AViD 2024


AViD presents James Patterson!

UPDATE: Tickets to a special VIP reception with James Patterson, which includes a reception, go on sale January 22, 2024. Tickets cost $100 each and will be available here on January 22. The VIP reception includes a copy of Patterson's new book, and begins at 5 PM.


The Des Moines Public Library and Des Moines Public Library Foundation are excited to annouce that James Patterson will be part of the 2024 Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) series. James' program will take place on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 7 PM at Scottish Rite Consistory.

James Patterson is the most popular storyteller of our time. He is the creator of unforgettable characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Jane Effing Smith, and Maximum Ride, and of breathtaking true stories about the KennedysJohn Lennon, and Princess Diana, as well as our military heroes, police officers, and ER nurses. He has coauthored #1 bestselling novels with Bill Clinton and Dolly Parton, told the story of his own life in James Patterson by James Pattersonand received an Edgar Award, nine Emmy Awards, the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation, and the National Humanities Medal.

More information about this and other AViD events will be announced at a later date.

Essential Information

Event: AViD Presents: James Patterson

Day: Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Time: 7 PM

Location: Scottish Rite Consistory (519 Park Street)

VIP reception: Tickets for a special VIP reception that begins at 5 PM go on sale January 22. Tickets are $100 and include a copy of Patterson's new book, refreshments and an assortment of food.