Category Archives: Author Visit

Meet Best-selling author Sarah Dessen!


Bestselling young adult author Sarah Dessen will discuss her works and career during a free program on Saturday, May 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the Glendale Branch, 6101 N. Keystone Avenue.

Dessen is the author of twelve novels, including Someone Like You, Just Listen, The Moon and More, and her latest, Saint Anything. Many of her works have been among the American Library Association’s “Best Fiction for Young Adults” selections, including her first novel in 1996, That Summer. Her 2009 book, Along for the Ride, earned a spot on the New York Times Bestsellers list. The 2003 film, How to Deal starring Mandy Moore, was based on both Someone Like You and That Summer. In 1999, Someone Like You was one of two winners of the School Library Best Book award, and the following year her book, Keeping the Moon, was the sole winner.

Dessen was born in 1970 in Evanston, Illinois, and graduated with highest honors in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She resides in North Carolina with her husband and daughter.

Book sales provided by Kids Ink and autographing will follow her presentation.

Call 275-4410 for more information about this free program.


6101 N. Keystone Ave.


Book sales and autographing to follow the presentation.

Brought to you by:

KIDS INK & the Library.

Free and open to the public.

Rainbow Rowell and Malinda Lo visiting Indy the same week!

FangirlAs part of our celebration of Banned Books Week, and to kick off the Library’s Teen Read Week activities, author Rainbow Rowell will appear at Central Library on Tuesday, September 23rd. The author will discuss her works at 6:30 p.m., followed by a book signing at 7:30 p.m.


And the next day, Malinda Lo makes two appearances!
Continuing our celebration of Teen Read Week, we will welcome author Malinda Lo, who will speak and sign books at two different locations on Wednesday, September 24th.

InheritanceYou can see her at the Glendale Library from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Or you can see her at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library (340 N. Senate Ave.), where she will speak and sign books from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

If you show up at 5:00 at the Vonnegut Library, the Gourmet Girls will be creating some “banned books treats.”

Author Visit: Patricia McCormick

Sunday, January 30th   Central Library   2:00 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how does an author pick a topic, how does an author come up with enough information to keep readers engaged for several chapters, or better yet how to give the piece of work a title.  Here is your chance to ask an author the above questions and get your own personal questions answer, buy and get your books signed by the author, and best of all meet the author.
Patricia McCormick is coming to visit Central Library for an Author Talk.  She has written 3 Teen books titled Cut, Purple Heart, and Sold and a JFIC book titled My Brothers Keeper.  The topics these books address are issues teens deal with today.  The topics are similar to self-mutilation, human trafficking, Iraq War, dysfunctional families, and drug abuse.
Patricia McCormick will speak for the first part, have a Q & A Session, then end with book purchasing and book signing with the help of Kids Inc.
Patricia McCormick also has a new work in progress entitled Song of the Killing Fields.

Patricia McCormick books @ IMCPL











My Brother's Keeper


My Brother’s Keeper jFIC MCC











Purple Heart


Purple Heart TEEN FIC MCC























Patricia McCormick personal WEBSITE