Meet Lily Koppel, author of THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB

Due to a power outage, the Lake Villa District Library is closed this evening. We anticipate reopening Tuesday, Aug 11th at 9:00am.
Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Lily Koppel,author of The Astronaut Wives Club, will be at LVDL Sunday, June 8 at 2pm to kick-off our One Book One Community and Summer Reading initiative for 2014.

Koppel will read from The Astronaut Wives Club and share her experiences of writing the book. Sale and signing, courtesy of Lake Forest Book Store, will follow the program. Refreshments will be served. Please register at the Adult Reference Desk, by phone at 847-245-5115 or online.

The bestselling book tells the story of the young wives of America’s Mercury Seven astronauts. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons. Together they formed the Astronaut Wives Club and met regularly to provide support and friendship. As their celebrity rose—and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives—they continued to rally together, and have remained friends for more than 50 years.

The Astronaut Wives Club is the featured title of our Adult Summer Reading Program “The Law of Leisure” where we invite you to prove the hypothesis that reading 20 minutes a day will improve your well-being. Copies of the book, purchased by the Friends of Lake Villa District Library, will be available for check out after Koppel’s visit.