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One Book, One Community – Autumn 2021

Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard by Douglas Tallamy.

Discover all your reading options at and find related programs in Fine Print (pages 15 and 16) or at (select “One Book” as an Event Type.)

Virtual Author Visit with Douglas Tallamy
Wednesday, Nov. 17 • 7-8:30 p.m.
Large Meeting Room + Live on Zoom • Adults + Grades 9-12

Join us for an evening with Douglas Tallamy, author of our 2021 OBOC read, Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard. Tallamy speaks about  his book, the dangerous decline of plant and animal populations, and how we can help solve the problem, starting in our own backyard. Q&A to follow.

Presented with the Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition. Sponsored by the Friends of the Elmhurst Public Library.

One Book, One Community is an opportunity for the entire Elmhurst community to read and engage with the same book title. The Library offers discussions and programming around the book’s topics. We encourage book clubs, families, and workplaces to consider using the title as a basis for discussion.




In collaboration with the Elmhurst Park District and local Eagle Scout candidate, Tyler Janiak, the Library is excited to debut Elmhurst’s community StoryWalk® Project this Fall, located in Eldridge Park. The first panel can be found near the playground and follows the path that goes west, between the soccer fields.

Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind by Jessica Hische is the debut StoryWalk® title. We invite the whole community to participate!

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.