Leslie Goddard

Calendar

MARCH AND APRIL 2021 are now fully booked and I am no longer able to accept bookings for those months

MOST IN-PERSON BOOKINGS FOR EARLY 2021 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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March 25, 2021, 7 p.m., North Riverside Public Library, Queen Elizabeth II (virtual event)


March 26, 2021, Noon (1 p.m. EST), Seaford Public Library, First Ladies (virtual event)


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)


March 30-April 3, 2021, UNAVAILABLE


April 4, 2021, 1 p.m., Ethical Humanist Society, Eleanor Roosevelt (virtual event)


April 5, 2021, 3 p.m. (1:30 Pacific), Aldersly Senior Living, Amelia Earhart (virtual event)


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 6, 2021, 6 p.m. CST (7 p.m. EST), Bayville Free Library, NY, Titanic Survivor Violet Jessop (virtual event)


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


April 7, 2021, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Eastern), Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, Midcentury Cuisine (virtual)


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


April 8, 2021, 1 p.m., Ela Area Public Library Dist., Queen Elizabeth II (virtual event)


April 8, 2021, 6:30 p.m., Saint Louis Culinary Society, Betty Crocker (virtual event)


April 10, 2021, 2 p.m., Warrenville Historical Museum and Art Gallery, Route 66 (virtual event)


April 11, 2021, 2 p.m., Elgin History Museum, Rachel Carson (virtual event)


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


April 12, 2021, 3:30 p.m. (1:30 Pacific), Aldersly Senior Living, Jackie Kennedy


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 13, 2021, 7 p.m, Wheaton Public Library, Nancy Drew (virtual event)


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


April 14, 2021, 7 p.m., Indian Prairie Public Library, Rachel Carson (virtual event)


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 16, 2021, 7 p.m., Wheaton College Church, Eleanor Roosevelt


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


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


April 19, 2021, 1 p.m., Garden Study Club of Hinsdale, Georgia O'Keeffe (virtual event)


April 19, 2021, 7 p.m., Fremont Public Library, Lizzie Borden (virtual event)


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


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


April 20, 2021, 6:30 p.m., Kirkendall Public Library, Violet Jessop (virtual event)


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, 10 a.m., private event


April 23, 2021, 1:30 p.m., private event


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


April 24, 2021, 1 p.m. (2 p.m. Eastern), Pike County Public Library Dist., Nancy Drew (virtual event)


April 25, 2021, 10 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., private event


April 27, 2021, 1 pm., Oakton Community College Passages, Rachel Carson (virtual event)

 

April 27, 2021, 6:30 p.m., Council Bluffs Public Library, IA, Nancy Drew lecture (virtual event)


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


April 29, 2021, noon (1 p.m. Eastern), Seaford Public Library, NY, Queen Elizabeth II (virtual event)


April 29, 2021, 7 p.m., Village of Bartlett Museums, Midcentury Cuisine (virtual event)


April 30, 2021, noon (1 p.m. Eastern), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UGA, Nancy Drew (virtual event)


April 30, 2021, 2 p.m., Park District of Oak Park, Afternoon Tea

May 1, 2021, noon, Private event


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


May 3, 2021, 7 p.m., Winnetka Public Library, Lizzie Borden (virtual 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 7, 2021, 2 p.m., Indian Trails Public Library, Alice Paul (virtual event)


May 8, 2021, 3 p.m., Driehaus Mansion, afternoon tea (virtual event)


May 10, 2021, 2 p.m., Aging Care Connections, Route 66 (virtual event)


May 10, 2021, 7 p.m., private event


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 13, 2021, 11 a.m., Northwest Indiana Community Art Association, Louisa May Alcott (virtual event)


May 13, 2021, 5 p.m., Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, Royal Weddings (virtual event)


May 14, 2021, 10 a.m., Villa Park Recreation, Chicago Candy


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 15, 2021, 7 p.m. private event


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


May 18, 2021, 1 p.m., Senior Resource Center, Freeport, IL, Eleanor Roosevelt (virtual event)


May 18, 2021, 10 a.m., Village Art Associates, Little Black Dress (virtual event)


May 18, 2021, 5 p.m. (6 p.m. Eastern), Pike County Public Library Dist., Betty Crocker (virtual event)


May 19, 2021, 7 p.m., Big Rock Library, Chicago Candy (virtual event)


May 20, 2021, 7 p.m., Itasca Community Library, Nancy Drew (virtual event)


May 21, 2021, 11 a.m., Rolling Meadows Park District, Nancy Drew


May 22, 2021, noon, private event


May 22, 2021, 6:30 p.m., private event


May 23, 2021, 3 p.m., private event


May 24, 2021, 1 p.m., private event


May 25, 2021, 7 p.m., Blue Island Public Library, Eleanor Roosevelt (virtual event)


May 26, 2021, 7 p.m., Cary Area Public Library, Betty Crocker (virtual event)


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


May 27, 2021, 6 p.m. (7 Eastern), Ocean City Free Public Library, Midcentury Cuisine (virtual event)


May 29, 2021, 2 p.m., Bensenville Public Library, Betty Crocker (virtual event)


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


June 1, 2021, 5 p.m. (6 p.m. Eastern), Clinton Community Library, Rhinebeck NY, First Ladies (virtual event)


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


June 2, 2021, 5:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. Eastern), South Whitley Community Library, IN, Nancy Drew (virtual event)


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 10, 2021, 7 p.m., Elmwood Park Public Library, Georgia O'Keeffe (virtual event)


June 14-21, NOT AVAILABLE


June 17, 2021, 10:30 a.m., Niles-Maine Dist Library, Nancy Drew (virtual event)


June 21, 2021, 7 p.m., Harvard-Diggins Library, Little Black Dress (virtual event)


June 22, 2021, 7 p.m., Winfield Public Library, Georgia O'Keeffe (virtual event)


June 23, 2021, Palos Heights Public Library, Georgia O'Keeffe (virtual event)


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


June 25, 2021, 1 p.m., Niles Senior Center, Betty Crocker


June 28, 2021, 1 p.m., McHenry County College RAP, Midcentury Cuisine


June 29, 2021, 4 p.m. (2 Pacific), Latah County Library Dist., Nancy Drew (virtual event)


July 1, 2021, 1 p.m., private event


July 5, 2021, 6:30 p.m., Bloomingdale Public Library, Route 66 (virtual event)


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


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


July 7, 2021, 7 p.m., Flossmoor Public Library, Midcentury Cuisine (virtual event)


July 12, 2021, 11:30 a.m., private event


July 12, 2021, 7 p.m., Flossmoor Public Library, Midcentury Cuisine (virtual event)


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


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


July 19, 2021, 1:30 p.m., private event


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


July 21, 2021, 1:30 p.m., private event


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


July 22, 2021, 6 p.m. (7 Eastern), Ocean City Free Public Library, Route 66 (virtual event)


July 26, 2021, 1 p.m., McHenry County College RAP, Nancy Drew (virtual event)


July 28, 2021, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Eastern), Ocean City Free Public Library, Route 66 (virtual event)


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


Aug. 13, 2021, 2 p.m., Northbrook Park District, Lizzie Borden


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


Aug. 19, 2021, 10 a.m., private event


Aug. 20, 2021, 1 p.m., North Shore Senior Center, Nancy Drew lecture


Aug. 24, 2021, 6 p.m. (7 Eastern), Somerset County Library System of New Jersey, Betty Crocker (virtual 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. 3, 2021, 11:30 a.m., private event


Sept. 4, 2021, time TBD, Prairie Fox Books, Ottawa, Nancy Drew


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


Sept 8, 2021, 7 p.m., Flossmoor Public Library, Queen Elizabeth II (virtual event)


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


Sept. 14, 2021, 6:30 p.m., Palos Heights Public Library, Queen Elizabeth II (virtual event)


Sept. 16, 2021, 6 p.m., Paris Public Library, Amelia Earhart


Sept. 17, 2021, 10 a.m., Tinley Park Park Dist., Nancy Drew


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


Sept 22, 2021, 7 p.m., private event


Sept. 22, 2021, 6:30 p.m., private event


Sept. 24, 2021, 6:30 p.m., (7:30 Eastern), History at Play Pay-Per-HAP!, Violet Jessop (virtual event)


Sept. 25, 2021, 11:30 a.m., private event


Sept. 27, 2021, 11:15 a.m., private event


Sept. 29, 2021, 1 p.m. Senior Resource Center, Freeport, Midcentury Cuisine (virtual event)


Oct. 4, 2021, 1 p.m., Niles Senior Center, Lizzie Borden


Oct. 11, 2021, 7 p.m., Villa Park Public Library, Eleanor Roosevelt (virtual event)


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


Oct. 14, 2021, 7 p.m., Village of Bartlett Museums, Chicago Department Stores (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. 20, 2021, 7 p.m., Riverside Public Library, Nancy Drew (virtual event)


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


Oct. 21, 2021, 6:30 p.m., Kirkendall Public Library, IA, Lizzie Borden (virtual event)


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


Oct. 26, 2021, noon, Moline Public Library, Lizzie Borden


Oct. 26, 2021, time TBD, Prairie Fox Books, Ottawa, Lizzie Borden


Oct. 27, 2021, 10 a.m., First Ntl Bank Evergreen Park, Typhoid Mary


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. 2, 2021, 1-2:30 p.m., Oakton Community College Emeritus program, Betty Crocker (virtual event)


Nov. 4, 2021, 11:30 a.m., private event


Nov. 7, 2021, 11 a.m., Grove Heritage Association, Rachel Carson


Nov. 10, 2021, OUT OF STATE


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


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


Nov. 23, 2021, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion, Marshall Field's


Nov. 23, 2021, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Eastern), Renfrew Museum & Park, Midcentury Christmas (virtual event)


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. 3, 2021, 12:30 p.m., Tinley Park Park Dist., It's a Wonderful Life


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


Dec. 8, 2021, 11:30 a.m., private event


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


Dec. 10, 2021, 2 p.m., Northbrook Park District, The Making of It's a Wonderful Life


Dec. 13, 2021, 1 p.m., Niles Senior Center, Christmas at Marshall Field's


Dec. 14, 2021, luncheon, private event


Dec. 15, 2021, 1:30 p.m., 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

Jan. 20, 2022, 11:30 a.m., private event


Jan. 24, 2022, 11:15 a.m., private event


Feb. 28, 2022, 11:15 a.m., private event


March 28, 2022, 11:15 a.m., private event


April 25, 2022, 11:15 a.m., private event


April 30, 2022, 1 p.m., private event


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


May 13, 2022, 1 p.m., Friday Book Review Club, Rolling Meadows


May 23, 2022, 11:15 a.m., private event


Nov. 21, 2022, 10:30 a.m., CAGGNI, Route 66