The Central Arkansas Library System has joined the Library Speakers Consortium, which will provide livestreamed author talks every month with not only novelists, poets and fiction writers but also experts on business, careers, personal growth and lifelong learning.

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Lessons in Chemistry – Author Talk with Bonnie Garmus

Join us for a dazzlingly entertaining virtual chat with author Bonnie Garmus as she discusses her debut New York Times bestselling novel Lessons in Chemistry.
Lessons in Chemistry is set in 1960s California and features the singular voice of Chemist Elizabeth Zott, a scientist whose career takes an unexpected detour.

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How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race: Practical Tools for Necessary Change in the Workplace and Beyond – Author talk with Kwame Christian

Join us for an enlightening hour with bestselling author Kwame Christian as he chats about his new book How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race: Practical Tools for Necessary Change in the Workplace and Beyond.

How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race helps readers gain the confidence to not only talk about race,

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Horse – Author Talk with Geraldine Brooks

Join us for an exciting virtual chat with the highly-acclaimed and award winning novelist, Geraldine Brooks in conversation about her most recent New York Times Bestselling novel Horse. Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history.

Kentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South.

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Author Talk with Fredrik Backman: Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove

Join us for an online chat with bestselling author Fredrik Backman as we discuss his outstanding body of work, including his breathtaking new novel, The Winners, the third installment of the Beartown series.

In the beautifully written Beartown—which inspired the HBO series of the same name—a small town obsessed with the local junior hockey team is rocked by a shocking act of violence.

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Covered With Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America – Author Talk with Nicole Eustace

You’re invited to explore early-American history during an online afternoon conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning historian Nicole Eustace as she discusses her 2022 award winning book Covered With Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America.
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The Gilded Ones Series: Author Talk with Namina Forna

Join us for an action-packed online conversation with New York Times bestselling author of The Gilded Ones Series in a discussion about her second installment in the series, The Merciless Ones.

In Forna’s first New York Times Bestselling book, The Gilded Ones, readers are introduced to sixteen-year-old Deka,

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Decluttering to Start Your New Year: Author Talk with Dana K. White

You’re invited to start your new year calm and collected by learning to become better organized and clutter-free with Dana K. White, creator of popular podcast and blog, A Slob Comes Clean, as she imparts tips from her books Organizing for the Rest of Us and Decluttering at the Speed of Life.

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xkcd Webcomic and What if? Series Creator : Author Talk with Randall Munroe

Please join for what is sure to be the most fun-filled hour of the day as we chat online with Randall Munroe about his new book What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions.

The millions of people around the world who read and loved What If?

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