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  • Our book return drop box and tax forms will be placed outdoors near the Olive Street entrance.
  • The meeting of the English Language Conversation Group will move to STAR Literacy (201 E. Grove).

This closure will allow us to apply asphalt to our parking lot.

Call 309.590.6120 with questions.

A Night with Author Jessamine Chan

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Join a conversation with author Jessamine Chan. Chan's recent debut novel, The School for Good Mothers, is a NYT Bestseller and a Today Show Read with Jenna selection. The book explores the question of what being a 'good mother' is, and who even makes that determination? What if the government and social service agencies get involved? How harsh of an outcome is justified for a small mistake?

The discussion is hosted by Emily Maloney, author of an essay collection titled Cost of Living. This book explores the exorbitantly high cost of medical care from Maloney's personal experience with high debt and from her work with patients in an ER.

Registration is required and can be completed online at


This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration of public libraries offering high-quality events. Illinois Libraries Present is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.