The Friends of the Alameda Free Library offers free live author webinars to the public.

These events are currently being held on Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your own home. Please check our Events Calendar for upcoming author webinar dates and details.

Several author webinars that we’ve hosted since 2020 are available to watch on demand by clicking on the links below.

Author Webinars

Karin Jensen Discusses ‘The Strength of Water’ (May 10, 2023)
Susan Straight Discusses ‘Mecca’ (April 5, 2023)
Debbie Chinn Discusses ‘Dancing in Their Light, A Daughter’s Unfinished Memoir’ (March 22, 2023)
Mary-Alice Daniel Discusses ‘A Coastline is an Immeasurable Thing: A Memoir Across Three Continents’ (February 15, 2023)
Daniel Olivas Discusses ‘How to Date a Flying Mexican’ (January 25, 2023)
Lori Rader-Day Discusses ‘Death at Greenway’ (December 5, 2022)
Anthony Sattin Discusses ‘Nomads’ (November 16, 2022)
Rubén Degollado Discusses ‘The Family Izquierdo’ (September 28, 2022)
Marjan Kamali Discusses ‘The Stationery Shop’ (September 19, 2022)
Eric Weiner Discusses ‘The Socrates Express’ (August 17, 2022)
Joan Ryan Discusses ‘Intangibles: Unlocking the Science And Soul of Team Chemistry’ (July 18, 2022)
Vaseem Khan Discusses the Malabar House Novels (June 15, 2022)
Gail Tsukiyama Discusses ‘The Color of Air’ (May 16, 2022)
Sarah Penner Discusses ‘The Lost Apothecary’ (April 20, 2022)
Syed Masood Discusses ‘Bad Muslim Discount’ (February 25, 2022)
Gabrielle Selz Discusses ‘Light on Fire: The Life and Art of Sam Francis’ (February 2, 2022)
Larissa Zimberoff Discusses ‘Technically Food: Inside Silicon Valley’s Mission to Change What We Eat’ (January 19, 2022)
Playwright Lauren Gunderson in Conversation with Mary Ellen Hunt (December 13, 2021)
Carol Edgarian Discusses ‘Vera’ (November 17, 2021)
Lizzie Johnson Discusses ‘Paradise: One Town’s Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire’ (October 18, 2021)
Alia Volz Discusses ‘Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco’ (July 20, 2021)
George Takei Discusses ‘They Called Us Enemy’ (June 9, 2021)
Francesca Lia Block Discusses Her Books (May 26, 2021)
Paul Madonna Discusses ‘Come to Light’ (May 19, 2021)
Caroline Kim Discusses ‘The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories’ (May 5, 2021)
The San Francisco Mysteries of Susan Cox (April 28, 2021)
Deepa Anappara Discusses ‘Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line’ (April 10, 2021)
Jung Chang Discusses Her Books (March 6, 2021)
Robin Sloan Discusses ‘Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore’ and ‘Sourdough’ (February 17, 2021)
Elsa Hart Discusses Her Books (February 10, 2021)
Georgia Hunter Discusses ‘We Were the Lucky Ones’ (January 13, 2021)
Vanessa Hua, in Conversation with Hank Hedland (November 16, 2020)
Marilyn Chase Discusses ‘Everything She Touched: The Life of Ruth Asawa’ (September 30, 2020)
Carol Wallace Discusses ‘Leaving Van Gogh’ (September 26, 2020)
Bronwyn Harris Discusses ‘Letters from the Inside’ (September 2, 2020)
Alice Wilson-Fried Discusses ‘Outside Child’ (July 22, 2020)
Alan Fleishman Discusses ‘A Collection of Characters’ (June 24, 2020)
Helen Joyce Harris Discusses ‘Visible Means of Support’ (May 13, 2020)