Colorful Book Spines

Forreston Public Library

Join your friends and neighbors at the library to share some snacks and enjoy this interactive virtual presentation! If you'd prefer to watch on Zoom at home, please visit bit.ly/alzspecialprograms to register. If you would like to see the programs but are not able to attend on this date, just let us know and we'll get you a link to the recording after May 5th.

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  An Evening with Michelle Zauner and Jessica Hopper

Virtual Event

   Wednesday, May 18th, 7:00 pm

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An Evening with Michelle Zauner

 

Musician and author Michelle Zauner discusses her music career and her beloved bestseller, Crying in H Mart. Her memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity was a New York Times notable book of the year. 

 

Best known as a singer and guitarist who creates indie pop under the name Japanese Breakfast, Grammy Award-nominated Zauner has won acclaim from major music outlets around the world.


In conversation with Jessica Hopper, Chicago-based music critic, producer, and author.

 

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

  An Evening with Jessamine Chan and Emily Maloney

Virtual Event

   Wednesday, May 25th, 7:00 pm

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Jessamine Chan & Emily Maloney

 

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.

Jessamine Chan is the New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good Mothers, her debut novel. Her short stories have appeared in Tin House and Epoch. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and lives in Chicago with her family.

Emily Maloney is the author of Cost of Living, a collection of essays. Her work has appeared in Glamour, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Best American Essays, among others. She holds an MFA from The University of Pittsburgh and lives in Evanston, Illinois, with her partner and their dog.

 

Join us on Zoom.

 

Wednesday, May 25, 7 p.m.

 

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

   An Evening with Kwame Onwuachi

James Beard Award-Winning Chef

Virtual Event

   Wednesday, June 22nd, 7:00 pm

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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.

 

A James Beard award-winning chef, Onwuachi was also named Food & Wine’s best new chef in 2019 and Esquire’s chef of the year in 2019. He has opened several restaurants and was the executive chef at acclaimed Kith/Kin in Washington, D.C.

 

Join us on Zoom.

 

Wednesday, June 22, 7 - 8 p.m.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Please call (815)938-2624 for more information or if you need
assistance registering for any of these virtual programs.