The White Oak Author Fest is an event designed to showcase local authors and support the Library’s goal of being a cultural hub for our residents. It is geared towards all ages, and there will be a variety of actives leading up to the event, as well as activities on the day of.

White Oak Author Fest 2019
Crest Hill Branch Library
20670 Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill, IL 60403
Saturday, October 19, 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our featured speaker is Jeff Mudgett, author of the book, Bloodstains. From his website:

“The shocking tale, based on a true story, of one man’s spiritual journey to find his roots, only to discover his direct origins are what nightmares are made of, and his family tree pure evil – Dr. H.H. Holmes, the monster and master of Chicago’s Murder Castle!Unable to accept this horrible secret, the author’s initial research turns from an eerie fascination into obsession and finally a struggle for his very survival as his inner demons are turned loose while he dances with the devil. Halfway through the book and right up to the terrifying conclusion you’ll find yourself asking what would you have done in his place on this unique and compelling voyage to the undiscovered.”

Private: Events

Literature & Libations: A Wine & Book Tasting

Friday, September 27, 2019 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Enjoy conversations about literature that are paired perfectly with wine! Attendees will be able to freely move throughout the event to sample different wines while hearing about engaging books the library has to offer. Visitors with a library card in good standing will be able to check out books at the event. Discover your next read!

This program is for attendees ages 21 and older. Attendees must bring a valid photo ID.


Kwabena Yamoah

As a husband, and also a father of two beautiful daughters, Kwabena Yamoah understands that the way he displays love for each of them will directly influence how his daughters perceive and shape their own unique worlds. For this reason, he has written, A Letter to My Daughter: A Father’s Blessing to Be Great. This …

Joan Aubele

Joan Aubele was born and raised in Chicago, and resides in rural Lake Holiday, Illinois, with her husband Carl. They’ve raised three daughters, and to date, have four grandchildren. Several years ago, Joan’s oldest daughter treated her to a weekend inspirational, Christian women’s conference. She dreamt of someday being one of those speakers, to help …

Tom Donnan

Tom Donnan died of a heart attack on February 6, 2006. He was in the ambulance on the way to the hospital when the vein closed due to a blockage. He will tell you, “Instantly I was in the spiritual realm, my life was over, it had ended. That is when I heard God speak …