Calendar

Leslie Goddard

WITH THE COV-19 PANDEMIC, MOST BOOKINGS THROUGH JULY 2020 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. Some are being rescheduled for the fall. If an in-person event is still listed here, please check with the presenting organization directly to see if it still on. Many organizations are following CDC recommendations.


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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July 2, 2020, 1 p.m., Naperville Public Library, Alice Paul (virtual event)


July 7, 2020, 1 p.m., Oakton Community College Passages series, America's First Ladies


July 8, 2020, 1 p.m., McHenry County College RAP, Bad Blood


July 14, 2020, 12:30, private event (virtual)


July 14, 2020, 7 p.m., Acorn Public Library District, Remembering Marshall Field's (virtual event)


July 15, 2020, 10 a.m., The East Wing, Glenview Senior Center, Betty Crocker (virtual event)


July 15, 2020, 1 p.m., Cook Memorial Public Library District, Marshall Field's (virtual event)


July 16-17, 2020, Not Available, OUT OF STATE


July 19, 2020, 2 p.m., Bensenville Public Library, America's First Ladies (virtual event)


July 20, 2020, 10 a.m., private virtual event


July 21, 2020, 1 p.m., Northbrook Park District, Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat and Betty (virtual event)


July 21, 2020, 6 p.m., Blue Island Public Library, Marshall Field's (virtual event)


July 22, 2020, 7 p.m., Joliet Public Library Black Road Branch, Georgia O'Keeffe


July 23, 2020, 2:30 p.m., Lake Bluff Public Library, Typhoid Mary (virtual event)


July 24, 2020, 1:30 p.m., private event


July 24, 2020, 7 p.m., private event


July 29, 2020, 1 p.m, private event


July 28, 2020, 7 p.m., Wheaton Public Library, Typhoid Mary (virtual event)


July 25-Aug. 2, 2020, NOT AVAILABLE (out of state)


Aug. 5, 2020, 6:30 p.m., Cook Memorial Public Library Dist., Alice Paul (virtual event)


Aug. 7, 2020, 2:30 p.m., Mather's More Than a Cafe, Marshall Field's (virtual event)


Aug. 10, 2020, 1:30 p.m., private event


Aug. 10, 2020, 7 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, Votes for Women lecture


Aug. 11, 2020, NOT AVAILABLE (out of state)


Aug. 12, 2020, 7 p.m., Village of Bartlett Museums and Bartlett Public Library Dist., Alice Paul (virtual event)


Aug. 13, 2020, noon, Cary Park District Seniors, TBD


Aug. 13, 2020, 7 p.m., Palos Park Public Library, Georgia O'Keeffe (virtual event)


Aug. 14, 2020, 1:30 p.m., private event


Aug. 15, 2020, 2 p.m., private event


Aug. 16, 2020, 2 p.m., Elmhurst History Museum, Alice Paul


Aug. 17, 2020, 1 p.m., private event


Aug. 17, 2020, 7 p.m., Bloomingdale Public Library, Alice Paul (virtual event)


Aug. 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m., private event


Aug. 18, 2020, 6 p.m., Lake Geneva Public Library, Alice Paul (virtual event)


Aug. 19, 2020, Mokena Community Library/Woman's Club, 6:30 p.m., Votes for Women (virtual event)


Aug. 20, 2020, 11:30 a.m., Eastern Iowa Community College, TBD


Aug. 21, 2020, 2 p.m., Marshalltown Public Library, IA, Violet Jessop


Aug. 22, 2020, 11 a.m., Bishop Hill Chautauqua, Louisa May Alcott


Aug. 23, 2020, 2 p.m., Batavia Public Library, Louisa May Alcott (virtual event)


Aug. 24, 2020, 1 p.m., McHenry Community College RAP, Chicago Dept. Stores


Aug. 24, 2020, 7 p.m., Naperville Public Library and Naperville League of Women Voters, Votes for Women (virtual event)


Aug. 25, 2020, 1:30 p.m., private event


Aug. 25, 2020, 7 p.m., Northfield Public Library, Alice Paul


Aug. 26, 2020, 2 p.m., private event


Aug. 26, 2020, 7 p.m., Flossmoor Public Library, Marshall Field's (virtual event)


Aug. 27, 2020, 10:30 a.m., Niles-Maine Dist. Library, Alice Paul (virtual event)


Aug. 27, 2020, 6:30 p.m., Wilmette Public Library, Alice Paul (virtual event)


Aug. 28, 2020, 2 p.m., Town and Country Public Library, Queen Elizabeth II (virtual event)


Aug. 29, 2020, 2 p.m., Wilmette Public Library, Alice Paul


Aug. 31, 2020, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Gone With the Wind


Sept. 2, 2020, 10 a.m., private event


Sept. 3, 2020, 7:30 p.m., private event


Sept. 8, 2020, 12:30 p.m., private event


Sept. 8, 2020, 6:30 p.m., Cook Memorial Public Library Dist., Eleanor Roosevelt (virtual event)


Sept. 9, 2020, 10:30 a.m., private event


Sept. 9, 2020, 7 p.m., Bartlett Public Library Dist., Louisa May Alcott


Sept. 10, 2020, 11 a.m., Northwest Indiana Community Art Association, The Making of Gone With the Wind


Sept. 10, 2020, 5:30 p.m., Oglesby Public Library Dist., Alice Paul


Sept. 11, 2020, 7 p.m., private event


Sept. 12-13, 2020, Revolutionary War Days at Cantigny Park, Wheaton IL


Sept. 13, 2020, 2 p.m., River Forest Library, Votes for Women (lecture)


Sept. 15, 2020, 2:30 p.m., private event


Sept. 15, 2020, 7 p.m., Dyer Historical Society, TBD


Sept. 16, 2020, 6:30 p.m., Deerfield Public Library, Votes for Women lecture


Sept. 16, 2020, 1 p.m. Dickinson Hall, Lake Forest, TBD


Sept. 17, 2020, 1 p.m., private event


Sept. 17, 2020, 7 p.m., Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat, and Betty


Sept. 18-23, 2020, 2 p.m., OUT OF STATE


Sept. 21, 2020, 6:30 p.m., Palos Heights Public Library, Marshall Field's (virtual event)


Sept. 24, 2020, 2 p.m., The Carrington at Lincolnwood (marketing event), Chicago Candy


Sept. 24, 2020, 7 p.m., Brookfield Public Library, IL, Eleanor Roosevelt


Sept. 25, 2020, 10 a.m., private event


Sept. 26, 2020, 3 p.m., Winnetka Public Library, Louisa May Alcott


Sept. 27, 2020, 5 p.m., private event


Sept. 28, 2020, 10:30 a.m., PEO Sisterhood, Dixon, IL, Violet Jessop


Sept. 28, 2020, 7 p.m., Thornton Historical Society, Chicago's Department Stores


Sept. 29, 2020, 7 p.m., Northbrook Public Library, Chicago's Bygone Department Stores


Sept. 30, 2020, 1 p.m., private event


Sept. 30, 2020, 7 p.m., private event


Oct. 1, 2020, 1 p.m., Naperville Public Library, Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat and Betty


Oct. 2-4, 2020, OUT OF STATE (not available)


Oct. 5, 2020, 12:45 p.m., Niles Senior Center, TBD

Oct. 6, 2020, 10 a.m., The Little Traveler, Chicago Candy


Oct. 7, 2020, noon, Friends of the Glenview Library, Alice Paul


Oct. 8, 2020, 1 p.m., Western Springs Senior Center, Dolley Madison


Oct. 8, 2020, 7 p.m., Glen Ellyn Historical Society/League of Women Voters, Votes for Women (lecture)


Oct. 9, 2020, daytime, Lake Bluff Public Library, TBD


Oct. 10, 2020, 11 a.m., Friends of Historic Second Church, Chicago, Alice Paul


Oct. 11, 2020, 2 p.m., Central Presbyterian Church of New Lenox, Jackie Kennedy


Oct. 12, 2020, 7 p.m., Villa Park Public Libreary, Alice Paul


Oct. 13, 2020, 11:30 a.m., private event


Oct. 13, 2020, 7 p.m., Crete Public Library Dist., Chicago Candy


Oct. 14, 2020, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, WI, TBD


Oct. 15, 2020, 2 p.m., private event


Oct. 15, 2020, 6:30 p.m., Peru Public Library, Bad Blood


Oct. 16, 2020, 2 p.m., private event


Oct. 17, 2020, noon, DuPage County Historical Society, Alice Paul


Oct. 18, 2020, 2 p.m., private event


Oct. 19, 2020, 11 a.m., Cantigny Park Golden Oaks Club, Queen Elizabeth II (virtual event)


Oct. 20, 2020, 11 a.m., Friendship Village of Schaumburg Marketing Event, Lizzie Borden


Oct. 20, 2020, 7 p.m., private event


Oct. 21, 2020, 1 p.m., private event

Oct. 21, 2020, 7 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, Alice Paul


Oct. 22, 2020, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Afternoon Tea


Oct. 22, 2020, 7 p.m., Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House, Alice Paul


Oct. 23, 2020, 1:30 p.m., private event


Oct. 24, 2020, 1 p.m., DuPage County Historical Museum, Votes for Women lecture


Oct. 25, 2020, 2 p.m., Bloomington Public Library, Rachel Carson


Oct. 26, 2020, 11:25 a.m., private event


Oct. 27, 2020, 2 p.m., Ela Area Public Library Dist., Lake Zurich, Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat and Betty


Oct. 27, 2020, 6 p.m., Three Rivers Public Library Dist., Minooka, Chicago Candy


Oct. 28, 2020, 2 p.m., private event


Oct. 29. 2020, 1 p.m., McHenry County College RAP, Alice Paul


Oct. 30, 2020, 1 p.m., Freeport Senior Resource Center at Winneshiek Playhouse, Tea for Three


Nov. 2, 2020, 1 p.m., private event


Nov. 3, 2020, 11:30 a.m., Rockford Woman's Club, Alice Paul


Nov. 4, 2020, 12:30 p.m., private event


Nov. 4, 2020, 7 p.m., private event


Nov. 5, 2020, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion, Gone With the Wind


Nov. 5, 2020, 7 p.m., Brookfield (Wisconsin) Public Library, Bad Blood


Nov. 7, 2020, 2 p.m., Glen Ellyn Historical Society, Christmas in the Movies


Nov. 9, 2020, Out of State, ERIE, PA


Nov. 10, 2020, 11:30 a.m., Eastern Iowa Community College, TBD


Nov. 11, 2020, 12:45 p.m., private event


Nov. 11, 2020, 7 p.m., Eisenhower Public Library, Amelia Earhart


Nov. 12, 2020, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Remembering Marshall Field's


Nov. 12, 2020, 7 p.m., Brookfield Public Library, Typhoid Mary (virtual event)


Nov. 14, 2020, 12:30 p.m., North Suburban Genealogical Society, TBD


Nov. 15, 2020, 2 p.m., private event


Nov. 18, 2020, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Christmas at Marshall Field's


Nov. 19, 2020, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, It's a Wonderful Life


Nov. 20, 2020, 1 p.m., OUT OF STATE


Nov. 21, 2020, 1 p.m., private event


Nov. 23, 2020, 11:15 a.m., private event


Dec. 1, 2020, 10 a.m., The Little Traveler, Christmas in the Movies


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


Dec. 2, 2020, 2020, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, It's a Wonderful Life


Dec. 3, 2020, 1 p.m., Western Springs Senior Center, TBD


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


Dec. 4, 2020, 2 p.m., private event


Dec. 6, 2020, 1 p.m., Plano Public Library, Christmas at Marshall Field's


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


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


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


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


Dec. 10, 2020, 1 p.m., private event OUT OF STATE


Dec. 11, 2020, 11 a.m., private 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. 16, 2020, 2 p.m., private event


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


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


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


Dec. 21, 2020, 2 p.m., private event


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


Jan. 6, 2021, 10 a.m., Inverness Book Club, TBD


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


Feb. 3, 2021, noon, private event


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


Feb. 22, 2021, 11:15 a.m., private 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 9, 2021, 6:30 p.m., Paris Public Library, Amelia Earhart


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


March 16, 2021, OUT OF STATE not available


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


April 26, 2021, 6:30 p.m., Julia Hull District Library, Tea for Three


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


April 28, 2021, 9:30 a.m., Prospect Heights Book Review Club, TBD


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


May 1, 2021, noon, First Christian Church Downers Grove Tea, Tea for Three


May 4, 2021, 1 p.m., Mundelein Park District Seniors, Tea for Three


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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