Meet the Authors

To inspire readers and writers and to encourage the love of reading, the Westerville Public Library (often in partnership with the Westerville Library Foundation) has committed to bringing engaging and inspiring authors to the Westerville and Central Ohio community.
Each event has featured an author presentation along with opportunities for the audience to ask questions and get books signed. 

Ernest Cline

Date & Time: March 1, 2018 at 7pm
Location: Villa Milano
Address: 1630 Schrock Rd. Columbus, OH 43229
Tickets: $20/person

Karen White


Date & Time: April 9, 2018 at 5pm
Location: The Wine Bistro
Address: 925 N. State St., Westerville, OH 43082
Tickets: $65/person (reception & presentation)


Time: 7pm
Location: Battelle Fine Arts Center, Riley Auditorium
Address: 170 W. Park St. (Otterbein University campus)
Tickets: $10/person

Hillary Jordan

Date: May 1, 2018 at 7pm
Location: Westerville Central High School, auditorium
Address: 7118 Mount Royal Ave, Westerville, OH 43081
Tickets: $10/person

Angie Thomas

Date: September 13, 2018 at 7pm
Tickets: not yet for sale

Alexander McCall Smith

Date: November 10, 2018 at 2pm
Tickets: not yet for sale

Current & Past Authors

Daniel Handler, February 2015

Susanna Kearsley, April 2015

Jacqueline Woodson, April 2015

Piper Kerman, June 2015

Daniel Silva, July 2015

Gillian Flynn, November 2015

Mitch Albom, December 2015

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, March 2016

Eric Litwin, April 2016

Anthony Doerr, May 2016

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, June 2016

Debbie Macomber, August 2016

Karin Slaughter, September 2016

Matt de la Pena, November 2016

Chris Bohjalian, January 2017

Emily Giffin, April 2017

Mary Alice Monroe, July 2017

Jay Asher, September 2017

Erik Larson, October 2017

Jeannette Walls, November 2017

A. J. Tata, January 2018

Ernest Cline, March 2018

Karen White, April 2018

Kristy Woodson Harvey, April 2018

Hillary Jordan, May 2018

Angie Thomas, September 2018

Alexander McCall Smith, November 2018

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Events & Classes (Authors)

Mon - Thurs

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


1 p.m. - 6 p.m.