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.
Drawing on an extraordinary real-life story, bestselling middle grade author Jennifer Nielsen presents an inspiring account of Polish resistance fighters during World War II. 12-year-old Lidia wants to aid the Jewish people held captive in the Warsaw Ghetto. She begins to work as a courier, smuggling weapons and messages for the resistance and soon joins the Polish nationalists’ fight. No matter the consequences, they’re willing to defend their freedom from the Nazi invaders–even with their lives.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Finkel presents a powerful account of one man navigating the deep divisions in America today. Brent Cummings is an Iraq war veteran, raised to believe in a vision of America that values fairness and respect for others, but now, too often, experiencing the anger and confusion sweeping through his beloved country. David Finkel, known for his unique, in-depth reporting, spent fourteen years deep inside Brent Cummings’s world to create this intimate portrait of a man’s life, community, and quest for connection. “An American Dreamer” illuminates, with the deepest empathy, the feelings and lives of many people in America today.
Bestselling novelists Ariel Lawhon and Katherine Reay discuss their genre-bending historical thrillers! Ariel Lawhon’s “The Frozen River” is a gripping mystery inspired by the life and diary of Martha Ballard, a renowned 18th-century midwife who investigates a shocking murder. Katherine Reay’s “The Berlin Letters” presents an unforgettable tale of the Cold War and a brilliant CIA code breaker attempting to free her father from an East Berlin prison.
If we’re all born naked and the rest is drag, this is RuPaul stripped bare. Pop culture icon and international drag superstar RuPaul invites you to a spiritual awakening to celebrate the release of the highly-anticipated memoir, “The House of Hidden Meanings.” Allow your mind, body, and soul to be enveloped in RuPaul’s lyrically poignant stories on life, love, and finding your voice. During this special event, RuPaul offers fans a manual for living–a personal philosophy that testifies to the value of chosen family, the importance of harnessing what makes you different, and the transformational power of facing yourself fearlessly. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear RuPaul’s extraordinary story as told by RuPaul.
Internationally bestselling author of “The Flight Attendant” Chris Bohjalian’s latest novel is a twisting tale of identity and obsession on the Las Vegas strip. Crissy Dowling passes her days by the pool in a private cabana, and each evening she transforms into a Princess, performing her musical cabaret inspired by the late Diana Spencer. But when the owner of the Buckingham Palace Casino is murdered, Crissy’s kingdom comes crashing down.
Co-author of the #1 bestseller “Never Never” (written with Colleen Hoover), Tarryn Fisher presents a breathtaking new thriller. Iris narrowly escaped her twin sister’s fate as a teen: kidnapped and long gone before the cops agreed to investigate. Now an adult, Iris wants one thing—proof. And if the police still won’t help, she will find it her own way; by interning at the isolated Shoal Island Hospital for the criminally insane. But Iris soon realizes that something even more sinister is simmering beneath the surface of the Shoal, and that the patients aren’t the only ones being observed.