Upcoming Events

Monday, October 8, 2018 - Zion Public Library presentation, Zion, Illinois

Friday, October 18, 2018 
Illinois Association of Teachers of English (IATE) Evening of Authors, Chicago Marriott Hoffman Estates Northwest Hotel, Hoffman Estates, IL

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - National Louis class, Chicago campus

Friday, November 2, 2108 - 9:30 - 11:30 - Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE)  conference, Tinley Park, IL

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Woodstock Fine Arts Association – Creative Living Speaker Series, Woodstock, IL

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - Naper Settlement Museum, History Speaks Lecture Series, Naperville IL

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - Jane Addams Junior High School, Schaumburg, IL

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - Richland Junior High School, Crest Hill, IL

Friday, April 26, 2019 - Johnsburg Junior High School, Johnsburg, IL

Friday, May 3, 2019 - CUSD #301, Burlington, IL    Contact: Pam Inkinen

Monday, May 20, 2019 -  morning: Glen Oaks Elementary School, Hickory Hills, IL; afternoon: Oak Ridge Elementary School, Palos Hills, IL

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Now booking events for 2018 & 2019 school years

To reserve your preferred date, please contact us.

Past Events

2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018  - Senior Lunch Program, Village of Montgomery, Montgomery, ILThursday, May 17, 2018 – Oak Ridge Elementary School, Palos Hills, IL

Thursday, May 17, 2018 – Glen Oaks Elementary School, Hickory Hills, IL

Monday, May 14, 2018 – Westview Hills Middle School, Willowbrook, IL

Friday, May 4, 2018 – CUSD #301, Burlington, IL    Contact: Pam Inkinen

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – North Prairie Junior High School, Winthrop Harbor, IL

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – Peotone High School, Peotone, IL

Monday, April 23, 2018 – Johnsburg Middle School, Johnsburg, IL

Thursday, April 19, 2018 – Century Junior High School, Orland Park, IL Contact: Amy Hamernick,  ahamernick@Orland135.org

Thursday, April 19, 2018 – Jerling Junior High School, Orland Park, IL Contact: Lia Oldaker, loldaker@orland135.org

Thursday, April 19, 2018 – Orland Junior High School, Orland Park, IL Contact: Amanda Kuzminski, akuzminski@orland135.org

Tuesday, April 17, 2018- John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, IL

Sunday, April 15, 2018 – Congregation Beth Shalom, Northbrook, IL

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – Glenside Middle School, Glendale Heights, IL

Sunday, April 8, 2018 – Aspen Drive Library, Vernon Hills, IL (public event)

Thursday, April 5, 2018 – 1 pm, Friendship Village of Schaumburg, Schaumburg, IL

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 – Edison Elementary School, Macomb, IL

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 – VIT Elementary School, Table Grove, IL

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – Wheaton Warrenville South High School, Warrenville, IL

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – Hubble Middle School, Warrenville, IL

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 – Jane Addams Junior High School, Schaumburg, IL

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 – Chillicothe Public Library, Chillicothe, IL – Road Scholars Speakers Bureau event

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 – Vernon Hills High School class visit, Vernon Hills, IL

Tuesday, January 23, 2018- Gompers Junior High School, Joliet, IL

Friday, January 12, 2018 – Algonquin Middle School, Des Plaines, IL

2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 1:15 pm – B’Nai Yehuda Beth Shalom, Homewood, IL

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 – ISLMA Conference, Springfield, IL

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 12:30 pm  – Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Tuesday, July 18, 2018 – Homewood Public Library, Homewood, IL

Thursday, May 18,2017 – Oak Ridge Elementary School, Palos Hills, IL

Monday, May 10, 2017 – Unity Middle School, Cicero, IL Special Mother’s Day Celebration, Contact: Jean Sage

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – Northwood Middle School, Woodstock, IL Contact: Melinda Parrent

Friday, May 5, 2017 – CUSD #301, Burlington, IL    Contact: Pam Inkinen

Tuesday, April 21, 2017 – Century Junior High School, Orland Park, IL Contact: Amy Hamernick,  ahamernick@Orland135.org

Tuesday, April 21, 2017 – Jerling Junior High School, Orland Park, IL Contact: Lia Oldaker, loldaker@orland135.org

Tuesday, April 21, 2017 – Orland Junior High School, Orland Park, IL Contact: Amanda Kuzminski, akuzminski@orland135.org

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – Evanston Township High School Holocaust Remembrance Week, Evanston, IL

Thursday, April 13, 2017 – John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, IL

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – Edison Elementary School, Macomb, IL

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – Macomb Junior High School, Macomb, IL

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – West Prairie Middle School, Colchester, IL

Thursday, April 6, 2017 – Glenside Middle School, Glendale Heights, IL

Sunday, March 25, 2017 – After Hours with Rick Kogan, WGN-Radio,  720-AM

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 and Thursday, March 23, 2017 –  Two-day Author-In-Residence, Deerpath Middle School, Lake Forest, IL

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – Westview Hills Middle School, Willowbrook, IL

Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 – Highlands Junior High School, LaGrange, IL

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 – Algonquin Middle School, Des Plaines, IL

Monday, January 23, 2017 – North Shore Jewish Author Literary Series, Max and Benny’s, 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook, IL

2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 7-9 pm – Adult Education program, First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville, IL

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 – The Chicago Club, Chicago, IL

Saturday, July 23 – Writer’s Week Workshops 2116, National Louis University – Chicago Campus

Sunday, June 12 – Teen Book Festival, Barnes & Noble, Oakbrook, IL

Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 5:30 pm – National Louis University, Chicago, IL

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 – Zion Middle School, Zion, IL

Friday, May 13, 2016 – CUSD #301, Burlington, IL    Contact: Pam Inkinen

Thursday, May 5, 2016 – Madison Junior High School, Naperville, IL    Contact: Natasha Konrad

Thursday, April 28, 2016 –  Park View Elementary School, Morton Grove, IL

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 – Marquardt Middle School, Glendale Heights, IL Contact: Joan Stoiber, JStoiber@d15.us

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – Century Junior High School, Orland Park, IL Contact: Amy Hamernick,  ahamernick@Orland135.org

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – Jerling Junior High School, Orland Park, IL Contact: Lia Oldaker, loldaker@orland135.org

Thursday, April 14, 2016 – Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL

Thursday, April 7, 2016 – Elm Place School, Highland Park, IL

Monday, April 4, 2016 – Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center, Bourbonnais, IL; Manteno Middle School, Manteno, IL; Bradley Central Middle School, Bradley, IL; Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL

Friday, March 18, 2016 – Manchester Township Middle School, Manchester, NJ

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 – Deerpath Middle School, Lake Forest, IL

Sunday, March 13, 2016,  9-10 p.m. – “After Hours” with Rick Kogan, WGN Radio – 720 AM

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 – Westview Middle School, Willowbrook, IL

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 – Anderson’s Bookshops 14th Annual Children’s Literature Breakfast, Signature Room, 6440 Double Eagle Drive, Woodridge, IL

2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 2 p.m. – Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville, IL.  Local launch of LIKE FINDING MY TWIN

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 6-8 p.m. – Lake Forest Country Day Book Fair, Lake Forest, IL

Sunday, November 8, 2015 – Holocaust Remembrance, Wilmington, Delaware

Thursday, November 5, 2015 – All school presentation, Lake Forest Country Day, Lake Forest, IL

Saturday, October 24, 2015 – A Library State of Mind: 2015 Illinois Academic, Public, School & Special Libraries Conference, Peoria, IL

Saturday, October 3, 2015 – Oswego Literary Festival, Oswego, IL

Friday, October 2, 2015 – Illinois Reading Council conference, Illinois Reads luncheon, Peoria, IL

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7 p.m. – Glencoe Public Library event, Glencoe, IL

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – One hour interview on WGTB’s Morning Show with Greg Berg, 8-10 a.m.

http://www.wgtd.org/Morning_Show.asp

Friday, June 5, 2015 – Keynote speaker, Women’s luncheon, Twin Orchard Country Club, Long Grove, IL

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 – Manchester Township High School, Manchester, NJ Contact: Marjon Weber

Thursday, May 14, 2015 – Morton Freshman Center, Cicero, IL Contact: Mary Burke

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – Morton East and West High School, Cicero, IL, Contact: Mary Burke

Monday, May 11, 2015 – Zion Central Middle School, Zion, IL

Thursday, May 7, 2015 – School of St. Mary, Lake Forest, IL

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – Central Middle School, CUSD #301, Burlington, IL     Contact: Pam Inkinem
PInkinen@burlington.k12.il.us

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – Jerling Junior High School, Orland Park, IL Contact: Lia Oldaker, loldaker@orland135.org

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – Century Junior High School, Orland Park, IL Contact: Amy Hamernick,  ahamernick@Orland135.org

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL Contact: Aaron Becker,  beckera@eths.k12.il.us

Thursday, April 16, 2015 – Orland Junior High School, Orland Park, IL Contact: Amanda Kuzminski, akuzminski@orland135.org

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 – Glenside Middle School, 1560 Bloomingdale Rd. Glendale Heights IL 60139 Contact: Kate Wolicki, kwolicki@queenbee16.org.

Monday, March 9, 2015 – Bellaggio Book Club, Lake Worth, FL

Sunday, March 8, 2015 – 10:30 a.m. Temple Beth Tikvah, 4550 Jog Road, Greenacres, FL Contact: Co-Chair Education Claire Kaufheil, ckaye58@hotmail.com

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 – Tinley Park Junior High School, Tinley Park, IL

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 – Woodland Middle School, 7000 Washington Street, Gurnee, IL 60031

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 – Anderson’s Bookshops 13th Annual Children’s Literature Breakfast, Signature Room, 6440 Double Eagle Drive, Woodridge, IL

2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 – Lake Forest Book Club, 3 p.m.

Friday, November 14, 2014 Schillerschule Gymnasium, Frankfurt am Main

Thursday, November 13, 2014 Albert-Einstein-Schule Schwalbach, Gymnasium, Germany

Wednesday, November 12, 2014  Gymnasium Gernheim, Germany
 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Prälat-Diehl-Schule Gymnasium Groß-Gerau, Germany
 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 – National Louis University, 6 p.m. Contact: Margaret Pyterek
 
Friday, October 10, 2014 – Honors Program Lecture Series: Enemies and Aliens, DePaul University, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Contact: Nancy Grossman

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 –  Mix ‘n Mingle, National Louis University, Skokie, IL

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – Lake Forest Book Club, Lake Forest, IL 12 p.m.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – Lincolnshire Book Club, Lincolnshire, IL, 7 p.m.

Monday, July 28, 2014 – Lake Forest Book Club, Lake Forest IL

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 – Morton West High School, 9 a.m.;  Morton Freshman Center, 12 p.m., Cicero, IL  Contact: David Lopez

Monday, July 14, 2014 – Lake Forest Book Club, Lake Forest, IL, 10 a.m.

Friday, June 20, 2014 – Conway Farms Book Club – OWN show presentation for local book clubs Contact: Candy Utroska drucju@aol.com

Saturday, June 7, 2014 – Printers Row, Chicago – Illinois Women’s Press Association Panel http://www.iwpa.org/

Wednesday, May 28  – Morton West, Cicero, IL and Morton Freshman Center, Cicero, IL  Contact: David Lopez

Thursday, May 15 – 11 a.m. Scullen Middle School, Naperville, IL, 1:45 p.m., Gregory Middle School, Naperville, IL

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 – Big Hollow Middle School, 26051 W Nippersink Rd, Ingleside, IL 60041

Wednesday, May 6, 2014 – Mather Place of Wilmette, 1603 Orrington Avenue, Suite 1800, Evanston, IL

Friday, May 2, 2014 – CUSD #301 in Burlington, IL Contact: Pam Inkinen
PInkinen@burlington.k12.il.us

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 – Holocaust Remembrance Week, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL Contact: Semadar Siegel, smoody55@gmail.com

Monday, April 28, 2014 – Century Junior High School, Orland Park, IL Contact: Amy Hamernick,  ahamernick@Orland135.org

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 – Lincoln Middle School, Berwyn, IL

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – Shepherd Middle School, 701 E. McKinley Road, Ottawa, IL 61350 Contact: Mary Lindig

Thursday, April 3, 3014 – Gavin South Junior High School, Ingleside, IL

March 18, 2014 – Square Fish Press will release the paperback edition of  Is It Night or Day?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 – Traughber Junior High School, Oswego, IL

Monday, February 17, 2014 – Attea Middle School, Glenview, IL Contact: Laura Nekola  lnekola@glenview34.org

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 – Gower Middle School, 7941 S. Madison St., Burr Ridge, IL 60527 Contact: Diane McCandless at dmccandless@gower62.com

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 – Fremont Middle School, Mundelein, IL Contact: Trudi Snavely

Saturday, Nov, 2, 2014 – Author Showcase, Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA),

Springfield, Illinois Contact: Gayl Dasher Smith or Carolyn Roys, Author Showcase Co-chairs

2013

Wednesday, Oct. 16, DePaul University presentation. Contact: Jennifer Kosco https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.kosco.72fref=ts

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 – Wilmette Group of Hadassah North Shore Opening Luncheon Meeting, Contact: Marilyn Fox

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 – Morton West High School, Cicero, IL Pilot program on Family Stories

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 – Morton Freshman Center, Cicero, IL Pilot program on Family Stories

Thursday, May 23, 2013 – Kaneland Harter Middle School, Sugar Grove, IL Contact: Elsa Glover, 10175@kaneland.org

May 17-18, 2013 –  Guest Author, 39th Annual Young Authors Conference, Illinois State University, Normal, IL Contact: Jan Dundon at jdundon@kjduncon.net

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 – OWN rebroadcasts the “Lost and Found” show featuring the reunion of Edith and Gerda called “Miraculous Reunion.” Please check your cable listing for the exact time. (Uverse lists it at 6 p.m. Central time.)

Friday, May 3, 2013 – Morton West High School, Chicago, IL Contact: Sonia Ocasio-Bowman sbowman@jsmorton.org

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 – St. Scholastica School and  St Joan of Arc School at St. Scholastica, 7720 Janes Ave. Woodridge, IL Contact: Barbara Knierim at Bknierim@aol.com

Sunday, April 7, 2013, 11:15-12:15 – North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL Holocaust Remembrance Day events Contact: Rachel Kamin, rkamin@nssbethel.org

Thursday, April 4, 2013 – SKYPE visit with Stratford Hall School, Vancouver, Canada

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 – Thompson Middle School, St. Charles IL Contact: Patricia Stacey, patricia.stacey@d303.org

Saturday, March 16, 2013, noon (Central time) – OWN rebroadcast “Lost and Found:” How compassionate 8th graders reunited two 86-year-old Holocaust escapees

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 – Illinois Reads launch in Springfield (Is It Night or Day? is a featured title.) www.illinoisreads.org

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 – presentation, DePaul University, Chicago, IL Contact: Nancy Grossman ngrossma@depaul.edu

Thursday, February 21, 2013 – Century Junior High School, Orland Park, IL Contact: Amy Hamernick,  ahamernick@Orland135.org

Thursday, January 3, 2013, 9 p.m. , a new show, Lost and Found, on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) featured the Edith and Gerda reunion.

 

2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 – Palos South Middle School, Palos Park, IL Contact: Brigid Hammerstein, briggiebrig@sbcglobal.net

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, Morton Freshman Center, Cicero, IL Contact: Mary Burke, MBurke@jsmorton.org

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, Butler Junior High School, Oak Brook, IL

Oct. 31, 2012, 2 – 3 p.m – Lake Bluff Middle School, Lake Bluff, IL  Contact: Library Media Specialist Mallory Smith

Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, 7 – 8:30 p.m. – Teen Writers Workshop, Lake

Villa Public Library, Lake Villa, IL   Contact: Jenna Melberg melbergo@aol.com

Saturday morning, Sept. 22, 2012 –  Mix ‘n Mingle, National Louis University, Skokie, IL