Illinois Libraries Present Hosts Virtual Tours with Three Acclaimed Authors in May


Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration between public libraries offering high-quality events, welcomes bestselling author and musician Michelle Zauner on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, and bestselling author Jessamine Chan and acclaimed author Emily Maloney on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

Join us for an evening with musician and author Michelle Zauner as she discusses her music career and her beloved hit memoir, “Crying in H Mart.” Michelle Zauner is best known as a singer and guitarist who creates dreamy indie pop as Japanese Breakfast. Her critically acclaimed album Jubilee (2021) was nominated for two Grammy Awards. Michelle Zauner will be joined in the conversation by Jessica Hopper. Hopper is a Chicago-based music critic, producer, and author. Over a career spanning more than 20 years, Hopper has won acclaim as a provocative and fearless music journalist.

An Evening with Michelle Zauner will be live on Zoom on Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. SchaumburgLibrary.org record.

Then join Jessamine Chan and Emily Maloney for a discussion of the systems of power that impact our lives, families and finances, through the lens of their acclaimed books, “The School for Good Mothers” (Chan) and “Cost of Living” (Maloney). Jessamine Chan is a New York Times bestselling author and her short stories have appeared in Tin House and Epoch. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and lives in Chicago with her family. Emily Maloney’s work has appeared in Glamour, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Best American Essays, among others. She holds an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh and lives in Evanston, Illinois with her partner and their dog.

An Evening with Jessamine Chan and Emily Maloney will be live on Zoom on Wednesday, May 25 at 7 p.m. SchaumburgLibrary.org record.

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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