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New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson will be headlining this year’s Longmont Library Festival. Mr. Johnson, author of the best-selling Longmire book series, will bring his unique Western style to two very special events on Saturday, September 10.
The Friends are thrilled to be hosting the first of the two events, a special Meet-n-Greet session with Johnson, which will run from 6 to 7 pm. With your paid admission, you will be able to do the following:
  • Meet and spend some one-on-one time with Mr. Johnson.
  • Have a premium seat for the second event, the Library’s Longmire in Longmont program
  • Receive a free drink and light snacks
  • Autographs for up to two already-published books per person during this session.

It’s a rare opportunity to meet and interact with such a highly acclaimed author and space will sell out fast. You’ll have your opportunity to buy up to two of these limited tickets, starting at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 1st, right here, on the Friends website.

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During the Library’s Longmire in Longmont program, from 7:15 to 9 pm, Johnson will share stories and inspirations during a speaking presentation, followed by another opportunity for book signing. The initial release of tickets for this second event went very quickly and are no longer available.
Longmire books, DVDs, and event t-shirts will be available for purchase during both events.
The newest book in the Longmire series, An Obvious Fact will be available for purchase and signing during this spectacular event. It won’t have even been officially released on the day of the event! Special handling is required so look forward to picking up your purchased copy at the Library on or after the release date of September 13.
This exceptional evening will be held at the Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium.
Questions? Please contact us at Friends@FriendsoftheLongmontLibrary.org.
Please note: Due to high demand for seats at this special program, we will be enforcing a two ticket limit for both the private Meet-n-Greet event and the general admission event. Meet-n-Greet tickets include not only the private meeting time with Craig Johnson, but preferred seating in the auditorium. Therefore, if you reserve general admission seats *and* purchase Meet-n-Greet event tickets, any general admission seats previously reserved by you will be released to the general public for reservation during the first week of September.



For all the Book Sale details, click here.


Remember to check out our Book Shop in the Library’s lobby…



in the Lobby of the Longmont Public Library
409 Fourth Avenue • Longmont
All sales cash or check payable at the Circulation or Information Desk.

Sunday – closed
Monday – Thursday 9 am to 9 pm
Friday – Saturday 9 am to 5 pm

Sunday – 1 to 4 pm
Monday – Thursday 10 am to 9 pm
Friday – Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
*Between Labor Day and Memorial Day

Thank you for your continued support!
All sales benefit the Longmont Public Library.

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