Due to Coronavirus prevention, the remaining author visits scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled. The library is currently working with these authors to finalize dates for 2021. Once confirmed, we will announce details.

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Meet the Authors

Bring books to life as your favorite authors step out of the page and onto the stage. Expand your understanding, harness the power of stories and continue the conversations that books inspire with thought-provoking presentations, author Q&As and book signings in Westerville and Central Ohio.

Throughout the year, authors of varying backgrounds and genres are invited by the library to inspire a love of reading, feature voices that energize community conversations and support the arts while providing an enjoyable literary experience.

Jason Reynolds (One Community, One Book)

Virtual Presentation 

Date: January 24, 2021 at 4pm
Description: Virtual presentation & audience Q&A
Location: Online 
Cost: Free. Registration required. 

Let's talk about race.  Read together the book Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. Then meet author Jason Reynolds. (Registration for this virtual event is free and will begin in early January 2021.)

All community members are also invited to join the local conversation with book discussions hosted by the Westerville Public Library or the Westerville Education Foundation

Participating libraries are: Bexley Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Grandview Heights Public Library, London Public Library, Plain City Public Library, Southwest Public Libraries, Upper Arlington Public Library, Westerville Public Library and Worthington Libraries.

Current & Past Authors

Jason Reynolds, January 2021

Jodi Picoult, March 2020

Amanda Flower, February 2020

Colleen Oakley, January 2020

Rick Steves, December 2019

Jeff Shaara, October 2019

Zadie Smith, September 2019

V.E. Schwab, March 2019

Jason Reynolds, February 2019

Kristina McMorris, November 2018

Alexander McCall Smith, November 2018

Ketch Secor, October 2018

Angie Thomas, September 2018

Linwood Barclay, July 2018

Hillary Jordan, May 2018

Kristy Woodson Harvey, April 2018

Karen White, April 2018

Ernest Cline, March 2018

A. J. Tata, January 2018

Jeannette Walls, November 2017

Erik Larson, October 2017

Jay Asher, September 2017

Mary Alice Monroe, July 2017

Emily Giffin, April 2017

Chris Bohjalian, January 2017

Matt de la Pena, November 2016

Karin Slaughter, September 2016

Debbie Macomber, August 2016

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, June 2016

Anthony Doerr, May 2016

Eric Litwin, April 2016

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, March 2016

Mitch Albom, December 2015

Gillian Flynn, November 2015

Daniel Silva, July 2015

Piper Kerman, June 2015

Jacqueline Woodson, April 2015

Susanna Kearsley, April 2015

Daniel Handler, February 2015

Diana Gabaldon, November 2014

Jeni Britton Bauer, September 2014

Lee Child, February 2014

Annie Barrows, October 2013

Rick Steves, March 2013

Geraldine Brooks, November 2012

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