Join us for a very special Centennial event with Ohio’s bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix! SPL will host Haddix at both Grove City and Westland this fall. Bring a friend and enjoy a talk from the author with a book signing to follow. Books by Haddix will be available for purchase at both events courtesy of Cover to Cover Books. The talk and book signing are free and open to all. 

Margaret Haddix Author Talk & Book Signing

  • Tuesday, Sep 19 @ Grove City Library | 6p
  • Monday, Nov 6 @ Westland Area Library | 6p


Haddix’s newest book, The Ghostly Photos, book two in the Mysteries of Trash and Treasure series, will be published in September of 2023 and be available for checkout at both SPL libraries. Check out book one of the series, The Secret Letters, to be ready to read book two as soon as you meet the author!

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of Southwest Public Libraries Centennial Series.

Margaret Peterson Haddix (born April 9, 1964) is an American writer known best for the two children's series, Shadow Children (1998–2006) and The Missing (2008–2015). She also wrote the 10th volume in the multiple-author series The 39 Clues. Haddix grew up on a farm about halfway between two small towns in Ohio: Washington Court House and Sabina. She grew up in a family of readers. Some of her favorite books growing up included E.L. Konigsburg books, Harriet the SpyAnne of Green Gables, Louisa May Alcott’s Little WomenThe Diary of Anne FrankRebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, and The Little Princess. She graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with degrees in English/journalism, English/Creative writing, and History. Her books have won many literary awards, including the Ohioana Library Association’s Book Award for Juvenile Literature and the Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award.

Library Hours

Mon-Thu      9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Grove City Library

3959 Broadway
Grove City, OH 43123

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Westland Area Library

4740 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43228

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