Virtual Author Visits

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Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) is excited to bring you Virtual Author Visits in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium. Join us and hear from bestselling authors and thought leaders on a range of topics, from puzzling science to epic fantasy to decluttering your home. Whether you are an avid or occasional reader, there is nothing quite like listening to insightful talks by authors you have read or new ones you are just discovering. You never know what will catch your interest. Attend these events at no cost from the comfort of home. 

In June, join us as we chat with National Air and Space Museum Curator Matt Shindell about his book For the Love of Mars on Mon., June 3 at noon. Mars and its secrets have fascinated and mystified humans since ancient times. Dive in as we take a tour of Mars in the human imagination form from ancient astrologers to modern explorers. Register for the access link. 

Next, get your popcorn and take a seat as we pick the brain of the queen of twists herself, Freida McFadden on Thu., June 13 at 6 p.m. McFadden will join us to chat about writing psychological thrillers such as her mega-bestselling hit The Housemaid series. Register for the access link.

For the last Virtual Author Visit in June, join us to hear from #1 New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Jewell on Thu., June 20 at noon. The talk highlights the inequities Black and Brown students face from preschool through college as she presents lessons and knowledge from her new book Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School. Register for the access link.

Learn more and see upcoming authors on our Virtual Author Visits page or check out past Virtual Author Visits here!  

More Upcoming Virtual Author Visits 

  • Tue., July 9 at noon: A Visit to Deckawoo Drive with Mercy Watson and Kate DiCamillo (PreK-2nd Grade)
  • Tue., July 16 at noon: Surviving the Summer with The Last Kids on Earth and Max Brallier (3rd-6th Grade)
  • Tue., July 23 at noon: Learning the Power of Poetry with Bestselling Author Elizabeth Acevedo (9th-12th)
  • Tue., July 30 at noon: Graphic Novels are Life! Telling Your Own Story in a Graphic Novel with Dan Santat (5th-8th Grade)