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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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Tui Sutherland - "Wings of Fire: A Guide to the Dragon World" book cover and color author photo

SOLD OUT - Ticketed Event - Tui Sutherland

St. Louis County Library Foundation and The Novel Neighbor Present An Evening with #1 Bestselling Children’s Book Author Tui Sutherland, Author of “Wings of Fire: A Guide to the Dragon World.” The #1 bestselling Wings of Fire series soars to even greater heights with an all-new collection of stories and art from readers' favorite dragon world! Author Tui Sutherland will discuss the legends of the ten dragon tribes and explore the history, mythology, and folklore of the beloved series in a truly spectacular event for Wings of Fire fans!

Monday, October 2, 2023
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
The J
Paul Holes - “Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases” book cover and color author photo

Ticketed Event – Paul Holes

In 2018, Paul Holes retired as a cold case investigator after spending more than twenty-seven years specializing in cold case and serial predator crimes, lending his expertise to notable cases, including the murder of Laci Peterson and the kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard. Most prominently, Paul’s career culminated with his identification of the Golden State Killer, the most notorious and cunning serial predator in U.S. history. An instant bestseller and called "even more riveting than an episode of 'Dateline'" by the New York Times, Holes’ memoir “Unmasked” details his decades-long career while illuminating the emotional toll this work can take.

Saturday, October 7, 2023
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Ethical Society of St. Louis
David Brooks - "How to Know a Person" book cover and color author photo

SOLD OUT: Ticketed Event - David Brooks

New York Times Op-Ed Columnist and bestselling author David Brooks presents a practical, heartfelt guide to the art of truly knowing another person in order to foster deeper connections at home, at work, and throughout our lives. Driven by his trademark sense of curiosity and his determination to grow as a person, Brooks draws from the fields of psychology and neuroscience and from the worlds of theater, philosophy, and education to present a hopeful, integrated approach to human connection.

Monday, October 30, 2023
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Washington University