Unfortunately, due to Coronavirus and the hope to halt the spread, any of my programs may be canceled.

Please check back frequently for updated information. 

Join Barb in a year-long celebration of

the 75th Anniversary of the end of WW2

Barb has several program presentations available for libraries, women's club, historical societies, veteran's groups, and other organizations, including Women of WWII: On the Front Lines & the Home Front, Women of WWII: At The Whistle Stop Canteen, Summer of the Jam: Peace, Love and Rock & Roll in Upstate New York, and Barb's Author Talk, detailing the writing process, NaNoWriMo, the publishing process, and publicity. Please contact Barb for further information.

Testimonials for Women of WWII: On the Front Lines

& the Home Front program:

"Unusual...it was great," a pleased Messenger Public Library patron

"A Born Storyteller," a satisfied Chicago Ridge Public Library patron

 "Excellent...very informative," a happy Messenger Public Library patron

"The best program I've ever attended...," an enthusiastic patron at Valparaiso Branch of Porter County Public Libraries

"Everything I could have asked for in a program..." a happy library staff member of the Knox County Public Library


Upcoming Presentations of Barb's Programs:

Women of WWII: On the Front Lines & the Home Front,

Women of WWII: Serving Soldiers at the Whistle Stop Canteen, & Summer of the Jam

Upcoming Women of WWII: On the Front Lines & the Home Front:

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 7 p.m. - LaGrange Public Library, 10 West Cossitt Ave.

La Grange, IL

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 7 p.m. - LaGrange Park Public Library, 555 N La Grange Rd, La Grange Park, IL

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 5:30 p.m.  - Waukegan Public Library

128 N County St, Waukegan, IL

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 7 p.m. - Batavia Public Library

10 S Batavia Ave, Batavia, IL

Upcoming Women of WWII: At the Whistle Stop Canteen:

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 7 p.m. - Acorn Public Library, 15624 Central Ave, Oak Forest, IL

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. - Crystal Lake Public Library, 126 Paddock Street Crystal Lake


Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 7 p.m. - Park Ridge Public Library, 20 S Prospect Ave, Park Ridge 

*$5 admission fee for non-Park Ridge residents

Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 2 p.m. - Dekalb Public Library, 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 1 p.m. - Oregon Public Library, 300 Jefferson St, Oregon, IL

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 7 p.m. - Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd, Brookfield, IL

Upcoming Summer of the Jam: How Woodstock & Summer Jam Changed Music Festivals Forever:

Monday, April 19, 2021- 6 p.m. - Three Rivers Public Library, 109 N Wabena Ave, Minooka, IL 


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