Special Events

Sesquicentennial Author Series:
Author Talks at Main Library
Our Carnegie Author Series has a new name for 2023, celebrating Columbus Metropolitan Library’s 150 years of bringing joy to readers.
Join us for talks with engaging national authors, free and open to all.

Donte Woods-Spikes

Sunday, Aug. 13 | 2 p.m.

Donte Woods-Spikes is an educator, storyteller and filmmaker whose first book asks questions to start conversations.

Read more about the author here.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Sunday, Sept. 24 | 2 p.m.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of bestselling novels integrating her Mexican roots with fantasy and gothic genres.

Read more about the author here.

Saeed Jones

Sunday, Oct. 8 | 2 p.m.

Saeed Jones is an award-winning poet and author of the memoir How We Fight For Our Lives.

Read more about the author here.

Jason Mott

Sunday, Dec. 10 | 2 p.m.

Jason Mott is a poet and a National Book Award-winning novelist.

Read more about the author here.

Leonard S. Marcus

On Sunday, Feb. 19 Leonard S. Marcus shared his vast knowledge and love of children’s books with customers of all ages. We thank him and all who attended our first author talk of 2023.

Read more about the author here.

In partnership with Columbus Museum of Art.

Julia Quinn

On Sunday, March 5 Julia Quinn dazzled a packed crowd of 1,500 romance fans. She shared her thoughts on writing and how Bridgerton has shaped her career. We thank Julia and all who attended.

Read more about the author here.

Friends & Fiction

On Wednesday, April 26, bestselling authors Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Patti Callahan Henry shared about books and the art of storytelling.

Read more about the authors here.