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Tim Kaine

Book Event with Senator Tim Kaine

Unfortunately, this event has been canceled for reasons beyond our control.




Alan Gratz

On February 18th, 2024, Meredith College Friends of the Library partnered with Quail Ridge Books to host author Alan Gratz to promote his new book Heroes.  Thank you to all who supported this event! 

Alan Gratz is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several highly acclaimed books for young readers, including Two Degrees, Ground Zero, Allies, Grenade, Refugee, Projekt 1065, Prisoner B-3087, Code of Honor, and Captain America: The Ghost Army, an original graphic novel. Alan lives in North Carolina with his wife and daughter.

James Patterson

On September 28, 2023, Meredith College Friends of the Library partnered with Quail Ridge Books to host authors James Patterson and Mike Lupica as they discussed their new book 12 Months to Live. Thank you to all who supported this event! 

James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author. Among his creations are Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, and Maximum Ride. His #1 bestselling nonfiction includes Walk in My Combat BootsFilthy Rich, and his autobiography, James Patterson by James Patterson. He has collaborated on novels with Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton and has won an Edgar Award, nine Emmy Awards, and the National Humanities Medal.   

Mike Lupica has been inducted into the National Sports Media Hall of Fame.  He is an award-winning columnist for the New York Daily News and has written 17 New York Times bestsellers. 

Ibram X. Kendi and Nic Stone

Cover of How to be a (Young) AntiracistOn February 1st 2023, Meredith College Friends of the Library, Quail Ridge Books, and Rofhiwa Books hosted the launch of How to Be a (Young) Antiracist with co-authors Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Nic Stone in conversation with Durham based author and psychiatrist, Dr. Damon Tweedy. Based on the adult bestseller by Ibram X. Kendi, and co-authored by bestselling author Nic Stone, How to Be a (Young) Antiracist is a dynamic reframing of the concepts shared in the adult book, How to Be an Antiracist, with young adulthood front and center.

If you were unable to attend, or would like to re-watch the presentation, contact Michelle Guy at or (919) 760-8531 for a link to the recording.