Authors!

Never miss a visiting author presentation at your Toledo Lucas County Public Library. For questions about our Authors! program or to inquire about being a featured author, call 419.259.5123.

Tickets: $25 (includes book)

Sally Field

(T) Sept. 25 | 7 p.m. | Stranahan Theater

Sally Field is one of the most celebrated, beloved and enduring actors of our time. A two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award-winning actor, Field has portrayed dozens of iconic roles on both the large and small screens. Her memoir In Pieces tells her story about a challenging and lonely childhood, the highs and lows of her star-studded career in Hollywood and dives deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships.

Presented by the Library Legacy Foundation, the Blade and Buckeye Broadband and sponsored by the Buehrer Group and HCR Manor Care.

Tickets: $25 (includes book)
FREE: RSVP Requested

Wil Haygood

(Th) Oct. 4 | 7 p.m. | Bowsher High School

Wil Haygood, author of the best-selling The Butler, returns to Toledo to lead a Community Read for her latest work Tigerland, an emotional, inspiring story of two teams from a poor, black, segregated high school in Columbus, Ohio. In the midst of the racial turbulence of 1968-69, the team wins the Ohio State baseball and basketball championships in the same year. The team competed against Toledo's own Libbey High School to win the basketball championship by just one point.

Sponsored by Block Communications, Inc. and Huntington National Bank.

FREE: RSVP Requested
FREE: RSVP Requested

Tiffani Thiessen

(Sa) Oct. 6 | 7 p.m. | Bowsher High School

You know her from iconic roles in beloved cult classics such as Saved by the Bell and Beverly Hills, 90210, and her current starring role in Netflix’s Alexa & Katie, but Tiffani Thiessen has been charming old and new fans alike on her longtime Cooking Channel show, Dinner at Tiffani’s. Now, Tiffani is opening up about her life as a mom, career woman and wife with her debut cookbook, Pull Up a Chair: Recipes from My Family to Yours.

Private Reception: A private ticketed reception (tickets sold out) will take place at 6 p.m. prior to Thiessen's presentation at 7 p.m.

FREE: RSVP Requested
Tickets: $25 (includes book)

Jose Antonio Vargas

(T) Oct. 30 | 7 p.m. | Kent

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and a leading voice for the human rights of immigrants. He is the founder and CEO of Define American, the nation’s leading non-profit media and culture organization that fights injustice and anti-immigrant hate through the power of storytelling. In 2011, the New York Times published a ground breaking essay he wrote in which he revealed and chronicled his life in America as an undocumented immigrant.

Presented by the Library Legacy Foundation, the Blade and Buckeye Broadband and sponsored by the Buehrer Group and HCR Manor Care.

Tickets: $25 (includes book)
Tickets: $20 (does not include book)

Mitch Albom

(W) Nov. 7 | 7 p.m. | Stranahan Theater

In Mitch Albom's enchanting sequel to the number one bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven tells the story of Eddie’s heavenly reunion with Annie—the little girl he saved on earth—in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect. Fifteen years ago, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran- turned-amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie’s journey to heaven taught him that every life matters. Now, in this magical sequel, Albom reveals Annie’s story.

Presented by the Library Legacy Foundation, the Blade and Buckeye Broadband and sponsored by the Buehrer Group and HCR Manor Care.

Tickets: $20 (does not include book)
Free: RSVP Requested

Damon Brown

(W) Nov. 14 | 7 p.m. | Sylvania

Damon Brown helps side hustlers, solopreneurs and other non-traditional creatives bloom. He co-founded the popular platonic connection app Cuddlr and led it to acquisition within a year, all while being the primary caretaker of his infant first son. Today, he guides others through his consulting/coaching, daily Inc.com column and public speaking on platforms including TED. Damon's most recent book, The Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur, is the latest in his best-selling Bite-Sized Entrepreneur series.

Free: RSVP Requested

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Explore more than 20 years of bringing noted authors to the local area. Authors! has featured some of the world's most prolific writers, journalists and activists including Gloria Steinem, David McCullough, Anna Quindlen, Isabel Allende, Neil Gaiman, Sebastian Junger, Nicholas Sparks, Bob Woodward, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Ray Bradbury, John Updike, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., P.J. O'Rourke, Sherman Alexie, Zadie Smith, Henry Winkler, Sue Grafton, Cokie Roberts, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sandra Cisneros, Jacques Pepin and many more!

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