Lyons Community Library showcases a virtual author talk series each month featuring bestselling, award-winning, and highly acclaimed authors from around the world. The free, virtual series takes place two to three times a month and includes time for author Q & A. A complete list of events is available on the Lyons Community Library virtual author talk series website.
Virtual Author Talks for January 2023 include:
Namina Forna, The Merciless Ones
January 7th, 12:00-1:00pm
Join us for an action-packed conversation with New York Times bestselling author of The Gilded Ones Series in a discussion about her second installment in the series, The Merciless Ones.
In Forna’s first New York Times Bestselling book, The Gilded Ones, readers are introduced to sixteen-year-old Deka, who lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs. But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold, the color of impurity–and Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death.
The second thrilling installment, The Merciless Ones, picks up six months after Deka freed the goddesses in the ancient kingdom of Otera and discovered who she really is… but war is waging across the kingdom, and the real battle has only just begun. For there is a dark force growing in Otera—a merciless power that Deka and her army must stop.
Dana K. White, Organizing for the Rest of Us
January 17th, 12:00-1:00pm
Start your new year calm and collected by learning to become better organized and clutter-free with Dana K. White, creator of popular podcast and blog, A Slob Comes Clean, as she imparts tips from her books Organizing for the Rest of Us and Decluttering at the Speed of Life.
If the thought of decluttering overwhelms you, decluttering expert and bestselling author Dana K. White’s humor and practical, reality-based tips will give you exactly what you need to start making an impact on your space. In addition, she offers sustainable ideas to simplify and manage your home and will teach you how to make great strides with minimal effort in every room of our home. Get organized and feel free in 2023!
==xkcd Webcomic and What if? Series Creator : Author Talk with Randall Munroe
==What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
January 31st, 12:00-1:00pm
We welcome you to join us for an online conversation filled with bonkers science, boundless curiosity, and the answers to the weirdest questions you never thought to ask with author Randall Munroe as he talks about his newest book What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions!
The millions of people around the world who read and loved What If? still have questions, and those questions are getting stranger. Unfazed by absurdity, Randall consults the latest research on everything from swing-set physics to airplane-catapult design to clearly and concisely answer his readers’ questions. As he consistently demonstrates, you can learn a lot from examining how the world might work in very specific extreme circumstances.
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