Illinois Libraries Present -An Evening with Michelle Zauner

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Author and songwriter/guitarist Michelle Zauner is fresh off a tour with her band Japanese Breakfast, Michelle will join an ILP conversation exploring the intersection of food, culture, family, identity, and loss, lovingly chronicled in her bestselling memoir, Crying in H Mart.

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  • Did you know? Michelle's band Japanese Breakfast played SNL's season closing episode and will play twice in Illinois this summer - July 14 at Castle Theatre in Bloomington and July 16 at Pitchfork Music Festival. 
  • Congrats Michelle! Michelle was named to Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2022 list.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration of public libraries offering high-quality events. Illinois Libraries Present is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of the 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.

Illinois Libraries Present is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email


Friends sponsorship

Sponsored by the Friends of the McHenry Public Library.