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!
Author Salon: Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Question #1: Could you tell a lie without feeling guilt?
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's new book, An Anonymous Girl, presents an intense psychological thriller filled with intrigue. When Jessica Farris enrolls in a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she'll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. The questions grow increasingly intense and invasive, and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act. She begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she's thinking...and what she's hiding. As Jess's paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields' manipulative experiments.
Hendricks and Pekkanen's first collaboration, The Wife Between Us, was a blockbuster bestseller that spent nearly three months on the New York Times Bestsellers list.
Prior to becoming a bestselling novelist, Greer Hendricks spent more than two decades as an editor at Simon & Schuster. She obtained her master's in Journalism from Columbia University.
Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally and USA Today bestselling author of eight previous novels. A former investigative journalist and award-winning feature writer, she has published work in The Washington Post, USA Today, and many others.
"Pekkanen and Hendricks keep the suspense dial at excruciating...a complete roller coaster-ride of a novel." - Washington Post
"A fiendishly smart cat-and-mouse thriller" - New York Times Book Review
Books available for purchase and signing.
*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-1950.Download to Calendar
Meet the Authors: Liz and Jimmy Reed (ages 4-8) TK
Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Authors Liz and Jimmy Reed read their book Sweet Success. Then, help Scoops complete one of the projects from the book that she starts but never finishes. Liz and Jimmy demonstrate how to make colorful flowers with tissue paper and pipe cleaners. Create a beautiful bouquet of handmade flowers that celebrates your sweet success!
Ages 4-8; 60 min. Ticket required.
*Limited space; tickets available at Children's Desk 15 minutes before class.Download to Calendar
Running Breathless: An Untold True Story of WWII and the Holocaust
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
In recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Morey Kogul discusses the compelling story of his father's struggle, defiance, and ultimate survival of the Holocaust. Kogul is the author of Running Breathless, which chronicles his father's story. Books available for purchase and signing.
*Registration is preferred. Register online or by calling 410-313-1950.Download to Calendar