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Upcoming Author Visits

Upcoming Author Visits

Milwaukee Public Library is proud to offer a robust series of author visits year-round. There are authors for every age and interest. Check this page for upcoming visits by national and local authors to one of our many library locations. Click on the event date for more information or call Ready Reference at 414-286-3011.


Meet Ann Terrell author of Graceful Leadership in Early Childhood Education

Sunday, July 29, 2-3 p.m. Centennial Hall, Loos Room. 733 N. Eighth Street.

What is your leadership journey? What has lit your path along the way? What challenges have you had to hurdle? Regardless of position, we all have a story, or two or three, about our journey. Former National Association for the Education of Young Children board member and award-winning early childhood leader Ann McClain Terrell shares lessons she’s learned during her 35+ years in the field. Graceful Leadership in Early Childhood shares how she maintained her signature graceful approach to being a more capable and effective leader in the field of early childhood. Told in a narrative, inspirational, and practical way, this is a book that shows how theory and personal experience can be put into action.

Cosponsored by Boswell Book Company. Books will be available for purchase.



Meet the Author: Danielle Lincoln Hanna


Saturday, August 18, 3-4 p.m., Zablocki Branch, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave.

Meet the author of the Mailboat suspense series, set in Lake Geneva. Book one introduces Bailey Johnson, who just landed the coolest summer job ever: mail jumper on the historic Lake Geneva Mailboat. For Bailey, falling into the lake is pretty much a hazard of the job; fi nding a dead body underwater is pretty much not. One mistimed-jump restarts a manhunt, unsolved since before she was born, and reopens old wounds that were only half healed. Danielle Lincoln Hanna shares tales from book one and two of the Mailboat series. Books will be available for purchase.









Author Events

August 18, 2018
3:00 PM
Meet the Author: Danielle Lincoln Hanna at Zablocki

Meet the author of the Lake Geneva set Mailboat

September 19, 2018
6:00 PM
Author Event: Architectural Terra Cotta of Milwaukee County at Tippecanoe

Sculptor and architectural historian Ben Tyjeski will talk about the…

September 24, 2018
6:30 PM
Author Event: Milwaukee Ghosts and Legends with Anna Lardinois at Tippecanoe

Anna Lardinois, host of the radio show Haunted Heartland and owner…

October 1, 2018
6:00 PM
Milwaukee: A City Built on Water with Author John Gurda at Centennial Hall

The success and survival of Milwaukee lies in the rivers…