These days, libraries are known for a whole lot more than books – and that’s particularly true of the High Point library which is responsible for all types of activities in that city.

However, it’s great to get back to your roots every once in a while and, to that end, the High Point Public Library will host its annual Local Authors Showcase this weekend.

The educational event will feature authors from various genres on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first floor of the High Point Public Library at 901 N. Main St. in High Point,

During the event, featured authors will share summaries of their books and also be available to sign purchased copies.

The authors featured at this year’s Showcase will be Carolyn Nelson, David Seer, Deloris Williams, Eloise Epps MacKinnon, Gail C. Rollerson-Coston, Ladene Hays, Jasmine Mallory, Ken Waldecker, Larry Morgan, Lee Clark, Maha Blackfeather, Melissa Todd, Rev. Dr. Monalisa Covington, Paul Nowicki, Sarah Lea Glover, Scott Blackburn, Sederis Best and Wendy K. Blair.

The event will also feature readings by some authors from their books as well as discussions about the works.

Ken Waldecker, who wrote the children’s book “Princess Ella and the Great Squirrel Chase,” will do a reading at 1 p.m. in the Morgan Community Room.

 At 2 p.m., in the Story Room, there will be a reading by David Seer, the author of the children’s book “Rainbow the Unicorn.”

Finally, there will be a book discussion with Eloise Epps MacKinnon, author of “A Twisted Shade of Green – Portrayal of Lust and Revenge,” at 3 p.m. in the Morgan Community Room.

These events are free and open to the public.

Anyone seeking more information should contact Maxine Days at