La Salle Public Library to host author Melanie Holmes on Sept. 19

Presentation will begin at 6 p.m.

La Salle Public Library

The La Salle Public Library will host author Melanie Holmes for an in-person presentation about her book, “100 Things to do Before You Die in Illinois,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 305 Marquette St. in La Salle.

During the presentation, Holmes will share her favorite travel tips for day jaunts, weekend trips and weeklong excursions around Illinois. She also will include information about windshield-travel locations that can be enjoyed without getting out of the car.

Holmes’ book explores Illinois’ history that showcases places with some of the best food, arts and entertainment, parks, culture, history, and geology.

Holmes is an award-winning author of five nonfiction books. Having grown up in a rural area and later working 20 of her adult years in downtown Chicago, she brings a balanced perspective to the state of Illinois.

This program is free and open to the public. For information, call the library at 815-223-2341.

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