Enjoy an evening with acclaimed individuals, brought to you in partnership with Illinois Libraries Present. These high-quality virtual discussions give patrons an opportunity to hear from professionals who are in high demand in their field, such as authors, chefs, musicians, and more. This series is funded in part by the Downers Grove Public Library Foundation.

Events may be recorded and posted to our Virtual Programs page for a short time.


Navigate your Stars: A Conversation with Jesmyn Ward
Tuesday, June 6, 7 p.m.

Hailed as “the new Toni Morrison” by the American Booksellers Association, Jesmyn will discuss her life, her literary vision and her unique perspectives on love and loss. 

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Braiding Sweetgrass: A conversation with Robin Wall Kimmerer
Wedenesday, June 21, 7 p.m.

In this insightful and inspiring talk, Robin will share her unique perspective on the interconnectedness of humans and nature and the importance of recognizing and respecting the gifts of the earth.

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Season 3 will run September 2023 - May 2024 and will include 11+ exciting virtual programs, including two kids/teen authors! 

Conversations will include authors, journalists, activists, illustrators, and high profile speakers who have accomplishments including being New York Times Bestsellers, Nebula Award-Winners, and Pulitzer Prize winners!

Call 630-960-1200 ext. 4274 or email AskUs@dglibrary.org