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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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Elizabeth Acevedo - “Family Lore” book cover and color author photo

Elizabeth Acevedo

A national bestseller, Good Morning America Book Club Pick and winner of the NAACP Image Award, Elizabeth Acevedo’s “Family Lore” shares the story of one Dominican American family told through the voices of its women. Flor has a gift: she can predict, to the day, when someone will die. So when she decides she wants a living wake—a party to bring her family and community together to celebrate the long life she’s led—her sisters are surprised. Has Flor foreseen her own death, or someone else’s? Spanning the three days prior to the wake, “Family Lore” traces the lives of each of the Marte women, weaving together past and present.

Monday, June 17, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Riley Sager - “Middle of the Night” book cover and color author photo

SOLD OUT - Ticketed Event: Riley Sager

In the latest jaw-dropping thriller from Riley Sager, a man must contend with dark secrets lurking just beyond the safe confines of his picture-perfect neighborhood. One July night, best friends Ethan and Billy fell asleep in a tent. Billy was never seen again. Thirty years later, Ethan has reluctantly returned to his childhood home. Plagued by insomnia, he begins to notice strange things happening in the middle of the night. Someone seems to be roaming the cul-de-sac at odd hours, and signs of Billy’s presence keep appearing in Ethan’s backyard. Is someone playing a cruel prank? Or has Billy, long thought to be dead, somehow returned?

Tuesday, June 18, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Nicola Yoon - "One of Our Kind" book cover and color author photo

Nicola Yoon

“Get Out” meets “Stepford Wives” in #1 bestselling YA author Nicola Yoon’s first adult novel. Jasmyn and King Williams move their family to the planned Black utopia of Liberty, California hoping to find a community of like-minded people. Jasmyn is surprised to find that Liberty residents seem focused on booking spa treatments and ignoring the world’s troubles. Then she discovers a terrible secret about Liberty and its founders. Frustration turns to dread as her loved ones start embracing the Liberty way of life. Thrilling with insightful social commentary, “One of Our Kind” explores the ways in which freedom is complicated by the presumptions we make about ourselves and each other.

Thursday, June 20, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Meg Gardiner - "Shadow Heart" book cover and color author photo

Meg Gardiner

What happens when two serial killers begin to compete with each other? From #1 bestselling author Meg Gardiner comes a new high-octane thriller in the acclaimed UNSUB series about the FBI’s “unknown subjects.” To stop a string of brutal slayings, FBI profiler Caitlin Hendrix must unravel the connection between two serial killers locked in a twisted rivalry. Caught between a manipulative psychopath and a ruthless UNSUB, Caitlin has to dive into not one, but two dark minds. She will risk everything, plunging into the depths of their depraved clash to hunt down an unstoppable killer.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Mo Rocca - "Roctogenarians" book cover and color author photo

SOLD OUT - Ticketed Event: Mo Rocca

Bestselling author and beloved CBS “Sunday Morning” correspondent Mo Rocca presents an inspiring collection of stories that celebrates the triumphs of people who made their biggest marks late in life. Rocca introduces us to an amazing cast of characters who peaked when they could have been puttering—breaking out as writers, selling out concert halls, and attempting to set land-speed records. With passion and wonder Rocca recounts the stories of yesterday’s and today’s strongest finishers. Because with all due respect to the Golden Girls, some people will never be content sitting out on the lanai.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Gabrielle Zevin - “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” book cover and color author photo

Ticketed Event: Gabrielle Zevin

An international bestseller and Best Book of the Year from the New York Times and GoodReads, Gabrielle Zevin’s unlikely love story set in the world of video games has captured the hearts and minds of millions of readers. Sam and Sadie–two college friends, often in love, but never lovers—become creative partners in a dazzling and intricately imagined world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality. It is a love story, but not one you have read before.

Thursday, June 27, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.