Upcoming Events

   

 MEET Cathy Ames


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Cathy Ames, McHenry County resident, will join in a discussion with Arlene Lynes about the life of her father, Robert Ames, who was recently profiled in The Good Spy: The Life and Times of Robert Ames by Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird.

Bird's is a compellling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history — a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between the Arabs and the West.

   

 MEET JESSICA VEALITZEK


Saturday, November 1st — 3 to 4:30 pm

Join us to welcome Jessica Vealitzek and learn about her moving, 1983 coming of age story where two outcasts are brought together by circumstance: a Minnesota farm boy transplanted to suburban Chicago after his father dies, and his teacher, a closeted young woman starting over after a failed attempt to live openly. You will root for these two as they navigate their new lives, as they attemp to change to become who they are in this lovely novel.

   

 MEET DARLA DURBIN


Saturday, November 8th — 1 to 2:30 pm

Please come discover Ponderings, a beautiful gift book with a unique collection of quotes encompassing all genres of life — from classic to contemporary — enriched with photography that captures each sentiment. This is the perfect gift to invite someone you love and care about to pause from a busy life to reflect, imagine, pursue or simply ponder.

   

 MEET DENNIS DEPEIK


Saturday, November 9th — 1 pm

Join us to listen to Dennis Depeik recount the real-life story that inspired his book, Wouldn't It Be Something. An improbable love is born and nurtured in letters from across an ocean between an Army officer stationed in Europe and his sister-in-law's much younger kid sister. The pen pal relationship grew from a high-school girl's crush and a young man's reticence to a marrage of forty-one years and a love that stayed strong for a lifetime.