$15 – $50

An Evening with Susan Orlean: 6pm Cocktail Party & Lecture ($50) or 7:30pm...

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Winnetka Community House

620 Lincoln Avenue

Winnetka, IL 60093

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More About Our Fascinating Guest
One of her generation’s most distinctive journalistic voices, Orlean is fascinated by American stories of every stripe. From Rin Tin Tin, to John Laroche, Orlean has an eye for the moving, the hilarious, and the surprising. A staff writer at The New Yorker for more than twenty years, she has also written for Outside, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Vogue, and The Boston Globe, and has edited both Best American Essays and Best American Travel Writing. She also hosts the podcast Crybabies with the actress Sarah Thyre.

Orlean’s newest book, The Library Book, is an exploration of the history, power, and future of these endangered institutions, told through her quest to solve a mysterious act of arson that nearly destroyed the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986. Erik Larson, author of The Devil in the White City, wrote, “After reading Susan Orlean’s The Library Book, I’m quite sure I’ll never look at libraries, or librarians, the same way again. This is classic Orlean—an exploration of a devastating fire becomes a journey through a world of infinite richness, populated with unexpected characters doing unexpected things, with unexpected passion.”

The Library Book was named one of both The New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2018 and The Washington Post’s Best Books of 2018. Orlean will adapt The Library Book for a forthcoming television series with Paramount TV.

The Book
Brimming with her signature wit, insight, compassion, and talent for deep research, The Library Book is Susan Orlean’s thrilling journey through the stacks that reveals how these beloved institutions provide much more than just books—and why they remain an essential part of the heart, mind, and soul of our country. It is also a master journalist’s reminder that, perhaps especially in the digital era, they are more necessary than ever.



The Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District is hosting two ticketed events on this evening.

6:00 – 9:30pm
Cocktail & Appetizer Author Reception (6-7:30pm)
with Reserved Seating for the Book Lecture & Signing (7:30-9:00pm)

Ticket price: $50

Mingle and enjoy conversation with Susan Orlean at this intimate, small gathering in the beautiful Arches Garden Room. This ticket includes:

  • Unlimited delicious appetizers
  • A full open bar
  • Complimentary reserved priority seating for the 7:30pm lecture and book signing
  • Both events take place in the Winnetka Community House.


7:30 – 9:00pm

Book Lecture & Signing

Ticket price: $15

General admission seating for the book lecture at the Winnetka Community House. This lecture begins at 7:30pm. Doors will open at 7:00pm.

This ticket includes:

  • General Admission seating for the lecture and book signing


Susan Orlean's books will be available for purchase at the events, courtesy of The Book Stall. A book signing will follow the lecture.

One Book Two Villages is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

FAQs

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Send an email to pr@winnetkalibrary.org or call 847-446-7220, ext. 5271

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, just let us know what name to transfer the ticket to.

What's the difference between the $15 and $50 tickets?
The $15 ticket is for general admission seating to lecture only.

The $50 ticket includes a cocktail and appetizer reception with the author and reserved seats for the lecture.

What time does the cocktail event start?
6:00pm

What time does the lecture start?
7:30pm; doors open at 7:00pm

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Admission to the cocktail event is limited to guests age 21 and older.

Will you have the lecture/luncheon like last year?
This year we will have a one-night only cocktail party and lecture at the Winnetka Community House Thursday, Sept. 26.

Why no luncheon this year?
OBTV has been running successfully for 10+ years now, and the Thursday night cocktail party and lecture has been growing in popularity. We decided this year to focus our efforts and resources on one larger scale event for both communities to enjoy together.

What's the refund policy?
Tickets are refundable on or before September 19, less credit card processing fees of $4.67 per ticket (cocktail) or $2.55 (lecture). Tickets may be transferred to another name at no charge.

Refunds cannot be made after September 19.

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Winnetka Community House

620 Lincoln Avenue

Winnetka, IL 60093

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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