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Carnegie Author Series featuring Craig Johnson

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

Carnegie Author Series featuring Craig Johnson

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General Admission
Seats are first come, first served.
May 5, 2019 Free  

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Author Talk featuring Craig Johnson
Sunday, May 5
Main Library, Reading Room

1 p.m. | Library Opens

Free parking in Main Library's attached garage. General admission seating begins in the second floor Reading Room.

2 p.m. | Author Talk 

2:45 p.m. | Audience Q&A

3 p.m. | Book Signing 

The Friends of the Library will sell a selection of the author's books near the book signing table, or you can bring your personal copy to have signed. 



Join us for a Book Discussion on Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. before we welcome Craig Johnson to Columbus. Staff experts will talk about Johnson's books, introduce you to authors with similar styles and themes, plus share new fiction coming to our shelves. Meet in Main Library's Reading Room for a great discussion.


Craig Johnson
 is the New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. Beginning with The Cold Dish (2004), Sherriff Walt Longmire is out to catch killers. Follow the Sherriff through a 14-book series, including Johnson’s most recent Longmire novel, Depth of Winter (2018).

Johnson is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction and the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction.

His novella Spirit of Steamboat (2013) was the first One Book Wyoming selection. Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population 25.



Where should I park and how much will it cost?  Free parking in Main Library’s garage will be offered during all Author Talks. Garage capacity is 375 vehicles and its entrance on Library Park North is accessible off Grant Avenue.

If the garage is full, metered street parking and surface lots surround Main Library. Fees may vary.

What time does seating begin?  Main Library opens at 1 p.m. and first come, first served seating begins in the second floor Reading Room. The program will begin at 2 p.m.

Are there assigned seats?  No. Seating is general admission. Reserved handicapped accessible seats will be available.

Do I have to bring my ticket to the event?  If the event is sold out, guests with proof of registration (mobile or printed) will be seated prior to those who did not pre-register.

What happens if the event is sold out? Join the waitlist and you will be notified when seats become available based on your placement on the list.

Also, the Reading Room at Main Library is an open space on the second floor. Balcony viewing on the third floor may be available, but seating is not guaranteed.


What is the cancellation policy?  This is a free event. If you cannot attend after you have registered, please cancel your reservation as soon as possible to make room for other guests who may be on the waitlist.

Can I record the program? 
We encourage you to take photos and share them using the hashtag #CarnegieAuthorSeries, but recording is not permitted.

Will the author's books be available for checkout or purchase?   A selection of the author's books will be for sale in the Library Store prior to the program and in the Reading Room at the conclusion of the event. Proceeds from the book sale benefit the Friends of the Library. 

Main Library will have a special display of the author's books and similar titles ready for checkout free with your library card.

Have questions about Carnegie Author Series featuring Craig Johnson? Contact Columbus Metropolitan Library

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Columbus Metropolitan Library
Main Library
96 South Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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