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Author events: Meet Violet Ramis Stiel, Mary Kubica, Brendan Kiely & more

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  • Mary Kubica will participate in the Books & Bites Author Event Tuesday, June 12, at fourteensixteen Restaurant in La Grange.

    Mary Kubica will participate in the Books & Bites Author Event Tuesday, June 12, at fourteensixteen Restaurant in La Grange.
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Violet Ramis Stiel: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10, in the Harold Ramis Auditorium at Classic Cinemas Woodstock Theatre, 209 Main St., Woodstock. The daughter of comedy legend Harold Ramis will discuss "Ghostbuster's Daughter: Life With My Dad, Harold Ramis." A book signing will follow at sponsor Read Between the Lynes, 111 E. Van Buren St., Woodstock. Tickets cost $35 and include a seat at the theater and a copy of the book. Tickets can be ordered at eventbrite.com/. Additional copies of the book will be available for purchase before and at the signing for $30. (815) 206-5967 or readbetweenthelynes.com/.

Jacob Grant and Kathy Doherty: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, (630) 355-2665, andersonsbookshop.com/. Meet children's picture book authors Kathy Doherty ("Don't Feed the Bear") and Jacob Grant ("Bear's Scare") during a presentation and book signing. It's geared toward young readers. Free. To join the signing line, purchase one of the books from Anderson's.

Morgan Matson: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange, (708) 582-6353, andersonsbookshop.com/. Meet young adult author Morgan Matson when she discusses and signs her new book, "Save the Date." Free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's.

Allison Pearson: 7 p.m. Monday, June 11, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, (630) 355-2665, andersonsbookshop.com/. Best-selling author Allison Pearson is back with another jaunt through contemporary motherhood with "How Hard Can it Be?" She'll discuss and sign the book. Free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's.

Spencer Wise: 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at Lake Forest Book Store, 662 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest, (847) 234-4420, lakeforestbookstore.com/. Spencer Wise celebrates the release of his new novel, "The Emperor of Shoes," during this author event. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Books & Bites Author Event: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at fourteensixteen Restaurant, 14 Calendar Ave., La Grange. Meet authors Lori Rader-Day, Mary Kubica, Stacy Ballis and Renee Rosen at the event. Appetizers, author comments, one drink ticket and one signed and personalized book are included in the ticket package. Tickets, which cost $38, are available at booksbitesandersons.brownpapertickets.com. For details, call sponsor Anderson's in La Grange at (708) 582-6353 or see andersonsbookshop.com/.

Sara Wolf: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, (630) 355-2665, andersonsbookshop.com/. Sara Wolf will talk about her new young adult fantasy, "Bring Me Their Hearts," with Rachel Strolle during this book-signing event. Free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's.

Kathleen Rooney: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, luncheon at Women's Exchange, Harkness Hall, 630 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. Chicago author Kathleen Rooney talks about her best-seller "Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk" during the lunch. Tickets cost $40. Register at womens-exchange.org/program-registration/?ee=673. For details, call sponsor The Book Stall at (847) 446-8880 or see thebookstall.com/.

Lee Pollock: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka, (847) 446-8880, thebookstall.com/. Lee Pollock, author of "Action This Day: Adventures With Winston Churchill," will host a discussion about Churchill with fellow Churchill scholar Jon Grand.

Viola Shipman: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Frugal Muse Books, 7511 Lemont Road, Darien, (630) 427-1140, frugalmusebooks.com/. Viola Shipman (aka Wade Rouse) will sign and discuss "The Recipe Box," which features cherished family recipes from his grandmothers' recipe boxes.

Brendan Kiely: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, (630) 355-2665, andersonsbookshop.com/. New York Times best-selling author Brendan Kiely will discuss and sign his new young adult novel, "Tradition." Free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's.

Bruce Bohrer: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Glenside Public Library District, 25 E. Fullerton Ave., Glendale Heights, (630) 260-1550, glensidepld.org/. Bruce Bohrer, a Wrigley Field usher for nine seasons, will discuss "Best Seat in the House: The Experiences of a Wrigley Field Usher." Hear the incredible stories from the time he spent at the corner of Clark and Addison. Books will be available for purchase.

Karma Brown: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, (630) 355-2665, andersonsbookshop.com/. Karma Brown will talk about her new love story, "The Life Lucy Knew," with author Mary Kubica. Brown also will be signing books. Free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's.

Ellen Hopkins: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Anderson's Bookshop, 26 S. La Grange Road, La Grange, (708) 582-6353, andersonsbookshop.com/. New York Times best-selling author Ellen Hopkins will present "A Sin Such as This" during a book-signing event. Free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's.

David McGlynn and Chris Erskine: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka, (847) 446-8880, thebookstall.com/. Celebrate Father's Day early at this dual book signing, featuring two dads who have recently released books on the subject of fatherhood. College teacher David McGlynn will talk about "One Day You'll Thank Me" and longtime humor columnist Chris Erskine will discuss "Daditude: Absurdities of Modern Fatherhood."

Joshua Pollack: 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, (630) 355-2665, andersonsbookshop.com/. Joshua Pollock shares his guide to spiritual transformation through mindful meditation in his new book, "The Heartfulness Way." He also will be signing books. Free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's.

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