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The Many Lives of Kal Penn

2024-05-07 19:00:00 2024-05-07 20:00:00 America/Chicago The Many Lives of Kal Penn Warren-Newport Public Library -

Tuesday, May 07
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-07 19:00:00 2024-05-07 20:00:00 America/Chicago The Many Lives of Kal Penn This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. Warren-Newport Public Library -

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events.

We are thrilled to welcome Kal Penn to close out our 3rd season. Penn is an actor, writer, producer, and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. He is known for starring roles in Designated Survivor, House, The Namesake, the Harold & Kumar franchise, and much more. From 2009 to 2011, Penn took a sabbatical from acting to serve as the President’s Liaison to Young Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the Arts community. He worked on a range of issues, including the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the Affordable Care Act, arts and culture programs, and the DREAM Act. In 2012, he was a co-chair for the Obama/Biden re-election campaign and served on the President’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities.

Originally from New Jersey, Penn has an undergraduate degree in sociology, theater, film, and television from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a graduate certificate in international security from Stanford University. He has taught courses at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Penn released his first book, You Can't Be Serious, in 2021. In 2023, he wrapped production on the climate change docuseries, Getting Warmer with Kal Penn, a new comedy, Surina & Mel, and has taken two turns behind the desk of The Daily Show, following the departure of host Trevor Noah.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier 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). ILP is committed to inclusion and diversity.

To request accommodations, please email illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Reading & Writing |

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Warren-Newport Public Library

askus@wnpl.info
Phone: 847-244-5150

Hours
We're closed Monday May 27 due to Memorial Day closing
Mon, May 27 Closed
(Memorial Day closing)
Tue, May 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 30 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 31 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 01 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 02 Closed

About the library

Founded in 1973, the award-winning Warren-Newport Public Library serves a population of approximately 60,000 within a 55-square mile area. The library offers books, movies, and music in the collections and engaging programs for all ages. WNPL also provides many educational and entertaining online resources, including ebooks, eaudiobooks, streaming media and research databases.

Upcoming events

Tue, May 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room A

Tue, May 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A
This event is full

Canceled
Wed, May 29, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Thu, May 30, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Point

Fri, May 31, 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room A

Mon, Jun 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Point Monitor

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Flex,Clevertouch
This event is full

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B

Tue, Jun 04, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Flex

Tue, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Board Room

Wed, Jun 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A/B

Thu, Jun 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Flex,Clevertouch

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Clevertouch,The Flex
This event is full

Mon, Jun 10, 10:00am - 10:45am
Offsite

Mon, Jun 10, 1:30pm - 6:30pm

Mon, Jun 10, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Clevertouch,The Flex

Mon, Jun 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Flex,Clevertouch
Registration opens Tuesday, May 28 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room A/B
Registration opens Tuesday, May 28 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Vault Maker Space

Wed, Jun 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
The Point
Registration opens Wednesday, May 29 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jun 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Point
Registration opens Wednesday, May 29 2024 at 3:00pm

Wed, Jun 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Clevertouch,The Flex

Thu, Jun 13, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Thu, Jun 13, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Flex
Registration opens Thursday, May 30 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Zoom

Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room A
Registration opens Friday, May 31 2024 at 9:00am

Sat, Jun 15, 10:30am - 12:30pm
The Point

Mon, Jun 17, All day

Mon, Jun 17, 9:00am - 9:00pm

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 10:45am
Offsite

Rescheduled
Mon, Jun 17, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
New date Monday, June 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Mon, Jun 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Point Monitor

Tue, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room A/B

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Clevertouch,The Flex
Registration opens Tuesday, June 4 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 18, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Flex

Tue, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Board Room

Wed, Jun 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
The Flex

Wed, Jun 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Flex,Clevertouch,Computer Cart / Youth (10)
Registration opens Wednesday, June 5 2024 at 3:30pm

Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
The Point

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Flex
Registration opens Thursday, June 6 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room A/B

Sat, Jun 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A/B
Registration opens Saturday, June 8 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jun 24, 9:00am - 9:00pm

Mon, Jun 24, 10:00am - 10:45am
Offsite

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration opens Monday, June 10 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room A/B

Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Flex,Clevertouch
Registration opens Tuesday, June 11 2024 at 3:00pm

Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
The Flex
Registration opens Wednesday, June 12 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jun 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Flex