 PM.

Raised on the South Side within a family of Polish immigrants, poet and short fiction writer Stuart Dybek has become one of Chicago’s finest voices. Using dreams, imagination, and religious iconography, he examines the gritty details of the working class, ethnic neighborhoods of his youth.


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A Conversation with Mystery Writer Sharon Fiffer

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. 2:00 - 3:00 PM.

heading for a midlife crisis, Jane is trying to make ends meet as a "picker" foraging for antiques at suburban Chicago's garage sales and flea markets. Her new career leads to more than vintage collectibles when she becomes the prime suspect in a murder.


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A Conversation with Molly Wizenberg

Sunday, February 21st, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00 PM.

2015 James Beard Award winner, Molly Wizenberg is the voice behind the Spilled Milk podcast and Orangette, named the best food blog in the world by The London Times. Molly will share stories of family and cooking, and discuss her NY Times Best Selling books, Delancey, the story of opening a restaurant with her husband, and A Homemade Life, a personal reflection on how food creates the memories of our lives.


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