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July 29th Friendship Village Greed in the Gilded Age 1 PM 

August 2nd Cassie Chadwick 11 AM Lake Forest Dickinson Hall 

August 4th Hanover Senior Center Sally Rand 2 PM

August 14 Titanic The Sheridan Senior Home 1 30 PM 

August 17th Arlington Hts Senior Center Greed in the Gilded Age  

Aug 19th Bloomingdale Library Capone 6 30 PM 

Sept 16 Clarendale College Wright Brothers 1 PM 

Sept 19th Bloomingdale Library Writing Gatsby 6 30 pm 

Sept 22nd Carol Stream 7 PM 

Sept 28th Platinum Adventures Club Casa Noon Titanic 

Oct Chicago Ridge TBD 

Oct 18 Alggonquin LIbrary Gatsby 7 PM 

Oct 19 Homer Township Public Libray Capone 7 PM 

Oct 25 Bridgman Library Gatsby 6 30 PM 

 Oct 3 Fountaindale Library Al Capone 7 PM 

Nov 1st Eisenhower Library Finding the Novel Inside of You 7 PM 

 Nov 2nd Freemont Library Writing Gatsby 7 PM

Nov 4 Somanuck Writing Gatsby 

Nov 5 Plainfield Library Finding the Novel Inside of You 10 AM 

Nov 9 Fossilridge Library Titanic 6 PM

Nov 10 Mchenry Library Starting and Finishing a Novel in 90 Days 

Nov 15 Naperville Library Finding the Novel Inside of You

Feb 7th Indian Prarie Library Greed in the Gilded Age 7 PM 

Feb 17th Sun Valley Madam President 10 AM 

March 9th Greed in the Gilded Age Des Plaines History Center 

April 27 Early Bird Book Club Greed in the Gilded Age 

Mark Twain Foundation Gatsby Date to be Determined 

Mchenry Library To Be Determined 

Freemont Library Gatsby Date to Be Determined

 Berwyn Library Gatsgby Date to be Determined 

Lagrange Library Titanic Date to be Determined 


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