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Carnegie Author Series featuring Katherine Arden - Registration starts Dec. 3

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

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Seats are first come, first served.
Jan 19, 2020 Free  

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Author Talk featuring Katherine Arden

Sunday, January 19
Main Library


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. 



Katherine Arden is the author of the New York Times and internationally bestselling Winternight Trilogy: The Bear and the Nightingale (2017), The Girl in the Tower (2018), and The Winter of the Witch (2019), three fantasy novels set in medieval Russia. She is also the author of the middle grade horror novels Small Spaces  (2018) and Dead Voices (2019). All of Arden’s work has been optioned for film. 


The Bear and the Nightingale was named the best science fiction and fantasy novel of 2019 by Amazon, and nominated for a Campbell Award, a Locus award, a Vermont Book Award, and for both best debut and best fantasy at the Goodreads Choice awards. The Winternight series has been translated into over 20 languages, and has been a bestseller in the UK as well as the US.


Born in Austin, Texas, she has studied Russian in Moscow, taught at a school in the French Alps, and worked on a farm in Hawaii. She currently lives in Vermont, where she writes, hikes, skis, and does a good deal of impulsive traveling.


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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 Katherine Arden - Registration starts Dec. 3? Contact Columbus Metropolitan Library

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

Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

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