Book & Author Series

Jeannette Walls – “The Glass Castle”

Jeannette WallsWith a message about confronting one’s past and facing one’s fears, the author will discuss her compelling memoir and share life anecdotes. Walls’ story of triumph – chronicled in her book that spent more than six years on The New York Times bestseller list, selling 4.5 million copies – makes audiences resonate with a positive attitude toward the “demons” in their own lives and a belief that anything is possible.

“Moving because it’s unsentimental… Walls’ journalistic bare-bones style makes for a chilling, wrenching, incredible testimony of childhood neglect. A pull-yourself-up-by-the- bootstraps, thoroughly American story.”
– Kirkus Reviews

by Jeannette WallsSponsored by Roy & Jane Gersten, New Times 

Co-presented with the Foundation for San Luis Obispo County Public Libraries 

* VIP FUNDRAISER RECEPTION / MEET & GREET
Meet the author at an exclusive VIP Reception from 1:30 to 2:30 pm on February 21, just prior to the talk. Food and wine will be provided and all proceeds from the $25 ticket will go to support the work of the Library Foundation.

When purchasing your ticket for the talk online or at the box office, you will have the option of adding the VIP Reception to your purchase. Thank you for your support!
All proceeds benefit the
Foundation for San Luis Obispo County Public Libraries.

Purchase Your Tickets Here
To Receive a 10% discount use Code: CASTLE

Support the Library Foundation during the Barnes & Noble Bookfair, being held in conjunction with Jeanette Walls’ visit to San Luis Obispo. Here are two ways you can participate:

Make an in-store purchase at Barnes & Noble anytime from February 19 through February 22 and mention the SLO Library Foundation. A portion of your purchase will go towards the Library Foundation. This offer even applies to food and beverage purchases in the café!

Make an online purchase at www.bn.com and enter the Bookfair ID # 11812229 at checkout and Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of your purchase to the Library Foundation.

Book & Author Series

Frank Warren – PostSecret

photo on stageThis multimedia event is based on Warren’s PostSecret Project — a postcard collection of highly personal secrets mailed to him anonymously from around the world, filled with confessions ranging from deep family secrets to funny reflections. In the wake of the concept’s popularity, the Project has raised millions of dollars for suicide pre- vention. The audience will also get to view postcards that were banned from Warren’s six best-selling books and have the opportunity to share their own secrets during the live interactive program. Adult content; ages 17+ 

Book signing follows.

“It was a complex night emotionally, alternating peals of laughter with tears and moments of reflection organized around a powerful central theme: sharing secrets can save lives.” 
– Watertown Daily Times


Sponsored by La Cuesta Inn, Central Coast Mortgage Consultants 

Co-presented with the Foundation for San Luis Obispo County Public Libraries

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