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.

 

PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ARRANGING A BOOKING: The months of April and May 2019 are now fully booked; I can no longer accept bookings for those months.


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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April 1, 2019, 1 p.m., Book Friends Elmwood Park, Georgia O'Keeffe

 

April 2, 2019, Noon, Ela Township Community Center, America's First Ladies

 

April 3, 2019, 2 p.m., private event

 

April 3, 2019, 7 p.m., Darien Woman's Club, TBD


April 4, 2019, 1:30 p.m., private event


April 4, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Evergreen Park Public Library, Rachel Carson


April 5, 2019, 10 a.m., Maine Township Mainestreamers, Little Black Dress


April 6, 2019, 1 p.m., private event

 

April 7, 2019, 4 p.m., Naper Settlement, Chicago Candy


April 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m., private event

 

April 8, 2019, 7 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, Grace Kelly


April 9, 2019, 7 p.m., Barrington Area Library, Chicago candy


April 10, 2019, noon, private event

 

April 10, 2019, 6:30 p.m., private event


April 11 2019, 10 a.m., private event


April 11, 2019, 1 p.m., Harper College Library, TBD


April 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Raymond A. Sapp Library, Wyanet IL, Grace Kelly


April 12, 2019, 1 p.m., private event


April 13, 2019, 1 p.m., Citizens for Conservation, Rachel Carson


April 13, 2019, 3 p.m., Winnetka Public Library, Grace Kelly


April 14, 2019, 1 p.m., McCord Gallery & Cultural Center, Palos Park, Grace Kelly

 

April 15, 2019, 1 p.m., private event


April 15, 2019, 7 p.m., Schaumburg Township District Library, Rachel Carson


April 16, 2019, 1 p.m., North Shore Senior Center, Little Black Dress


April 16, 2019, 7 p.m., Wheeling Garden Club and Wheeling Historical Society, Rachel Carson

April 17, 2019, 1 p.m., Dickinson Hall, Lake Forest, Queen Elizabeth II

 

April 17, 2019, 7 p.m., private event


April 18, 2019, 10 a.m., Glen Ellyn Book Review Club

 

April 18, 2019, 1:30 p.m., private event

 

April 19, 2019, 1:30 p.m., private event


April 20, 2019, 1 p.m., private event

 

April 22, 2019, 1 p.m., Oak Brook Club Woman's Club, TBD


April 22, 2019, 7 p.m., private event

 

April 23, 2019, 10:30 a.m., private event

 

April 23, 2019, 2 p.m., private event


April 24, 2019, 10 a.m., Highland Park Public Library, Chicago Candy


April 24, 2019, 1 p.m., Woman's Club of Evanston, 10 Illinois People


April 25, 2019, 10 a.m., private event

 

April 25, 2019, 7 p.m., Wheaton Bible Church, Jackie Kennedy


April 26, 2019 1 p.m., Lombard Garden club, Rachel Carson

 

April 26, 2019, 7 p.m., Edgebrook Lutheran Church, America's First Ladies


April 27, 2019, luncheon, Trinity Lutheran Church Des Plaines, Violet Jessop

 

April 28, 2019, 2 p.m., Elgin History Museum, Alice Paul


April 28, 2019, 7 p.m., private event


April 29, 2019, 2 p.m., private event


April 29, 2019, 7 p.m., Palatine Public Library, Rachel Carson


April 30, 2019, 10:30 a.m., Niles-Maine District Library, Queen Elizabeth II (portrayal)


April 30, 2019, 7 p.m., private event


May 1, 2019, 1 p.m., private event

 

May 2, 2019, noon, private event


May 3, 2019, noon, private event

 

May 3, 2019, 6:30 p.m., private event


May 4, 2019, Noon, First Christian Church, Louisa May Alcott

 

May 6, 2019, 11 a.m., private event


May 6, 2019, 3 p.m., private event


May 7, 2019, 9 a.m., private event

 

May 7, 2019, 1 p.m., private event


May 8, 2019, 10 a.m., private event

 

May 8, 2019, 1:30 p.m., private event

 

May 9, 2019, 2 p.m., Geneseo Public Library, America's First Ladies


May 9, 2019, 7 p.m., Big Rock Historical Society and Big Rock Park District, Queen Elizabeth II


May 10, 2019, 10:30 a.m., private event


May 10, 2019, 2:45 p.m., private event


May 11, 2019, noon, private event


May 13, 2019, 1 p.m., McHenry County College Retired Adults Pg., Ten Illinois People


May 13, 2019, 7 p.m., Elk Grove Village Public Library, Clara Barton


May 14, 2019, 12:30 p.m., Northwest Circle of Friends, Hamilton's Women


May 14, 2019, 7 p.m., Prairie Trails Public Library District, Marshall Field's


May 15, 2019, noon, private event

 

May 15, 2019, 7 p.m., Northfield Public Library, The Making of Gone With the Wind


May 16, 2019, 12:30 p.m., Wauwatosa Woman's Club, Bette Davis

 

May 16, 2019, 7 p.m., Brookfield (WI) Public Library, The Making of Gone With the Wind


May 17, 2019, Noon, Cary Park District Seniors, Hamilton's Women


May 17, 2019, 8 p.m., private event

 

May 18, 2019, 1 p.m., Kenosha Civil War Museum Women in History Tea, Amelia Earhart


May 20, 2019, 1:15 p.m., private event

 

May 20, 2019, 7 p.m., Ela Area Public Library District, Little Black Dress


May 21, 2019, 10 a.m., private event

 

May 21, 2019, 2 p.m., private event


May 21, 2019, 7 p.m., Prospect Heights Public Library, Royal Weddings


May 22, 2019, 10 a.m., Lake Barrington Shores, Queen Elizabeth II (portrayal)


May 22, 2019, 7 p.m., private event


May 23, 2019, 1 p.m., St. Charles Public Library, Queen Elizabeth II (portrayal)


May 24, 2019, 2 p.m., Schaumburg Township District Library, Queen Victoria (lecture)


May 25, 2019, 1 p.m., Marengo-Union Library District, Grace Kelly


May 27, 2019, 2 p.m., private event


May 28, 2019, 1:30 p.m., Rolling Meadows Park District, Brownie Wise


May 29, 2019, 2 p.m., Geneseo Public Library, Jackie Kennedy


May 29, 2019, 6:30 p.m.,Western District Library, Orion, Eleanor Roosevelt


May 30, 2019, 1 p.m., Woman's Club of Wisconsin, Alice Paul


May 31, 2019, OUT OF TOWN, not available


June 1, 2019, 2 p.m., private event


June 2, 2019, 2 p.m., Bensenville Public Library, Queen Victoria (lecture)


June 3, 2019, 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., private event


June 4, 2019, 12:30 p.m., private event


June 4, 2019, 7 p.m., Indian Prairie Public Library, Ten IL People


June 5, 2019, 1 p.m., Addison Senior Club (Addison Park Dist.), Queen Elizabeth II (portrayal)


June 5, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Gail Borden Public Library Rakow Branch, Grace Kelly


June 6, 2019, 1:30 p.m., private event


June 6, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Covered Bridge Quilter's Guild, TBD


June 7, 2019, 1 p.m., North Shore Senior Center, Northfield, Queen Elizabeth II (portrayal)


June 8, 2019, Luncheon, Daughters of the American Revolution Fox River Valley, Huntley, Bertha Palmer


June 9, 2019, 2 p.m., Lemont Public Library, Queen Elizabeth II (portrayal)


June 10, 2019, 1 p.m., private event


June 10, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Community Library, Salem WI, Queen Elizabeth II (portrayal)


June 11, 2019, 1 p.m., private event

 

June 12, 2019, not available (OUT OF STATE)


June 13, 2019, afternoon, University Place, West Lafayette, IN, Eleanor Roosevelt


June 14-23, 2019, Greenville Chautauqua, Greenville, SC


June 24, 2019, 11 a.m., Brookdale Des Plaines, Chicago Department Stores


June 25, 2019, 1 p.m., Northbrook Park District Seniors, Eleanor Roosevelt


June 25, 2019, 7 p.m., Acorn Public Library, Hamilton's Women


June 26, 2019, 7 p.m., Des Plaines Public Library, Little Black Dress


June 27, 2019, 1 p.m., private event


June 27, 2019, 7 p.m., Park Forest Public Library, Chicago Candy


June 28, 2019, 2 p.m., private event


June 28, 2019, 7 p.m., Lisle Public Library, Grace Kelly


June 29, 2019, 10 a.m., Lake Forest Library, Hamilton's Women


June 29, 2019, 1 p.m., Crest Hill Branch Library, Amelia Earhart


June 30, 2020, 2 p.m., Northfield Library, Queen Elizabeth II


July 1, 2019, 1:30 p.m., private event


July 2, 2019, 6 p.m., Mukwonago Community Library, Amelia Earhart


July 8, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Manteno Public Library, Gone With the Wind


July 9, 2019, 1 p.m., Patty Turner Center, Little Black Dress


July 9, 2019, 7 p.m., Wheaton Public Library, Grace Kelly


July 10, 2019, 10 a.m., Niles-Maine District Library, Little Black Dress


July 10, 2019, 2 p.m., private event


July 11, 2019, 1 p.m., Harper College Lifelong Learning (at Friendship Village Schaumburg), Chicago Dept Stores


July 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Palos Heights Public Library, Grace Kelly


July 13, 2019, 11 a.m., Liberty Bank, Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Queen Elizabeth II


July 15, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Julia Hull District Library, Stillman Valley, IL, Queen Elizabeth II


July 16, 2019, luncheon, private event


July 17, 2019, 11 a.m., Harper College Lifelong Learning (at Addolorata Village), Chicago Dept Stores


July 17, 2019, 7 p.m., Addison Public Library, Queen Elizabeth II


July 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m., private event


July 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Charles B. Phillips Public Library Dist, Newark IL, Grace Kelly


July 20, 2019, 2 p.m., Berwyn Public Library, Grace Kelly


July 22, 2019, 7 p.m., Brookfield Public Library, Queen Elizabeth II


July 23, 2019, 11 a.m., Harper College Lifelong Learning, Chicago Dept Stores


July 24, 2019, 11 a.m. Harper College Lifelong Learning (at The Garlands Barrington), Chicago Dept Stores


July 24, 2019, 1 p.m., McHenry County College RAP, Jackie Kennedy


July 25, 2019, 1 p.m., private event


July 26, 2019, 7 p.m., La Grange Public Library, Grace Kelly


July 28-August 11, 2019, NOT AVAILABLE


Aug. 12, 2019, 1 p.m., North Shore Senior Center, Bertha Palmer


Aug. 12, 2019, 7 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, Georgia O'Keeffe


Aug. 13, 2019, 1 p.m., McHenry County College RAP, Queen Elizabeth II


Aug. 13, 2019, 7 p.m., Palos Park Library, Queen Elizabeth II


Aug. 15, 2019, 1 p.m, private event (in Wisconsin)

 

Aug. 19, 2019, 1 p.m., private event


Aug. 20, 2019, 1 p.m., Oakton Community College Passages Emeritus series, TBD


Aug. 21, 2019, 1:30 p.m., TBD, private event


Aug. 22, 2019, 3 p.m., private event


Aug. 23, 2019, 2 p.m., private event


Aug. 26, 2019, 7 p.m., Niles-Maine District Library, Below Stairs


Aug. 27, 2019, 2:30 p.m., private event


Aug. 28, 2019, 7 p.m., Joliet Public Library, Black Road, Jackie Kennedy


Aug. 29, 2019, 1 p.m., private event


Sept. 4, 2019, 2 p.m., private event


Sept. 5, 2019, 12:30 p.m., Naperville Public Library, Queen Elizabeth II


Sept. 6, 2019, 1;30 p.m., private event


Sept. 8, 2019, private event

 

Sept. 9, 2019, 1 p.m., DeKalb County Farm Bureau Seniors, Queen Elizabeth II


Sept. 10, 2019, luncheon, private event


Sept. 11, 2019, 2 p.m., private event


Sept. 12, 2019, 1:30 p.m., private event


Sept. 12, 2019, 7 p.m., Glen Ellyn Historical Society, Queen Elizabeth II


Sept 13, 2019, 1:30 p.m., private event


Sept. 14, 2019, 1 p.m., private event

 

Sept. 16, 2019, 2 p.m., private event


Sept. 17, 2019, 7 p.m., Orland Park Public Library, Grace Kelly


Sept. 18, 2019, 1 p.m., Dickinson Hall, Lake Forest, Grace Kelly

 

Sept. 18, 2019, 7 p.m., Grace Kelly


Sept. 19, 2019, 1 p.m., private event

 

Sept. 22, 2019, 2 p.m., Downers Grove Public Library, Below Stairs


Sept. 24, 2019, 10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church of Alexandria (VA), Grace Kelly


Sept. 25, 2019, 9:30 a.m., private event


Sept. 25, 2019, noon, Public Landing Restaurant, Lockport, Grace Kelly


Sept. 27, 2019, 10 a.m., The East Wing-Glenview Senior Center, Eleanor Roosevelt


Oct. 1, 2019, 1 p.m., private event


Oct. 1, 2019, 7 p.m., Warrenville Public Library, Louisa May Alcott


Oct. 3, 2019, 1 p.m., private event


Oct. 5, 2019, morning, IEA Retired conference, First Ladies


Oct. 7, 2019, 7 p.m., Fremont Public Library, Little Black Dress


Oct. 8, 2019, 1 p.m., private event


Oct. 9, 2019, 10 a.m., private event


Oct. 10, 2019, 1 p.m., Morton Grove Women's Club, Queen Elizabeth II


Oct. 15, 2019, 6 p.m., Graves-Hume Public Library, Mendota, IL, Eleanor Roosevelt


Oct. 16, 2019, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, TBD


Oct. 17, 2019, 1 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, Huntley, Queen Elizabeth II


Oct. 18, 2019, noon, Illinois Valley Garden Club (at Uptown Grill, LaSalle, IL), Marshall Field's


Oct. 20, 2019, 2 p.m., private event


Oct. 21, 2019, 10 a.m., private event


Oct. 22, 2019, luncheon, Geneva Lake Women's Association, Queen Elizabeth II (portrayal)


Oct. 28, 2019, 2 p.m., private event


Oct. 30, 2019, 11 a.m., Liberty Bank on Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, TBD


Nov. 2, 2019, 1 p.m., private event


Nov. 3, 2019, 2 p.m., Frank L. Weyenberg Library, Mequon, WI, Jackie Kennedy


Nov. 4, 2019, 11 a.m., private event


Nov. 4, 2019, 3 p.m., private event


Nov. 5, 2019, 1:30 p.m., private event


Nov. 6, 2019, 11 a.m., Wheaton Bank & Trust Platinum Adventures, Marshall Field's


Nov. 7, 2019, 2 p.m, private event


Nov. 8, 2019, 1 p.m., MOWA Museum of Wisconsin Art, Christmas at Marshall Fields


Nov. 9, 2019, 2 p.m., Glen Ellyn Historical Society, The Making of It's a Wonderful Life


Nov. 10, 2019, 2 p.m., private event


Nov. 11, 2019, 2 p.m., private event


Nov. 12, 2019, 1 p.m., Northbrook Park District Seniors, Alice Paul


Nov. 13, 2019, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Christmas at Marshall Fields

 

Nov. 14, 2019, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion, Christmas at Marshall Fields


Nov. 16, 2019, 10:30 a.m., Computer Assisted Genealogy Group, TBD

 

Nov. 18, 2019, 1 p.m., Town and Country Public Library, Elburn IL, Below Stairs


Nov. 19, 2019, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Christmas at Marshall Fields

 

Nov. 20, 2019, 2 p.m., private event


Nov. 20, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Manteno Public Library, Marshall Field's


Nov. 21, 2019, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Christmas at Marshall Fields


Nov. 23, 2019, 1 p.m., private event


Nov. 25, 2019, 6:30 p.m.. Julia Hull District Library, Stillman Valley, IL Christmas at Marshall Fields


Nov. 26, 2019, 1 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Christmas at Marshall Fields

 

Dec. 1, 2019, luncheon, private event


Dec. 2, 2019, 1 p.m., Mather's More Than a Cafe, Portage Park, Christmas at Marshall Fields


Dec. 2, 2019, 7 p.m., Bartlett Public Library, Christmas at Marshall Fields


Dec. 3, 2019, 10 a.m., The Little Traveler, Christmas at the White House


Dec. 3, 2019, 1 p.m., private event

 

Dec. 3, 2019, 7 p.m., private event


Dec. 4, 2019, OUT OF STATE


Dec. 5, 2019, 10 a.m., private event


Dec. 5, 2019, 4 p.m., University Place, West Lafayette, IN, It's a Wonderful Life


Dec. 6, 2019, 1 p.m., Western Springs Senior Center, Christmas at Marshall Field's


Dec. 6, 2019, 6:30 p.m., private event


Dec. 7, 2019, 10 a.m., Lake Forest Library, Queen Elizabeth II


Dec. 7, 2019, evening, private event

 

Dec. 9, 2019, luncheon, National Society Colonial Dames of America in Illinois, It's a Wonderful Life


Dec. 9, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Ida Public Library, Belvidere IL, It's a Wonderful Life


Dec. 10, 2019, luncheon, private event


Dec. 10, 2019, 3 p.m., private event


Dec. 11, 2019, OUT OF STATE (not available)


Dec. 12, 2019, 11:30 a.m., private event


Dec. 13, 2019, 1:30 p.m., private event


Dec. 14, 2019, 1 p.m., Park Forest Public Library, Christmas at Marshall Field's


Dec. 16, 2019, 2 p.m., private event


Dec. 16, 2019, 7 p.m., Wheaton Public Library, Christmas at Marshall Field's


Dec. 17, 2019 OUT OF STATE (not available)


Dec. 18, 2019, 1 p.m., private event


Dec. 19, 2019, 11:30 a.m., Wintrust Bank Platinum Adventures, It's a Wonderful Life


Dec. 19, 2019, 7 p.m., Orland Park Public Library, Chicago Candy


Dec. 20, 2019, 2 p.m., private event


Jan. 8, 2020, 10 a.m., private event


Jan. 13, 2020, 7 p.m., Bloomingdale Public Library, Grace Kelly


Jan. 20, 2020, 1 p.m., private event


Jan. 23, 2020, 7 p.m., South Suburban Civil War Round Table, Louisa May Alcott


Jan. 24-25, 2020, OUT OF STATE


Jan. 27, 2020, 2 p.m., private event


Feb. 18, 2020, 10 a.m., private event


Feb. 24, 2020, 2 p.m., private event


Feb. 26, 2020, luncheon, private event


March 11, 2020, luncheon, private event


March 11, 2020, 7 p.m., LaGrange Park Library and Salt Creek AAUW, Alice Paul


March 16, 2020, 1 p.m., Town and Country Public Library, Elburn, IL Queen Elizabeth II


March 20, 2020, 10 a.m., Glen Ellyn Book Review Club, TBD


March 30, 2020, 2 p.m., private event


April 7, 2020, 1 p.m., Woman's Department Club of Wheaton, Violet Jessop


April 16, 2020, 10:30 a.m., Garden Club of Inverness, Rachel Carson


April 20, 2020, 1 p.m., private event


April 23-24, 2020, OUT OF STATE (not available)


May 7, 2020, TBD (mid-day), Barrington White House, Bertha Palmer


May 12, 2020, 10 a.m., private event


May 12, 2020, 1 p.m., private event


Aug. 16, 2020, 2 p.m., Elmhurst History Museum, Alice Paul


Sept. 12-13, 2020, Revolutionary War Days at Cantigny Park, Wheaton IL


Nov. 14, 2020, 12:30 p.m., North Suburban Geneaological Society, TBD


Dec. 6, 2020, 1 p.m., Plano Public Library, Christmas at Marshall Field's


Dec. 8, 2020, 1 p.m., private event




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Leslie Goddard