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When I was five years old, I was tapped to be the flower girl in a wedding. During a lull in the reception festivities, I climbed on the stage — much to my parents’ chagrin — and belted out my rendition of Willie Nelson’s “Whiskey River.”
I killed.
Ever since that first taste of the spotlight, I’ve pursued hobbies that put me in front of an audience. Dance performances, speech and drama, serving as a Chicago tour guide; I enjoy what many people dread — entertaining and speaking to a crowd. Professionally, I’ve learned how to use that superpower to help others!
Whether you need an emcee for your event, an “expert” to sit on your panel, or a speaker to entertain or educate your club or group, I’m at your service.

popular presentations

While I’m always happy to work with you to create a customized presentation for your club or group, I’ve had success in the past with these:

all the suggestions...

Chicago has a lot to offer, and all those choices can feel overwhelming. How do you narrow down your options?
I want to help! I’ll share:
  • tips for planning your next staycation
  • ideas for a memorable night out
  • hidden gems to explore with the whole family

sharpen your skills...

Your “best camera” is the one you have on hand. So how can you make the most of that incredible tool you carry around every day? I’ll share:
  • mobile photography tips and tricks
  • editing options available for all phones
  • solutions that make snapping photos more fun

don't bust the budget...

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy exploring Chicago. Let me help you find ways to see the city while sticking to your budget. Frugal can be fun. I’ll share:
  • how to save money on popular attractions
  • lesser-known alternatives that cut expenses but not enjoyment

reviews from satisfied customers

Our patrons loved Molly, not only because she shared so much great information, but also because of her passion for and enjoyment of our great city. I think we all wanted to jump in our cars after her program and go listen to some blues and take a stroll on the Riverwalk. Molly is one of the most delightful and easy to work with presenters we’ve had here. We’d love to have her back.

Janet Collins
Rolling Meadows Library

Molly Page is an engaging speaker who has visited our store many times to talk about her book and share her love of Chicago. She easily connects with both tourists and locals of all ages with her positive attitude and great sense of humor. When you hear Molly speak, you will definitely learn something new about Chicago leave with a smile on your face!

Tyler Stoltenberg
Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co.


Molly Page made a wonderful and insightful presentation to the Men’s Club of the North Shore Senior Center located in Northfield, IL. There were close to 200 men and women present, and even though we thought we knew everything about Chicago, Molly pointed out places that we didn’t know existed or we long ago had forgotten about Chicago with enthusiasm and charm, and it was one of the best presentations we hear in 2016.

Donald Packard
North Shore Senior Center

Molly Page was a delight to have in my bookshop! She tailored her presentation of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die right on the spot to fit the interests of the people she had in the audience. Full of energy and zest for the subject, Molly will have even Chicago natives saying, “I’ve never heard of that here in Chicago. I’m going to go check it out.” I’d have Molly back for a presentation each season if I could convince her to keep driving to the suburbs!

Alli Mengarelli
Book Bin Northbrook
Molly Page Speaker

upcoming events

what should we do this weekend?

April 5, 2022
6:00 pm
Glenside Public Library

June 9, 2022
7:00 pm
Bartlett Public Library

June 16, 2022
7:00 pm
Clarendon Hills Public Library

February 27, 2023
6:30 pm
Crete Public Library

smartphone photography 101

April 12, 2022
6:00 pm
Manhattan-Elwood Public Library

June 30, 2022
6:00 pm
Hinckley Public Library District

July 15, 2022
6:00 pm
Creston-Dement Public Library

July 21, 2022
5:30 pm
Malta Township Public Library

July 28, 2022
6:00 pm
Bloomington Public Library

August 4,  2022
7:00 pm
Batavia Public Library

August 11, 2022
6:30 pm
Worth Public Library District

August 15, 2022
6:30 pm
Crete Public Library

August 25, 2022
1:00 pm
Wilmette Public Library

January 12, 2023
7:00 pm
Glenside Public Library

February 13, 2023
7:00 pm
Messenger Public Library

July 13, 2023
7:00 pm
Riverside Public Library

mollypg signs 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die
Molly Page Author Event
here, there & everywhere