Local libraries to host bestselling author Jasmine Guillory Feb. 16

On Wednesday, Feb. 16, bestselling romance author Jasmine Guillory will discuss her newest novel "While We Were Dating" virtually at 7 p.m. with libraries around the state.

Guillory is a writer, lawyer and New York Times bestselling author of six romance novels, including "The Wedding Date," "Royal Holiday" and "Party of Two."

"We are incredibly fortunate to have bestselling and highly revered author Jasmine Guillory speak to the Chicagoland area," said Xavier Duran, adult programming librarian for Lisle Library District. "With blustery weather still lingering, having an author of such rollicking and zesty books is just the right balm needed!"

NPR called Guillory's "The Proposal" "rollicking, charming, and infinitely zesty." Her work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Bon Appetit, and Time. She lives in Oakland, California.

Guillory will be joined in conversation with author Morgan Rogers.

Both Guillory's "While We Were Dating" and Rogers' "Honey Girl" were included in NPR's list of the best books of 2021.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events.

Zoom registration is available through member libraries.

Illinois Libraries Present in the DuPage and Fox Valley include: Algonquin Area Public Library District, Aurora Public Library District, Batavia Public Library, Bensenville Public Library, Cary Area Public Library District, Crystal Lake Public Library, Downers Grove Public Library, Elmhurst Public Library, Fox River Grove Memorial Library, Fox River Valley Public Library District, Geneva Public Library District, Glen Ellyn Public Library, Glenside Library, Hinsdale Public Library, Itasca Community Library, Lisle Library District, Marengo-Union Library District, Messenger Public Library of North Aurora, Roselle Public Library District, St. Charles Public Library District, Sugar Grove Public Library District, Town & Country Public Library, Villa Park Public Library, Warrenville Public Library District, Winfield Public Library, Wood Dale Public Library District and Woodstock Public Library.

For a complete list of participating libraries, visit

Illinois Libraries Present is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, email

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