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 419.259.5196.

Tickets: $25 (includes book)

Jose Antonio Vargas

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

Jose Antonio Vargas won a Pulitzer Prize for his Washington Post work covering the Virginia Tech shooting. While at the Post, Vargas also covered the AIDS epidemic in Washington D.C., for which he received another Pulitzer Prize nomination. He also served as a journalist with the Huffington Post as technology and innovations editor. Today, Vargas devotes his time to promoting human rights. He founded two organizations dedicated to exploring race and citizenship in America and has received recognition and awards for his LGBTQ activism. His new book, Dear America, chronicles his experience living in the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant and how it impacted his life along the way. Presented by the Library Legacy Foundation, the Blade and Buckeye Broadband and sponsored by the Buehrer Group and HCR Manor Care.

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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