Calendar of Author Appearances

“Reading with the Stars”
Caxton Club Member Luncheon, Speaker
Meeting at the Union League Club
65 West Jackson Street
May 12, 2017

Annual Book Sale
Polish Museum of America
Chicago, Illinois
July 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
July 31, 2017, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Polish Day with Wanda Urbanska
Salvation Army, Clybourn Store
Chicago, IL
July 23

Polish American Librarians Association
Annual Meeting, Presiding
American Geographical Society Library
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
April 17, 2016

Chicago Catholic Immigrant Conference: The Poles
Panel: Polish Catholic Experience in Literature–Polish American Writers in Chicago
Loyola University
November 13-14, 2015

The Catholic Community of Faith WNTD-AM 950 Radio
Interview with Bozena Nowicka McLees, Victoria Granacki, & Leonard Kniffel
Hosts: Michael Magdziarz & Father Greg Sakowicz
Aired October 23, 2015

The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity
Traveling Exhibition, Opening Reception Guest Speaker
Oak Park Public Library
Oak Park, IL
October 1, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Polish Fest with author Donna Urbikas
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
June 12, 2015

Polish Constitution Day Parade
Polish Museum of America Library contingent
Downtown Chicago, IL
May 2, 2015

Polish American Librarians Association
Annual Meeting & Career Development Day, emcee
Dominican University
River Forest, IL
February 22, 2015

Moderator, Book Discussion with Matthew Tyrmand
Third Tuesday Polish Book Club
Polish Museum of America
Chicago, IL
November 18, 2014

Discussion Group, Jan Karski’s Story of a Secret State
Third Tuesday Polish Book Club
Loyola University
Chicago, IL
March 18, 2014, 6 p.m.

Polish American Librarians Association
Annual Meeting & Career Development Day
Loyola University
Chicago, IL
February 23, 2014

Film Discussion, Cabin in the Sky
Musicals on the Silver Screen
Facets & Chicago Opera Theatre
Facets Multi-Media
Chicago, IL
February 2, 2014, 12 p.m.

First Anniversary of the Jan Karski Educational Foundation
Consul General of the Republic of Poland
New York, NY
November 19, 2013

Opening Reception for “The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity”
Exhibit at the Polish Museum of America
Chicago, IL
April 26, 2013

Book Party for Musicals on the Silver Screen
Rooftop Party Room and Patio
Chicago, IL
June 23, 2012

Embassy of the Republic of Poland
Reception celebrating the posthumous award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jan Karski
Washington, DC
May 29, 2012

Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations
Gala Author Tea
American Library Association Midwinter Meeting
Dallas, TX
January 23, 2012

American Library Association
Sabbatical Leave, February 1–June 1, 2011
Traveling in France and Poland
American Library in Paris, Polish Library in Paris, Copernicus University in Torun,
Archives of Metz, Moselle, Nord-Pas de Calais, and Lille

Polish American Librarians Association
Keynote Speech, First Annual Meeting
Polish Museum of American
Chicago, IL
February 24, 2011

American Library Association
Annual Conference
Washington, D.C.
June 24-29, 2010

Wisconsin Book Festival
Program: Motherlands & Other Lands
Authors: Anthony Bukoski, Fred Neuschel and Leonard Kniffel
Wisconsin Historical Museum-Capitol Square
30 N. Carroll Street, Madison, WI
October 19, 2008
12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

Salem College
Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center Winston Salem, N.C.
“The Googlization of Libraries”
Sponsored by the Center for Women Writers, Salem Academy and College Libraries and the Friends of the Libraries
April 10, 2008
7:00 p.m.

Polish Heritage Club
Book Club discussion of A Polish Son in the Motherland: An American’s Journey Home
July 25, 2007
Madison, WI

Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair
Program: Truth Be Told
Panel Discussion with Leonard Kniffel,
Michael McCarthy, & Richard Quinney
University Center/Media Room
525 South State St., Chicago, IL
June 10, 2007
11:30 a.m.

Free Library of Philadelphia, Richmond Branch
Philadelphia, PA
October 16, 2006

Marathon County Public Library
Wausau Library Branch, Wausau, WI
October 2, 2006

Marathon County Public Library
Rothschild Library Branch, Rothschild, WI
October 2, 2006
Indian Trails Public Library District
Wheeling, IL
May 4, 2006

Texas Library Association Annual Conference
Houston, TX
April 28, 2006

Houston Public Library, Jungman Branch
Houston, TX
April 27, 2006

Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
January 18, 2006

Polish Women’s Civic Club
Milwaukee Ave., Niles, IL
January 9, 2006

Augustana College, Public Radio
Rock Island, IL
January 1, 2006
December 30, 2005

Mosinee Branch, Mosinee, WI
December 8, 2005

Marathon County Public Library
Hatley Branch, Hatley, WI
December 8, 2005

Chicago Public Library
Harold Washington Library Center
Chicago, IL
November 30, 2005

Polish Genealogical Society of America
Polish Museum of America, Chicago, IL
November 13, 2005

Queens Borough Public Library
Forest Hills Branch, Queens, NY
November 5, 2005

Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint Branch
Brooklyn, NY
November 2, 2005

Bacon Memorial District Library
Wyandotte, MI
October 1, 2005

Taste of Polonia, Chicago, IL
September 3-5, 2005

American Library Association
Chicago, IL
June 27, 2005

American Embassy
Warsaw, Poland
June 14, 2005

Portage County Public Library
Stevens Point, WI
May 17, 2005

McMillan Memorial Library
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
May 16, 2005

Open Books WLUW 88.7 FM
Loyola University Radio Station
Chicago, IL
May 14, 2004

Detroit Book Festival, Detroit Public Library
Detroit, MI
May 14, 2005

Polish Museum of America, Chicago, IL
May 8, 2005

Polish Art Center,
Hamtramck, MI
April 30, 2005