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Carnegie Author Series featuring Sandra Cisneros

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

Carnegie Author Series featuring Sandra Cisneros

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Open Seating
Seats are first come, first served.
175 Registrations May 20, 2018 Free  

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Meet author Sandra Cisneros at Main Library

Sunday, May 20

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.


Book Discussion

Join Main Library staff for a book discussion on Wednesday, May 9 at 7 p.m. to talk about great books and authors before we welcome Sandra Cisneros to Columbus.

Our panel of staff experts will talk about Cisneros' books, introduce you to authors and books with similar styles and themes, plus share new immigrant fiction coming to our shelves. No registration required. Join us in the Reading Room from 7-8 p.m. for an evening of conversation.



Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist and essayist whose work explores the lives of the working-class. 

Sandra's books include two full-length poetry books, My Wicked Wicked Ways (1992) and Loose Woman (1994); a collection of stories, Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories (1991); and two novels, The House on Mango Street (1991) and Caramelo (2002).

The House on Mango Street has sold over 5 million copies, been translated into over 20 languages and is required reading in elementary, high school and universities across the nation.

Her latest book, House of My Own: Stories From My Life, is a collection of nonfiction stories from her life illustrated with photographs published in 2015.

Sandra has received numerous awards including fellowships in both poetry and fiction, and a 2016 National Medal of the Arts awarded by President Obama.


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 Sandra Cisneros? Contact Columbus Metropolitan Library

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

Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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