Meet The Author

Discover a new author or reconnect with an old favorite with the Library’s Meet the Author series. Authors introduce their works, discuss the creative process, and take time for questions and answers from the audience. Meet the Author programs take place in the Main Library Basement Auditorium. Admission is free and open to everyone, and books are available for purchase and signing.

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Rattle & Numb: Selected and New Poems, 1992-2019

Book by John Burroughs. Rattle & Numb is the latest collection from John Burroughs, State of Ohio Beat Poet Laureate 2019-2021, and master of the expressive beat voice which he has toured the United States to share. It features Borroughs’ greatest poems from the past three decades, including a healthy helping of new, previously unpublished […] Read More

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Mark Twain’s America: Then and Now

Book by Laura DeMarco. Few would dispute that Mark Twain was a literary genius, unique in his ability to capture the idioms of country speech, while also writing novels and travel journals. His career took him all over the country, and these locations are featured in a book that applies Twain’s wry humor and observations […] Read More

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Moments of Truth: A Photographer’s Experience of Kent State 1970

Book by Howard Ruffner. Howard Ruffner was a sophomore at Kent State University, and a stringer for Life magazine, when the shootings of May 4, 1970 occurred. In Moments of Truth, he not only reproduces a collection of nearly 150 of his photographs—many never before published—but also offers a stirring narrative in which he revisits […] Read More