Library Events

  • Lunch with Delia Ephron at Cook Park Library

    Delia Ephron, author of Siracusa

    (Blue Rider Press $26.00, due July 12)

    Friday July 29 at 12:30 p.m.

    Register at Cook Park Library or call 847-362-2330

    Join us for box lunches with critically acclaimed author Delia Ephron where she will discuss her seductive new novel.

    An electrifying novel about marriage and deceit from bestselling author Delia Ephron that follows two couples on vacation in Siracusa, a town on the coast of Sicily, where the secrets they have hidden from one another are exposed and relationships are unraveled. With her inimitable psychological astuteness and uncanny understanding of the human heart, Ephron delivers a powerful meditation on marriage, friendship, and the meaning of travel. Set on the sun-drenched coast of the Ionian Sea, Siracusa unfolds with the pacing of a psychological thriller and delivers an unexpected final act that none will see coming.

    Delia Ephron is a novelist and screenwriter. Her most recent book, Frannie in Pieces, received four starred reviews, was a Book Sense Pick, and was named to the New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age list. She is also the author of Big City Eyes, Hanging Up, and How to Eat Like a Child. Her screenwriting credits include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, You've Got Mail, Bewitched, Hanging Up, and Michael. She lives in New York City with her husband and their dog, Honey Pansy Cornflower Bernice Mambo Kass.

    Event date: 
    Friday, July 29, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
    Event address: 
    Cook Park Library
    413 N. Milwaukee Ave.
    Libertyville, IL 60048
  • Jen Lancaster and Stacey Ballis at Warren-Newport Public Library

    Jen Lancaster, author of By the Numbers

    (New American Library $27.00, due June 21)

    Stacey Ballis, author of Wedding Girl

    (Berkley Books, $16.00, due May 3)

    Saturday August 13 at 2:00 p.m.

    Register at Warren-Newport Public Library or call 847-244-5150

    By the Numbers

    The New York Times bestselling author of The Best of Enemies serves up a hilarious new novel of the "sandwich generation."

    A former vice president at an investor relations firm, Jen Lancaster is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve previous books The Best of Enemies; I Regret Nothing; Twisted Sisters; The Tao of Martha; Here I Go Again; Jeneration X; If You Were Here; My Fair Lazy; Pretty in Plaid; Such a Pretty Fat; Bright Lights, Big Ass; Bitter Is the New Black).

    Wedding Girl

    "You've Got Mail" meets "Julie & Julia" in the new foodie fiction from the author of Recipe for Disaster.

    Stacey Ballis is the author of nine foodie novels. She was an educator for more than fifteen years in Chicago, including teaching high school English in the Chicago Public Schools and serving as director of education and community programs for Goodman Theatre for seven seasons, before pursuing a full-time career in writing and consulting.


    Event date: 
    Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
    Event address: 
    Warren-Newport Public Library
    224 N. O'Plaine Road
    Gurnee, IL 60031