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From Murder to Atonement–Confronting My Son’s Killer

with Diane Foley & Colum McCann

2024-04-09 13:00:00 2024-04-09 14:00:00 America/Chicago From Murder to Atonement–Confronting My Son’s Killer Join us for a one-of-a-kind conversation with National Book Award-winner Colum McCann as he is joined by Diane Foley, the inspiration behind the heartrending book American Mother. Please register Virtual -

Tuesday, April 09
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-09 13:00:00 2024-04-09 14:00:00 America/Chicago From Murder to Atonement–Confronting My Son’s Killer Join us for a one-of-a-kind conversation with National Book Award-winner Colum McCann as he is joined by Diane Foley, the inspiration behind the heartrending book American Mother. Please register Virtual -

Join us for a one-of-a-kind conversation with National Book Award-winner Colum McCann as he is joined by Diane Foley, the inspiration behind the heartrending book American Mother. Please register

American Mother is the story of a mother who, in the course of confronting her son’s killer, gets to the elemental heart of violence and forgiveness. Diane Foley is the mother of Jim, a freelance journalist captured and beheaded by ISIS in 2014, an image that became one of the most iconic of the 21st century. Seven years later, Diane gets the chance to spend three days with the murderer of her son in a Virginia courthouse, inspiring her to tell her life story. What unfolds is one of the most compelling narratives in recent literary history, channeled into searing reality by New York Times bestselling author Colum McCann, who brings us on a journey of strength, resilience, and radical empathy. You are sure to be moved by McCann's writing and Foley’s uncompromising love, register now! 


About the Authors: 

Colum McCann is the author of seven novels, three collections of stories and two works of non-fiction. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he has been the recipient of many international honors, including the U.S National Book Award, the International Dublin Literary Prize, a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French government, election to the Irish Arts Academy, several European awards, the 2010 Best Foreign Novel Award in China, and an Oscar nomination. In 2017 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts.  His work has been published in over 40 languages.  He is the President and co-founder of the non-profit global story exchange organization, Narrative 4. He is the Thomas Hunter Writer in Residence in Hunter College, in New York, where he lives with his wife Allison and their family.  His most recent novel, Apeirogon, became an immediate New York Times best-seller and won several major international awards.  His first major non-fiction book, American Mother, will be published in March 2024.

Diane M. Foley is the mother of five children, including American freelance conflict journalist James W. Foley. She founded the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation in September 2014, less than a month after his public execution. Diane is currently serving as the President and Executive Director of JWFLF. Since 2014, she has led JWFLF efforts to fund the start of Hostage US and the International Alliance for a Culture of Safety, ACOS. In 2015, she actively participated in the National Counterterrorism Center hostage review which culminated in the Presidential Policy Directive-30. This directive re-organized US efforts on behalf of Americans taken hostage abroad into an interagency Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell, Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs and a White Hostage Response Group. Previously, Diane worked first as a community health nurse and then as a family nurse practitioner for 18 years. She received both her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. 

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Live Virtual Author Talks - This new series through Library Speakers Consortium offers live online talks by bestselling authors of books in a variety of genres. Participants receive a link to the program when they register. Please see https://libraryc.org/gailborden to register and also view recorded videos of past speakers.

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Mon, Apr 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 20 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 12:00PM to 5:00PM

About the Branch

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Upcoming Events

Sat, Apr 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Room B
Join us in this welcoming space for sewers of all skill levels to learn, create, and connect. Please bring your own project and equipment, as materials will not be provided. Please Register
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Canceled
Sat, Apr 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library
Gail Borden Library has enriched lives for 150 years. For even more, local oak forests have done the same. Discover how local libraries & oak forests are essential to our thriving community.

Sat, Apr 20, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
Conozca más sobre los servicios de ciudadanía y renovación de DACA que ofrecemos. No necesita registrarse. En asociación con YWCA Elgin. Becas están disponibles para aquellos que califiquen.

Sat, Apr 20, 11:00am - 11:15am
South Elgin Branch
Practice your reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.
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Sat, Apr 20, 11:15am - 11:30am
South Elgin Branch
Practice your reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.
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Sat, Apr 20, 11:30am - 11:45am
South Elgin Branch
Practice your reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.
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Sat, Apr 20, 11:45am - 12:00pm
South Elgin Branch
Practice your reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.
Registration is now closed

Sat, Apr 20, 12:00pm - 12:15pm
South Elgin Branch
Practice your reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.
Registration is now closed

Sat, Apr 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library - Lobby - Piano
Piano performance in the lobby by volunteer community members.

Sat, Apr 20, 12:15pm - 12:30pm
South Elgin Branch
Practice your reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.
Registration is now closed

Sat, Apr 20, 12:30pm - 12:45pm
South Elgin Branch
Practice your reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.
Registration is now closed

Sat, Apr 20, 12:45pm - 1:00pm
South Elgin Branch
Practice your reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.
Registration is now closed

Sat, Apr 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
Serie donde aprenderás a utilizar las herramientas que te brindan los programas de Microsoft Office. En español.
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Sat, Apr 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Sally Lee Fox & Eagle Rooms
Drop by to make buttons and tiny merch featuring your favorite characters from Demon Slayer, My Hero Academia, Spy x Family, and more. Bonus: you'll get to watch anime and take home Japanese candy!
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Sun, Apr 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Learn how to make soap at home. We will get to see the different steps in the cold process from a local soap maker.
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Sun, Apr 21, 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Rakow Branch
Practice your reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.
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Sun, Apr 21, 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Rakow Branch
Practice your reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.
Registration is now closed

Sun, Apr 21, 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Rakow Branch
Practice your reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.
Registration is now closed

Sun, Apr 21, 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Rakow Branch
Practice your reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.
Registration is now closed

Sun, Apr 21, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Rakow Branch
Practice your reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.
Registration is now closed

Sun, Apr 21, 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Rakow Branch
Practice your reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.
Registration is now closed