Illinois Libraries Features Marlee Matlin, Academy Award-Winning Author and Deaf Rights Activist

Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events, welcomes Oscar-winning author and actress Marlee Matlin on Wednesday, September 14.

To celebrate Deaf Awareness Month, Marlee Matlin joins Illinois Libraries Present to share her journey in Hollywood and work as an activist. The youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar, Matlin’s acting career recently hit another milestone as her film CODA swept every category in which it was nominated for the 2022 Oscars.

A longtime advocate for deaf rights, Matlin continues to break down barriers for herself and others through her acting, outreach, and writing. As she so aptly put it, “The only thing I can’t do is hear. The rest is there for the taking.”

A conversation with Marlee Matlin will be live on Zoom on Wednesday, September 14 at 7 p.m. Visit to register.

This program will be offered in ASL and translated by an interpreter.

The Schaumburg Township District Library is a founding member of Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration of more than 200 public libraries offering high-quality events. Illinois Libraries Present is supported in part by a grant from the State Library of Illinois, a department of the Office of the Secretary of State, with funds provided by the US Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. (LSTA).

At the Schaumburg Township District Library, we spark curiosity and enrich our community by connecting services, resources, and people.

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