May 2017 Luncheon Meeting

  • 05/12/2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago


  • Event Administrator
  • Registrant will pay ULC directly for meal

Registration is closed

Leonard Kniffel

“Reading With The Stars”

Here’s a luncheon that celebrates books and libraries as Leonard Kniffel talks about his book Reading With The Stars. Kniffel, an author who served as editor-in-chief of American Libraries, the maga-zine of the American Library Association, will draw on interviews he has conducted with people such as Barack Obama, Julie Andrews, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bill Gates, Laura Bush, Kareem Ab-dul-Jabbar, David Mamet, and Oprah. His generously illustrated presentation may even include a story about traveling across Paris in a cab with Olivia de Havilland.

In addition to Reading With the Stars, Chicagoan Leonard Kniffel has written Musicals on the Silver Screen and a memoir titled A Polish Son in the Motherland: An American’s Journey Home. Join this gifted writer, blogger, storyteller, and speaker for the Caxton luncheon in the merry month of May! 

Payment for reservations made by phone or e-mail (phone 312-255-3710;  email will be collected at the event, cash or check only.  Caxton Club members may register in advance and pay with Paypal at this Web address (  No on-line cancellations.


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710