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Author events: Neil Patrick Harris discusses new kids' book in Woodridge

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  • Neil Patrick Harris will discuss his new children's book at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Bobak's Signature Events in Woodridge.

    Neil Patrick Harris will discuss his new children's book at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Bobak's Signature Events in Woodridge.
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• Meet authors Sarah Linden and Tyler Knott Gregson when they discuss their new holiday-themed children's book, "North Pole Ninjas," at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. This event is free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's in La Grange. (708) 582-6353 or andersonsbookshop.com/.

• Visit with author Michael Perry when he discusses his new fiction title, "Montaigne in Barn Boots," at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. This event is free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com/.

• Best-selling author Elizabeth Berg talks about her new novel, "The Story of Arthur Truluv," 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at the Highland Park Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. The event, sponsored by Highland Park Bank & Trust, is free. No registration is necessary. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com/.

• Walter Isaacson, author of "Leonardo da Vinci," will make a presentation on his new biography followed by a book signing at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at the American Writers Museum, 180 N. Michigan Ave., Second Floor, Chicago. Open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP is required. americanwritersmuseum.org/calendar/.

• Noted Shakespearean actor and co-author of "Pop-Up Shakespeare," Austin Tichenor will talk about his craft, share some portions of "The Book of Will," currently playing at Northlight Theatre, and sign copies of his new book at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. A pair of tickets to "The Book of Will," starring Tichenor is his Northlight Theatre debut, will be raffled off during the event. Sponsored by Northlight Theatre and The Book Stall. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com/.

• Meet Caroline Fraser as she reads from "Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder," at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the American Writers Museum, 180 N. Michigan Ave., Second Floor, Chicago. Books will be sold before and after the event. carolinefraser.net/ or americanwritersmuseum.org/calendar/.

• Libertyville author Gail Lukasik will talk about her book "White Like Her" as well as her two appearances on PBS' "Genealogy Roadshow" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Lake Forest Library, 360 E. Deerpath Road, Lake Forest. Signed copies of "White Like Her" will be available for purchase. This event, which is free, is sponsored by the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society. For details, contact Nini Lustig at nlustig@lflbhistory.org or see lflbhistory.org/.

• The free annual Naperville Reads program returns at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, to Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Children's authors like Chris Grabenstein ("Mr. Lemoncello's Library" series), Margaret Peterson Haddix ("Children of Exile" and many more), James R. Hannibal ("The Lost Property Office," "The Fourth Ruby"), Dick Lehr ("Trell"), Beth McMullen ("Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls") and Wendelin Van Draanen ("Sammy Keyes" series) will discuss their books and their passion for children's literature. Books will be for sale, and autographing will follow the event, which is open to the public. andersonsbookshop.com/, napervillereads.org/upcoming_events_naperville_reads.html or (630) 355-2665.

• Former presidential adviser Daniel Ellsberg talks about "The Doomsday Machine" with Rick Perlstein, author of "Nixonland" and "The Invisible Bridge," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at American Writers Museum, 180 N. Michigan Ave., Second Floor, Chicago. Books will be sold at the event through co-sponsor The Seminary Co-op Bookstore. americanwritersmuseum.org/calendar/.

"The Magic Misfits" by Neil Patrick Harris
"The Magic Misfits" by Neil Patrick Harris

• Screen and stage actor, producer, director and author Neil Patrick Harris presents his new middle-grade children's book, "The Magic Misfits," at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Bobak's Signature Events, 6440 Double Eagle Drive, Woodridge. This will be a presentation and Q&A event only; there will be no signing or photo line. All books will be pre-signed. Tickets, which cost $25 (admits one and includes one signed book) and $35 (admits two and includes one signed book), are available exclusively at nphandersons.brownpapertickets.com/. Sponsored by Anderson's Bookshop. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com/.

Brendan Mathews, author of "The World of Tomorrow," will be at The Book Stall in Winnetka at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, for a wine and cheese reception.
Brendan Mathews, author of "The World of Tomorrow," will be at The Book Stall in Winnetka at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, for a wine and cheese reception. - Courtesy of The Book Stall

• The Book Stall welcomes Brendan Mathews, author of "The World of Tomorrow," at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, for a wine and cheese reception and conversation with the author at 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com/.

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