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The Book Stall, Winnetka, IL, 10 July 2023

Laurie Lawlor at The Book Stall
At The Book Stall on July 10, 2023, in Win­net­ka, IL, Go Green Reads! spon­sored a dis­cus­sion of Restor­ing Prairie, Woods, and Pond How a Small Trail Can Make a Big Dif­fer­ence. A full house! What a great group of local envi­ron­men­tal enthu­si­asts. Very inspir­ing. Co-spon­sored by Go Green!, an envi­ron­men­tal action group, with chap­ters in Win­net­ka and Wil­mette, focus­ing on sus­tain­abil­i­ty issues and edu­ca­tion to help save the planet. 

ALA Annual Conference, 22–27 June 2023

Panel sign ALA Conference 2023
Our pan­el intro­duc­ing the new Hol­i­day House series Books for a Bet­ter Earth.
ALA Panel Members
Our Books for a Bet­ter World pan­el at ALA on June 26th: Mary Cash (left), Exec­u­tive Edi­tor, Hol­i­day House; Lau­rie Lawlor (mid­dle), author of Restor­ing Prairie, Woods, and Pond; and author Jes­si­ca Stremer, author of Great Car­ri­er Reef.
Holiday House Booth June 2023 ALA Conference
At the Hol­i­day House booth (ALA Con­fer­ence 2023) (l. to r.) edi­tor Sal­ly Mogridge, author Jes­si­ca Stremer, author Lau­rie Lawlor, exec­u­tive edi­tor Mary Cash.
Laurie Lawlor signing books at Holiday House booth at ALA Conference 2023
Lau­rie Lawlor sign­ing books at Hol­i­day House booth at ALA Con­fer­ence 2023

Waukesha Co. Land Conservancy, 31 May 2023

Wauke­sha Coun­ty Land Con­ser­van­cy’s annu­al meet­ing on May 31, 2023, in Delafield, Wis­con­sin, cel­e­brat­ed land and water pro­tec­tion. To date, this orga­ni­za­tion has helped pro­tect 3,000 acres in Wauke­sha Coun­ty. Lau­rie Lawlor auto­graphed Restor­ing Prairie, Woods, and Pond How a Small Trail Can Make a Big Dif­fer­ence, her recent book that pro­files Eagle Nature Trail in Wauke­sha County.

Eagle Nature Trail Celebration, 20 May 2023

Laurie Lawlor and Dawn-Marie Staccia outside Eagle Nature Trail in Wisconsin
Lau­rie Lawlor and pho­tog­ra­ph­er Dawn-Marie Stac­cia pic­tured out­side the Eagle Nature Trail Cel­e­bra­tion, spon­sored in part by the Alice Bak­er Memo­r­i­al Library. 20 May 2023.

Society of Midland Authors Award, 10 May 2022

Me and Car­ol Marin, long-time Chica­go jour­nal­ist and pro­gram Mas­ter of Cer­e­monies, at the May 10, 2022 Annu­al Ban­quet and Awards Pre­sen­ta­tion for the Soci­ety of Mid­land Authors at the Cliff Dwellers in Chica­go. I was delight­ed to receive the Chil­dren’s Read­ing Round Table Hon­or Award for Chil­dren’s Non­fic­tion for Fear­less World Trav­el­er: Adven­tures of Mar­i­anne North, Botan­i­cal Artist (Hol­i­day House, 2021).

Big Tree Down! Storybook Stroll, Eagle, WI

Eagle Nature Trail
A won­der­ful day at Eagle Nature Trail, Eagle, WI with the third grade class read­ing Big Tree Down! on a sto­ry­book stroll, Sept. 24, 2021. More than 119 young read­ers enjoyed the trail and the pic­ture book. Bra­vo to all!
Outdoor facility
Eagle Ele­men­tary has an out­door space that worked well for my presentation.
Eagle Elementary School
Thanks to the engaged stu­dents and teach­ers at Eagle Ele­men­tary School!
Laurie Lawlor

Invite Lau­rie Lawlor to speak at your library, school, book club, envi­ron­men­tal action group, book­store, fes­ti­val, writ­ing con­fer­ence, or com­mu­ni­ty event. In per­son or virtually.