Pages through History: Agent Josephine--American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Author Damien Lewis tells the story of Josephine Baker, the dancer from St. Louis who became Paris’s greatest vedette, and who risked everything for her adopted country.
They called her “The Jazz Cleopatra.” Being an international celebrity might seem a serious impediment to success as a spy, but Josephine Baker knew how to hide in plain sight, making herself the center of attention while concealing what really mattered; she’d probably been doing it her whole life.
This is a hybrid event with the option to participate in person or on Zoom. Online participants will receive the Zoom link in their confirmation email.
If you have questions about this event after registration has closed, please email the events team or call the library at 847-673-7774.
Limited to 24 in-person participants.
Registration begins January 2.