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The Many Lives of Kal Penn

Virtual Visit

2024-05-07 19:00:00 2024-05-07 20:00:00 America/Chicago The Many Lives of Kal Penn Urbana Free Library - Online

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 In this virtual visit, actor, author, producer, & former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Kal Penn will talk about his many roles and how his path has changed. Urbana Free Library - Online

In this virtual visit, actor, author, producer, & former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Kal Penn will talk about his many roles and how his path has changed.

Kal Penn is an actor, writer, producer, and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. He is known for his starring roles in Designated Survivor, House, Mira Nair’s The Namesake, the Harold & Kumar franchise, and the Christmas comedy The Santa Clauses for Disney+. His first book You Can’t Be Serious was released on November 2, 2021 from Simon and Schuster/Gallery Books. He also narrates the audiobook.

He was a national co-chair for the Obama/Biden re-election campaign in 2012 and served on the President’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities, focusing on arts education and cultural diplomacy, including the first-ever US Government arts delegation to Cuba. Penn taught courses at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Los Angeles. Originally from New Jersey, he received his undergraduate degree in sociology, theater, film, and television at the University of California, Los Angeles, and received a graduate certificate in international security from Stanford University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Earlier in the year, Penn wrapped production on the Bloomberg Green climate change docuseries, Getting Warmer, and the Viacom/Paramount + comedy, Surina & Mel. Following the departure of Trevor Noah from The Daily Show, Kal was named as an upcoming guest host.

Kal Penn will be joined in conversation with Bridget Petrites, Evanston Public Library.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present (ILP), 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 accessibility. To request accommodations, please email illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

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Urbana Free Library

Phone: 217-367-4057

Hours
We're closed Monday May 27 due to Memorial Day
Mon, May 27 Closed
(Memorial Day)
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 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 02 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

Conveniently located at the corner of Race and Green in downtown Urbana.

Upcoming events

Tue, May 28, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, May 28, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, May 28, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Crystal Lake Park - Firepit near the Anita Purves Nature Center

Wed, May 29, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, May 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, May 30, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, May 30, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
St Matthew Lutheran Church - 2200 S. Philo Road

Fri, May 31, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Jun 01, All day
Urbana Free Library - Children's Area

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Jun 03, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Jun 04, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Online

Canceled
Wed, Jun 05, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Urbana Free Library

Wed, Jun 05, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Busey-Mills Reading Room

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Jun 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Jun 06, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Fri, Jun 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Jun 08, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Martens Center

Sat, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sun, Jun 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Spurlock Museum

Mon, Jun 10, 9:00am - 11:00am
Champaign Public Library

Mon, Jun 10, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Jun 10, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - Children's Area

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Jun 11, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Jun 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Jun 11, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Urbana Free Library - Online

Wed, Jun 12, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Brookdale Senior Living

Wed, Jun 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Jun 12, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Jun 13, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Fri, Jun 14, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Fri, Jun 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Busey-Mills Reading Room,MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Sun, Jun 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Crystal Lake Park

Mon, Jun 17, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Jun 18, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Wed, Jun 19, All day
Urbana Free Library

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Jun 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Jun 22, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Market at the Square

Sat, Jun 22, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
King Park, Urbana, IL

Sun, Jun 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Cherry Alley

Mon, Jun 24, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Meadowbrook Park - Garden Pavilion near the Race Street Entrance

Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Jun 26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Jun 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Jun 27, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Jun 27, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Crestview Park