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Did you know we have the biggest, number one author event series in the country? Each month the St. Louis County Library Foundation brings bestselling and award-winning authors from a variety of genres to the library, offering readers exclusive opportunities to meet and engage with their favorite writers.

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended. Books for signing will be available for purchase at the events. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.

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Jeffery Deaver - “The Watchmaker’s Hand: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel” book cover and color author photo

Jeffery Deaver

#1 bestselling suspense writer Jeffery Deaver returns with a twisty thriller starring forensic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme and detective Amelia Sachs. When a construction crane mysteriously collapses, causing mass destruction and injury, Rhyme and Sachs are on the case. A political group claims responsibility for the sabotage and threatens another attack in twenty-four hours. Then a clue reveals to Rhyme that his nemesis, known as the Watchmaker, has come to town to fulfill his promise of murdering the criminalist. Now Rhyme and Sachs have to dodge his brilliant scheme, while racing against time to stop the construction site terrorists. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 30, 2023
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
St. Louis Teen Book Festival

St. Louis Teen Book Festival

Meet 19 top young adult authors for a day of book chats, panel events, autographs, photos and more! FREE and open to all readers. The line-up includes Neal Shusterman, Kendare Blake, Justin A. Reynolds, and others.

Saturday, December 2, 2023
1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Ladue Horton Watkins High School
H. W. Brands Author of “Founding Partisans: Hamilton, Madison, Jefferson, Adams, and the Brawling Birth of American Politics”

H.W. Brands

Presented in partnership with the Thursday Nights at the Museum Series and the Westfall Politics & History Series. Join us 5:00–6:30 p.m. for Happy Hour and explore the museum’s exhibits. Food and drinks available for purchase. Pulitzer Prize finalist H.W. Brands presents the revelatory history of vicious political division at the birth of the United States. To the framers of the Constitution, political parties were a fatal threat to republican virtues. Yet parties emerged even before the Constitution was ratified. Brands has crafted a lively narrative of the early years of the republic.H.W. Brands talk will start at 6:30 p.m. followed by a book signing session at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 7, 2023
5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Missouri History Museum
Jan Brett's Winter Wonderland Tour

Jan Brett

Meet beloved children’s book author Jan Brett and visit her Winter Wonderland Tour Bus. The event will include a book talk by Jan Brett on her new Winter Collection Box set, including classics like “Cozy” and “The Three Snow Bears,” a book signing, photos with Hedgie, crafts, and lots of winter fun!

Saturday, December 9, 2023
5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Local Author & Illustrator Team Amanda E. Doyle and Dan Zettwoch “Missouri Weird & Wonderful”

Amanda E. Doyle and Dan Zettwoch

Local author Amanda Doyle and illustrator Dan Zettwoch share a fast-paced, fact-filled collection of the most fascinating parts of life in our state, with a kid’s-eye point of view in their new book, "Missouri Weird and Wonderful". Sports, history, wildlife, food, inventions, architecture, natural wonders, and just plain fun come to vibrant life in these richly illustrated, full-color pages. All ages.

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Joshua C. Kezer and Stephen Snodgrass “The Murder of Angela Mischelle Lawless: An Honest Sheriff and the Exoneration of an Innocent Man”

Joshua C. Kezer and Stephen Snodgrass

In a small Missouri town in 1992, the body of 19-year-old Mischelle Lawless was found in her car, stalled on the side of a road. 18-year-old Joshua Kezer was arrested and charged for her murder—even though he was in a different state at the time—and spent the next 16 years of his life in prison. How was Josh imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit? Author and attorney Stephen Snodgrass expertly unveils the web of corruption that led to Josh’s conviction. This book is a timely, compassionate work of true crime that calls for more equitable justice for all.

Thursday, January 11, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
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