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Events Calendar



Saturday, November 13 – Local Author Book Fair


Tuesday, January 4 – Nick Linn Series: Kristin Harmel – The Forest of Vanishing Stars
Monday, January 17 – Nonfiction Author Series: Cade Metz – Genius Makers:  The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Facebook, Google, and the World
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
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
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

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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

In light of the continuing surge of Covid-19, we have decided that all author presentations will be made on a virtual basis.  Tickets will be available initially only for the entire series – $100 for members for all four events and $140 for nonmembers.  More information on ticket sales can be found under the Nonfiction Author Series Event Details.
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.