CARNEGIE
AUTHOR SERIES:
Author Talks at Main Library
Join us for our speaker series that brings engaging national authors to Main Library, free and open to all.

Watch here for news about our 2019 lineup of authors.
 
Jane Smiley
Sunday, Jan. 28
Jane Smiley spoke to a crowd of nearly 400 avid readers. She answered questions from the audience, did a reading of her work and signed books for her fans. Thanks to all who joined us at Main Library for the kickoff of our 2018 Carnegie Author Series.
 
 
David Levithan
Friday, March 9
Young adult fiction author David Levithan has written numerous works including New York Times bestselling novels Every Day and Will Grayson, Will Grayson. He spoke to an audience of over 500 adults and teens at the May 9 author talk. Presented in collaboration with the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus, the event kicked off with a choral performance.
 
 
Sandra Cisneros
Sunday, May 20
Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist and essayist whose work explores the lives of the working class. At her May 20 author talk, she read passages from Caramelo and various works of poetry and told stories of her life and work.
 
 
Terry McMillan
Sunday, Sept. 9

Terry McMillan spoke to a sold-out crowd and fans of her real-life stories of courage, determination and the bond of sisterhood were treated to a reading of her new work. She delighted the audience with her wit and honesty and answered questions after the reading. She also stayed until she had signed books for every fan who patiently stood in the long line. Thank you to all who joined us for our last talk in our 2018 Carnegie Author Series.

Author Book List

FAMILY PROGRAMS
at Main Library
Join us for fun and educational programs for the whole family. All events are free and open to all.
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Saturday, Sept. 29
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 30
1 - 5 p.m.

The international comics and cartoon festival visits Main Library for a third year. Meet popular children’s and teen graphic artists, shop the Marketplace for original art, mini-comics, graphic novels and signed works and hear from popular artists during panel discussions. More information here.

Eric Litwin in Concert Thursday, Oct. 4
10:30 a.m.

Dance, sing and read at this high-energy family concert. School and daycare groups welcome. Register here.

Hands On Chemistry Saturday, Oct. 27
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The American Chemistry Society brings science to life with hands-on demos about physical, earth and space sciences in “Chemistry is Out of This World”.

Holiday Open House Wednesday, Nov. 28
6 - 8 p.m.

See the official launch of the Huntington Holiday Train. Create holiday crafts and enjoy live music and refreshments. We’ll welcome special guests.