Santa Monica, California – On Friday, May 4, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00pm, Santa Monica Public Library presented Fierce Friday, the kickoff event for the annual YALLWEST Young Adult Book Festival. The Library’s exclusive, after-hours preview event features 18 of the biggest young adult literature authors, who signed their books, mingled with over 600 fans, and participated in fun activities at the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Library Director Patty Wong and Barbara Fleeman taking part in the fun

Staff ensuring Fierce Friday was a success

Fans waiting with anticipation to meet their favorite authors