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100 Things to Do in Illinois Before you Die: Presented by Melanie Holmes

June 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Melanie Holmes will discuss the brand-new book, 100 Things to Do in Illinois Before You Die, hot off the press from Reedy Publishing’s line of citywide/statewide bucket list books. Think you’ve seen all of the best parts of Illinois? What about the white bison? Have you ever slept in a caboose or a treehouse? How about some whitewater rafting or a hot air balloon ride? Illinois is a beautiful blend of rolling cornfields, a “driftless” zone perfect for downhill skiing, and a national forest that spreads from river to shining river. Come and listen on Wednesday, June 7, at 6:00 p.m., as Holmes shares some funny adventure stories and clues you into the tips for seeing, eating, and absorbing the best of our culturally-crucial, entertaining state!

Holmes’ previous books include The Female Assumption (2014 Global Media Award recipient, Best Book category), A Hero on Mount St. Helens (2019, University of Illinois Press),  Manteno/Images of America (2020, Arcadia Publishing), and The Secret Life of Postcards (2021). 100 Things to Do in Illinois Before You Die is Holmes’ fifth book. Seating is limited. Register at 1-800-613-3163.


June 7, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Genealogy & Local History Library
401 State Street
Alton, IL 62002 United States
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