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.


Anne Da Vigo, Thread of Gold, Writing Workshop
Learn how to incorporate actual people, events and settings into fictional work in a hands-on writing workshop with author Anne Da Vigo.
April 14, Saturday - Belle Cooledge Library
April 28, Saturday, 2 p.m. - Franklin Library
May 19, Saturday - Sylvan Oaks Library
Carmen Misca, Change Your Grip on Life Through Tennis
Meet author Carmen Misca and learn about tennis and the physical, mental, technical & nutritional skills that can be applied to your life.​
April 21, Saturday 2 p.m. - Arden Dimick Library
Bob Sylvia, The King of Karaoke & Other Stories
April 21, Saturday, 1 p.m. - Orangevale Library
July 21, Saturday - Arden-Dimick Library
Amanda DeWilde, James Scott & Eric Webb, World War II: Sacramento
Take a trip through Sacramento during World War II, with exclusive images and stories from Sacramento Public Library's special collections.
April 28, Saturday, 11 a.m. - Pocket Greenhaven Library
May 19, Saturday - Orangevale Library
May 24, Thursday, 6:30 p.m. - McKinley Library
June 16, Saturday, 2 p.m. - Arden-Dimick Library
June 19 - Rio Linda Library
Michelle Tea, Against Memoir
May 17, Thursday - Central Library
JaNay Brown Wood, Grandma's Tiny House
May 26, Saturday - Colonial Heights Library
WWI Revisited
Join us for the library’s final series of programs on the Great War, this time covering events in 1918 and 1919.
May 27, Sunday, 1 p.m. - The Men Who Made the Peace at Versailles, and the Women Who Tried to Set Them Straight
June 3, Sunday, 1 p.m. - Deadlier than War: The Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918
July 1, Sunday, 1 p.m. - Great War in the Great Valley
July 29, Sunday, 1 p.m. - The Reel Great War: Screening World War I Films
August 5, Sunday, 1 p.m. - The Devil’s Paintbrush: Machine Guns of the Great War

All WWI events take place at Central Library
Jim De Felice, West Like Lightning
June 19, Tuesday - Central Library
Mike Troyan, Disney
June 19
- Orangevale Library
Sam McManis, Crossing California: A Cultural Topography of a State of Wonder & Weirdness
Hear former Sacramento Bee journalist Sam McManis' story about a five year California road trip. 
June 23 - Pocket Greenhaven Library
Danna Smith, Read-aloud storytime
June 28, Rio Linda Library
Linda Singleton, Curious Cat Kids
July 14, Rio Linda Library
Hoang Chi Smith, TigerFish: A Memoir of a South Vietnamese Colonel's Daughter
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.
August 18 - Arden-Dimick Library


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