Sacramento Public Library

Authors & Speakers


Entertaining events, featuring local and national authors and speakers, leading in-depth discussions that you won't want to miss.


Allison BrennanBreaking Point
Aug. 18, Saturday, 10 a.m. - Elk Grove Library

Meet Allison Brennan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of three dozen thrillers and numerous short stories.
Ryan MillerHow to Feed Your Parents
Aug. 18, Saturday, 1 p.m. - Orangevale Library

Join local author Ryan Miller as he shares his his recently released children’s book, How to Feed Your Parents, about a young girl who is excited to try new foods.
Hoang Chi SmithTigerFish: A Memoir of a South Vietnamese colonel's Daughter
Aug. 18, Saturday, 2 p.m. - Arden-Dimick Library

Hear Hoang Chi Truong Smith discuss her memoir of a South Vietnamese Colonel's daughter, chronicling the tumultuous years growing up in the war-torn country of Vietnam.
Gamer's Book Club presents Carly Kocurek, Coin-operated Americans, and Shira Chess, Ready Player Two
Aug. 18, Saturday, 2 p.m. - Virtual Bookclub

Learn about gamer culture and identity, especially as it relates to women gamers, gender and sexism. To join, tune in to the livestream.
Linda Whalen, Little Red Rolls Away
Sept. 20, Thursday, 10 a.m. - Rio Linda Library

Join local author Linda Whalen for a special storytime where she will be reading from her new picture book Little Red Rolls Away.
Marilyn Reynolds'Til Death or Dementia Do Us Part
Sept. 22, Saturday, 3 p.m. - McKinley Library

Hear author Marilyn Reynolds discuss her memoir of her husband’s descent into dementia, which offers hope to both patients and loved ones coping with dementia.
Dorothy Rice, The Reluctant Artist
Sept. 29, Saturday, 2 p.m. – Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library

Meet author Dorothy Rice and hear about The Reluctant Artist, an art book/memoir about her father and his singular dedication to art, absent any apparent interest in public recognition or acknowledgement.
A Celebration of Sacramento Area Mystery Writers
Oct. 27, Saturday, 2 p.m. – Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library
James Mustich, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die
Oct. 30, Tuesday, 6 p.m. – Central Library


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