August 16, 2017

Library welcomes Kimberla Lawson Roby for free author talk on Aug. 27

Waitlist required for popular author

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is wrapping up the inaugural year of its new author series with Kimberla Lawson Roby on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are free, but registration is required at Due to high interest, the author talk sold out quickly; a waitlist has been implemented for tickets if they become available. Seating begins at 1 p.m.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lawson Roby has published 24 novels including A Sinful Calling and her newest book, Copycat. She was the 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction.

The Carnegie Author Series: Author Talks at Main Library also included:

  • Garth Stein on Sunday, April 9
  • Dan Chaon on Sunday, June 18
  • William Shkurti on Thursday, July 20

All programs are free and open to all. Parking is free in Main Library’s garage.

More information can be found at

Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like Homework Help, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Club and Ready for Kindergarten. The library’s Strategic Plan supports the vision of “a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” which positions CML to respond to areas of urgent need: kids unprepared for kindergarten, third grade reading proficiency, high school graduation, college readiness and employment resources.

CML was named a 2011 National Medal Winner by the Institute for Museum and Library Services for work in community service, the highest honor for libraries and museums. Columbus Metropolitan Library has been rated a 5-Star Library by Library Journal for seven of the eight years the magazine has published its industry ratings.