Howard County Library System’s author events are a key component of the HCLS curriculum. Notable, best-selling, and local authors provide customers with enlightening experiences throughout the year. Bringing the community together to celebrate the literary arts is a hallmark of HCLS customer service. Join us for these opportunities to meet one of your favorite authors or discover someone new!
Meet the Author: Stephanie Dray
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Dray discusses her newest book, My Dear Hamilton, the epic story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton--a revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy.
Haunting, moving, and beautifully written, the authors used thousands of letters and original sources to tell Eliza's story as it's never been told before--not just as the wronged wife at the center of a scandal, but also as a founding mother who shaped an American legacy in her own right.
A marvelous tale. You're in for a treat! - Kate Quinn, bestselling author of The Alice Network
An incredible, surprising, and altogether lovely tribute to the woman who stood beside one of the most unknowable, irascible, energetic, and passionate men who contributed to the foundation of this nation. - Lars Hedbor, American historical fiction author
Books available for purchase and signing. Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS.
*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-1950.Download to Calendar
Save the Date: Meet the Author: M.L. Rio
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Author and Shakespearean scholar M. L. Rio discusses her acclaimed debut novel If We Were Villains alongside Shakespeare's enduring relevance in our world.
The novel follows a group of students studying and performing Shakespeare at an elite acting conservatory. Life begins to imitate art as the rivalries of the plays they perform bleed into life offstage, and when one of them ends up dead, they will have to put on the best performance of their lives...
Books available for purchase and signing.
"Much like Donna Tartt's The Secret History, M. L. Rio's sparkling debut is a richly layered story of love, friendship, and obsession...will keep you riveted through its final, electrifying moments."
-Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest
*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410-313-1950.Download to Calendar