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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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Christina Soontornvat - "Legends of Lotus Island: City of Wishes" book cover and color author photo

Christina Soontornvat

From three-time Newbery honor recipient Christina Soontornvat comes a compelling middle grade fantasy series about animals, magic, and kids embracing their power to change the world. During the New Year break, Plum and her friends travel to fancy, fashionable Nakhon City. Plum has never experienced anything like it! But under the glittering surface, secrets lurk. A storm is brewing, and Plum will have to harness all of her growing powers to survive it.

Sunday, March 24, 2024
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Heather Gudenkauf Author of “Everyone is Watching”

Heather Gudenkauf

From the bestselling author of “The Overnight Guest” comes a twisty locked-room thriller about a mysterious high-stakes game that proves life-threatening. Five contestants have been chosen to compete for ten million dollars on the game show “One Lucky Winner.” The catch? They will be completely isolated on luxurious estate–and none of the competitors know what (or who) to expect. When long-kept secrets begin to rise to the surface, they realize this is no longer just a reality show—someone is out for blood. And the game can’t end until the world knows who the contestants really are… Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, March 29, 2024
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Lisa Scottoline -"The Truth About the Devlins" book cover and color author photo

Lisa Scottoline

#1 bestselling suspense author Lisa Scottoline presents another pulse-pounding domestic thriller about family, justice, and the lies that tear us apart. TJ Devlin is the charming disappointment in the prominent Devlin family, all of whom are lawyers at their highly successful firm. After stints in prison and rehab, TJ can’t get hired anywhere except as an “investigator” at the firm. But one night, TJ’s world turns upside down after his older brother John confesses that he just murdered one of the clients. TJ plunges into the investigation, seizing the chance to prove his worth and save his brother. TJ will fight to save his family, but what he learns might break them first.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
David Lange - "Year One: St. Louis CITY SC" book cover and color author photo

Year One: St. Louis CITY SC

St. Louis CITY SC finished first in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference in their inaugural 2023 season. Hear the story of the record-breaking team from the author of Year One: St. Louis CITY SC, David Lange, and the team’s play-by-play announcer, Joey Zanaboni. Signed copies will be available for purchase. Adults. Registration required.

Thursday, April 4, 2024
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Don Winslow - "City in Ruins" book cover and black and white author photo

Don Winslow

“City in Ruins” is the explosive conclusion to bestselling author Don Winslow’s epic crime trilogy about Danny Ryan, a low-level Rhode Island gangster turned West Coast power player. Now a billionaire, Ryan has built an empire of glittering mega-hotels and casinos along the legendary Las Vegas Strip, a newcomer making both firm allies and bitter enemies as he threatens the city’s entrenched establishment in a dangerous battle of money, blackmail, and bribery fought at the highest level. And a dangerous endgame is at hand for Danny – he thought he had buried his criminal past, but now it reaches up from the grave to pull him down. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 6, 2024
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Valerie Bertinelli - "Indulge" book cover and color author photo

Ticketed Event: Valerie Bertinelli

When beloved actress and bestselling author Valerie Bertinelli turned 60, she said, “Enough already!” and ended her battle with the scale for good. She stopped counting calories and thinking of certain foods as good or bad. She quit saying no and began saying yes, finally learning how to enjoy the pure pleasure of being alive–starting in the kitchen. Written in Valerie’s warm and intimate style, this gorgeous cookbook includes heartfelt essays about how to savor moments big and small. “Indulge” is a permission slip to enjoy food and more importantly, enjoy life.

Saturday, April 6, 2024
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade