Calendar

Leslie


Goddard

Please note: If you are interested in attending an event, I recommend contacting the host organization directly. Some organizations require a fee or advance registration


NOTE FOR PROGRAMMERS: My calendar is now fully booked for Feb through May 2023


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, 2 p.m., private event


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, 6 p.m. (7 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, Rachel Carson

 

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


Feb. 28, 2023, 2 p.m., private event


Feb. 28, 2023, 6 p.m. (7 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, 10:30 a.m., Niles-Maine District Library, Julia Child

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


March 2, 2023, 6 p.m. Central (7 p.m. Eastern), Loudoun County Public Library, Nancy Drew (virtual event)


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 23, 2023, 7 p.m., Eisenhower Public Library, Jackie Kennedy


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 27, 2023, 7 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, Pan Am Betty


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 29, 2023, 7 p.m., Palisades, Tappan and Orangeburg Library, Pan Am Betty (virtual 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 3, 2023, 7 p.m., Schaumburg Township District Library, Pan Am Betty


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


April 4, 2023, 7 p.m., Winnetka Public Library, Julia Child (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 6, 2023, 7 p.m., Schaumburg Township District Library, Pan Am Betty


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


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

 

April 10, 2023, 7 p.m., Ela Area Public Library District, Kentucky Derby (virtual)


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 18, 2023, 1:30 p.m., Geneva Public Library, Rachel Carson


April 18, 2023, 7 p.m., Flagg Creek Historical Society, Julia Child


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

 

April 19, 2023, 7 p.m., Joliet Public Library, Ottawa Branch, Queen Elizabeth II


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., Bloomington Public Library, Jackie Kennedy (virtual)


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 1, 2023, 10 a.m., Aging Care Connections, KY Derby Traditions


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 7, 2023, 2 p.m., private event


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


May 8, 2023, 6 p.m., Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, Pan Am Betty (virtual event)


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


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


May 10, 2023, 6 p.m., private event


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

 

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


May 12, 2023, 10 .m., private event


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

 

May 13, 2023, 11 a.m., Roden Branch Library, Pan Am Betty


May 13, 2023, 2 p.m., Berwyn 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 23, 2023, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Eastern), Amherst Town Library, Julia Child (virtual)


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


May 24, 2023, 7 p.m., Fremont Public Library, PanAm Betty


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


June 2, 2023, 1 p.m., North Shore Senior Center, Estee Lauder


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


June 5, 2023, 2 p.m., private event


June 5, 2023, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Eastern), Bayville and Oyster Bay Libraries, Pan Am Betty (historical portrayal)


June 6, 2023, 1 p.m., Oakton Community College Passages Series, Pan Am Betty


June 6, 2023, 7 p.m., private event


June 7, 2023, 1 p.m., private event


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

 

June 8, 2023, 7 p.m., Prospect Heights Public Library District, Riverview Park


June 9, 2023, 2 p.m., private event


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 15, 2023, 7 p.m., Thomas Ford Library, Julia Child


June 16, 2023, NOT AVAILABLE

 

June 17, 2023, 10 a.m., Raymond A. Sapp Library, Queen Elizabeth II


June 19, 2023, 7 p.m., Villa Park Public Library, Julia Child


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


June 20, 2023, 7 p.m., Winnetka Public Library, Pan Am Betty (virtual)


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

June 22, 2023, 12:30 p.m., JCC Chicago, Brownie Wise


June 22-24, 2022, NOT AVAILABLE


June 23, 2023, 12:30 p.m., JCC Chicago, Brownie Wise


June 24, 2023, 11 a.m., Edgebrook Woman's Club/Edgebrook Library, Nancy Drew


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


June 27, 2023, 7 p.m., Acorn Public Library District, Pan Am Betty


June 28, 2023, luncheon, Dickinson Hall, Pan Am Betty


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


June 30, 2023, 10 a.m., The Little Traveler, Betty Crocker


July 2, 2023, 3 p.m., Monroe County Public Library, IN, Amelia Earhart (virtual event)


July 5, 2023, 1:30 p.m., private event


July 6-9, 2023, NOT AVAILABLE


July 10, 2023, 7 p.m., Indian Prairie Public Library, Pan Am Betty


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 14, 2023, 6 p.m. Eastern, Reed City Area District Library, Eleanor Roosevelt


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 20, 2023, 5 p.m., Charles B. Phillips Public Library, TBD


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


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


August 7, 2023, 6 p.m (7 p.m. Eastern), Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, Barbie (virtual event)


August 8, 2023, 1 p.m., North Shore Senior Center, The History of Barbie


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


August 10, 2023, 10 a.m., The Little Traveler, Pan Am Betty


August 10, 2023, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Eastern), Spartanburg County Public Libraries, Pan Am Betty (virtual event)


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


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

August 16, 2023, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Eastern), Somerset County Library System, "Pan Am Betty" (virtual event)


August 17, 2023, 2 p.m., private event


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


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


August 21, 2023, 7 p.m., Pan Am Betty


August 22, 2023, 10 a.m., private event


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

August 23, 2023, 7 p.m., Lombard Historical Society, Little Black Dress


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


August 31, 2023, TBD (evening), Athens Regional Library System, Julia Child


Sept. 1, 2023, NOT AVAILABLE


Sept. 5, 2023, 12:30 p.m., Downers Grove Township, Jacqueline Kennedy


Sept. 6, 2023, 1 p.m., The East Wing, Glenview Senior Center, TBD

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

 

Sept. 9-11, 2023, NOT AVAILABLE


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


Sept. 12, 2023, 7 p.m., private event


Sept. 13, 2023, 7 p.m., Fremont Public Library, Food Fads of the 40s, 50s, 60s


Sept. 13-19, 2023, Theatre at the Center, Munster, IN, Julia Child


Sept. 19, 2023, luncheon, private event


Sept. 19, 2023, 6 pm., Genoa City Public Library, First Ladies


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


Sept. 21, 2023, 10 a.m., The Little Traveler, Grace Kelly


Sept. 21, 2023, 6:30 p.m., private event


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


Sept. 24, 2023, 2 p.m., Beecher Community Library, Amelia Earhart


Sept. 25-26, 2023, OUT OF STATE (not available)


Sept. 27, 2023, 2 p.m., Liberty Bank, TBD


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. 3, 2023, 1 p.m., Glen Ellyn Women’s Club, Pan Am Betty


Oct. 3, 2023, 7 p.m., private event


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


Oct. 4, 2023, 7 p.m., Friends of Historic Second Church, Riverview Park (virtual)


Oct. 5, 2023, 12:30 p.m., JCC Chicago, Food Fads


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


Oct. 21, 2023, 10 a.m., Raymond A. Sapp Library, Jackie Kennedy


Oct. 23, 2023, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Eastern), Bayville and Oyster Bay libraries, Food Fads


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


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


Nov. 2, 2023, 1:30 p.m., Sun City Huntley, Pan Am Betty


Nov. 3, 2023, 10 a.m., The Little Traveler, Christmas on State St.


Nov. 6, 2023, noon, private event


Nov. 8, 2023, OUT OF STATE


​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. 13, 2023, 3 p.m., Villa Park Public Library, Jackie Kennedy


Nov. 13, 2023, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Eastern), consortium of NY libraries, TBD, virtual event


Nov. 14, 2023, luncheon, 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. 27, 2023, private event OUT OF STATE


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. 9, 2023, 1 p.m., Elgin History Museum, The Making of It's a Wonderful Life


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


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


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


Dec. 12, 2023, 7 p.m., Prospect Heights Public Library, Christmas on State St.


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. 18, 2023, 1:30 p.m., private event


Dec. 18, 2023, 7 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library, Christmas on State St


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


​Dec. 20, 2023, 7 p.m., private event


Dec. 21, 2023, 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Eastern), Spartanburg County Public Libraries, Midcentury Christmas (virtual)


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