Authors!

Presented by the Library Legacy Foundation. Presenting Media: The Blade and Buckeye Broadband. Supporting Sponsors: Buehrer Group and HCR ManorCare. Community Sponsor: Friends of the Library. For questions or to inquire about being a featured author, call 419.259.5196.

Tickets: $25 (includes book)

Sherrod Brown

(Su) Nov. 10 | 2 p.m. | Main Library, McMaster Center

Sherrod Brown is the senior United States Senator from Ohio. He was the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 13th congressional district from 1993­ to 2003 and the 47th Ohio Secretary of State from 1983 to 1991. A member of the Democratic Party, Senator Brown began his political career in 1975 upon election to the Ohio House of Representatives. Since his election to the Senate in 2006, Brown has sat on the Senate floor at a mahogany desk with a proud history. In Desk 88 (released November 5, 2019), he tells the story of eight of the Senators who were there before him. Together, these eight political portraits tell a story about the triumphs and failures of the past century. Recalling his own career, Brown dramatizes the hard work and high ideals required to renew the social contract and create a new era in which Americans of all backgrounds can know the “Dignity of Work.”

Tickets: $25 (includes book)
Free: RSVP Recommended

Kevin Wilson

(Sa) Nov. 13 | Main Library, Glass Meeting Room

Kevin Wilson is the author of two collections, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, which received an Alex Award from the American Library Association and the Shirley Jackson Award, and Baby You’re Gonna Be Mine, and three novels, The Family Fang, Perfect Little World and Nothing to See Here. His fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, One Story, A Public Space and has appeared in four volumes of the New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best anthology as well as The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012. He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Rivendell and the KHN Center for the Arts.

His latest book, Nothing to See Here, is a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with remarkable and disturbing abilities.

Free: RSVP Recommended
Tickets: $18 (includes dessert reception)

Marra B. Gad

(Th) Nov. 21 | 7 p.m. | Main Library, McMaster Center

In partnership with the Northwest Ohio Jewish Book Festival.

Marra B. Gad is an independent film and television producer, known for her work on the Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete and Girl Most Likely. She is a grad­u­ate of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Illi­nois at Urbana-Cham­paign and holds a master’s degree in Mod­ern Jew­ish His­to­ry from Bal­ti­more Hebrew Uni­ver­si­ty. Gad’s first book, The Color of Love (released Nov. 12, 2019), explores the idea of yerusha, which means "inheritance" in Yiddish. At times both heart-wrenching and heartwarming, it is a story about what you inherit from your family—identity, disease, melanin, hate and most powerful of all, love. With honesty, insight and warmth, Gad has written an inspirational, moving chronicle proving that when all else is stripped away, love is where we return, and love is always our greatest inheritance.

Tickets: $18 (includes dessert reception)
Tickets: $50 (includes book)

John Becker & Megan Scott

(Sa) Nov. 23 | 7 p.m. | Main Library, McMaster

Joy of Cooking, often known as "The Joy of Cooking", is one of the United States' most-published cookbooks. It has been in print continuously since 1936 and has sold more than 18 million copies. In this latest edition (published Nov. 12, 2019), cooking experts developed more than 600 new recipes and updated thousands of classic recipes to reflect the latest ingredients and techniques available to today’s home cooks. The new edition is the perfect combination of classic recipes, new dishes and indispensable reference information for today’s home cooks. Whether it is the only cookbook on your shelf or one of many, Joy is and has been the essential and trusted guide for home cooks for almost a century.

Cooking Demonstration & Tasting:
As part of this Authors! presentation, John Becker and Megan Scott will demonstrate a few of the books signature dishes, including a cocktail drink. Audience members will enjoy just a small sample of their latest and updated creations.

This program is 21 and over.

Tickets: $50 (includes book)

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