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Virtual Saying Yes to Your Story:

A Conversation with Kwame Alexander

2023-02-08 19:00:00 2023-02-08 20:00:00 America/Chicago Virtual Saying Yes to Your Story: An evening of inspiration with best-selling and award-winning children’s and young adult author and poet, Kwame Alexander, for an Illinois Libraries Present event for young people and their families. Online -

Wednesday, February 08
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-02-08 19:00:00 2023-02-08 20:00:00 America/Chicago Virtual Saying Yes to Your Story: An evening of inspiration with best-selling and award-winning children’s and young adult author and poet, Kwame Alexander, for an Illinois Libraries Present event for young people and their families. Online -

An evening of inspiration with best-selling and award-winning children’s and young adult author and poet, Kwame Alexander, for an Illinois Libraries Present event for young people and their families.

Join us for an evening of inspiration and conversation with best-selling and award-winning children’s and young adult author and poet, Kwame Alexander, author of the Newbery Award winning book, The Crossover, Newbery Honor/Caldecott Medal winning book, The Undefeated, and most recently, An American Story, for an Illinois Libraries Present event for young people and their families. Kwame will share ways to say yes to your story and persist in the face of rejection as he shares his own publishing journey. As a creator of more than 36 books, Kwame will energize our community to harness the power of words and storytelling for change!

Please note that this program will be presented live without a recording.

Kwame Alexander Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, publisher, and New York Times Bestselling author of 36 books, including Swing, Becoming Muhammad Ali, co-authored with James Patterson, Rebound, The Undefeated, The Crossover, and The Door of No Return. A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. In 2018, he opened the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Health Clinic in Ghana, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program he co-founded. He is the writer and executive producer of The Crossover show on Disney+.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is 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). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Kids | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Book & Author |

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Mon, Apr 22, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

Mon, Apr 22, 6:00pm - 8:45pm
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Wed, Apr 24, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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Story Corner - Second Floor

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Fri, Apr 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
Pollak Room AB - First Floor
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Sat, Apr 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sun, Apr 28, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Mon, Apr 29, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

Mon, Apr 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom Room 2 - Fiction & Media

Mon, Apr 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor
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Mon, Apr 29, 6:00pm - 8:45pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

Mon, Apr 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Tue, Apr 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Corner - Second Floor

Tue, Apr 30, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Reference Area - Second Floor

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Tue, Apr 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor
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Tue, Apr 30, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Zoom Room 2 - Fiction & Media

Wed, May 01, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

Wed, May 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Wed, May 01, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Reference Area - Second Floor

Wed, May 01, 5:45pm - 8:00pm
Civic Room - First Floor

Wed, May 01, 6:00pm - 8:45pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

Wed, May 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pollak Room A - First Floor
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Wed, May 01, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Thu, May 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Corner - Second Floor

Thu, May 02, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor
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Fri, May 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Pollak Room AB - First Floor
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Fri, May 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Sat, May 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Corner - Second Floor

Sat, May 04, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor
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Sat, May 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Sun, May 05, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Mon, May 06, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

Mon, May 06, 6:00pm - 8:45pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

Mon, May 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor
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Mon, May 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pollak Room AB - First Floor
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Tue, May 07, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Reference Area - Second Floor

Tue, May 07, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor
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Tue, May 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Tue, May 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pollak Room AB - First Floor

Tue, May 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom Room 2 - Fiction & Media

Wed, May 08, 10:00am - 11:30am
Zoom Room 2 - Fiction & Media

Wed, May 08, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

Wed, May 08, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Wed, May 08, 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 8:45pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pollak Room A - First Floor
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Wed, May 08, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Thu, May 09, 9:30am - 10:20am
Study Room 12 - Second Floor
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Thu, May 09, 10:30am - 11:20am
Study Room 12 - Second Floor
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Thu, May 09, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Pollak Room A - First Floor
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Thu, May 09, 11:30am - 12:20pm
Study Room 12 - Second Floor
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Thu, May 09, 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Study Room 12 - Second Floor
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Thu, May 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

Thu, May 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom Room 2 - Fiction & Media

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Sat, May 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Sat, May 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Mon, May 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Mon, May 13, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

Mon, May 13, 6:00pm - 8:45pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

Mon, May 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pollak Room AB - First Floor

Tue, May 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Reference Area - Second Floor

Tue, May 14, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Tue, May 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Pollak Room A - First Floor
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Tue, May 14, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor
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Tue, May 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Zoom Room 2 - Fiction & Media

Tue, May 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Wed, May 15, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

Wed, May 15, 2:00pm - 4:15pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Wed, May 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Pollak Room A - First Floor
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Wed, May 15, 6:00pm - 8:45pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

Wed, May 15, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Thu, May 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pollak Room AB - First Floor

Thu, May 16, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor
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Fri, May 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Pollak Room AB - First Floor
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Sat, May 18, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Pollak Room AB - First Floor

Sun, May 19, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Pollak Room AB - First Floor

Sun, May 19, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Mon, May 20, 10:00am - 11:30am
Civic Room - First Floor

Mon, May 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Pollak Room AB - First Floor

Mon, May 20, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

Mon, May 20, 6:00pm - 8:45pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

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Auditorium - First Floor