October Literary Events: Greg Gutfeld, Book Sales, and More!


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Third Sunday of every month (2-4pm) – Liberated Bookworms at Tyler Library- Join the new Liberated Bookworms Book Club featuring African American writers. The Tyler Library is located at 201 S. College, Downtown Tyler. This is free to attend.

October 6th (12 noon-2pm) – Author Meet and Greet – Meet author C.M. Bratton and get an autograph. The Tyler Library is located at 201 S. College, Downtown Tyler. Free.

October 10th (7:30) – Greg Gutfeld will be presented at The Cowan Center. “New York Times” best-selling author, Greg Gutfeld has been called “outrageous and outspoken,” neither of which he denies. A Libertarian political satirist, humorist, magazine editor, and blogger, he is best known as the co-host of the Fox News Channel program “The Five,” a weekday program, and his other show, “The Greg Gutfeld Show.” He currently blogs on Breitbart, where he writes about the news and pop culture of the day from a conservative libertarian humorous slant. He is the author of several books including bestsellers “Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage and Not Cool,” and “The Hipster Elite and Their War on You.” Member sales begin August 14th, and public sales begin September 11th. Tickets are $17-$37. The Cowan Center is located at 3900 University Blvd. on the University of Texas at Tyler campus. Tickets are available at the box office, by calling (903)566-7424, or log on at cowancenter.org.

October 12th-14th – Smith County Medical Society Alliance Book Fair – For more than 46 years the volunteer members of the Smith County Medical Society Alliance have sorted, labeled, shelved, and organized donated books for their two sales each year. This is the Alliance’s chief fundraiser with seventy-five percent of the proceeds going toward scholarships and 25 percent for Alliance-related community projects. Culling, sorting, pricing, and shelving by volunteers takes place two or more days a week almost all year long to keep up with the large volume of donated books. They have every topic represented in 25 sections: Fiction – paperback and hardback, Children’s and Young Adults (a room full of specially priced books), Biographies, Cookbooks, Travel, Gardening, Large Print, Gift Books, Hobbies, Texana, Westerns, Mystery, Science, Science Fiction, Classics, Business, Romance, Self-Help, Health, Home and Repair, Art, Theatre, Religion, Reference, History, Military, and the list goes on and on. Most of the books sell in the range of $.50 to $5. For additional info go to scmsalliance.com or call Book Fair at (903)561-1353.

October 26th (10am) – E-Book Bookclub – Join the E-Book Bookclub group in discussing this month’s read, “All the Single Ladies” by Dorethea Benton Frank. Don’t have an e-reader? Ask the Information desk for details on how you can check one out! The E-Bookclub meets the last Thursday of every month. The Tyler Library is located at 201 S. College, Downtown Tyler. Free.

October 31st (10am) – Club Read – Join the Club Read group in discussing this month’s read, “The Doll House” by Fiona Davis. The Tyler Library is located at 201 S. College, Downtown Tyler. Free.

November 11th (10am-4pm) – AAUW Tyler Book Sale – The AAUW is holding it’s annual Book Sale this year at First Christian Church, 4202 S. Broadway, Tyler, in conjunction with their Holiday Bazaar. This is free to attend.

November 26th – Book Signing for “The Myth of Santa’s Beard,” and “I Can Fly” by Sharon Thayer will take place at Trail Creek Farm, Lindale. Loved for its traditional Christmas message, “The Myth of Santa’s Beard” by Sharon Thayer leads children into the magical world of Santa, as it transports adults back to a time when the magic was theirs.

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