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The Provo City Library is committed to bringing exciting, well-known and well-beloved authors to Utah Valley!  We invite the finest authors and illustrators in the publishing world to participate in our AuthorLink series. We also act as a launching point for nationally published local authors. 

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Charlie Holmberg

Tuesday, May 15
7:00 pm | The Attic
4th Floor, Academy Wing

Join author Charlie N. Holmberg as she launches THE PLASTIC MAGICIAN, a new book set in the whimsical world of The Paper Magician series.

This is a free event; no tickets required. Books will be available on site for purchase.


Alvie Brechenmacher has arrived in London to begin her training in Polymaking—the newest magical discipline of bespelling plastic. Luckily for her, she’s studying under the world-renowned magician Marion Praff, who is just as dedicated as Alvie is.

Together they create a device that could forever change Polymaking—and the world. But when a rival learns of their plans, he conspires to steal their invention and take the credit for it himself.To thwart him, Alvie will need to think one step ahead. For in the high-stakes world of magical discovery, not everyone plays fair…

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Jo Schaffer

Wednesday, May 16
7:00 pm | Bullock Room #309

Join Jo Schaffer for the release of STANLEY & HAZEL, the story of a newsie and a debutante brought together in 1934 St. Louis by an unsolved crime.

This is a free event; no tickets required. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of The King's English Bookshop.


In 1934 St. Louis, Stanley, an orphaned newsie, lives in a poor part of town hit especially hard by the Great Depression. One night, Stanley runs into Hazel, a restless debutante-in-waiting who has begun to question her posh lifestyle in the midst of the suffering she sees. When they discover a body, the very different and separate realities of the two teens inform their decision. Together they will figure out what happened to her and bring those responsible to justice, earning some powerful enemies along the way

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