The free event starts at 7 p.m., and books will be available for purchase during the event.
In the final installment of the internationally bestselling series, teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl, and his arch rival, Opal, battle to the last.
Seemingly nothing in this world daunts the young genius Artemis Fowl. In the fairy world, however, there is a small thing that has gotten under his skin on more than one occasion: Opal Koboi. In "The Last Guardian," the evil pixie is wreaking havoc yet again. This time Artemis's arch rival has somehow reanimated dead fairy warriors who were buried in the grounds of Fowl Manor. Their spirits have possessed Artemis's little brothers, making his siblings even more annoying than usual. Artemis has until sunrise to get the spirits to vacate his brothers and go back into the earth where they belong. Can he count on a certain LEPrecon fairy to join him in what could well be his last stand?
As a special treat for his loyal fans, Colfer will perform "8 in 8" — all eight Artemis Fowl books, including the finale, in eight minutes. Colfer's team will select volunteers to join him in the performance on stage.
Colfer is a former elementary school teacher. His other popular young adult adventure novels include "Half-Moon Investigations," "Airman," and "The Supernaturalist." He is also the author of "Plugged," a suspense thriller for adults. In 2008, Colfer was commissioned to write the sixth installment of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, entitled "And Another Thing ..."
St. Louis County Library Foundation's Reading Garden Event Series hosts free family events with authors and musicians. For more information, contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit www.slcl.org.