Calendar

Leslie Goddard

MOST IN-PERSON BOOKINGS FOR EARLY SUMMER 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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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, 2 p.m., private event


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., private event


July 8, 2021, 2 p.m., private event


July 8, 2021, 7 p.m., Des Plaines Public Library, Betty Crocker lecture (virtual event)


July 10, 2021, 1 p.m. Central (2 p.m. Eastern), Powhatan County Public Library VA, Afternoon Tea (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, 1 p.m., private event


July 13, 2021, 7 p.m., Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District, Betty Crocker (virtual event)


July 14, 2021, 6 p.m. Central (7 p.m. Eastern), Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library NY, Nancy Drew (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 (virtual event)


July 22, 2021, 2 p.m., private event


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. 10, 2021, 1 p.m., Dickinson Hall, Lake Forest, Titanic Survivor Violet Jessop


Aug. 10, 2021, 5:30 p.m. Central (6:30 p.m. Eastern), Warren County Library, NJ, Route 66 (virtual event)


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


Aug. 12, 2021, 2 p.m., private 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. 19, 2021, 6 p.m. Central (7 p.m. Eastern), Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, Jackie Kennedy (virtual event)


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


Aug. 21-22, 2021, all-day, Milwaukee Irish Fest


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


Aug. 23, 2021, 7 p.m., Indian Prairie Public Library, Nancy Drew (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


Aug. 30, 2021, 1 p.m., Prospect Heights Public Library, Route 66 (virtual 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. 7, 2021, 1 p.m., private event


Sept. 7, 2021, 7 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, Rachel Carson


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)


Sept. 30, 2021, 2 p.m., private 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. 15, 2021, 1:30 p.m., private event


Oct. 16, 2021, 2 p.m., Geneseo Public Library, Queen Elizabeth II


Oct. 17, 2021, 2 p.m., private 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, 1 p.m., Ela Area Public Library District, Betty Crocker (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. 25, 2021, 7 p.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


Oct. 28, 2021, 7 p.m., Palatine Public Library, Lizzie Borden


Nov. 1, 2021, 7 p.m., Bartlett Public Library District, Nancy Drew (virtual 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. 6, 2021, 1 p.m., DuPage County Historical Museum, Eleanor Roosevelt


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


Nov. 8, 2021, 1 p.m., Vernon Area Library, Betty Crocker (virtual lecture)


Nov. 10, 2021, 1 p.m., private event


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


Nov. 11, 2021, 6 p.m. Central (7 p.m. Eastern), Ashland Chautauqua, virtual book discussion of The Borden Murders by Sarah Miller (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. 6, 2021, 11:30 a.m., private event


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


Dec. 8, 2021, 7 p.m., Lake Forest Library, Remembering Marshall Field's (virtual event)


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


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


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 18, 2022, 10 a.m., private event


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


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


April 12, 2021, 1 p.m., private event


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


April 20, 2021, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.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