Virtual Palatine Library Program Features Offerman, Tweedy

The Palatine Public Library will join Illinois State Libraries in welcoming actor, author, and carpenter Nick Offerman in conversation with musician, author, and fellow hiker Jeff Tweedy — straight from the wild.

Offerman and Tweedy will discuss Offerman’s most recent book, “Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of an Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outdoors.” The event will be held virtually at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27.

Offerman is best known for his role as Ron Swanson on the hit TV series “Parks and Recreation.” Outside of acting, it is also a New York Times bestseller. He is the author of three other books including “Gumption”, is the co-author of “The Greatest Love Story Ever Told” and publishes the newsletter Donkey Thoughts Substack.

Born in Joliet and raised in nearby Minooka, he now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and fellow actress Megan Mullally. In his spare time, he can be found in his Los Angeles carpentry shop making wooden crafts.

Tweedy, who joined in the conversation, inspired Offerman to use their nature walks and conversations for “Where the Deer and the Antelope Play.” Best known as the founding member and frontman of American rock band Wilco, Tweedy is one of contemporary music’s most accomplished songwriters, musicians and performers. He is also the author of two New York Times bestsellers, “Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back)” and “How to Write One Song”. More recently, Tweedy writes and publishes music weekly in his Substack newsletter, Starship Casual. Originally from Belleville, IL, he currently lives in Chicago with his family.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit For more information, visit or call 847-907-3600.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration of public libraries offering high-quality events. Illinois Libraries Present is supported in part by a grant from the State Library of Illinois, a department of the Office of the Secretary of State, with funds provided by the US Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. .

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