Authors!

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.

We are excited to continue with an updated virtual model for our Authors! series.

Two Ways to Participate:

  1. Join us FREE on the Library’s Facebook page, OR
  2. Purchase a copy of the book to be picked up at your local branch (after the publication release date) and watch through a secure Zoom link.
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JACK CARR

(Tu) April 20 | 7 p.m.

Jack Carr will join us for an online discussion about his latest book, The Devil's Hand. There will be time at the end of the event for Q&A submitted through the chat option of Zoom.

Two Ways to Participate: Join us FREE on the Library’s Facebook page, OR Purchase a copy of the book for $21.00 plus fees, to be picked up at your local branch (after the publication release date) and watch through a secure Zoom link.

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Authors! and Labor Loves the Library

(Th) April 29 | 6 p.m.

This is a free event but donations can be made to the Library Legacy Foundation Labor History Room on the Eventbrite Registration page.

We will be live on the Toledo Lucas County Public Library Facebook page with author Anand Giridharadas and special guest, AFL-CIO National President, Richard Trumka. Anand Giridharadas is the author of multiple books, including "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World," published by Knopf in 2018. He is an editor-at-large for TIME, an on-air political analyst for MSNBC, and a visiting scholar at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.

Richard L. Trumka is president of the 12.5-million-member AFL-CIO. An outspoken advocate for social and economic justice, Trumka is the nation’s clearest voice on the critical need to ensure that all workers have a good job and the power to determine their wages and working conditions. He heads the labor movement’s efforts to create an economy based on broadly shared prosperity and to hold elected officials and employers accountable to working families.

Join us for free on the Toledo Lucas County Public Library Facebook page where the author will join us for an online discussion. There will be time at the end of the event for Q&A submitted as comments on Facebook.

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DR. JODI BERG AND FARMER LEE JONES

(Th) May 6 | 7 p.m.

Do you want more fresh and healthful meals? Get inspiration and information as you join us from the comfort of your home as we talk with Dr. Jodi Berg author of Vitamix 100th Anniversary Cookbook: 100 Whole Food Recipes from Our Fans & Family and Farmer Lee Jones author The Chef's Garden: A Modern Guide to Common and Unusual Vegetables.

Two Ways to Participate: Join us FREE on the Library’s Facebook page, OR purchase a copy of the book (prices below), to be picked up at your local branch (after the publication release date) and watch through a secure Zoom link.

Book prices:

One Copy of "VITAMIX 100th Anniversary" Cookbook - $19.00+ Eventbrite Fees

One Copy of "The Chef's Garden" Cookbook - $45.00+ Eventbrite Fees

One Copy of BOTH Cookbooks - discounted pricing - $60.00 + Eventbrite Fees

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TEDD LONG

(W) May 19 | 7 p.m.

Join us from the comfort of your home as we talk with Tedd Long about his book, 100 Things To Do In Toledo Before You Die. There will be time at the end of the event for Q&A submitted through the chat option of Zoom.

To participate, join us for free on the Toledo Lucas County Public Library Facebook page where the author will join us for an online discussion. There will be time at the end of the event for Q&A submitted as comments on Facebook.

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John Paul Brammer

(M) June 14 | 7 p.m.

Popular LGBTQ advice columnist and writer John Paul Brammer comes a hilarious, heartwarming memoir-in-essays chronicling his journey growing up as a queer, mixed-race Chicano kid in America’s heartland to becoming the “Chicano Carrie Bradshaw” of his generation. The first time someone called John Paul (JP) Brammer “Papi” was on the popular gay hookup app Grindr. At first, it was flattering; JP took this for “hey, handsome.” Who doesn’t want to be called handsome? But then it happened again and again…and again, leaving JP wondering: Who the hell is Papi? What started as a racialized moniker given to him on a hookup app soon became the inspiration for his now wildly popular advice column “¡Hola Papi!”, launching his career as the Cheryl Strayed for young people everywhere.

Two Ways to Participate:
1. Join us FREE on the Library’s Facebook page, OR

2. Purchase a copy of the book for $18.00 plus Eventbrite fees, to be picked up at your local branch (after the publication release date) and watch through a secure Zoom link.

Register Now

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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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