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.


Mike Troyan, Twentieth Century Fox: A Century of Entertainment
Join us for a special encore visit from Mike Troyan, who is returning with more tales from the Fox studios lot, and will be delving deeper into the fascinating history of 20th Century Fox.
June 16, Saturday, 1 p.m. - Orangevale 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.
June 16, Saturday, 2 p.m. - Arden-Dimick Library
June 19, Tuesday, 6 p.m. - Rio Linda Library
Gamer's Book Club presents Raph Koster, A Theory of Fun
June 16, Saturday, 2 p.m. - Virtual Bookclub

Explore what "fun" is, why we need it, and how games create it.
Since this is a virtual book club, there is no in-person attendance. To join, tune in to the livestream.
Jim De Felice, West Like Lightning
Hear about the brief, legendary ride of the Pony Express.
June 19, Tuesday, 6 p.m. - Central Library
Danna Smith, Springtime Babies, Special read-aloud storytime
June 28, Thursday, 10 a.m. - Rio Linda Library
Hoang Chi SmithTigerFish: 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.
June 30, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - Isleton Library
August 18, Saturday - Arden-Dimick 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.
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
Dr. Rajshree Gaitonde8,596 Miles: My Leap of Faith My Journey
Meet author Dr. Rajshree Gaitonde, whose memoir tells of how she left a privileged life in South India and traveled to other side of the world to be the first female physician at Folsom Prison.
July 10, Tuesday, 6 p.m. - Carmichael Library
Linda Joy Singleton, Dog-Gone Danger
Hear Linda Joy Singleton read from her latest book in the Curious Cat Spy Club series for kids.
July 14, Saturday, 11 a.m. - Rio Linda Library
Danna Wilberg, Grace Simms Trilogy
July 21,
 Saturday, 1 p.m. - Orangevale Library
Bob Sylva, The King of Karaoke & Other Stories
July 21, Saturday, 2 p.m. - Arden-Dimick Library


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