Events

Upcoming events:

April 8, 2021, 6 -7 pm - Barbara's Books Zoom launch for Brothers, Sisters, Strangers, Chicago, IL

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - Glenside Middle School Zoom presentation, Glendale Heights, IL

Sunday, May 23, 3 pm - Women of Temple Shalom Zoom presentation, Chicago, IL

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Now booking events for the 2021 school year

To reserve your preferred date, please contact us.

Past Events

Events cancelled due to Coronavirus.

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - Lake Bluff Book Club appearance

Recent media appearances:

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - Lake Forest Book Club appearance

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 7 pm EST - ORT Special Zoom event to honor organizations 140th anniversary - Check back here for details.

Friday, May 15, 2020 - Saturday, May 16, 2020 - Young Authors Conference, Normal, IL

Monday, May 18, 2020 -  morning: Glen Oaks Elementary School, Hickory Hills, IL

Monday, May 18, 2020 - afternoon: Oak Ridge Elementary School, Palos Hills, IL  

Recent events:

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - Washington Junior High School, Oglesby, IL

Thursday, March 12, 2020 -  Oglesby Public Library, Oglesby, IL

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - Hubble Middle School, Warrenville, IL

Friday, February 28, 2020 - Chatham High School, Chatham, New York

Friday, February 28, 2020 - Chatham Middle School, Chatham, New York

Friday, February 21, 2020 - Jane Addams Junior High School, Schaumburg, IL 

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - Friday, January 24, 2020 - Viking Middle School, Gurnee, IL - presentations for All-School Reads Three Stars in the Night Sky

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - Algonquin Middle School, Des Plaines, IL

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - Glenside Middle School, Glendale Heights, IL

Thursday, November 14, 2019 National Louis University class, Skokie, IL

Friday, May 17, 2019 - The Mather Place of Wilmette, Wilmette, IL

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - St. Joseph's Catholic School, Libertyville, IL

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - Westview Hills Middle School, Willowbrook, IL

Friday, May 3, 2019 - Central Middle School, Burlington, IL    

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

Monday, April 15, 2019 – Century Junior High School, Orland Park, IL 

Monday, April 15, 2019 – Jerling Junior High School, Orland Park, IL 

Friday, April 12, 2019 - Glenside Middle School, Glendale Heights, IL

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - Evanston Township High School, (Holocaust Remembrance week) Evanston, IL

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - Gompers Junior High School, Joliet, IL

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - Hubble Middle School, Warrenville, IL

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

Friday, February 22, 2019 - Jane Addams Junior High School, Schaumburg, IL

Friday, February 8, 2019 - Albright Middle School, Villa Park, IL

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

Friday, January 25, 2019 - Hannah Beardsley Middle School, Crystal Lake, IL

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

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 8:10 am - Deerfield High School class visit

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 10, 2018  - Senior Lunch Program, Village of Montgomery, Montgomery, IL

Thursday, 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 – Central Middle School, Burlington, IL   

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

Thursday, April 19, 2018 – Jerling Junior High School, Orland Park, IL

Thursday, April 19, 2018 – Orland Junior High School, Orland Park, IL 

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

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

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – Northwood Middle School, Woodstock, IL 

Friday, May 5, 2017 – Central Middle School, Burlington, IL  

Tuesday, April 21, 2017 – Century Junior High School, Orland Park, IL 

Tuesday, April 21, 2017 – Jerling Junior High School, Orland Park, IL

Tuesday, April 21, 2017 – Orland Junior High School, Orland Park, IL

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

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 – Central Middle School, Burlington, IL    

Thursday, May 5, 2016 – Madison Junior High School, Naperville, IL    

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

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 – Marquardt Middle School, Glendale Heights, IL 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – Century Junior High School, Orland Park, IL

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – Jerling Junior High School, Orland Park, IL 

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

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 

Thursday, May 14, 2015 – Morton Freshman Center, Cicero, IL

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – Morton East and West High School, Cicero, IL

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,Burlington, IL     

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – Jerling Junior High School, Orland Park, IL 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – Century Junior High School, Orland Park, IL 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL

Thursday, April 16, 2015 – Orland Junior High School, Orland Park, IL

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 – Glenside Middle School, 1560 Bloomingdale Rd. Glendale Heights IL 

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 

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 

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

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 pm - 4 pm 

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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – Lake Forest Book Club, Lake Forest, IL 12 pm

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – Lincolnshire Book Club, Lincolnshire, IL, 7 pm

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

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 – Morton West High School, 9 am;  Morton Freshman Center, 12 pm, Cicero, IL  

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 

Saturday, June 7, 2014 – Printers Row, Chicago – Illinois Women’s Press Association Panel 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014  – Morton West, Cicero, IL and Morton Freshman Center, Cicero, IL  

Thursday, May 15 – 11 am 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

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

Friday, May 2, 2014 – Central Middle School, Burlington, IL

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 – Holocaust Remembrance Week, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL 

Monday, April 28, 2014 – Century Junior High School, Orland Park, ILWednesday, April 23, 2014 – Lincoln Middle School, Berwyn, IL

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – Shepherd Middle School, 701 E. McKinley Road, Ottawa, IL

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

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 – Gower Middle School, 7941 S. Madison St., Burr Ridge, IL  

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 – Fremont Middle School, Mundelein, IL 

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

Wednesday, Oct. 16, DePaul University presentation.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 – Wilmette Group of Hadassah North Shore Opening Luncheon Meeting

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

May 17-18, 2013 –  Guest Author, 39th Annual Young Authors Conference, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 

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

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 – St. Scholastica School and  St Joan of Arc School at St. Scholastica, 7720 Janes Ave. Woodridge, IL

Sunday, April 7, 2013, 11:15-12:15 – North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL Holocaust Remembrance Day events

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

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 – Thompson Middle School, St. Charles, IL 

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

Thursday, February 21, 2013 – Century Junior High School, Orland Park, IL 

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.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 – Palos South Middle School, Palos Park, IL 

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, Morton Freshman Center, Cicero, IL 

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  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

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