Calendar


Goddard

Leslie

PLEASE NOTE: Not all events are free and many require advance registration. Contact the host organization directly if you'd like to attend. "Private event" means the presentation is not open to the general public.


PROGRAMMERS: My calendar is now fully booked for December 2022, and for March and April 2023. I am no longer able to accept new bookings for those months. The calendar for the rest of 2023, however, is open and I am happy to take bookings for other months.

 Dec. 3, 2022, 1 p.m., Warrenville Public Library Dist., Midcentury Christmas


Dec. 5, 2022, 1 p.m., McHenry County College RAP at Clarendale Algonquin, Christmas at Marshall Field's

 

Dec. 5, 2022, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Eastern), Seaford Public Library, Christmas in the White House (virtual event)

 

Dec. 6, 2022, 1 p.m., private event

 

Dec. 6, 2022, 6:30 p.m., Somonauk Public Library, Midcentury Christmas

 

Dec. 7, 2022, 10 a.m., private event

 

Dec. 7, 2022, 1 p.m., private event

 

Dec. 7, 2022, 7 p.m., Wheaton Public Library, Midcentury Christmas. To register:
In-Person: https://wheatonlibrary.org/event/midcentury-christmas-person
Virtual: https://wheatonlibrary.org/event/midcentury-christmas-virtual

 

Dec. 8, 2022, 1:30 p.m., private event

 

Dec. 8, 2022, 7:30 p.m. Eastern (6:30 Mountain), Lewis & Clark Library, MT, It's a Wonderful Life (virtual event)

 

Dec. 9, 2022, 1 p.m., Aram Public Library, WI, Queen Elizabeth II

 

Dec. 10, 2022, TBD, private event

 

Dec. 11, 2022, 1 p.m., Bloomington Public Library, Midcentury Christmas

 

Dec. 12, 2022, daytime, Northwest Indiana Community Art Association, Julia Child

 

Dec. 12, 2022, 6 p.m. Central (7 p.m. Eastern), Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, Midcentury Christmas (virtual event)

 

Dec. 13, 2022, 1:30 p.m., private event

 

Dec. 13, 2022, 3 p.m. (4 p.m. Eastern), Bronxville Public Library, N.Y., Midcentury Christmas (virtual)

 

Dec. 14, 2022, 1:30 p.m., private event

 

Dec. 14, 2022, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Eastern), Baltimore County Public Library, Midcentury Christmas


Dec. 15, 2022, 1 p.m., Western Springs Senior Center, Iconic Chicago Foods

 

Dec. 15, 2022, 7 p.m., Prospect Heights Public Library District., Christmas in the White House

 

Dec. 16, 2022, 1:30 p.m., Community House Winnetka, Christmas at Marshall Field's

 

Dec. 17, 2022, 10 a.m., Chicago Public Library, Edgebrook, Chicago Candy


Dec. 19, 2022, 1:30 p.m., private event

 

Dec. 19, 2022, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Eastern), Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, Christmas at the White House (virtual event)

 

Dec. 20, 2022, 10:30 a.m., Highland Park Public Library, Julia Child


Dec. 20, 2022, 1 p.m. (2 p.m. Eastern), Nichols Village, M.A., Jackie Kennedy (virtual)

 

Dec. 21, 2022, 2 p.m., private event

 

Dec. 21, 2022, 6 p.m., private event

 

Dec. 22, 2022, 1 p.m., private event


​DEC. 23, 2022- JAN. 3, 2023, ON VACATION

 

Jan. 4, 2023, 10 a.m., Inverness Book Club, TBD

 

Jan. 5, 2023, 1 p.m., Hanover Township Senior Services, Betty Crocker lecture


Jan. 6, 2023, morning, private event


Jan. 9, 2023, 1 p.m., private event


Jan. 9, 2023, 1:30 p.m., private event


Jan. 10, 2023, 1 p.m., private event

 

Jan. 10, 2023, noon, private event

 

Jan. 11, 2023, evening, Zonta Club of Frankfort, IN, Amelia Earhart

 

Jan. 12, 2023, noon, Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn, Iconic Chicago Foods

 

Jan. 13, 2023, 1 p.m., private event


Jan. 15, 2023, 2 p.m., Morton Grove Public Library, Julia Child


Jan. 16, 2023, luncheon, private event

 

Jan. 17, 2023, 1 p.m., St. Charles Public Library, Betty the Pan Am Stewardess

Jan. 18, 2023, 2 p.m., private event


Jan. 18, 2023, 7 p.m., private event


Jan. 19, 2023, 12:30 p.m., private event

 

Jan. 20, 2023, 1:30 p.m., Maine Township MaineStreamers, Chicago Dept Stores (encore)


Jan. 22, 2023, 1:30 p.m., Geneva Public Library, Afternoon Tea


Jan. 23, 2023, 11:30 a.m., private event

 

Jan. 23, 2023, 1 p.m., Vernon Area Public Library, Lost Chicago Dept Stores

 

Jan. 23, 2023, 6 p.m. Central (7 p.m. Eastern time), Livingston Public Library, New Jersey, Little Black Dress (virtual event)


Jan. 24, 2023, 11 a.m., private event


Jan. 25, 2022, 1 p.m., Rolling Meadows Park District, Julia Child


Jan. 25, 2023, 7 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, Georgia O'Keeffe (hybrid, presenter at library)


Jan. 26, 2023, 11 a.m., private event


Jan. 26, 2023, 7 p.m., LaGrange Public Library, Betty the Pan Am Stewardess

 

Jan. 29, 2023, 2 p.m., Batavia Public Library, Julia Child

 

Jan. 30, 2023, 1:30 p.m., private event


Jan. 30, 2022, 6:30 p.m., Julia Hull Dist. Library, Food Fads of the 40s, 50s, 60s

 

Jan. 31, 2023, 7 p.m., Lake Forest Library, Chicago Candy (virtual)


Feb. 1, 2023, 7 p.m., private event

 

Feb. 2, 2023, luncheon, private event


Feb. 2, 2023, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Eastern), New City Library, First Ladies (virtual)


Feb. 3, 2023, morning, private event


Feb. 6, 2023, 1:30 p.m., private event OUT OF STATE


Feb. 7, 2023, 7 p.m., Winnetka Public Library, Jackie Kennedy (virtual)

 

Feb. 8, 2023, 7 p.m., Schaumburg Township District Library, Chicago Department Stores

 

Feb. 9, 2023, 1:30 p.m., Des Plaines History Center, Julia Child

 

Feb. 9, 2023, 6:30 p.m., Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District, Chicago Foods

 

Feb. 10, 2023, 9:15 a.m., private event

 

Feb. 10, 2023, 1 p.m., private event


Feb. 11, 2023, 10 a.m., Arlington Heights Senior Center, Jackie Kennedy


Feb. 12, 2023, 1 p.m., Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts, Queen Elizabeth II

 

Feb. 13, 2023, 9:30 a.m., private event


Feb. 13, 2023, noon, private event


Feb. 13, 2023,7 p.m., private event


Feb. 14, 2023, 10 a.m., private event


Feb. 14, 2023, 1 p.m., Oakton Community College Passages, Romantic History of Chocolate

 

Feb. 15-22, 2023, NOT AVAILABLE, out of state (Desert Mountain Speaker Series, AZ)

 

Feb. 20 2023, 7 p.m. (6 p.m. Eastern), Case Memorial Library, Lizzie Borden (virtual event)


Feb. 22, 2023, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Eastern), Sachem Library, Food Fads (virtual)


Feb. 23, 2023, 1:30 p.m., West Suburban Art Society, Afternoon Tea

 

Feb. 23, 2023, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Eastern), Spartanburg County Public Library S.C., First Ladies lecture (virtual)


Feb. 24, 2023, 1:30 p.m., private event

 

Feb. 25, 2022, noon, private event


Feb 25, 2023, noon, private event


Feb. 27, 2023, 11:30 a.m., private event

 

Feb. 27, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Thornton Historical Society, TBD

 

Feb. 28, 2023, 10:30 a.m., private event


Feb. 28, 2023, 6 p.m. (y p.m. Eastern), Southold Free Library, First Ladies lecture (virtual)


March 1 2023, 10:30 a.m., private event

 

March 1, 2023, 6:30 p.m., Darien Woman's Club, Julia Child

 

March 2, 2023, 1 p.m., private event


March 2, 2023, 10:30 a.m., Niles-Maine District Library, Julia Child

 

March 3, 2023, 1 p.m., North Shore Senior Center, Pan Am Stewardess

 

March 3, 2023, evening, Cantigny Park, TBD

 

March 4, 2023, 2 p.m., Glen Ellyn Historical Society, Queen Elizabeth II


March 5, 2023, River Forest Library, 2 p.m., Julia Child


March 6, 2023, 10 a.m., The Fortnightly of Chicago, Lost Chicago Department Stores

 

March 6, 2023, 7 p.m., Riverside Public Library and AAUW, Julia Child


March 7, 2022, 11:30 a.m., Renaissance Academy, Eleanor Roosevelt

 

March 9, 2023, 7:30 p.m. Central (6:30 Mountain), Lewis & Clark Library, MT, Amelia Earhart (virtual event)

 
March 8-14, 2023, OUT OF STATE
 

March 14, 2023, 1:15 p.m., private event

 

March 15, 2023, 7 p.m., LaGrange Park Public Library and Salt Creek AAUW, Julia Child

 

March 16, 2023, 11 a.m., private event

 

March 16, 2023, 7 p.m. (8 p.m. Eastern), Southlake Public Library, TX, First Ladies


March 17, 2023, 1:30 p.m., Maine Township Mainestreamers, Betty the Pan Am Stewardess


March 18, 2023, 2 p.m., Messenger Public Library, Amelia Earhart

 

March 20-21, 2023, Twin Cities Civil War Round Table, MN, Clara Barton

 

March 22, 2023, 7 p.m., Carol Stream Public Library, Betty the Pan Am Stewardess (virtual event)


March 23, 2023, 11 a.m., Oak Lawn Garden Club, Julia Child

 

March 24, 2023, 10:30 a.m., private event

 

March 25, 2023, 1 p.m., Clarendon Hills Public Library, Pan Am Betty


March 26, 2023, 1 p.m., private event


March 27, 2023, 11:30 a.m., private event

 

March 28, 2023, 1 p.m., Oak Brook Park District, Betty Crocker lecture


March 28, 2023, 6:30 p.m., Prairie Creek Public Library District, Julia Child


March 29, 2023, 1 p.m., private event


March 30, 2023, noon Central (1 p.m. Eastern time), Seaford Public Library, Jackie Kennedy (virtual event)


March 30, 2023, 7 p.m., Barrington Area Library, Lady Bird Johnson


March 31, 2023, 1 p.m., Aram Public Library (WI), Julia Child

 

April 1, 2023, lunchtime, private event


April 4, 2023, 1 p.m., private event


April 4, 2023, 7 p.m., Winnetka Public Library, Pan Am Stewardess (virtual event)


April 5, 2023, Noon, private event


April 5, 2023, 7 p.m., Indian Prairie Public Library, Food Fads


April 6, 2023, 1 p.m. Naperville Public Library 95th Street branch, Violet Jessop (hybrid, presenter at library)


April 10, 2023, 9:30 a.m., private event

 

April 11, 2023, 1 p.m., private event

 

April 11, 2023, 7 p.m., Palos Heights Public Library, Julia Child


April 12, 2023, 7 p.m., Glenview Public Library, Rachel Carson


April 13, 2023, 7 p.m., private event


April 14, 2023, 2 p.m., Geneseo Public Library, Pan Am Betty


April 14, 2023, 7 p.m., private event

 

April 15, 2023, lunchtime, Duneland Weavers Guild, Georgia O'Keeffe


April 16, 2023, 1:30 p.m., private event

 

April 17, 2023, 12:30 p.m., private event


April 17, 2023, 6:30 p.m., Julia Hull District Library, Pan Am Stewardess


April 19, 2023, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., private event

 

April 20, 2023, 1 p.m, private event

 

April 20, 2023, 7 p.m., Lake Bluff Public Library, Queen Elizabeth II


April 21, 2023, 1 p.m., McHenry County College RAP, Queen Elizabeth II (virtual)


April 22, 2023, noon, private event


April 22, 2023, 6 p.m., Whiting Public Library, IN, Titanic Survivor Violet Jessop


April 23, 2023, tbd, College of DuPage Senior Expo Event


April 24, 2022, 11:30 a.m., private event

 

April 24, 2023, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Eastern), Bernard Township Library, Kentucky Derby (virtual)


April 25, 2023, 9:30 a.m., Barrington Area Book Club, TBD

 

April 25, 2023, 1 p.m., private event

 

April 25, 2023, 7 p.m., unavailable

 

April 26, 2023, 9:30 a.m., Prospect Heights Book Review Club, Chicago Candy

 

April 26, 2023, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Eastern), Sachem Library, Little Black Dress (virtual)


April 27, 2023, morning, private event


April 27, 2023, 7 p.m., Ottawa St. branch Joliet Public Library, Queen Elizabeth II


April 28, 2023, 12:30 p.m., private event

 

April 30, 2023, 3 p.m., St. John's Artist Series, Lombard, Julia Child

 

May 1, 2023, 1 p.m., Book Friends Elmwood Park, TBD

 

May 2, 2023, Noon, Tuesday Book Review Club (Kankakee), Julia Child

 

May 2, 2023, 6:30 p.m., Rolling Meadows Library, Brownie Wise


May 3, 2023, 10 a.m., private event


May 3, 2023, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Kentucky Derby


May 3, 2023, 7 p.m., Kankakee Civil War Round Table, Clara Barton

 

May 4, 2023, 1:30 p.m., private event

 

May 4, 2023, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Eastern), Southold Free Library, Kentucky Derby (virtual)


May 5, 2023, 2:30 p.m., University Place, West Lafayette IN, Kentucky Derby

 

May 6, 2023, 2 p.m., Glen Ellyn Historical Society, Kentucky Derby


May 8, 2023, 1:15 p.m., Niles Senior Center, Kentucky Derby


May 9, 2023, 1:30 p.m., private event


May 10, 2023, 1:30 p.m., Gail Borden Public Library District, Afternoon Tea


May 11, 2023, 9 a.m., Village Arts Associates, Louisa May Alcott

 

May 11, 2023, 2 p.m., private event


May 12, 2023, Friday Book Review Club, Julia Child

 

May 13, 2023, Roden Branch Chicago Public Library, Julia Child


May 15, 2023, 7 p.m., Indian Prairie Public Library, Riverview Park


May 16, 2023, 10 a.m., private event


May 16, 2023, 7 p.m., Elk Grove Village Public Library, Rachel Carson


May 17, 2023, 7 p.m., Park Ridge Presbyterian Church, Julia Child

 

May 18, 2023, 10 a.m., Glen Ellyn Book Review Club, Julia Child

 

May 18, 2023, 6:30 p.m., Roselle Public Library District, Queen Elizabeth II


May 20, 2023, noon, First Christian Church, Chicago Candy


May 22, 2023, 11:30 a.m., private event

 

May 22, 2023, 7 p.m., private event

 

May 23, 2023, Noon, The Center Palos Park, Queen Elizabeth II


May 24, 2023, 1:30 p.m., Will County Farm Bureau, Julia Child


May 25, 2023, lunchtime, private event


May 25, 2023, 6 p.m. Central, Crown Point Library, Julia Child


May 26, 2023, 1:30 p.m., Maine Township MaineStreamers, Afternoon Tea


May 30, 2023, 9 a.m., Patty Turner Center Men's Club, Remembering Riverview


May 30, 2023, 2 p.m., Indian Trails Public Library List., Eleanor Roosevelt


May 31, 2023, 2 p.m., private event


June 1, 2023, 10:30 a.m., Niles-Maine District Library, Queen Elizabeth II

 

June 3, 2023, 1 p.m., Mount Prospect Historical Society, Little Black Dress


June 6, 2023, Oakton Community College Passages Series, Pan Am Betty


June 7, 2023, 1 p.m., private event


June 8, 2023, 1 p.m., Mundelein Park District Seniors, Julia Child

 

June 9, 2023, 7 p.m., Wheaton Bible Church, Senior Ministries, TBD

 

June 10, 2023, 12:30 p.m., Geneseo Public Library, Pan Am Betty


June 10-13, 2023, NOT AVAILABLE, OUT OF STATE


June 14, 2023, daytime, private event

 

June 16, 2023, NOT AVAILABLE

 

June 21, 2023, 5:30 p.m., Des Moines Civil War Roundtable, Clara Barton

June 22-24, 2022, NOT AVAILABLE


June 26, 2023, 7 p.m., Hinsdale Public Library, Afternoon Tea


June 29, 2023, all day, North Shore Senior Center, walking tour of State Street Department Stores


July 6-9, 2023, NOT AVAILABLE


July 11, 2023, TBD, private event


July 12, 2023, 2 p.m., Oakton Community College My Kind of Town, Iconic Chicago Foods


July 13, 2023, 1:30 p.m., private event

 

July 14-17, 2023, NOT AVAILABLE


July 15, 2023, 7:30 p.m., South Haven (MI) Theatre Series, Julia Child


July 18, 2023, 6:30 p.m., Livonia Public Library, Violet Jessop (virtual)


July 19, 2023, 7 p.m., Bensenville Public Library, Riverview Park (virtual)

July 20, 2023, 1 p.m., Naperville Public Library 95th St. branch, Route 66 (hybrid, presenter at library)


July 21, 2023, 1:30 p.m., Maine Township MaineStreamers, Queen Elizabeth II


July 28, 2023, 1:30 p.m., Maine Township MaineStreamers, Queen Elizabeth II


July 29-Aug 5, 2023, ON VACATION, NOT AVAILABLE 


August 9, 2023, 12:30 p.m., Patty Turner Center, TBD


August 17, 2023, 7 p.m., private event


August 24, 2023, 7 p.m. (8 p.m. Eastern), Southlake Public Library, Julia Child (virtual)


Sept. 7, 2023, 10:30 a.m., Niles-Maine District Library, Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Sept. 12, 2023, noon, The Center in Palos Park, Georgia O'Keeffe


Aug. 15, 2023, 1 p.m, private event


Sept. 20, 2023, 7 p.m., Batavia Public Library, Lost Chicago Dept Stores


Sept. 22, 2023, 1:30 p.m., Maine Township MaineStreamers, Lilly Pulitzer


Sept. 29, 2023, 1:30 p.m., Maine Township MaineStreamers, Lilly Pulitzer


Oct. 2, 2023, 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Cantigny Park Golden Oaks Club, Georgia O'Keeffe

 

Oct. 6, 2023, 1 p.m., private event


Oct. 11, 2023, Four Silos Questers, time and program TBD

 

Oct. 12, 2023, OUT OF STATE (not available)


Oct. 14, 2023, morning, private event


Oct. 30, 2023, 2 p.m., private event


Nov. 1, 2023, 7 p.m., Village of Bartlett Museums, Christmas on State Street


Nov. 6, 2023, noon, private event


​Nov. 9, 2023, OUT OF STATE


Nov. 11, 2023, 2 p.m., Glen Ellyn Historical Society, It's a Wonderful Life


Nov. 12, 2023, 2 p.m., private event


Nov 15, 2023, 1 p.m. Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Marshall Fields at Christmas


Nov. 16, 2023, 1 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Oak Lawn, TBD


Nov. 28, 2023, 1 p.m., Niles Senior Center, It's a Wonderful Life


Nov. 29, 2023, 2 p.m., private event


Nov. 30, 2023, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Christmas at the White House


Dec. 1, 2023, 1 p.m., private event


Dec. 2, 2023, 10 a.m., Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum, TBD


Dec. 3, 2023, 3 p.m., Addison Historical Society, Christmas at Marshall Field's

 

Dec. 4, 2023, 1:30 p.m., MaineStreamers, Christmas on State St


​Dec. 5, 2023, noon, private event


Dec. 7, 2023, New Glarus Public Library, WI, 6:30 p.m., Midcentury Christmas


Dec. 8, 2023, 1:30 p.m., MaineStreamers, Christmas on State St


Dec. 10, 2023, 2 p.m., Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society, Christmas at the White House


Dec. 12, 2023, 1 p.m., private event


Dec. 13, 2023, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion, Christmas on State St


Dec. 13, 2023, 7 p.m., Bensenville Public Library, Christmas on State St (virtual event)


Dec. 14, 2023, 7 p.m., Riverside Public Library, It's a Wonderful Life


Dec. 15, 2023, 1:30 p.m., private event

 

Dec. 19, 2023, 2 p.m., private event


​Jan. 8, 2024, HELD


Feb. 29-March 3, 2024, OUT OF STATE


April 4, 2024, daytime, private event


April 4, 2024, 6:30 p.m., Marshall Public Library, Queen Elizabeth II


May 7, 2024, daytime, private event


May 16, 2024, daytime, private event


May 26-June 23, 2024, OUT OF STATE, Oklahoma Chautauqua


Dec. 8, 2024, 1 p.m., Plano Library, TBD