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.
Meet 19 top young adult authors for a day of book chats, panel events, autographs, photos and more! FREE and open to all readers. The line-up includes Neal Shusterman, Kendare Blake, Justin A. Reynolds, and others.
Presented in partnership with the Thursday Nights at the Museum Series and the Westfall Politics & History Series. Join us 5:00–6:30 p.m. for Happy Hour and explore the museum’s exhibits. Food and drinks available for purchase. Pulitzer Prize finalist H.W. Brands presents the revelatory history of vicious political division at the birth of the United States. To the framers of the Constitution, political parties were a fatal threat to republican virtues. Yet parties emerged even before the Constitution was ratified. Brands has crafted a lively narrative of the early years of the republic.H.W. Brands talk will start at 6:30 p.m. followed by a book signing session at 7:30 p.m.
Meet beloved children’s book author Jan Brett and visit her Winter Wonderland Tour Bus. The event will include a book talk by Jan Brett on her new Winter Collection Box set, including classics like “Cozy” and “The Three Snow Bears,” a book signing, photos with Hedgie, crafts, and lots of winter fun!
Local author Amanda Doyle and illustrator Dan Zettwoch share a fast-paced, fact-filled collection of the most fascinating parts of life in our state, with a kid’s-eye point of view in their new book, "Missouri Weird and Wonderful". Sports, history, wildlife, food, inventions, architecture, natural wonders, and just plain fun come to vibrant life in these richly illustrated, full-color pages. All ages.
In a small Missouri town in 1992, the body of 19-year-old Mischelle Lawless was found in her car, stalled on the side of a road. 18-year-old Joshua Kezer was arrested and charged for her murder—even though he was in a different state at the time—and spent the next 16 years of his life in prison. How was Josh imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit? Author and attorney Stephen Snodgrass expertly unveils the web of corruption that led to Josh’s conviction. This book is a timely, compassionate work of true crime that calls for more equitable justice for all.
Bestselling thriller writer Rachel Hawkins presents a twisted new gothic suspense. The victim of a famous kidnapping as a child and a widow four times over, Ruby McTavish ruled the tiny town of Tavistock from Ashby House, her family’s estate high in the Blue Ridge Mountains. But in the aftermath of her death, her adopted son, Camden, wants little to do with the surviving McTavishes. Ten years later, his uncle’s death pulls Cam back into the family fold. As Ashby House tightens its grip, questions about the infamous heiress come to light. An inheritance can entail more than what’s written in a will––and the bonds of family stretch far beyond the grave.