Virtual conversation with award-winning author at LaSalle Public Library


LA SALLE - On Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m. the LaSalle Public Library in partnership with Westchester Public Library and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) consortium will virtually host journalist, author and filmmaker, Alex Kotlowitz. The most notable books authored by Kotlowitz are “An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago” and the award-winning national bestseller, “There Are No Children Here.” Known not just for print, he has also won an Emmy Award for the 2011 documentary, “The Interrupters.

The interview will be moderated by Pulitzer Prize winning Chicago Tribune columnist, Mary Schmich. This will be a 45-minute, wide-ranging discussion followed by about 15 minutes to answer questions posed by the virtual audience.

The program is free and open to the public but has a 100-virtual seat limit. If interested in attending this virtual program, register at All registered attendees will receive connection information for the program by e-mail closer to the event date. For more information, please call the library at (815) 223-2341.