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. webres.cooklib.org; 847-362-2330.
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 Harold Washington Library Center, 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
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
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
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
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
Literary events: Sept. 24 - 30
We've upgraded our reader commenting system. Learn more about the new features.
Los Angeles Times welcomes civil dialogue about our stories; you must register with the site to participate. We filter comments for language and adherence to our Terms of Service, but not for factual accuracy. By commenting, you agree to these legal terms. Please flag inappropriate comments.
Having technical problems? Check here for guidance.