Illinois Libraries Present Marlee Matlin (A Virtual Event!)

We are so pleased to partner with Illinois Libaries Present, as they host an evening with author and Oscar winner Marlee Matlin. This program is free and open to the public. Click here to register!

In celebration of Deaf Awareness Month, Marlee Matlin joins Illinois Libraries Present to share the highs and lows of her Hollywood career and journeys as an activist. The youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar, Matlin’s acting career recently achieved another milestone as her 2021 film CODA swept every category it was nominated in at the 2022 Academy Awards.

A longtime advocate for deaf rights, Matlin continues to break down barriers for herself and others through her acting, awareness, and writing. As she has so aptly stated, “The only thing I can’t do is hear. The rest is there for the taking.”

This program will be offered in ASL and translated through an interpreter.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Event date: 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom webinar!
I'll Scream Later By Marlee Matlin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439171516
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Gallery Books - April 13th, 2010

From Children of a Lesser God to Dancing with the Stars, to Switched at Birth, Academy Award– and Golden Globe–winning actress Marlee Matlin shares her incredible life story in a moving and often surprising memoir, I’ll Scream Later.

More than twenty years after becoming the youngest woman to win a Best Actress Oscar for her stunning p

Deaf Child Crossing By Marlee Matlin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780689866968
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2004

Megan is excited when Cindy moves into her neighborhood -- maybe she'll finally have a best friend. Sure enough, the two girls quickly become inseparable. Cindy even starts to learn sign language so they can communicate more easily.
But when they go away to summer camp together, problems arise.

Nobody's Perfect By Marlee Matlin, Doug Cooney Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416949763
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 6th, 2007

Megan has spent forever planning her positively purple birthday sleepover. She's even made glittery purple invitations for every girl in her class. Then a new girl, Alexis Powell, joins their class. Alexis seems perfect: She's smart, pretty, and rules the soccer games on the playground. But no matter how hard Megan tries to be a friend to Alexis, the new girl is aloof or rude.