Authors!

Never miss a visiting author presentation at your Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

Florence Williams

Aug. 30 | 7 p.m. | Main Library

We're partnering with Metroparks Toledo to welcome journalist, bestselling author and podcaster Florence Williams! Her book, The Nature Fix, uncovers the science behind nature's restorative benefits and its positive effects on the brain. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and author signing. Free and open to all.

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Sally Field

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. In her memoir In Pieces, she tells her story for the first time - and in her own gorgeous words - about a challenging and lonely childhood, the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood, and deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships.

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

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Wil Haygood

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 with an emotional, inspiring story of two teams from a poor, black, segregated high school in Columbus, Ohio. In the mist 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. 

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Explore more than 20 years of bringing noted authors to the local area. Authors! 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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