Bestselling author Steve Berry to visit Ponte Vedra Library


International bestselling author Steve Berry returns to the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library’s Book Talk Café program on Monday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. to talk about his latest thriller, “The Lost Order.”

The book is another action-packed Cotton Malone thriller mixing little-known historical fact with a healthy dose of speculative fiction, and pits Malone against two factions of a clandestine organization from the Civil War era. The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous secret organization in American history. It amassed millions in stolen gold and silver, supposedly buried in hidden caches across the United States.

Aside from discussing “The Lost Order,” Berry will share details of his next Cotton Malone thriller, “The Bishop’s Pawn,” due out in April 2018. In this timelier novel, Malone returns to his first case as a former Justice Department lawyer, investigating the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Book Talk Café is presented by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, and is free and open to the public. The author will sign copies of his books at the conclusion of his talk.

‘Music with a Beat’ free concert

The Dr. Gerson Yessin Music Series returns to the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. with a return visit by renowned percussionist Dr. Charlotte Mabry. Fellow percussionist Greg Hersey, a University of North Florida (UNF) graduate with a master’s degree in percussion performance, will join her.

Mabry was honored as a Gerson Yessin Professor and a Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of North Florida, where she taught for many years. She was a principal percussionist with the Jacksonville Symphony for more than 20 years. Hersey was Mabry’s student and became a friend and musical partner.

This concert is free and open to the public. The doors will open at 6 p.m.