Batavia Public Library

Lectures & Performances

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The New Lyceum Lecture Series 2022-2023 season is sponsored by the Batavia Public Library Foundation.

One Book, One Batavia is an annual community-wide reading program presented by the Batavia Public Library in cooperation with Batavia High School and co-sponsored by the Friends of the Batavia Public Library.
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Books Between Bites is held in the large Founders Room at Batavia Public Library
10 S. Batavia Avenue, Batavia, IL     Noon – 1 PM
Third Thursday/month    September thru May

We are delighted to announce the return of Books Between Bites for the 2022-23 Season.
Watch for news of our wonderful line-up and join us at Batavia Public Library for our 34th season.

Karl Bruhn

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Karl Bruhn
The Story of the
Old Chicago Post Office


Diane Lane

Thursday, October 20, 2022
Diane Lane, Author
Science Discovery Files:
10 Forgotten Stories
of Incredible Scientists

Mayor Jeff Schielke

Thursday, November 17, 2022
Mayor Jeff Schielke
Lost Batavia Literature

Batavia’s Mayor Jeff Schielke, was the very first speaker at the very first Books Between Bites in Batavia, makes his 33rd visit to the program. Well known and appreciated as Batavia’s resident historian, Mayor Schielke has shared many programs about Batavia history and books and literature that have a connection to our city.
Lester Munson

Thursday, December 15, 2022
Lester Munson
Books TBA

Lester Munson is a nationally known commentator, former ESPN senior writer and legal analyst, and frequent guest on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight. We were disappointed to cancel his presentation on March 2020, and are delight for his return to Batavia to share his thoughts on sport-related books.

Program Proposals

Are you a presenter? Do you have a program to share with others? Send us a Program Proposal to see if your presentation is right for the library.
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