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Library Hosts Books & Bingo Author Event, 1/26

On Saturday Jan. 26, Carlsbad City Library is partnering with Adventures by the Book to host Books & Bingo featuring 13 authors including keynote and opening speakers, New York Times bestselling authors Laura Kamoie and Melanie Benjamin. Admission is free, and seating is first come, first served.

The event will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. in Carlsbad City Library’s Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, located at 1775 Dove Lane. Meet the authors in the library’s courtyard immediately following the two author panels to earn bingo stamps. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Books & Bingo Author Panelists include:

Opening speaker: Melanie Benjamin

Melanie Benjamin is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling historical novels The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator's Wife. Her latest novel is The Girls in the Picture.

Keynote speaker: Laura Kamoie

The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author has a Doctoral degree in early American History and has published two non-fiction books, co-authored historical novels America’s First Daughter and My Dear Hamilton with Stephanie Dray and has also written bestsellers as Laura Kaye.

Featured authors for panel discussions, meet and mingle, and book signings:

Huda Al-Marashi, First Comes Marriage: My Not-So-Typical American Love Story

Eldonna Edwards, This I Know

Dr. Zohreh (Zoe) Khazai Ghahremani, The Moon Daughter

Elise Hooper, Learning to See

Janna King, The Seasonaires

Kerry Lonsdale, Everything We Give

Nicole Meier, The Girl Made of Clay

Kaira Rouda, Best Day Ever

Katrin Schumer, The Forgotten Hours

Stephanie Storey, Oil and Marble

Amy Wallen, When We Were Ghouls

More Information

The event is presented in partnership with Adventures by the Book and is made possible by Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation’s Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment.

For more information

  • Community Relations Manager Jessica Padilla Bowen, 760-602-2024 or jessica.padillabowen@carlsbadca.gov



November 13, 2018