Events

Events Calendar

ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

2024

Month of  May – West Wing Art Gallery, located in the Naples Regional Library:  Paint Together Art Group of Island Walk
Month of  June – West Wing Art Gallery, located in the Naples Regional Library:  Paint Together Art Group of Island Walk
Month of  July – West Wing Art Gallery, located in the Naples Regional Library:  Available
Month of  August – West Wing Art Gallery, located in the Naples Regional Library:  Photographers in Residence at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp
Month of  September – West Wing Art Gallery, located in the Naples Regional Library:  Photographers in Residence at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp
Month of  October – West Wing Art Gallery, located in the Naples Regional Library:  The Naples Camera Club
Month of  November – West Wing Art Gallery, located in the Naples Regional Library:  Marcia Kozlowski
Thursday, November 7 – Author Spotlight Event:  Chanel Cleeton
Month of  December – West Wing Art Gallery, located in the Naples Regional Library:  Marcia Kozlowski

2025

Monday, January 13 – Nick Linn Lecture Series:  Kate Quinn
Monday, January 20 – Nonfiction Author Series:  Micheal Finkel
Monday, February 3 – Nonfiction Author Series:  Elizabeth B. White
Monday, February 17 – Nick Linn Lecture Series:  William Kent Krueger
Monday, February 24 – Nonfiction Author Series:  Erik Larson
Monday, March 10 – Nick Linn Lecture Series:  Jamie Ford
Monday, March 17 – Nonfiction Author Series:  Adam Lazarus
Monday, March 24 – Nick Linn Lecture Series:  Lisa Gardner
Thursday, April 3 – Author Spotlight Event:  Stephanie Dray

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Founder Nick Linn and James Patterson

Nick Linn Lecture Series

January – March
The Nick Linn Lecture Series is the main fundraiser for Friends of the Library.  The 2025 season will be the twenty-second season that readers will gather and listen to authors who know how to entertain our minds and spirits with words, characters and stories. New York Times best-selling authors participate in this event. To request a ticket and be placed on the wait list, email Marlene Haywood at mhaywood@collier-friends.org or call the office 239-262-8135 and leave a message.
Elizabeth Letts

Nonfiction Author Lecture Series

January-March

We are pleased to announce the 2025 Nonfiction Author Series will be held at the Hilton Naples and will include breakfast.  Tickets will be available initially only for the entire series.  A decision will be made in January whether to make tickets available to individual events.  Seating is limited, and so it would be good to book your tickets sooner rather than later.

FOL Signature Series Event | Friends of the Library of Collier County Signature Series

Author Spotlight Events

October and April
The Author Spotlight Events will be held in downtown Naples at The Norris Center. Come to The Norris Center for popular authors who will stimulate and delight you with their stories and ideas…make it a day and have lunch first at one of the many wonderful restaurants in Naples.
A Signature Series speaker presents a slide.

Signature Series

October – March
These events are member-only performances or lectures. The programs are held at one of the three regional library locations with wonderful performers and lecturers engaged to stimulate our minds and entertain us. Please follow the COVID restrictions posted at the library.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AND POLICIES

  • WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE ATTENDEES AT OUR EVENTS TO FOLLOW THE PROTOCOLS ESTABLISHED BY OUR VENUE HOSTS. UNVACCINATED PATRONS ARE REQUESTED TO WEAR MASKS.
  • PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND ANY EVENT IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL OR IF YOU HAVE HAD CONTACT WITH ANYONE WITHIN THE LAST TEN DAYS THAT HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.