From best-selling novelists and entertainers to emerging literary talents, the Authors! program beings writers to Toledo to talk about their creative process and the inspiration behind each work.

Presented by the Library Legacy Foundation. Presenting Media: The Blade and Buckeye Broadband. Supporting Sponsor: Buehrer Group. Community Sponsor: Friends of the Library. All ticket purchases are only through the online links below (no branch ticket sales currently.) For assistance or to inquire about being a featured author, call 419.259.5199.

Authors! with David FitzSimmons

(Tu) February 27 | 6:30 — 7:30 p.m. | Main Library

In partnership with WGTE and Ohio Learns 360, we welcome award-winning nature photographer and author of Curious Critters, David FitzSimmons. Books will be available for sale following the program.


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!