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Join us on Thursday, May 6 at 7 pm for a fireside chat with journalist, author and filmmaker Alex Kotlowitz. Alex’s most notable books are An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago and the award winning national bestseller There Are No Children Here. Known not just for print, our guest also won an Emmy for the 2011 documentary The Interrupters.


Our fireside chat will be moderated by Pulitzer Prize winning Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich. Alex and Mary will have a 45-minute wide ranging discussion followed by about fifteen minutes to answer your questions.

For adults. Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. This event is being offered by libraries throughout the state of Illinois and we are excited to be able to offer this opportunity!

Sponsored by the Normal Public Library Foundation in partnership with RAILS Library System.