Welcome to Author Talks with the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library!

The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library showcases a virtual author talk series each month featuring bestselling, award-winning, and highly acclaimed authors from around the world. The featured writers and thought leaders will cover a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres.

The free, virtual series takes place two to three times a month and includes the opportunity to ask questions to the author. A complete list of events is available on the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library virtual author talk series website at https://libraryc.org/barbaramoscatobrownlibrary.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information or to register for the author talks, visit the link at the button below or call us at 814-486-8011.

Upcoming Author Talks

JUNE 2024

Don’t miss out on the June 2024 Author Talks with Matthew Shindell, Tiffany Jewel, and Freida McFadden!

JULY 2024

Don’t miss out on a special K-12 Summer Series. Connect with great children’s authors!

August 2024

August brings us Author Talks with Irena Smith, Smithsonian’s Dr. Jennifer Levasseur, and the locally popular Shelby VanPelt!

Author Talks F.A.Q.

There are a number of questions we frequently hear from Author Talk attendees. We will cover these questions here, and will continue to add information as more questions are asked.

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How do I register for an author talk?

Author Talks are provided by your library through a special website. These Author Talks are available live to register and watch from the comfort of your own home. You can also watch recordings of the Author Talks at a later time. You can find a step by step guide to registration at this link: How to Register and Watch an Author Talk

Where do I find the link to watch the talk?

After you have registered for the author talk, you will receive an email confirming your registration. The link to watch the live talk is in this email. You can also save the talk to your google calendar at the time of registration or through the link in your confirmation email and the calendar event will contain a link to view the talk as well.

Will the talk be recorded?

Yes! If you cannot watch the talk live, you can come back and watch the recording afterwards. The recording of each talk will be posted 24 hours after the live event is complete. To view the recordings, go to the author talks page for your library and scroll to the bottom to choose “View all recordings”. You can find a list of participating libraries at this link.

Do I NEED to register for the talk?

If you would like to view the talk live or submit a question to the author, you will need to register for the author talk ahead of time. If you cannot attend the talk live, you can still register to submit a question, and a link to the recording will be emailed to you the day after the talk is complete.

Am I going to get a lot of emails after I register?

You will get one email to confirm your registration with a link to the event, a second email as a reminder the day before the talk with a link to the event, and a third email the day after the talk with a link to the recording. After that, you will only get a seasonal email with a list of upcoming talks and registration links, which you can unsubscribe from at any time.

Will there be Closed Captioning for the live author talk?

There is an option for Closed Captioning with all of our live-streamed author talks (as well as in their replays). Once the author talk has begun, look for the CC icon on the bottom right of the video.

Where does the talk take place?

All of the author talks produced by the Library Speakers Consortium are live-streamed and can be attended through any device that connects to the internet. You will find the link to the event in your registration confirmation email (as well as a reminder email that you’ll receive the day before the event).

How do I ask a question?

When you register for the author talk, there is a field for you to enter in your question(s). We also take questions during the event, and will cover as many questions as time allows.

Will there be a way to ask a question later?

During the live author talk, you can submit questions in a field below the video labeled as “questions.” We will cover as many questions as time allows.