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 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle Books) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4911/4912
Description :

Goodnight Darth Vader™
Darth Vader’s parenting skills are tested in this follow-up to NYT bestseller Darth Vader™ and Son.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 9:00am

9:00am - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Diane Reeves & Cheryl Barnes (Regnery Kids) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 5023
Description :

What's the Big Idea, Charlie Brown?
The Peanuts gang is throwing a party to celebrate great inventions! But Charlie can’t think of any!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Suzanne Slade & Nicole Tadgell (Charlesbridge) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4617
Description :

Freinds for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass
No one thought Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass would ever become friends.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 2:00pm

2:15pm - 2:45pm
Meet the Authors: Renee Grassi (Weplay) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 5034
Description :

Sensory Storytime - Enhancing Storytime with Sensory Play
Sensory Storytime. Giveaway valued over $800.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Brenda Bowen (Penguin Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4823
Description :

Enchanted August
A witty, wish-fulfilling tale of love, family, and reawakening set one August in Maine.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Sharon Draper (BAKER & TAYLOR) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2616
Description :

Stella By Starlight
When the Ku Klux Klan’s reappearance rattles a segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Hilda K Weisburg (ALA Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
ALA Store
Description :

New on the Job: A School Librarian's Guide to Success, Second Edition
This book shares a wealth of practical advice from decades of experience in school library programs.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 31 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Daniel Kirk (Abrams Books) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4426
Description :

The Thing About Spring
Daniel Kirk has written a lively and humorous tale with the gentle message that change can be fun.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ted Pappas (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

Saturday, January 31 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Trisha Leaver & Lindsay Currie (Flux) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4916
Description :

Creed
A YA horror novel

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Social Wearables Workshop with Kate Hartman Author Event McCormick Place West
W184d
Description :

When properly planned, a wearable electronic switch can create the opportunity for a social interaction. Imagine a world in which people have become so absorbed with their social connections through social media that they have forgotten how to recognize social interaction in the physical world. Using simple switches made of conductive materials, workshop participants will create a wearable circuit that lives on multiple bodies and responds to a social interaction between two or more people.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Wylde Scott (Wylde Press) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4919
Description :

The Possible Police
Join Wylde Scott as he takes you into his boundless imagination and inspires children to dream.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Gail Jarrow (Boyds Mills Press/Highlights Press) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4915
Description :

Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary
Here is the gripping story of Typhoid Mary, with four starred reviews (PW, Booklist, SLJ, Kirkus!)

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 11:00am

11:00am - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Tim Kinsella (Curbside Splendor Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4129
Description :

Let Go and Go On and On
Laurie Bird's life & films blur into fictionalized narrative that unravels when she commits suicide.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Kari Kampakis (Thomas Nelson) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4630
Description :

10 Ultimate Truths Young Girls Should Know
These 10 simple truths can build one big change in your teen daughter's life.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 30 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
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

Saturday, January 31 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
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 little learning book about friendship, diversity and fitting in with colorful illustrations.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Monday, February 2 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Dasha Kelly (Curbside Splendor Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4129
Description :

Almost Crimson Almost Crimson
CeCe struggles to overcome her mother's sadness, father's absence, and become an independent woman.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

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