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    April 2021

    Judy Batalion – “The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos”

    April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Video premiere: April 19, 7:00 p.m. on www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary Judy Batalion, “The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos” Interview moderated by Lory Cooper, Manager-Volunteers and Tours for the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum Presented in partnership with the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival One of the most important stories of World War II, Judy Batalion, the granddaughter of Polish Holocaust survivors, shares the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters. Witnesses…

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    Lisa Napoli with Susan Stamberg, Nina Totenberg & Linda Wertheimer | Lisa, Nina, Susan & Cokie

    April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    In the years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women in the workplace still found themselves relegated to secretarial positions or locked out of jobs entirely. This was especially true in the news business, a backwater of male chauvinism where a woman might be lucky to get a foothold on the “women’s pages.” But when National Public Radio came along in the 1970s, and the door to serious journalism opened a crack, four remarkable women came along and blew…

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    Paula McLain – “When the Stars Go Dark”

    April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Video premiere: April 22, 7:00 p.m. on www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary Paula McLain, “When the Stars Go Dark” Interview moderated by novelist Lily King, author of “Writers & Lovers” Bestselling author of “The Paris Wife,” Paula McLain presents a novel of heart-wrenching suspense that weaves together actual cases of missing persons. Anna Hart is a seasoned detective in San Francisco with far too much knowledge of the darkest side of human nature. When tragedy strikes her personal life, Anna flees to a rural village…

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    Benjamin Hochman Virtual Author Event | 11 in ’11

    April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Join author Benjamin Hochman, Cardinals sports columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, as we celebrate the launch of his latest book: 11 in ’11. Hochman offers on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes perspective as he brings to life a cast of characters including Albert Pujols in his final year as a Card, team ace Chris Carpenter, Yadier Molina showing his might both behind and at the plate, and of course the unlikely hero David Freese. Signed Bookplates Signed bookplates are available with your…

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    The Outdoor School Virtual Author Event

    April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Get ready to re-wild your life with the OUTDOOR SCHOOL series: interactive, definitive skill-building books for exploring the world! Authors Jennifer Davis, Haley Blevins, Mary Kay Carson, and Jennifer Swanson will discuss this new series and answer your questions about mastering outdoor skills! The OUTDOOR SCHOOL series includes: Outdoor School: Rock, Fossil, and Shell Hunting: The Definitive Interactive Nature Guide by Jennifer Swanson and John D. Dawson Outdoor School: Hiking and Camping: The Definitive Interactive Nature Guide by Jennifer Pharr…

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    May 2021

    A Conversation with Christina Hunger & Alexis Devine | How Stella Learned to Talk

    May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Join speech-language pathologist Christina Hunger, owner of beloved internet sensation Stella and the first person to teach a dog to “talk,” and Alexis Devine, who used the Hunger method to teach her dog and TikTok star Bunny how to “speak,” for a wide-ranging conversation to mark the release of Hunger’s wildly anticipated debut How Stella Learned to Talk. Hunger and Devine will discuss the incredible, revolutionary true story of how Hunger taught her dog Stella to talk, with tips &…

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    Ally Carter – “Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery”

    May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Video premiere: May 8, 2:00 p.m. on facebook.com/STLCoLibrary Ally Carter, “Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery” Bestselling YA author Ally Carter presents the second installment in her thrilling middle grade series–a story of five extraordinary orphans, one mansion and no rules! The kids of Winterborne House are the only ones who know that Gabriel Winterborne—famous billionaire and terrible cook—is really a sword-wielding vigilante. What they don’t know is that he’s not the only one. When a masked figure breaks in, it’s…

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    Stephanie Dray – “The Women of Chateau Lafayette”

    May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Video premiere: May 10, 7:00 p.m. on www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary Stephanie Dray, “The Women of Chateau Lafayette” Interview moderated by Ashley Hasty, creator of the book review website HastyBookList.com Bestselling historical novelist Stephanie Dray presents an epic saga based on the true story of an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by its legacy. 1774: Noblewoman Adrienne Lafayette joins the fight for American independence. 1914: at the outbreak of war, glittering socialite Beatrice Chanler takes on the…

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    David O. Stewart – “George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father”

    May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Video premiere: May 17, 7:00 p.m. on www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary David O. Stewart, “George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father” In conversation with Amanda Clark, Missouri Historical Society – Community Tours Manager Award-winning historian presents a fascinating account of how George Washington became the single most dominant force in the creation of the United States of America. Washington’s rise constitutes one of the greatest self-reinventions in history. In his twenties, this third son of a modest Virginia planter had ruined his…

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    Peter H. Raven, “Driven By Nature: A Personal Journey from Shanghai to Botany and Global Sustainability”

    May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Video premiere: Thursday, May 20,  7:00 p.m. on Facebook.com/STLCoLibrary Peter H. Raven, “Driven By Nature: A Personal Journey from Shanghai to Botany and Global Sustainability” Presented in partnership with the Missouri Botanical Garden Press It’s safe to say that few people have lived lives as thoroughly devoted to plants as Peter H. Raven has. The longtime director—now president emeritus—of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Raven has been a tireless champion of sustainability and biodiversity, earning him the plaudit of “Hero for the…

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