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STOP WAITING FOR PERFECT with L'Oreal Thompson Payton

2023-08-24 18:00:00 2023-08-24 19:00:00 America/Chicago STOP WAITING FOR PERFECT with L'Oreal Thompson Payton Be inspired to start living your best life with Evanston author L'Oreal Thompson Payton discussing her new book Stop Waiting for Perfect: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Into Your Power. Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thursday, August 24
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-08-24 18:00:00 2023-08-24 19:00:00 America/Chicago STOP WAITING FOR PERFECT with L'Oreal Thompson Payton Be inspired to start living your best life with Evanston author L'Oreal Thompson Payton discussing her new book Stop Waiting for Perfect: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Into Your Power. Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Main Library

Community Meeting Room (107)

Be inspired to start living your best life with Evanston author L'Oreal Thompson Payton discussing her new book Stop Waiting for Perfect: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Into Your Power.

Join L'Oreal Thompson Payton in conversation with Pam R. Johnson Davis for a discussion of her newly released book Stop Waiting for Perfect and learn how to get out of your own way.

L'Oreal Thompson Payton's writing has been featured in outlets such as Bitch, Bustle, HelloGiggles, People, SELF, the Shine App, Shondaland and ZORA, just to name a few. She is currently a health and wellness reporter at FortuneStop Waiting for Perfect is her debut book. 


ABOUT STOP WAITING FOR PERFECT:


You have Big Dreams for living a Big Life, but you have one Big Problem—you don’t trust yourself. Learn how to let go of that self-doubt and change your life.

You are smart, brilliant, and beyond talented, but if you’re a woman, particularly a Black woman or woman of color, you’re likely prone to doubting yourself. What’s more, society often reinforces the idea that you—that we—don’t deserve the success we do achieve. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.

You just need to believe in yourself and trust your own greatness.

Award-winning journalist, motivational speaker, and blogger L’Oreal Thompson Payton is a self-professed success junkie and poster girl for “overly” ambitious high achievers everywhere. She also knows firsthand how imposter syndrome and self-doubt can derail your dreams. She’s experienced the growing pains that come with big career and life changes. But she’s also come out the other side ready to kick ass, take names, and bring everyone she possibly can along with her.

In Stop Waiting for Perfect, she’s doing just that: using that hard-won insight to be your guide, your big sister, your best friend, and personal cheerleader to help you through your own journey. She’s penned the pocket-sized pep talk to walk with you through any obstacle in your career or personal life.

This book will force you to stop playing small and encourage you to fully step into your power and walk in your purpose. It will awaken the dreams you buried deep within your soul long ago because you thought they were impossible, unattainable—available to other people, but not you. Until now.

Learning to trust your dopeness isn’t a one-time achievement to unlock; it’s a lifelong journey. No matter where you are in your life, it’s time to stop doubting and start living your best life.

“Life is hard, but sometimes the way we talk to and about ourselves can be harder. So getting sound advice from someone who’s not only going to remind you of your greatness but also help you get out of your own way is a joy. ”

—Phoebe Robinson, ​​New York Times bestselling author, actor, and comedian


 

 
 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Health & Wellness | Authors & Book Discussions |

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Main Library

EPLInfo@cityofevanston.org
Phone: (847)448-8600
Branch manager
Yolande Wilburn, Executive Director

Hours
Mon, Feb 19 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Feb 23 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 24 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Feb 25 12:00PM to 6:00PM

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Upcoming events

Sat, Feb 24, All day
Robert Crown Branch Library

Sat, Feb 24, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Feb 24, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Sat, Feb 24, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Sat, Feb 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Loft (Teen Space)

Sat, Feb 24, 3:00pm - 5:15pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Sun, Feb 25, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sun, Feb 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Feb 26, All day
Main Library

Mon, Feb 26, 10:15am - 10:35am
Main Library

Mon, Feb 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Feb 26, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Community Center - Room A
This event is full

Mon, Feb 26, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Feb 26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Feb 27, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Feb 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Crown - Multipurpose Room B/C

Tue, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Tue, Feb 27, 11:00am - 12:15pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Tue, Feb 27, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107),Small Meeting Room (108)

Tue, Feb 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Robert Crown Center - Room D

Tue, Feb 27, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Feb 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Wed, Feb 28, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Wed, Feb 28, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Wed, Feb 28, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Thu, Feb 29, All day
Main Library

Thu, Feb 29, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)
This event is full

Thu, Feb 29, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Feb 29, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Feb 29, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
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Thu, Feb 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Feb 29, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Feb 29, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Feb 29, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Thu, Feb 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Feb 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Robert Crown Community Center - Room B-C - Room B-C

Fri, Mar 01, All day
Robert Crown Branch Library

Fri, Mar 01, All day
Main Library

Fri, Mar 01, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Mar 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Art Garden
This event is full

Sat, Mar 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Sun, Mar 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Mar 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Mar 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Mar 04, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Tue, Mar 05, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Mar 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Tue, Mar 05, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Mar 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Canceled
Tue, Mar 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Tue, Mar 05, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Wed, Mar 06, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Wed, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Wed, Mar 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Thu, Mar 07, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Mar 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Thu, Mar 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Mar 07, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Fri, Mar 08, All day
Main Library

Fri, Mar 08, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Mar 09, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Sat, Mar 09, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Robert Crown Community Center - Room B/C

Sat, Mar 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Robert Crown Center - Room B/C

Sat, Mar 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Art Garden

Sat, Mar 09, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Sat, Mar 09, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Mar 09, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sun, Mar 10, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Mon, Mar 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Mar 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Mar 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Mon, Mar 11, 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
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Mon, Mar 11, 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
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Mon, Mar 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Tue, Mar 12, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Mar 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Crown - Multipurpose Room B/C

Canceled
Tue, Mar 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Reza's Restaurant

Tue, Mar 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Wed, Mar 13, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Wed, Mar 13, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Wed, Mar 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Thu, Mar 14, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Mar 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Robert Crown Community Ctr, 1801 Main St., Evanston, IL 60202 - Rms. B-C (to the left as you enter)

Thu, Mar 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Mar 14, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
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Thu, Mar 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Mar 14, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Mar 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Mar 14, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Mar 14, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Children's Room

Fri, Mar 15, All day
Robert Crown Branch Library

Fri, Mar 15, All day
Main Library

Fri, Mar 15, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Fri, Mar 15, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Fri, Mar 15, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Sat, Mar 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Sat, Mar 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Mon, Mar 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Mar 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Mon, Mar 18, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Mon, Mar 18, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Mon, Mar 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Tue, Mar 19, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Conference Room East (311),Conference Room West (308),Falcon Room (303)

Tue, Mar 19, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown 115

Tue, Mar 19, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Wed, Mar 20, 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Wed, Mar 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107),Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Wed, Mar 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Temperance Beer Co.

Thu, Mar 21, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Mar 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Mar 21, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Mar 21, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Loft (Teen Space)

Fri, Mar 22, All day
Main Library

Fri, Mar 22, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Mar 23, 9:00am - 10:00am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Sat, Mar 23, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sun, Mar 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Art Garden

Sun, Mar 24, 2:00pm - 3:35pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Mon, Mar 25, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Mar 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Mar 25, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)