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October 2018

Literary Pumpkin Contest!

October 1 - October 31

Looking for a way to celebrate Fall, get creative, and share your love of books? The Novel Neighbor invites you to decorate a pumpkin (or gourd!) as your favorite literary character and bring in to show us! Your pumpkins will be displayed throughout our store and all customers are invited to vote on their favorites! Decorated* pumpkins will be accepted October 1st through October 21st and voting will last until October 30th. Pumpkins will be on display in our store until October 31st,…

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Author Cressida Cowell – “Wizards of Once: Twice Magic”

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd
Ellisville, MO 63011 United States

From the bestselling author of “How to Train Your Dragon” comes an exciting high-adventure series—set in a magical time full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites. This was once the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who had been taught since birth to hate each other like poison. But now, the boy Wizard and girl Warrior have been brought together in the Badwoods and they have witnessed the shocking consequences of the Stone That Takes Away…

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Spirits of St. Louis: A Haunted Cocktail Party

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maypop Coffee & Garden Shop, 803 Marshall Ave
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

Don’t miss Maypop’s spookiest cocktail party to date! Join local author Patrick Dorsey (Haunted Webster Groves), Maypop, and The Novel Neighbor for stories and sips in the garden. Dorsey will share tales from his most recent book as well as a sneak preview of his newest work in progress. Guests can choose from a limited cocktail menu of themed drinks made from locally distilled spirits and enjoy fun holiday snacks too! The Novel Neighbor will be selling their wares and…

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Cocktails & Commas

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

For Cocktails & Commas, our favorite high-school-teacher-you-wish-you’d-had, Jenny Ingram, will be leading a brush-up of common grammar mistakes & rules…complete with nerdy worksheets & exercises. Sample some literature-themed cocktails to make the class EVEN MORE unlike the english class you remember! You are welcome to bring snacks, wine, beer…as well as your favorite red pen for correcting worksheets. Powered by Eventbrite

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(HOW TO DRAW) SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (NEW Class!)

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Boulevard
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

(HOW TO DRAW) SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (NEW Class!) SUNDAY, OCT.14 (1-2pm) ONE DAY / ONE HOUR CLASS AGES: 7-11 – $10 PER CHILD ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED A new class by popular demand, voted on by children in all of my previous classes! This drawing class will teach step by step instruction on how to draw popular characters from the cartoon, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS. Charaters Taught: TBD Limited seating, sign up ASAP! Registration OPENS 9/9/18 REGISTRATION PAGE (external site) NOTE: Mr. Todd is…

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Moments – A Journaling Class with Author Rhoda Banks

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

Learn how to journal your way to a healthier you! There is increasing evidence supporting the idea that journaling has a positive impact on physical wellbeing. Journaling allows one to visit a place inside themselves, a place to gain a sense of harmony, solace and inspiration. In this 1.5 hour class, Rhoda Banks, the author of Moments: An Inspirational Devotional Journal, will guide you through the benefits of and best practices for Journaling. Ticket price includes guided discussion, and a…

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Author Melissa Hartwig: Whole30 Slow Cooker (and Instant Pot)

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Spencer Road Branch | St. Charles City-County Library, 427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO 63376 United States

Join Melissa Hartwig, co-creator of the Whole30 program and #1 New York Times best-selling author (It Starts With Food, The Whole30, Food Freedom Forever, Whole 30 Day by Day, The Whole 30 Fast and Easy Cookbook and The Whole30 Cookbook),as she introduces the newest addition to the Whole30 family, the highly anticipated Whole 30 Slow Cooker (and Instant Pot). Melissa will be in conversation with Whole30 Certified Coach of the year, Sarah Rentfro of The Purse Whisperer Millions of people have transformed…

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October Local Author Showcase

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Every month we open up our event space in support of new and local authors to share their work! Author presentations followed by book signing. Books will be available for purchase at event.   For October, we will be featuring: Jackie Nelson – “My Daphne, Our Autism Journey” Description:   My name is Jackie Nelson. I was a Special School District employee working with children with Autism for over nine years. I am also an Autism mom. I left my stable…

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Learn to Draw With Children’s Book Illustrator Kevin Cornell

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Children’s book illustrator Kevin Cornell (The Terrible Two; The Chicken Squad; Lulu and the Brontosaurus) will be teaching a drawing class centered around his newest picture book, Lucy Fell Down the Mountain. If your child has ever been interested in how picture books are made, how to draw for children’s books, or drawing in general, this class is perfect! Ticket price includes a one hour drawing class and a personalized signed copy of Lucy Fell Down the Mountain. Ages 6+…

$20
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Middle Grade Author Sarah Mylnowski – “Whatever After: Seeing Red”

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd
Ellisville, MO 63011 United States

Sarah Mylnowski’s bestselling Whatever After series follows the adventures of siblings Abby and Jonah, whose magic mirror leads them into different fairy tales, from Snow White to Rapunzel to the Little Mermaid. In “Seeing Red,” Abby and Jonah are off to visit their Nana, who knows ALL about fairy tales. But things go wrong when the siblings wind up in the classic fairy tale of “Little Red Riding Hood.” Will they escape the big, bad wolf in time? Hijinks, hilarity,…

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