On Wednesday, Febraury 22, The Friends of Ontario City Library will be hosting best-selling author Sadeqa Johnson. Sadeqa will be on tour discussing her new book “The House of Eve”. The event is FREE but registration is requested as space is limited.

Her books will be sold and there will be a book signing.

Note: There is a free private reception beginning at 6 pm for all current members of the Friends. Refreshments will be served, and you will get first choice of seating. Not a member? No problem. You can join that night or go to our “Get Involved” page and complete an application.

From the award-winning author of Yellow Wife, a daring, beautiful, and redemptive novel that explores what it means to be a woman and a mother, and how much one is willing to sacrifice to achieve her greatest goal.

1950s Philadelphia: fifteen-year-old Ruby Pearsall is on track to becoming the first in her family to attend college, in spite of having a mother more interested in keeping a man than raising a daughter. But a taboo love affair threatens to pull her back down into the poverty and desperation that has been passed on to her like a birthright.

Eleanor Quarles arrives in Washington, DC, with ambition and secrets. When she meets the handsome William Pride at Howard University, they fall madly in love. But William hails from one of DC’s elite wealthy Black families, and his par­ents don’t let just anyone into their fold. Eleanor hopes that a baby will make her finally feel at home in William’s family and grant her the life she’s been searching for. But having a baby—and fitting in—is easier said than done.

With their stories colliding in the most unexpected of ways, Ruby and Eleanor will both make decisions that shape the trajectory of their lives.

The Friends of Ontario City Library hosted New York Times Best Selling author Kristina McMorris on Sunday, September 11. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this wonderful and engaging author program!