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The Provo City Library is committed to bringing exciting, well-known and well-beloved authors to Utah Valley!  Only the finest authors and illustrators in the publishing world are invited to speak at the Library as part of our AuthorLink series. 

Jackson Pearce & Maggie Stiefvater  

May 5
7:00 pm | Ballroom

Join us as we welcome beloved authors Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce for the release of their brand new middle grade novel, PIP BARTLETT'S GUIDE TO MAGICAL CREATURES.



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Pip is a girl who can talk to magical creatures. Her aunt is a vet for magical creatures. And her new friend Tomas is allergic to most magical creatures. When things go amok—and they often go amok—Pip consults Jeffrey Higgleston’s Guide to Magical Creatures, a reference work that Pip finds herself constantly amending. Because dealing with magical creatures like unicorns, griffins, and fuzzles doesn’t just require book knowledge—it requires hands-on experience and thinking on your feet. For example, when fuzzles (which have an awful habit of bursting into flame when they’re agitated) invade your town, it’s not enough to know what the fuzzles are—Pip and Tomas also must trace the fuzzles’ agitation to its source, and in doing so, save the whole town.

Katherine Applegate
(Children's Book Festival)

May 15 
7:00 pm | Ballroom

Katherine Applegate will be the featured guest at this year's Children's Book Festival. Tickets for her keynote address will be available April 25 at 9 AM at the Children's Desk. 


Katherine Applegate has written many books for children and young adults, including THE BUFFALO STORM (a picture book), ROSCOE RILEY RULES (a chapter book series), and ANIMORPHS (which she wrote with her husband, Michael Grant.) Her novel HOME OF THE BRACE was awarded the 2008 Golden Kite Award for Best Fiction, the Bank Street 2008 Josette Frank Award for children's fiction, and was a Judy Lopez Memorial Award honor book. 

In 2013, THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN was awarded the John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. 

Christine Hayes 

Tuesday, June 16
7:00 pm | Room 309

Christine Hayes grew up loving stories about the creatures that curl your toes, and the legends that send a shiver down your spine. Now she loves writing about them, too. She lives in Utah with her family, her dog Chewie, and a collection of vintage finds that hopefully are not cursed. Join us as we celebrate the launch of her debut novel for young readers, MOTHMAN'S CURSE. 


Josie may live in the most haunted town in America, but the only strange thing she ever sees is the parade of oddball customers that comes through her family’s auction house each week. But when she and her brothers discover a Polaroid camera that prints pictures of the ghost of local recluse John Goodrich, they are drawn into a mystery dating back over a hundred years. A desperate spirit, cursed jewelry, natural disasters, and the horrible specter of Mothman all weave in and out of the puzzle that Josie must solve to break the curse and save her own life.

Interested in past AuthorLink events? Visit the AuthorLink Archive to see who's been here and to view photos and videos from your favorite events. 

Questions?  Please contact the Community Relations Office at 801-852-7685.

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