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An Evening with Kwame Onwuachi

On June 22, award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi discussed his new cookbook My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef. His cookbook celebrates the cuisine of the African diaspora as handed down through his own family history. Born on Long Island and raised in New York City, Nigeria and Louisiana, Onwuachi was first exposed to cooking by his mother in the family's Bronx apartment. He shared stories behind his family's recipes, and the importance of the connections between cuisine, place, and culture. 

This event was made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Illinois Libraries Present is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office for the Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

To watch the replay of this event, go to and enter the password MYAMERICA.

(This program originally aired over Zoom on June 22, 2022.)

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So You’re on LinkedIn…Now What?

We’ll discuss how LinkedIn is used by employers and recruiters, how to set up your profile so that YOU are visible to employers and recruiters and how to use all the LinkedIn tools to your benefit. Lauren uses LinkedIn every day in her own business, and looks forward to debunking its ‘mystery’. Participants are asked to obtain a basic profile before class. Presented by Lauren Milligan from

(This program originally aired over Zoom on April 6, 2022.)

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Ace the Interview and Get the Job Offer

Every job seeker knows that the MOST stressful part of a job search is the interview. This presentation will prepare candidates for even the toughest interview scenarios, including behavioral questions. Her clients have actually said they can’t wait for their next interview! Lauren’s presentation shows how to prepare, stay focused, and properly follow-up after the interview. She’ll cover the psychology behind certain questions and how to stay on track, no matter how much interviewers try to throw candidates off their game. Presented by Lauren Milligan from

(This program originally aired over Zoom on February 9, 2022.)

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Resume Revamp: Tell the Story Behind the Story

Attendees are walked through each component of a resume in an engaging and interactive way, using real-world examples and class exercises. Lauren also shares her #1 trade secret that will drastically improve anyone’s resume in 30 seconds or less, as well as employment industry secrets that employers and recruiters won’t share. Everyone comes out with a better resume than when the presentation started. Presented by Lauren Milligan from

(This program originally aired over Zoom on January 19, 2022.)

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Medicare Supplement Insurance - How To Pick The Right Plan & Get The Best Rate

What are the hidden costs of Medicare? Do I need Medicare Supplement Insurance? Which Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan is right for me? How much does Medicare Supplement Insurance cost? Am I getting the best rate? How can I compare prices? Plus, we'll tell you how you can get your own Medicare Supplement Insurance Pricing Report, customized just for you, for FREE with your library card! Presented by Weiss Financial Ratings & Grey House Publishing.

(This program originally aired over Zoom on October 21, 2021.)