Calendar

Leslie Goddard

WITH THE COV-19 PANDEMIC, MOST IN-PERSON BOOKINGS FOR 2020 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. Even if an in-person event is listed here, always check with the presenting organization to see if it is still on.


NOTE FOR AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Not all events are free and many require advance registration. Please contact the organization directly if you are interested in attending.


This calendar is updated approximately once a month. It may take up to 4 weeks for a booking to appear here.​

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Nov. 30, 2020, 7 p.m., Village of Bartlett Museums, Midcentury Christmas (virtual event)


Dec. 1, 2020, 2020, 1 p.m., CANCELLED Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, It's a Wonderful Life


Dec. 1, 2020, 1 p.m. CST (2 p.m. EST), Alzheimer's Association Florida Gulf Coast, Queen Elizabeth II (virtual)


​Dec. 2, 2020, 10 a.m., Village of Arlington Heights Senior Center, Marshall Field's at Christmas (virtual event)


Dec. 2, 2020, 7 p.m., Prospect Heights Public Library, Marshall Field's at Christmas (virtual event)


Dec. 3, 2020, 10:30 a.m., Niles-Maine District Library, Midcentury Christmas (virtual event)


Dec. 3, 2020, 1 p.m., Western Springs Senior Center, Midcentury Christmas (virtual event)


Dec. 3, 2020, 6:30 p.m., Cook Memorial Public Library Dist., It's a Wonderful Life (virtual event)


Dec. 4, 2020, 6:30 p.m., Driehaus Mansion, Christmas at Marshall Field's (virtual event)


Dec. 5, 2020, 3 p.m., Oak Park River Forest Museum, Christmas at Marshall Fields (virtual event)


Dec. 6, 2020, 2 p.m., Downers Grove Public Library, Midcentury Christmas (virtual lecture)


Dec. 7, 2020, 2 p.m. EST (1 p.m. CST), New City Library N.Y., Betty Crocker (virtual lecture)


Dec. 7, 2020, 6:30 p.m., Edgebrook Branch, Chicago Public Library, Christmas in the Movies


Dec 8, 2020, 10 a.m., Joliet Public Library, The Making It's a Wonderful Life (virtual event)


Dec. 8, 2020, 1:30 p.m., private event


Dec. 8, 2020, 6 p.m., Three Rivers Public Library Dist., Christmas at Marshall Field's (virtual event)


Dec. 9, 2021, 10 a.m., East Wing-Glenview Senior Center, Chicago Candy (virtual event)


Dec. 9, 2020, 1:30 p.m., private event


Dec. 10, 2020, 10 a.m. EST (9 a.m. CST), Asbury Solomons, Midcentury Christmas (virtual event)


Dec. 10, 2020, 1 p.m., Mount Prospect Public Library, Christmas at Marshall Field's (virtual event)


Dec. 10, 2020, 7 p.m., Indian Prairie Public Library, Christmas at Marshall Field's (virtual event)


Dec. 11, 2020, 11:30 a.m., private event CANCELLED 


Dec. 13, 2020, 2 p.m., Bensenville Public Library, Midcentury Christmas (virtual event)


Dec. 14, 2020, 7 p.m., Bartlett Public Library Dist., It's a Wonderful Life


Dec. 15, 2020, 10 a.m., private event


Dec. 15, 2020, 2 p.m., First National Bank of Evergreen Park, Christmas at Marshall Fields CANCELLED 


Dec. 15, 2020, 7 p.m., Chautauqua History Comes Alive, Greenville S.C., Typhoid Mary (virtual event)


Dec. 16, 2020, 10:30 a.m., Glencoe Public Library, Alice Paul (virtual event)


Dec. 16, 2020, 1 p.m., private event


Dec. 16, 2020, 7 p.m., Rolling Meadows Library, Christmas at Marshall Field's (virtual event)


Dec. 17, 2020, 1:30 p.m., private event (virtual event) 


Dec. 17, 2020, 7 p.m., Warrenville Public Library District, Christmas at Marshall Field's (virtual event)


Dec. 18, 2020, 10 a.m., Sun City Community Association, Christmas at Marshall Field's (virtual event)


Dec. 18, 2020, 2 p.m. Maine Township Mainestreamers, Christmas at Marshall Field's (virtual event)


Dec. 18, 2020, 7 p.m., Lisle Library District, Chicago's Department Stores (virtual event)


Dec. 19, 2020, 10 a.m., Lake Forest Library, Midcentury Christmas (virtual event)


Dec. 19, 2020, 2 p.m., LaSalle Public Library, Betty Crocker (virtual event)


Dec. 20, 2020, 2 p.m., Lemont Public Library, Christmas at Marshall Field's (virtual event)


Dec. 21, 2020, 10:45 a.m., private event


Dec. 21, 2020, 2 p.m., Northbrook Park District, Betty Crocker (virtual event)


Dec. 21, 2020, 7 p.m., Wheaton Public Library, Christmas at Marshall Field's (virtual event)


Dec. 22, 2020, 2 p.m., private event


Dec. 22, 2020, 7 p.m., Stickney-Forest View Public Library List., Christmas at Marshall Field's (virtual event)


Dec. 23, 2020, 10 a.m. EST (9 a.m. CST), Shell Point, America's Candy History (virtual event)


Dec. 23, 2020, 7 p.m., Irish-American Heritage Center, History of Afternoon Tea (virtual event)


DEC. 26-JAN 4, UNAVAILABLE


Jan. 5, 2021, 2:30 p.m., private event


Jan. 6, 2021, 7:15 p.m., private event

Jan. 7, 2021, 1 p.m., Naperville Public Library, Georgia O'Keeffe (virtual event)


Jan. 7, 2021, 7 p.m., private event


Jan. 11, 2021, 1:30 p.m., University Guild (Northwestern), Route 66 (virtual event)


Jan. 11, 2021, 7 p.m., Vernon Area Public Library, Little Black Dress (virtual event)


Jan. 12, 2021, noon, private event


Jan. 12, 2021, 7 p.m., Prospect Heights Public Library, Chicago Department Stores (virtual event)


Jan. 13, 2021, noon, private event


Jan. 14, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Burr Ridge Park District, Route 66


Jan. 14, 2020, 7 p.m., Wheaton Public Library Queen Elizabeth II  (virtual event)


Jan. 20, 2021, 10 a.m., Old Plank Trail Community Bank Platinum Adventures, Route 66


Jan. 21, 2021, 11:30 a.m., private event


Jan. 22, 2021, 1 p.m., North Shore Senior Center, First Ladies and Fashion


Jan. 25, 2021, 11:15 a.m., private event


Jan. 26, 2021, 9 a.m., Patty Turner Center, men's club,, TBD (virtual event)


Jan. 26, 2021, 5:30 p.m. CST (6:30 p.m. EST), Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, Betty Crocker (virtual event)


Jan. 27, 2021, 1 p.m., private event


Jan. 27, 2021, 7 p.m., Prairie Trails Public Library Dist., Queen Elizabeth II (virtual event)


Jan. 28, 2021, 4:30 p.m., private event


Jan. 29, 2021, noon CST, 1 p.m. EST, Seaford Public Library, Eleanor Roosevelt (virtual event) 

Feb. 3, 2021, noon, private event


Feb. 3, 2021, 7 p.m., private event


Feb. 4, 2021, 1 p.m., Ela Area Public Library Dist., Chicago Candy (virtual event)


Feb. 4, 2021, 7 p.m., Blue Island Public Library, Chicago Candy (virtual event)


Feb. 5, 2021, 10 a.m., private event (virtual event)


Feb. 7, 2021, 2 p.m., private event


Feb. 9, 2021, 1 p.m., Barrington's White House, Route 66 (virtual event)


Feb. 9, 2021, 7 p.m., private event


Feb. 10, 2021, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Chicago Candy


Feb. 11, 2021, 6 p.m., Milwaukee Civil War Round Table, Clara Barton


Feb. 12, 2021, 10 a.m., Villa Park Recreation, Chicago Candy


Feb. 12, 2021, 6:30 p.m., Chicago Civil War Round Table, Clara Barton


Feb. 16, 2021, 1 p.m., McHenry County College RAP, Typhoid Mary (virtual event)


Feb. 16, 2021, 7 p.m., Winnetka Public Library, Eleanor Roosevelt


Feb. 17, 2021, 1 p.m., Patty Turner Center, TBD (virtual event)


Feb. 17, 2021, 7 p.m., Naperville Public Library, Betty Crocker (virtual event)


Feb. 18, 2021, 11:30 a.m., OUT OF STATE


Feb. 21, 2021, Greater Midwest Foodways Tea, TBD


Feb. 22, 2021, 11:15 a.m., private event


Feb. 23, 2021, 1 p.m., Levy Senior Center, Bette Davis (virtual event)


Feb. 25, 2021, 1 p.m. CST (2 p.m. EST), Syosset Public Library, Little Black Dress (virtual event)


March 1, 2021, 7 p.m., Mount Prospect Public Library, Betty Crocker lecture (virtual event)


March 2, 2021, 7 p.m., Prospect Heights Public Library, America's First Ladies lecture  (virtual event)


March 3, 2021, 10 a.m., First Ntl Bank Evergreen Park, Typhoid Mary lecture (virtual event)


March 3, 2021, 7 p.m., private event


March 4, 2021, 7 p.m., Yorkville Garden Club, Rachel Carson


March 6, 2021, daytime, private event


March 7, 2021, 2 p.m., Byron Forest Preserve District, Rachel Carson


March 8, 2021, 6:30 p.m., White Oak Library, Betty Crocker lecture


March 8, 2021, 6:30 p.m., White Oak Library, Betty Crocker


March 9, 2021, 1:30 p.m., private event


March 9, 2021, 6:30 p.m., Paris Public Library, Amelia Earhart


March 10, 2021, noon, private event


March 11, 2021, 2 p.m., Indian Trails Public Library, Alice Paul (virtual event)


March 11, 2021, 7 p.m., Acorn Public Library Dist., Queen Elizabeth II


March 14, 2021, 1 p.m., private event


March 16, 2021, OUT OF STATE not available


March 17, 2021, 7 p.m., Palatine Public Library, Clara Barton


March 18, 2021, 1:30 p.m., private event


March 18, 2021, 7 p.m., AAUW Downers Grove and Lombard, Eleanor Roosevelt (virtual event)


March 19, 2021, 10:30 a.m., The East Wing, Glenview, TBD


March 21, 2021, daytime, private event


March 21, 2021, 6 p.m., private event


March 22, 2021, 11:15 a.m., private event


March 23, 2021, 11:30 a.m., Eastern Iowa Community College Continuing Education, Betty Crocker lecture


March 24, 2021, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Queen Elizabeth II


March 24, 2021, 7 p.m., Mount Prospect Public Library, Rachel Carson (virtual event)


March 25, 2021, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Queen Elizabeth II


March 25, 2021, 7 p.m., North Riverside Public Library, Queen Elizabeth II (virtual event)


March 26, 2021, 2 p.m., Park District of Oak Park, Afternoon Tea


March 29, 2021, 6 p.m., Three Rivers Public Library District, Votes for Women (virtual event)


March 30, 2021, 7 p.m., private event


March 31, 2021, 10 a.m., private event


March 31, 2021, 7 p.m., Algonquin Area Public Library Dist., Queen Elizabeth II (virtual event)


April 1-4, 2021, UNAVAILABLE


April 5, 2021, 6:30 p.m., Bloomingdale Public Library Dist., Little Black Dress (virtual event)


April 6, 2021, 1 p.m., private event


April 7, 2021, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Afternoon Tea


April 8, 2021, 10 a.m., private event


April 10, 2021, TBD, Warrenville Historical Museum and Art Gallery, TBD


April 11, 2021, 1 p.m., private event


April 12, 2021, 9:30 a.m., private event


April 12, 2021, 7 p.m., Bartlett Public Library District, Route 66 (virtual lecture)


April 13, 2021, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Royal Weddings


April 14, 2021, 1 p.m., Villa Park Recreation, Violet Jessop


April 15, 2021, 10 a.m., Glen Ellyn Book Review Group, Bad Blood


April 15, 2021, 7 p.m., Harper College Library, Route 66 Eats (virtual event)


April 17, 2021, 1 p.m, private event


April 18, 2021, 2 p.m, Elmhurst History Museum, Eleanor Roosevelt


April 20, 2021, 10:30 a.m., private event


April 20, 2021, 2 p.m., Northbrook Park Dist., Rachel Carson


April 21, 2021, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Royal Weddings


April 21, 2021, 7 p.m., private event


April 22, 2021, NOT AVAILABLE out of state


April 23, 2021, 11 a.m., Geneva Lake Conservancy, Rachel Carson


April 24, 2021, 11:30 a.m., private event


April 25, 2021, 2 p.m., unavailable


April 26, 2021, 11:15 a.m., private event


April 26, 2021, 6:30 p.m., private event


April 27, 2021, 9:30 a.m., Barrington Area Book Review Club, TBD


April 27, 2021, 1 pm., Oakton Community College Passage, Rachel Carson

 

April 28, 2021, 9:30 a.m., private event


April 29, 2021, 1 p.m., private event


May 1, 2021, noon, Private even


May 2, 2021, 11 a.m., private event


May 4, 2021, 1 p.m., Mundelein Park Dist., TBD


May 4, 2021, 6 p.m., Wilmington Public Library, Route 66


May 5, 2021, 1 p.m., private event


May 6, 2021, 10:30 a.m., University Place West Lafayette, IN


May 11, 2021, 9 a.m., private event


May 11, 2021, 7:30 p.m., private event


May 12, 2021, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion, Route 66


May 14, 2021, 1 p.m., Friday Book Review Club, Louisa May Alcott


May 15, 2021, 2 p.m., Geneseo Public Library, Gone With the Wind


May 17, 2021, 11:15 a.m., private event


May 27, 2021, 1:30 p.m., Palos Newcomers Club, Grace Kelly


June 2, 2021, 2 p.m., Pekin Public Library, Route 66


June 7, 2021, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Cantigny Park Golden Oaks, Lizzie Borden


June 8, 2021, 1 p.m., private event


June 8-20, 2021, OHIO CHAUTAUQUA (out of state)


June 24, 2021, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion, Route 66


July 6, 2021, 1 p.m., Oakton Community College Emeritus, Typhoid Mary lecture (virtual event)


July 13, 2021, 10 a.m., private event


July 13-17, 2022, ASHLAND, OHIO, CHAUTAUQUA (out of state)


July 20, 2021, 1 p.m. Jacob Henry Mansion, Route 66


July 22, 2021, 11:30 a.m., Eastern Iowa Community College Continuing Education, Queen Elizabeth II


Aug. 11, 2021, 6 p.m., Lake Geneva Public Library, Lizzie Borden portrayal (virtual event)


Aug. 14, 2021, 2 p.m., private event


Aug. 25, 2021, 7 p.m., private event


Aug. 26, 2021, 10:30 a.m., private event


Sept. 1, 2021, 10 a.m., private event


Sept. 9, 2021, 11:30 a.m., private event


Sept. 21, 2021, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion, Route 66


Oct. 12, 2021, 6 p.m., Lake Geneva Public Library, Betty Crocker lecture (virtual event)


Oct. 19, 2021, 7 p.m., Prospect Heights Public Library, Lizzie Borden portrayal (virtual event)


Oct. 20, 2021, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion, Afternoon Tea


Oct. 21, 2021, noon, Cantigny Park Lunch and Learn, Clara Barton (virtual event)


Oct. 27, 2021, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion, Chicago Candy


Oct. 27, 2021, 7 p.m., private event


Oct. 28, 2021, 10:30 a.m., private event


Nov. 10, 2021, OUT OF STATE


Nov. 16, 2021, 3 p.m., private event


Nov. 17, 2021, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion, Marshall Field's


Nov. 18, 2021, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion, It's a Wonderful Life


Nov. 20, 2021, 10:30 a.m., CAGGNI, Route 66

Nov. 30, 2021, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion, Marshall Field's


Dec. 1, 2021, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion, Marshall Field's


Dec. 7, 2021, 10 a.m., private event


Dec. 9, 2021, 11:30 a.m., The Greenhouse at Christ Church of Oak Brook, Queen Elizabeth II


Dec. 14, 2021, luncheon, private event


Dec. 16, 2021, noon, Cantigny Park Lunch and Learn, Christmas at Marshall Field's (virtual event)


Jan. 5, 2022, 10 a.m., Inverness Book Club, TBD

May 3, 2022, 9 a.m., private event