Signature Series

The Signature Series provides enriching cultural and educational experiences for the Campbell County community that aim to entertain, inform and enlighten.

This fall’s lineup includes a talk from bestselling author Silas House and a bluegrass concert from the Wilson Banjo Co.

General Signature Series Info

Free tickets are required. 

Tickets will be mailed two weeks prior to the events. Tickets requested after that time will be available at the desk on the evening of the performance.

Registration opens two months prior for each program. Email Amy Carroll at with any questions.


Kentucky Poet Laureate Silas House

Event Details

Date: 7 pm Friday, Sept. 15

Location: Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch (1000 Highland Ave.)

Mark your calendars to hear from New York Times bestselling author and Kentucky’s current poet laureate Silas House. On Sept. 15 at 7 pm, House will kick off the fall lineup of Signature Series with a discussion of how he draws inspiration from Kentucky and the American South when writing his novels. 

Among many other accolades, House received the 2022 Duggins Prize, the largest award in America for LGBTQ writers. The same year, he was named Appalachian of the Year. 

His most recent book, Lark Ascending, is set in the near future as a young man, Lark, attempts to flee the United States as fires spread across the country. 

The Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch will close early at 5 pm to set up for the event. Keep an eye out for the listing!



The Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch will close at 5 pm to set up for the event. Click here to check our catalog for copies of books by Silas House. Roebling Point Books will be available to purchase books onsite.


New! Signature Sneak Peek

Sneak Peak Details

Date: 2-2:45 pm Friday, Sept. 15

Location: Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch (1000 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075)

If you’re interested in the event but are unable to attend in the evening, join the library for the afternoon Signature Sneak Peek.



Wilson Banjo Co. Bluegrass Band

Event Details

Date: 7 pm Friday, Nov. 17

Location: Newport Branch (901 East Sixth St.)

If you need a dose of bluegrass this fall, the Wilson Banjo Co. is bringing just that to the library. Stick around after the concert for a short reception and an opportunity to get autographs.

The band includes the group’s namesake Steve Wilson on the banjo, who first developed a love of playing music with his family. Later in life, he found himself working at the Gibson Custom Art Shop in Nashville, TN, where many of the special orders were for a long, distinguished list of players. He learned from the best!

Maine native Sarah Logan joins Wilson as the vocalist and fiddle player. Currently a student at East Tennessee State University, Logan majors in their bluegrass program and lists Alison Krauss, Adam Steffey, Jerry Douglas and Stuart Duncan among her influences.

Registration opens two months prior to the program.