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Saturday

Cook Memorial Library District will host a "book club extravaganza" with appearances by authors Frances McNamara and Joan Naper, 10 a.m.-noon at the Sullivan Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills; free. Registration is required.

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webres.cooklib.org;

847-362-2330.

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Sunday

Benjamin Taylor, editor of "

Saul Bellow

: Letters," will discuss the collection with Janis Freedman-Bellow and Bellow scholar Jonathan Wilson at 2 p.m. at

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Harold Washington Library Center
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, 400 S. State St.; free.

tinyurl.com/6as4kp;

312-747-4300

Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman and illustrator Ron Barrett will read from their new picture book "Superhero Joe" at 3 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka; free.

thebookstall.com;

847-446-8880

Monday

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City Lit Theater will perform excerpts from banned books to celebrate the American Library Association's annual Banned Books Week at 6:30 p.m. at the Austin-Irving branch library, 6100 W.

Irving Park

Road; free.

tinyurl.com/3cb442n;

312-744-6222

Wednesday

Molly Shannon

, a former cast member on

"Saturday Night Live,"

will present her picture book "Tilly the Trickster" at 7 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall, North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave.; $20. Tickets available at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

andersons2.indiebound.com

; 630-355-2665

Thursday

Gioia Diliberto will discuss her book "Paris Without End: The True Story of Hemingway's First Wife" at the Hemingway Museum, 200 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park; free.

thebookstall.com;

847-446-8880

Friday

Sujatha Fernandes, author of "Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation," and a panel of guests will discuss the global effect of hip-hop at 7 p.m. at Stop Smiling Storefront, 1371 N. Milwaukee Ave.; free.

stopsmilingonline.com

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