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Storytime in the Park with Local Author Laura Smetana

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 -  10:00 am - 10:30am

Burns Field, Hinsdale, IL

Local children's author Laura Smetana will read aloud her book My Love for You is Like a Garden. We will also make a craft and enjoy a cookie treat. Sponsored by The Birches.

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Events

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Past Events:
 
March 16, 2024

Tales from the Great Outdoors: A Children's Book Family Event

Discover the story behind My Love for You Is Like a Garden, and enjoy a guided draw-along with the author followed by a book signing at this fun drop-in family event featuring children’s books authors, crafts, and more.

The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL

 
February 20 - March 30, 2024

Nature's Ambiguities Exhibit - Downers Grove Artists' Guild

Cut-paper watercolor collage on display

Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook, IL

October 17, 2023 

Guest Presenter at Downers Grove Artists' Guild

Downers Grove Public Library, Downers Grove, IL

September 23, 2023

Poplar Creek Author Fair

Poplar Creek Public Library District, Streamwood, IL 

September 7, 2023  

Memory Care Cafe - Storytime, Book Talk & Draw-Along

Discover the true story behind the children's book Ice Cream with Grandpa: A Loving Story for Kids About Alzheimer's & Dementia, and enjoy a guided draw-along with the author followed by a book signing.

Sunrise at Fountain Square, Lombard, IL

August 29, 2023

Children's Book Author Fair

Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin, IL

August 19, 2023

Elmhurst Public Library Local Author Fair

Elmhurst Public Library, Elmhurst, IL

August 18, 2023

Guest Lecturer - University of South Florida's OLLI Friday Lecture Series

Join Laura Smetana as she discusses her book, Ice Cream with Grandpa: A Loving Story for Kids About Alzheimer’s & Dementia, inspired by her own family’s experience. This book explores dementia, aging and loss from a child’s viewpoint and provides tools so families can maintain meaningful relationships with their loved ones as dementia progresses.

August 1-31, 2023

Beautiful Ambiguities Exhibit by the Downers Grove Artists' Guild 

Cut-paper Watercolor Collages on display

Downers Grove Public Library, Downers Grove, IL

July 1-30, 2023

Art a la Cache: Art in Nature Exhibit hosted by the Romeoville Art Society - Cut-paper Watercolor Collages on display

Isle a la Cache Museum, Romeoville, IL

June 25, 2023

American Library Association Annual Conference - Chicago, IL

Book Signing - My Love for You Is Like a Garden

Book Signing - Ice Cream with Grandpa: A Loving Story for Kids About Alzheimer's & Dementia

March 11, 2023

Book Launch Celebration: My Love for You Is Like a Garden

Storytime, draw-along, scavenger hunt, crafts and book signing!

Frugal Muse Books, Darien, IL

November 2022 

Downers Grove Artists' Guild Exhibit  - Collages on display

Woodridge Public Library, Woodridge, IL

November 30, 2022  

Memory Care Cafe & Book Talk

Book Talk “How to Maintain Meaningful Relationships with Loved Ones as Dementia Progresses” & Book Signing for Ice Cream with Grandpa: A Loving Story for Kids About Alzheimer's & Dementia.

Monarch Landing, Naperville, IL

September 17, 2022

Book Launch Celebration: Ice Cream with Grandpa: A Loving Story for Kids About Alzheimer's & Dementia

Storytime, draw-along, scavenger hunt, card-making for local seniors, ice pops and book signing!

Frugal Muse Books, Darien, IL

June 24-27, 2022

American Library Association Annual Conference - Washington, D.C.

On Display - Ice Cream with Grandpa: A Loving Story for Kids About Alzheimer's & Dementia

December 4, 2021 

Book Launch Celebration: Little Squiggle's Lake Adventure
Storytime, story behind the book, draw-along, scavenger hunt, & book signing!

Frugal Muse Books, Darien, IL

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