Author Event Sessions

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Monday, February 2 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gala Author Tea Sponsored by ReferenceUSA [$] Author Event Hilton Chicago
Williford Room
Description :

Don’t miss this traditional event. Bestselling authors will discuss their writing lives and forthcoming books. Enjoy tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats. A booksigning will follow.

Cost :
$55 (United for Libraries members); $60 all others; $65 on site

Saturday, January 31 - 8:00pm

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Noche de Cuentos (REFORMA) Author Event, Social event Hyatt Regency Chicago
Grand D North
Description :

Join us for REFORMA's signature program, Noche de Cuentos: A Magical Evening of Tales. It'll be a fun-filled night with good stories and great company! Enjoy performances celebrating the richness of diversity in heritage and culture by renowned Latino authors and storytellers.

This event will support the REFORMA Children in Crisis project through a fundraiser everyone can participate in!
For more information, please visit: http://nochedecuentos.org/ and http://refugeechildren.wix.com/refugee-children

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
Unofficial Event
REFORMA (Affiliate)

Sunday, February 1 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Carole J McCollough (ALA Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
ALA Store
Description :

The Coretta Scott King Awards, 1970-2014: Fifth Edition
This guide honors the best in children’s literature representing the African-American experience.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 31 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Andrea Beaty (Abrams Books) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4426
Description :

Fluffy Bunnies 2: The Schnoz of Doom
Seriously funny Andrea Beaty raises the stakes in this sequel to her zany, pulpy sci-fi farce.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: John Rafferty (Britannica Digital Learning) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3117
Description :

Britannica's online tools, e-books, and curriculum resources
Tap into the knowledge of experts and curriculum specialists with trusted tools from Britannica.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Mark Stevens (Midnight Ink) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4916
Description :

Trapline
A CO mystery

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Craig Pomranz (Quarto Publishing Group USA) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 5020
Description :

Made by Raffi
Raffi is a shy boy who is often teased at school. But can Raffi's big idea save the school pageant?

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Mary Hoffman & Ros Asquith (Quarto Publishing Group USA) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 5020
Description :

The Great Big Green Book
Describing our beautiful world, author Mary Hoffman explains how to care for our big planet.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
OCLC From Reference Database to Full Discovery Service--WorldCat Discovery Connects Users and Libraries Author Event McCormick Place West
W181a
Description :

WorldCat Discovery Services enable library staff and users to search 1.5 billion electronic, digital and physical library resources in WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive library database, and a central index of more than 2,000 e-resource collections. This program includes an introduction to this new way to search WorldCat, plus details about adding options that make WorldCat Discovery function as a full, webscale discovery service for your library. You will also learn about the latest functionality—especially staff interlibrary loan requesting and new uses for linked data—and see examples of how libraries are using WorldCat Discovery for reference and discovery.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Bill Hillman (Curbside Splendor Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4129
Description :

The Old Neighborhood
A brutal tale of growing up in a mean city—and a beautiful harkening to the heartbreak of youth.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture featuring Ayaan Hirsi Ali Author Event, Speaker Series McCormick Place West
W375b/Skyline
Description :

What happened to Islamic reform? Why have al Qaeda and Boko Haram become the faces of contemporary Islam? Why has the Arab Spring devolved into a battle over sharia law? As Arthur Curley Memorial lecturer, award winning human rights activist and author Ayaan Hirsi Ali will talk about her belief that ordinary Muslims throughout the world want wholesale change, contrary to conventional wisdom in the West.

In her forthcoming book Heretic (March 2015), the New York Times bestselling author of Infidel and Nomad crafts a powerful call for an Islamic Reformation as the only way to end the current wave of global violence and repression of women. Courageously engaging fundamentalists on their own turf—religion itself—she boldly calls for a Muslim Reformation, interweaving her personal journey, historical parallels, and powerful examples from contemporary Islamic societies and cultures.

Born in Somalia and raised Muslim, Hirsi Ali grew up in Africa and Saudi Arabia before fleeing to the Netherlands in 1992, where she went from cleaning factories to winning a seat in the Dutch Parliament. A prominent speaker, debater, and op-ed writer, she was chosen as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world and is currently a fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Sponsored by HarperCollins

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 31 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Readers to Eaters / PGW) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4226
Description :

Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table
The inspiring biography of the basketball-player-turned-urban-farmer and renowned food advocate.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Monday, February 2 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Bea Marie Helliwell (Coco Palm Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4920
Description :

The Shape People
A fun learning book about friendship, diversity and fitting in with colorful illustrations.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Monday, February 2 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Cassandra Troyan (Curbside Splendor Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4129
Description :

Kill Manual
Poetry that deftly navigates bizarre exchanges and extreme situations of pleasure, shame and capital

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ilsa J. Bick (Egmont USA) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4730
Description :

White Space
"A combination of mystery, science fiction, and horror...Readers will devour it."—VOYA perfect 10

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Lori Degman & Deborah Zamke (Creston Books / PGW) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4226
Description :

Cock-a-Doodle-Oops!
A rhyming barnyard romp. When Rooster takes a vacation, the other animals try to rouse the farmer.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 30 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kate Hannigan (Children's Plus Inc.) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4826
Description :

Detective's Assistant
Based on the story of Kate Warne, this adventure recounts Feats of danger and adventure.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ross Ritchell (Penguin Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4823
Description :

The Knife
A morally provocative debut novel about a U.S. Special Forces unit operating in Afghanistan.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Alice Hoffman (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4411
Description :

The Museum of Extraordinary Things
From the author of The Dovekeepers: an extraordinary novel about an impassioned love affair.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Beth Kery (Penguin Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4823
Description :

Only for You-A One Night of Passion Novel
A red-hot love story featuring an Army Intelligence officer & the Hollywood "It" girl he protects

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

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