As a member of the Friends of the Library, you’ll be paid back in thousands of ways every year – with children’s smiles, the sincere appreciation of the hardworking library staff, and the satisfaction of knowing you make a difference to one of the county’s most important institutions.

Events Calendar



Thursday, October 21 – Friends of the Library Beach Series – Mary Alice Monroe
Tuesday, October 26 – Signature Series:  Jodie DeSalvo, Familiar Classics

Saturday, November 13 – Local Author Book Fair Event Details

Wednesday, November 17 – Signature Series:  Stewart Ross, The Destruction and Renovation of Nineteenth Century Paris


Tuesday, January 4 – Nick Linn Series: Kristin Harmel – The Forest of Vanishing Stars
Wednesday, January 12 – Signature Series:  Sheryl Faye, Ruth Bader Ginsburg – “I Dissent”
Monday, January 17 – Nonfiction Author Series: Cade Metz – Genius Makers:  The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Facebook, Google, and the World
Wednesday, January 26 – Signature Series:  Carol Jonson, Paul Gauguin:  An Artist’s Quest for the Exotic
Monday, February 7 – Nick Linn Series: Susan Wiggs – The Lost and Found Bookshop
Monday, February 14 – Nonfiction Author Series: Catherine Grace Katz – The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, the Roosevelts, and the Harrimans – A Story of Love and War
Friday, February 18 – Signature Series:  Duffy Hudson, Houdini
Wednesday, February 23 – Signature Series:  Nancy Maxwell, The Last of the Romanovs
Monday, February 28 – Nick Linn Series: Brad Taylor – American Traitor
Monday, March 7 – Nonfiction Author Series: Jared Diamond – The Swing Kings:  The Inside Story of Baseball’s Home Run Revolution
Tuesday, March 8 – Signature Series:  Charles Sobczak, Covid, Chernobyl and Rewilding our World
Monday, March 21 –  Nick Linn Series:  Scott Turow – The Last Trial
Monday, March 28 –  Nonfiction Author Series: Jonathan Kaufman – The Last Kings of Shanghai:  The Rival Jewish Dynastics That Helped Create Modern China
Friday, April 1 – Friends of the Library Beach Series:  Kristy Woodson Harvey

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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.  This year the event will be in-person and virtual. The 2022 season will be the nineteenth 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 purchase an in-person or virtual series ticket email Marlene Haywood at 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


We are pleased to announce the 2022 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 – $250 for Members for all four events and $295 for Non-Members for all four events. 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

Friends of the Library Beach Series

October and April
New Series! Friends of the Library is delighted to announce a new author series.  The Friends of the Library Beach Series 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 the many wonderful restaurants in Naples.
FOL Signature Series Event | Friends of the Library of Collier County Signature Series

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.