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Schaumburg Library Hosts Online Presentations by 3 Authors in May

The Schaumburg Township District Library will host upcoming Zoom presentations from three acclaimed authors — Michelle Zauner on May 18 and Jessamine Chan and Emily Maloney on May 25.

The events are the result of the Schaumburg Library’s founding membership in the statewide collaboration known as Illinois Libraries Present.

“An Evening with Michelle Zauner” will be online from 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18.

Best known as a vocalist and guitarist with her indie pop band Japanese Breakfast, Zauner penned the hit memoir “Crying in H Mart.” Her critically acclaimed 2021 album “Jubilee” was nominated for two Grammy Awards.

She will be joined by Jessica Hopper, a Chicago-based music critic, producer and author for over 20 years.

“An Evening with Jessamine Chan and Emily Maloney” will follow a week later at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 on Zoom.

The authors will discuss the power systems that impact people’s lives, families and finances that are central to their books “The School of Good Mothers” by Chan and “Cost of Living” by Maloney.

Chan is a New York Times bestselling author who lives in Chicago. His short stories have been published in the literary magazines “Tin House” and “Epoch”.


Maloney is an Evanston-based writer whose work has appeared in “Glamour,” “Virginia Quarterly Review,” “Best American Essays” and more.

Those interested in either or both presentations can register at

Illinois Libraries Present is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois State Library, with funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of Library Services and Technology Act.