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World-Class Speakers at Your Fingertips

Burlington readers, take note! With the Library Speakers Consortium online resource, you'll always have the best seats in the house at speaker events featuring world-renowned authors and thought leaders.

Each month, Library Speakers Consortium (LSC), a partnership of libraries, offers 2-3 live online events with bestselling authors across a variety of genres. During each moderated event, authors answer questions submitted by viewers. If you miss a live event—no worries! Each live event is recorded so you can watch the archive of riveting talks through BPL's LSC site.

LSC Box Office is Open 24/7

Registering for a talk is simple. You can find Library Speakers Consortium under Learning & Research in the RESOURCES section of the library’s website. Select the event you would like to attend and click “Register.” Next, enter your name and email address on the online registration form. Select “Register” again—and you’re done! On the event date, you will receive a link to log in to the live event. Events are online only; telephone access is not available.

Once you've registered for one LSC author talk, you will receive a monthly promotional email from Library Speakers Consortium about upcoming virtual talks. We will also share some featured LSC events in our events calendar and program eNewsletter.

Look Who's Appearing Soon

Check out these upcoming live events:

June 3, 2pm: For the Love of Mars: A Human History of the Red Planet with Smithsonian Curator Matt Shindell
A Library Speakers Consortium and Smithsonian Collaboration

June 13, 8pm: An Author Talk with Freida McFadden, Psychological Thrillers and the Queen of Twists
New York Times Bestselling author of The Housemaid, The Housemaid’s Secret, and The Housemaid Is Watching

June 20, 2pm:  Tiffany Jewell on Unpacking a History of Systemic Racism in the American Education System
New York Times bestselling author of This Book is Anti-Racist and Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School

July 9, 2pm: Kate DiCamillo on A Visit to Deckawoo Drive with Mercy Watson  (PreK-2nd Grade)
Newbery Medal Winner for The Tale of Despereaux and New York Times bestselling author of over 30 books for children

And, there are so many past events you can still enjoy at your leisure.

The Library Speakers Consortium online events are an excellent way to experience thoughts and insights from some of the amazing bestselling authors we offer on our shelves. Be sure to browse the event archive and put some of the upcoming events into your calendar to experience live!