Events

Events Calendar

ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

2022

Thursday, November 3 – Author Spotlight Event:  Sarah Penner
Saturday, November 12 – Local Author Book Fair

2023

Monday, January 16 – Nick Linn Lecture Series:  Fiona Davis
Monday, January 23 – Nonfiction Author Series:  Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Monday, February 6 – Nonfiction Author Series:  Amy Gajda
Monday, February 20 – Nick Linn Lecture Series:  Delia Owens & Mary Alice Monroe
Monday, February 27 – Nonfiction Author Series:  Bob Harig
Monday, March 13 – Nick Linn Lecture Series:  Robert Dugoni
Monday, March 20 – Nonfiction Author Series:  Amanda M. Fairbanks
Monday, March 27 – Nick Linn Lecture Series:  David Baldacci
Saturday, April 1 – Author Spotlight Event:  Asha Lemmie

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Sara Linn, David Baldacci, and Nick Linn | Friends of the Library of Collier County Nick Linn Series
Sara Linn, David Baldacci, and Nick Linn

Nick Linn Lecture Series

January – March
The Nick Linn Lecture Series is the main fundraiser for Friends of the Library.  The 2023 season will be the twentieth 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.  Tickets are available for current members of the Friends of the Library.
FOL Non Fiction Series Event | Friends of the Library of Collier County Non Fiction Series

Nonfiction Author Lecture Series

January-March

We are pleased to announce the 2023 Nonfiction Author Series will be held in person at the Kensington Country Club in 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
New Event!  The Author Spotlight Events will be held in downtown Naples at The Naples Players Sugden Community Theatre.  Come to Fifth Avenue 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 Series is held at our Library auditoriums 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.