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Wednesday, October 3,  2018

Charlie Chan's Poppa:

Thinking Like a Mystery Writer

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tinley Park Public Library

Tinley Park, IL  60477

 

Before he created detective Charlie Chan, Earl Derr Biggers was a well-known author of popular fiction. He applied much of his knowledge of plot, character, and humor to his first Chan novel, The House Without a Key. But as he wrote the next five books in the series, Biggers focused more on mystery-writing techniques and less on the romances and escapades that had filled his earlier works. This colorful presentation examines the literary devices that mystery writers employ — and how these devices work in the six Chan novels. Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477. For more information call 708-532-0160.

 


 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Self-Publishing Through Kindle Direct Publishing:

The Step By Step Process

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Naperville Public Library

95th Street Library

3015 Cedar Glade Drive

Naperville, IL  60565

 

This is a colorful, easy-to-comprehend explanation on how to self-publish a physical, hold-in-your-hand book at no cost using Amazon’s KDP program (which combines the former CreateSpace with Kindle Books). It also includes information on eBooks. The slides depict the real-life, step-by-step process of publishing a book through KDP, from signing on and setting up an account; to making decisions on page layout, type face, and cover design; to submitting and proofreading; to pricing and distributions decisions, and, finally to publication of the book. For more information call the Naperville Public Library at 630-961-4100.

 


Monday, October 29,  2018

Marketing Your Book

to Editors and Publishers

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tinley Park Public Library

Tinley Park, IL  60477

 

Once your manuscript is ready to submit to editors and publishers, you need a plan on who to market it to and how to market it to them. This meeting with the Tinley Park "The Write Life" writers group will discuss, evaluate, and give examples of how to market a manuscript once it's ready.


 

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Self-Publishing Through Kinde Direct Publishing:

The Step By Step Process

10:00 a.m. - noon

Huntley Area Public Library

11000 Ruth Road

Huntley, IL  60142

 

This is a colorful, easy-to-comprehend explanation on how to self-publish a physical, hold-in-your-hand book at no cost using Amazon’s KDP program (which combines the former CreateSpace with Kindle Books). It also includes information on ebooks. The slides depict the real-life, step-by-step process of publishing a book through CreateSpace, from signing on and setting up an account; to making decisions on page layout, type face, and cover design; to submitting and proofreading; to pricing and distributions decisions, and, finally to publication of the book. Registration, which begins on Tuesday, November 27, is required. You may register through the library's website or by calling 847-669-5386, Ext. 3.

 

 


 

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Mountain Passes

in American History

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Palos Heights Public Library

Palos Heights, IL  60463

 

This presentation looks at American history as told through the story of six mountain passes which played a critical role in the nation’s growth. Each of the six passes has dramatic stories associated with it, revealing the different ways in which humans react to extreme conditions. Audiences will come away from this program with a deeper understanding of the land, traveling over it, and the knowledge and help that Native tribes gave to European-American settlers.  Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 S. 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL  60463. For more information call 708-448-1473.

 


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

When Women Played Baseball:

The Story of Margaret, Nellie, and Rose

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Indian Trails Public Library District

Wheeling, IL  60090

 

In 1934 three teenage girls played hardball on the last traveling bloomer girl baseball team, the Chicago All-Star Ranger Girls, managed by Maud Nelson. Their stories include abandonment, loss at sea, early triumphs, world war, and, always, baseball. This colorful slide presentation tells the stories of Margaret, Nellie, and Rose, and the events that shaped them, offiering a piece of US history and Illinois history as well. Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling, IL  60090. For more information call 847-459-4100.

 


 

Tuesday, April  9, 2019

Mountain Passes

in American History

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Crete Public Library

Crete, IL  60417

 

This presentation looks at American history as told through the story of six mountain passes which played a critical role in the nation’s growth. Each of the six passes has dramatic stories associated with it, revealing the different ways in which humans react to extreme conditions. Audiences will come away from this program with a deeper understanding of the land, traveling over it, and the knowledge and help that Native tribes gave to European-American settlers.  Crete Public Library District, 1177 Main Street, Crete, IL  60417. For more information call 708-672-8017. Reservations required: Details to come.

 


 

 

 

 
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