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April 2018

Author Event: Jan Jacobi “Young Lincoln”

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

Jan Jacobi’s “Young Lincoln” deals with a usually unknown part of Abraham Lincoln’s life and is written for a Young Adult audience. Please join us for an author presentation, discussion, and book signing. Books will be available for purchase at event. Description: Abe Lincoln is growing up on the American frontier in Indiana. It’s cold, there isn’t usually enough to eat, there’s nothing at all to read, and the one job that awaits him is farmer, like his overbearing father. But his step-mother’s…

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Spring Educator Night

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Calling all educators! The evening includes: 20% off entire store (except consigned merchandise) FREE SWAG – great items for your classrooms and for celebrating Children’s Book Week April 30th – May4th! Bring a copy of your school / district Summer Reading List – we will be sure to stock the titles and students will receive 20% off when they purchase! We will be on hand to answer all of your questions regarding how to get great authors to visit your…

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Kaiut Yoga w/ Kelly Childs

April 26
Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

This is for a SIX WEEK class, starting on April 26th(Thursday sessions) and April 29th(Sunday sessions).   Thursday classes will be held from 9-10am Sunday classes will be held from 5-6pm   When registering, you must choose either the Thursday or Sunday series. You are welcome to register for both series!   The instructor will be Kelly Childs – the only KAIUT YOGA instructor in St. Louis. The class will be held in our NextDoor space.   ABOUT KAIUT YOGA…

$60.00
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Novel Know-How: Public Speaking 101

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

This April The Novel Neighbor has a great lineup of classes – to help you do the little things better! Public Speaking 101: Does just thinking about giving a presentation or speaking up in a meeting make you sweat bullets? Go beyond just picturing everyone naked and learn real-world techniques for being more comfortable in front of a crowd of any size. You will also work on personal storytelling techniques and how to relate to your audience. Class is taught by…

$20
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Independent Bookstore Day

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Boulevard
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. In addition to a day full of activities (and a few surprises!), there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.   Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors…

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Author Event @ SLCL: Jennifer C. Bertman – “Book Scavenger: The Alcatraz Escape”

April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

In the third installment in Jennifer Chambliss Bertman’s bestselling Book Scavenger series, sleuthing duo Emily and James tackle their most challenging mystery yet on the haunting Alcatraz Island.   Presentation will be followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event. If you are unable to make the event, but would like a signed personalized copy, please call the store in advance to arrange.

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May 2018
ADVANCED KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP with Mr. Todd

ADVANCED KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP with Mr. Todd

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Boulevard
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

SATURDAY, MAY.5 to JUN.9 (1-2pm each week) AGES: 12+ -or- have taken Beginner KCW 6 week course SIX WEEK CLASS $80 PER CHILD – ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED After much demand, I now have a comic workshop designed for 12+ year olds! If your 8-11 year old child has previously taken my Beginner 6 week comic workshop, they can then take this too! This Advanced workshop is aimed for older kids and goes even deeper in the comic making process. They…

$80
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Author Event: Julie Fogliano – “The House That Once Was”

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Middendorf-Kriddell Branch – St. Charles City-County Library, 2750 State Hwy K
O'Fallon, 63368

The dynamic duo of Ezra Jack Keats Award–winning author Julie Fogliano and Caldecott Award–winning illustrator Lane Smith team up to tell a delightful story about a boy and a girl who explore an abandoned house and imagine who might have lived there in A House That Once Was. Author presentation will be followed by signing and books will be available for purchase at event. If you are unable to attend but would like a signed or personalized copy, please call our…

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HOW TO DRAW "INSIDE OUT" with Mr. Todd

HOW TO DRAW “INSIDE OUT” with Mr. Todd (NEW class!)

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Boulevard
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

SUNDAY, MAY.6 (1-2pm) ONE DAY / ONE HOUR CLASS AGES: 7-11 – $10 PER CHILD ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED This class will teach your child step by step how to draw characters from the Pixar movie, “Inside Out.” Characters specifically taught for this class will be JOY and ANGER! Limited seating, sign up ASAP! Registration OPENS 4/1/18

$10
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Authors Vera Brosgol & Hope Larson in Conversation

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

Join award-winning kids comic authors Vera Brosgol (Anya’s Ghost) and Hope Larson (Who is AC?) in conversation about their upcoming summer-themed books.   Book Descriptions: “Be Prepared” (Brosgol): All Vera wants to do is fit in―but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury, but there’s one summer camp in…

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