Calendar

Leslie Goddard

MAY 2021 is fully booked and I am no longer able to accept bookings for that month

MOST IN-PERSON BOOKINGS FOR SPRING 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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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 5, 2021, 7 p.m., Looking for Lincoln, Clara Barton (virtual event, will livestream on Looking for Lincoln's FaceBook page and YouTube page)


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


May 6, 2021, 3 p.m., private event


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 16, 2021, 3 p.m., Kirkendall Public Library, Ankeny, IA, Queen Elizabeth II (virtual event)


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


May 17, 2021, 2 p.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, 11:30 a.m., Peoria Historical Society, Women's Suffrage and Nonviolent Protest, (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, 10 a.m., private event


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


May 26, 2021, 1 p.m., St. Charles History Museum, Alice Paul (virtual event)


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


May 27, 2021, 10 a.m., private 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 8, 2021, 6 p.m. Central (7 p.m. Eastern), Spartanburg County Public Libraries, American candy


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


June 11, 2021, 7 p.m., Lisle Library District, Midcentury Cuisine (virtual event)


June 12, 2021, 1 p.m., Sugar Grove Library District, Georgia O'Keeffe


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 24, 2021, 7 p.m., Stickney-Forest View Library, Chicago Candy (virtual event)


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, 8:30 a.m., private event


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


June 30, 2021, 2 p.m., Aging Care Connections, Queen Elizabeth II (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, 2 p.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, 7 p.m., Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District, Betty Crocker (virtual event)


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


July 19, 2021, 6 p.m. Central (7 p.m. Eastern), New City Library, New York, Midcentury Cuisine (virtual event)


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


July 20, 2021, 6 p.m. Central (7 p.m. Eastern), Spartanburg Public Library, Midcentury Cuisine (virtual event)


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


July 21, 2021, 7 p.m., Palatine Public Library, Chicago Candy (virtual 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, 10:30 a.m., Hanover Township Senior Services, Amelia Earhart


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


Aug 18, 2021, 1 p.m., The Community House of Hinsdale Seniors, Chicago Candy


Aug. 18, 2021, 6:30 p.m., Kirkendall Public Library, Ankeny, IA, Route 66 (virtual event)


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


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


Aug. 23, 2021, 1 p.m. Central (2 p.m. Eastern), New City Library, Route 66 (virtual event)


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. 15, 2021, 2 p.m., Geneseo Public Library, Betty Crocker


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. 23, 2021, 1:30 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. 28, 2021, 6 p.m. Central (7 p.m. Eastern), Millburn Free Public Library, N.J., Midcentury Cuisine (virtual 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. 5, 2021, 1 p.m., private event


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


Oct. 7, 2021, 6 p.m. Central (7 p.m. Eastern), Spartanburg County Public Libraries, SC, Lizzie Borden (virtual event)


Oct. 9, 2021, evening, Zonta Intl District 6, Eleanor Roosevelt


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. 18, 2021, 1:15 p.m., Nineteenth Century Charitable Association, Queen Elizabeth II


Oct. 18, 2021, 6:30 p.m., Julia Hull District Library, Chicago Candy (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. 3, 2021, 10:30 a.m., Garden Club of Barrington, Rachel Carson


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


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


Nov. 10, 2021, 6 p.m., Chicago Public Library Edgebrook Branch, Betty Crocker (virtual event)


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


Nov. 17, 2021, 10 a.m., private event


Nov. 17, 2021, 1 p.m., North Shore Senior Center, Lizzie Borden


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, 9:30 a.m., private event


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


Dec. 2, 2021, Fountaindale Public Library District, Marshall Field's at Christmas (virtual event)


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. 14, 2021, 6:30 p.m., Kirkendall Public Library, Ankeny, IA, It's a Wonderful Life (virtual event)


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


Dec. 15, 2021, Rolling Meadows Library, Marshall Field's at Christmas (virtual 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


Jan. 25, 2022, 4:30 p.m., private event


Feb. 22, 2022, 7:30 p.m., Women at the Well, Church of the Holy Spirit, Schaumburg, Rachel Carson


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


March 8, 2022, 6:30 p.m., Kirkendall Public Library, Ankeny, IA, Amelia Earhart (virtual event)


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


April 7, 2022, 6:30 p.m., private event


April 14, 2021, 10 a.m., private event


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


April 27, 2022, 9:30 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


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