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June 18 Alsip Library Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair 7 PM 


July 2nd Dickinson Hall 

July 11 Hanover Township Greed in the Gilded Age 

July 16 Bloomingdale Library Chicago Worlds Fairs 7 PM 

July 23rd New Buffalo Titanic 6 Eastern 

July 26th Young Elvis Cary Library 7 PM 

July 2nd Last Charge of the Rough Riders Sun City 

August 20 Orland Park Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair 

Sept 9 GFWC Womens Club Writing Gatsby 

Sept 12 Itasca Library Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair 7 PM 

Oct War of the Worlds Oswego Library TBD 

Lagrange Library War of the Worlds TBD 

Oct 22nd Woodstock Library War of the Worlds 6 30 PM 

Oct 23 Fossil Ridge Library War of the Worlds 

Oct 25 Sun City The War of the Worlds 

Oct 30 Dickinson Hall War of the Worlds 1 PM 

Oct 30 Eisenhower Library War of the Worlds 7 PM 

Nov 12 Bloomingdale Library War of the Worlds 7 PM  

Nov 14 Somerset NJ Library Morristown 7 PM Eastern 

Nov Colonial Dames Titanic 

Nov 21 War of the Worlds Glen Ellyn Book Club 

2024 Three Events TBD Arlington Heights Senior Center 



Thank you for presenting, Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson on June 20, 2017. This was a wonderful opportunity for the community to learn the little known story of Mrs. Wilson's extraordinary story.

Of the sixty-eight people in attendance for this program, forty-three people completed an evaluation. Attendees were asked the question "Did this presentation meet your expectations?" and asked to rate it on a scale of 0-10. An average score according to their responses was 9.8. When attendees were asked the question "How effective was the speaker?" an average score according to their responses was 9.8. When attendees were asked the question "Would you recommend this program to a friend?", all respondents but one indicated that they would recommend this program to a friend.

Marci Buerger Mt Prospect Library



"William did a great job helping aspiring writers not only learn more about their craft, but also the realities of what it takes to be a writer in today's market. Well done."
Kay Palacek Deerfield Public Library

William Hazelgrove has a way of talking with prospective writers in a way that makes them feel like they are getting advice from a friend. His open way of leading the discussion had patrons asking questions and talking about their own struggles. The advice Mr. Hazelgrove gave to each of us in attendance is sure to be very helpful in our future writing endeavors.

Hannah Berry
Young Adult Librarian
Aurora Public Library

Mr. Hazelgrove tells it like it is with humor and inspiration. Every writer – from the newbies to those with numerous publications – can learn something from his Selling Your Writing in the Age of Social Media presentation.          Susan Gibberman  Shaumburg Township Library

"William Hazelgrove's presentation on writing a memoir was well-received – he offered helpful writing tips and insider information on becoming a published author."
Gail Graziani Westmont Library

"Thanks for a great workshop! Your audience was highly enthusiastic about the benefits."
Debbie Prieser Oak Park Library  


"Mr. Hazelgrove's presentation reinforced a lot of what we teach about in our reading and writing classes." – Ali Tannenbaum


"I liked that Bill talked about how he kept a journal of advice based on rejection letters he had received, and that he became a better writer because of that.  It showed the students that writing is a journey and no one is good at first and that you get better along the way." – Lynn Bruno




"Author William Hazelgrove truly inspired and motivated our Creative Writing classes with his presentation at our school this spring".

Maggie Bellinger
Bartlett HS, Bartlett, IL

Thank you so much for visiting us here at the Morton East Library Media Center! The students enjoyed your presentation. The opportunity to meet a professional author is truly something that they appreciate. I know that you captivated and inspired many of them to pursue their own writing.

       Patrick Glazik Library Media Specialist/Morton East HS



"In all the years I've been moderating, your presentation stands out from all the rest…filled with inspiration, helpful hints and good advice that I have never before heard by any of our writers.

 – Caryl Mobley, Programming

Arlington Heights Public Library


I wanted to thank you for the wonderful presentation you did at our Library a couple of weeks ago. It was well received and you provided a wonderful lecture.



Adult Programming Coordinator
Deerfield Public Library
920 N. Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015
847.945.3311-main number




Accepting Distinguished Book Award Henry Knox Noble Train