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Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will also be receiving a free copy of the author’s book. Come out and enjoy the fun!

¡Refréscate este verano conociendo y conectándote con autores en tu biblioteca! Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de recibir un libro gratuito. También se proporcionarán refrigerios.


Upcoming Summer Author Events


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July 23, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book. 

Come and meet, Courtney Fletcher, the talented illustrator of popular picture books The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm by LeVar Burton and Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs by Susan Schaefer Bernardo as she presents her work through our Summer Author program.


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July 24, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book.


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July 25, 2018 10:30AM to 11:30AM

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book.


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July 25, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book.

Nilah Magruder is an award-winning writer, illustrator, and storyboard artist.  She received the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity, in recognition of her web comic M.F.K. which was later published as a graphic novel. She has also written for Marvel and illustrated for children’s books, film and commercial television as well as Disney and DreamWorks.


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July 26, 2018 3:00PM to 4:00PM

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book. 

From writing children’s picture books to drawing television cartoons to filmmaking, Ashlyn Anstee has done it all. Join the talented animator, author, and illustrator as she presents her book HEDGEHOG as part of the Summer Author program.


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July 26, 2018 3:30PM to 4:30PM

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book. 

When she was only five years old, Robin Benway first saw her name in print after she wrote a letter to the editor of her local newspaper.  Now she’s an award winning author whose most recent book, Far From the Tree, won the 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Come meet this amazing author through the Summer Author program.


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July 27, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book.


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July 30, 2018 3:30PM to 4:30PM

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book. 

In addition to writing stories about Los Angeles’s notorious past, Mary McCoy, writer AND a  librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library, has been writing mysteries for children (and dinosaur poetry, in her spare time).  Don’t miss this chance to meet Mary as she presents her book Camp So-And-So through the Summer Author program.


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July 31, 2018 1:00PM to 2:00PM

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book.

Come meet Patty Rodriguez, co-founder and writer of the hit bilingual board book series Lil’ Libros. When Patty couldn’t find the kind of bilingual concept books she wanted to read to her own baby, she decided to write them herself (along with her partner Ariana Stein). Patty will present her work through the Summer Author Program.


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July 31, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book. 

The talented author, E. Katherine Kottaras, has some advice for you if you want to be a writer: READ. A lot. Also, WRITE a lot, of course. Come to a writing workshop with this writing teacher at the Sherman Oaks Branch Library and talented Young Adult author of How to Be Brave.


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July 31, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book.


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August 2, 2018 2:00PM to 3:00PM

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book. 

Little and Lion, the acclaimed novel by Brandy Colbert, won the 2018 Stonewall Book Award and was named best-of-the-year on numerous lists including ALA’s 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Seventeen Magazine and Buzzfeed. Join Brandy as she presents her work through the Summer Author program.


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August 2, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book.

Also known as Joe Pi, Jose Pimienta has been drawing as long as he can remember. In 2009, he packed his belongings and drove to Los Angeles, where he now works drawing comics, storyboards and sketches for visual development. Come meet this talented illustrator as he presents his work on Soupy Leaves Home through the Summer Author program.


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August 2, 2018 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your library! Refreshments will be provided and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book.


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