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

Presented by the Library Legacy Foundation. 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 call 419.259.5200.

Authors! with Sebastian Junger

(Th) June 20 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Main Library

Join us for Authors! with Sebastian Junger to hear how a near-fatal health emergency led to this powerful reflection on death - and what might follow.


Authors! with Mo Rocca

(M) June 24 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Library in the Community

Join us for Authors! with Mo Rocca to discuss his newest book that celebrates the triumphs of people who made their biggest marks late in life.


Authors! with Kate Quinn

(F) July 12 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Main Library

The New York Times bestselling author returns with a haunting and powerful story of female friendships and secrets in a Washington, DC, boardinghouse during the McCarthy era.


Authors! with David Ellis

(Th) July 25 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Main Library

Join us for Authors! with Edgar-award-winning author David Ellis for a fast-paced, twisty thriller that will surprise readers at every turn.


Authors! with Marc Brown

(Sa) August 10 | 1 — 2:30 p.m. | Main Library

Meet the author and illustrator of the well-known children's book and television series featuring Arthur the Aardvark. Learn more about his process of writing and illustrating stories.


Authors! with Madeline Martin

(Th) September 12 | 7 — 8:30 p.m. | Main Library

Join us for Authors! with Madeline Martin, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction and historical romance.


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!