Bring the Family to Meet Author Jonathan Rand

Have you heard your kids talk about the “American Chiller” or “Michigan Chiller” books? Nope… they’re not books about the coldest places on our continent!

They’re each a series of horror novels for children written by Johnathan Rand. The original series began in February 2000, with each book taking place in major cities and places in the author’s home state of Michigan.

Jonathan Rand engages kids in a love of reading. He draws them in with age-appropriate mysteries and just enough horror to keep their attention. He has also written fiction for adults under the pen name Christopher Knight. Collectively, he’s written over 120 books with nearly 7 million copies in print.

This very popular author is visiting Gloria Coles Flint Public Library on Saturday, November 11 from 2:00-3:00pm. He’ll be speaking to kids and adults alike, so bring the whole family to hear his engaging presentation.

This is a great opportunity for kids to meet someone “famous” and get excited about reading or writing. Books will also be available for sale and signing.

After his presentation, you and your family can find many of his books on our shelves. Please ask our librarians for assistance if you’re looking for something specific.

Find more information about programs, services, library cards and more by visiting our website at

Hope to see you soon!

Calendar Items

All of these events are free and open to the public.

  • Nov. 7: 3:30pm Kids Only Library Lounge (quiet time and calm activities)
  • Nov: 7: 4:30pm Teen Writers’ Workshop
  • Nov. 8: 12:00pm Senior Yoga
  • Nov. 8: 4:00pm Lego Club
  • Nov. 8: 5:30pm Wee Ones Storytime Yoga
  • Nov. 8: 6:00pm Podcasting @ the Library*
  • Nov. 9: 4:30pm Teen/Tween Craft – Bead Creations
  • Nov. 9: 6:30pm Evening Readers Book Club, featuring “Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggine Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism” by Barbara Weisberg
  • Nov. 9: 6:30pm Thursdays with For-Mar – Animal Habitats
  • Nov. 10: 10:00am Toddle Time (ages newborn to 4)
  • Nov. 11: All day – QR Code Scavenger Hunt
  • Nov. 11: 11:00am Grief & The Holidays *
  • Nov. 11: 11:00am Podcasting @ FPL
  • Nov. 11 1:00pm Super Saturday Storytime
  • Nov. 11: 1:30pm Tell-A-Tail!
  • Nov. 11: 2:00pm Jonathan Rand author visit/book signing
  • Nov. 14: 3:30pm Kids Only Library Lounge (quiet time and calm activities)
  • Nov. 15: 12:00pm Fiction Only Book Club, featuring “What Storm, What Thunder” by Myriam J. A. Chancy
  • Nov. 15: 12:00pm Senior Yoga
  • Nov. 15: 4:00pm Lego Club
  • Nov. 16: 3:00-6:00pm Flint Wellness Center presents the film, “Everyday People” with Q&A/discussion to follow
  • Nov. 16: 3:30-5:00pm Puppet Zone
  • Nov. 16: 4:30pm Rocket League
  • Nov. 17: 10:00am Silent book Club (13+)
  • Nov. 18: 11:00am Grief & The Holidays*
  • Nov. 18: 1:00pm Super Saturday Storytime
  • Nov. 18: 1:30pm Tell-A-Tail!
  • Nov. 18: 3:00pm Virtual Reality (VR) for Teens
  • Nov. 18: 3:00pm Chess Club for Kids & Teens (ages 8+)
  • Nov. 21; 4:30pm Teen Writers workshop
  • Nov. 21: 6:30pm Adult Writers Workshop (ages 18+)
  • Nov. 22: 12:00pm Senior Yoga
  • Nov. 22: 9:00am-6:00pm SPECIAL LIBRARY HOURS
  • Nov 23-27: Library closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Nov. 29: 12:00pm Senior Yoga
  • Dec. 1: 10:00am Ready to Read Storytime
  • Dec. 2: 10:00am-12:00pm Friends of the Flint Public Library Book Drop-Off
  • Dec. 2: 10:30am Little Explorers (ages 1-4)
  • Dec. 2: 11:00am Grief & The Holidays*
  • Dec. 2: 3:00pm Grief & The Holidays*

Registration required for these events.  Please visit our website to sign up.

Online Calendar

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