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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
John Patrick Green  - "All Tied Up" book cover and color author photo

John Patrick Green

Bestselling children’s book author John Patrick Green presents the seventh installment in the smash-hit graphic novel series about a hilarious pair of super-sleuthing alligators. In “Investigators: All Tied Up,” the unsinkable detectives Mango and Brash are off on a high seas adventure!

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Scott Berg - "The Burning of the World" book cover and color author photo

Scott Berg

In 1871, Chicagoans knew they were due for the “big one”—a massive fire that would decimate the city. There hadn’t been a meaningful rain since July, and several big blazes had nearly outstripped the fire department’s resources. On October 8, when Kate Leary’s barn caught fire, so began the biggest and most destructive disaster the United States had ever endured. And as quickly as the firefight ended, another battle for the future of the city began between the town’s business elites and the poor and immigrant working class. Historian Scott W. Berg presents an enrapturing account of the fire and the powerful transformation that followed. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Ryan La Sala, author of "Beholder"

Ryan La Sala

Author of “The Honeys.” Ryan La Sala presents a chilling new YA supernatural thriller. Something evil is waking up and it’s compelling victims toward violence and chaos. Athan has felt this evil hiding behind his reflection his entire life. Waiting. Now, it’s taking over. Teens and adults.

Thursday, October 5, 2023
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
"Everything Comes Next" book cover and color author photo of Naomi Shihab Nye above "Every Waking Moment" book cover and color author photo

Poets Naomi Shihab Nye and James Crews

Acclaimed poets and St. Louis natives Naomi Shihab Nye and James Crews present a conversation on nature, wildness, and mindfulness through the lens of poetry. The event will be a discussion with award-winning poet Travis Mossotti. Presented in partnership with the Poetry in the Woods Workshop, St. Louis Poetry Center, the Wildlife Rescue Center and the St. Louis Zoo. * Supported by the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council.

Friday, October 6, 2023
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Ethical Society of St. Louis
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