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Virtual Navigate Your Stars:

A Conversation with Jesmyn Ward

2023-06-06 19:00:00 2023-06-06 20:00:00 America/Chicago Virtual Navigate Your Stars: Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. She will discuss her life, her literary vision and her unique perspectives on love and loss. Northbrook Public Library -

Tuesday, June 06
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-06-06 19:00:00 2023-06-06 20:00:00 America/Chicago Virtual Navigate Your Stars: Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. She will discuss her life, her literary vision and her unique perspectives on love and loss. Northbrook Public Library -

Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. She will discuss her life, her literary vision and her unique perspectives on love and loss.

Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. Hailed as "the new Toni Morrison" by the American Booksellers Association, Jesmyn will discuss her life, her literary vision and her unique perspectives on love and loss. Tracie D. Hall, Executive Director of American Library Association, will join her in conversation.

Jesmyn Ward is the critically acclaimed author of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, including bestselling Sing, Unburied, Sing, Salvage the Bones, and the memoir Men We Reaped. Her many honors include the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, a MacArthur Genius Grant, and a Strauss Living Award. In 2017, she became the first woman and first person of color to win the National Book Award for Fiction twice. The standout writer of her generation, Ward's stories are largely set on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, where she grew up and still lives. A professor of creative writing at Tulane University, Ward's latest book, Navigate Your Stars, is an adaptation of her 2018 commencement address at Tulane that championed the value of hard work.

Tracie D. Hall is an American librarian, author, curator, and advocate for the arts. She is the first African American woman to lead the American Library Association, where she's served as Executive Director since 2020, and fights for social justice, access to information, and universal broadband.

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: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Book & Author |

TAGS: | #EP |

Northbrook Public Library

Phone: 847-272-6224

Hours
Mon, May 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 24 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming events

Mon, May 27, All day

Tue, May 28, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

Canceled
Tue, May 28, 6:00pm - 7:15pm

Tue, May 28, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor
This event is full

Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Story Corner - Second Floor

Wed, May 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Wed, May 29, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Thu, May 30, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Civic Room - First Floor

Fri, May 31, 10:00am - 11:00am
Pollak Room AB - First Floor
This event is full

Sat, Jun 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Corner - Second Floor

Sat, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor
This event is full

Mon, Jun 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Tue, Jun 04, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Reference Area - Second Floor

Tue, Jun 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Tue, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

Tue, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Wed, Jun 05, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Reference Area - Second Floor

Wed, Jun 05, 5:45pm - 8:00pm
Civic Room - First Floor

Wed, Jun 05, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Thu, Jun 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom Room 2 - Fiction & Media

Fri, Jun 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Pollak Room AB - First Floor

Fri, Jun 07, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Sat, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Sun, Jun 09, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Pollak Room AB - First Floor

Sun, Jun 09, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Mon, Jun 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Mon, Jun 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pollak Room AB - First Floor

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Corner - Second Floor

Tue, Jun 11, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Tue, Jun 11, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Reference Area - Second Floor

Tue, Jun 11, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

Tue, Jun 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Civic Room - First Floor

Wed, Jun 12, 10:00am - 11:30am
Zoom Room 2 - Fiction & Media

Wed, Jun 12, 10:00am - 10:45am
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Wed, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Wed, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Thu, Jun 13, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Study Room 12 - Second Floor

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Corner - Second Floor

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pollak Room AB - First Floor

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Reference Area - Second Floor

Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 11:30am
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Pollak Room AB - First Floor

Fri, Jun 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Fri, Jun 14, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Sat, Jun 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Auditorium - First Floor

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Civic Room - First Floor

Mon, Jun 17, 11:00am - 11:30am
Pollak Room AB - First Floor

Mon, Jun 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor
This event is full

Mon, Jun 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Civic Room - First Floor

Mon, Jun 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Zoom Room 2 - Fiction & Media

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Corner - Second Floor

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 11:30am
Zoom Room 2 - Fiction & Media

Tue, Jun 18, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Tue, Jun 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Reference Area - Second Floor

Tue, Jun 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom Room 5 - Youth Services

Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor

Tue, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Zoom Room 2 - Fiction & Media

Wed, Jun 19, 10:00am - 10:45am
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Wed, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Wed, Jun 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pollak Room AB - First Floor

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Corner - Second Floor

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Thu, Jun 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Auditorium - First Floor,Pollak Room AB - First Floor

Thu, Jun 20, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Civic Room - First Floor

Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 10:30am

Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
Pollak Room AB - First Floor

Fri, Jun 21, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Mon, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom Room 2 - Fiction & Media

Mon, Jun 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium - First Floor

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Corner - Second Floor

Tue, Jun 25, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Youth Services Activity Room - Second Floor

Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Reference Area - Second Floor

Tue, Jun 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Interactive Classroom - Second Floor