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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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Fierce Reads Book Tour Authors–Color headshot photos of Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, Jamison Shea, Tomi Oyemakinde, and Kalyn Josephson and book covers of their works below the photos

2023 Fierce Reads Book Tour

Join us in welcoming four top YA authors on their cross-country tour celebrating new books: Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé ("Ace of Spades"), Jamison Shea ("I Feed Her to the Beast and the Beast is Me"), Tomi Oyemakinde ("The Changing Man"), and Kalyn Josephson ("This Dark Descent")!

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
John Connolly Author of "The Land of Lost Things"

John Connolly

#1 internationally bestselling author of the Charlie Parker suspense series, Irish novelist John Connolly presents a follow-up to his hit fantasy novel “The Book of Lost Things.” Phoebe, an eight-year-old girl, lies comatose following a car accident. Her mother, Ceres, can only sit by her bedside and read aloud the fairy stories Phoebe loves in the hope they might summon her back to this world. But an old house on the hospital grounds is calling to Ceres. Something wants her to enter, to journey to a land colored by the memories of childhood—a land of witches and dryads, giants and mandrakes; a land where old enemies are watching and waiting…Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Books available for purchase from The Novel Neighbor.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Kashmir Hill – "Your Face Belongs to Us" book cover and color author photo

Kashmir Hill

New York Times tech reporter Kashmir Hill shares the riveting story of Clearview AI, a small tech company that claimed it could identify anyone based on just one snapshot. If it was everything it claimed to be, the app would be the ultimate surveillance tool. “Your Face Belongs to Us” is a gripping warning about one of many new technologies that challenge what Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once called “the right to be let alone.”

Thursday, September 28, 2023
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
The J
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.