Programs

Creating extraordinary experiences
Favorite Author Series
Fiction, mystery, memoirs, food writing and more!

This award-winning series brings over 100 nationally touring and bestselling authors to the library each year. The series features readings, discussions, and book signings, giving members exclusive opportunities to meet and engage with their favorite writers. In recent years, we have hosted fiction writers George Saunders, Anna Quindlen, Curtis Sittenfeld, and Michael Chabon, suspense authors Lee Child, Janet Evanovich, and Dan Brown, and celebrity guests Gabrielle Union, Art Garfunkel, and Andy Cohen.

Westfall Politics & History Series
Sports fans, politicos, and everyone in between

The Westfall Series is designed for those who enjoy reading about politics, history and current events. Past guests have included political leaders Madeleine Albright and Vice President Al Gore, historians Doris Kearns Goodwin, H.W. Brands, and Jon Meacham, and journalists David Brooks and Nicholas Kristof.

The Medical Arts Series
Keep your finger on the pulse

This author series features books on critical health care and medical issues written by doctors, health care professionals, journalists and historians.

The Reading Garden Event Series
Cultivating bookworms

A perennial favorite with St. Louis families, the Reading Garden presents authors, musicians, artists and performers for children of all ages. Recent Reading Garden guests include authors Rick Riordan, Mo Willems, R.L. Stine, Dav Pilkey, Temple Grandin, and Kate DiCamillo.