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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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Reed Farrel Coleman - “Blind to Midnight: A Nick Ryan Novel” book cover and color author photo

Reed Farrel Coleman

Reed Farrel Coleman is the bestselling author of thirty-one crime fiction novels. His latest series introduces an unforgettable antihero, police “fixer” Nick Ryan. Nearly three thousand New Yorkers died on 9/11. But in the entire city on that tragic day, only one murder actually took place. Now, over two decades later, Detective Nick Ryan must dig beneath the official report--and into his own past--to find the truth. Nick's investigations uncover a tangled web of corruption and blood money, and as the horrifying truth emerges, he finds himself outgunned, on the run, and trusting no one.

Wednesday, August 21, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Jodi Picoult - "By Any Other Name" book cover and color author photo

Ticketed Event: Jodi Picoult

#1 bestselling novelist Jodi Picoult presents a sweeping tale of ambition, courage, and desire that centers two women who are determined to create something beautiful despite the prejudices they face. Young playwright Melina Green has written a new work inspired by the life of her Elizabethan ancestor Emilia Bassano. But seeing it performed is unlikely, in a theater world where the playing field isn’t level for women. In 1581, young Emilia Bassano is a ward of English aristocrats. Endowed with a sharp wit and a gift for storytelling, she is allowed no voice of her own. She begins to form a plan to secretly bring a play of her own to the stage—by paying an actor named William Shakespeare to front her work.

Wednesday, September 4, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center
Author T.J. Klune “Somewhere Beyond the Sea”

Ticketed Event: TJ Klune

T.J. Klune presents the hugely anticipated sequel to “The House in theCerulean Sea,” one of the best-loved fantasy novels of the past decade. A magical house. A secret past. A summons that could change everything. Arthur Parnassus lives a good life built on the ashes of a bad one. He’s the headmaster of a strange orphanage on a distant and peculiar island, and he hopes to soon be the adoptive father to the six dangerous and magical children who live there. But when Arthur is summoned to make a public statement about his dark past, he finds himself at the helm of a fight for the future that his family, and all magical people, deserve.

Saturday, September 14, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Clark Family Branch
Nicholas Sparks - "Counting Miracles" book cover and color author photo

SOLD OUT - Ticketed Event: Nicholas Sparks

From the acclaimed author of “The Notebook” comes a powerful novel about making our peace with the path we’ve taken. Tanner Hughes followed in his grandfather’s military footsteps to become an Army Ranger. His whole life has been spent abroad, and he is the proverbial rolling stone. But when his grandmother passes away, her last words to him are “find where you belong.” Before his next posting, Tanner’s life will cross paths with a single mother and a reclusive 83-year-old haunted by his past. As these characters’ fates orbit closer together, none of them is expecting a miracle . . . but that may be exactly what is about to alter their futures forever.

Friday, September 27, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.