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May 2019

Children’s Author Nidhi Chanani – “I Will Be Fierce”

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd
Ellisville, MO 63011 United States

Illustrated by the award-winning artist and creator of the hit graphic novel “Pashmina,” “I Will Be Fierce” is a powerful picture book about courage, confidence, kindness, and finding the extraordinary in everyday moments. It’s a brand new day, and a young girl decides to take on the world like a brave explorer heading off on an epic fairytale quest. From home to school and back again, our hero conquers the Mountain of Knowledge (the library), forges new bridges (friendships), and…

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Children’s Illustrator Loren Long – “If I Was The Sunshine”

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Brentwood School District Conference Center, 1201 Hanley Industrial Court
St. Louis, MO 63144 United States

Join us in welcoming the award-winning and bestselling author/illustrator of the beloved “Otis” books! Loren Long will be visiting to share his newest book with author Julie Fogliano, “If I Was The Sunshine.” Author presentation followed by book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event or through pre-order. You may place your pre-order ONLINE or you may call or drop by our store. Your book(s) will be on hold for you at the event. If you are…

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An Evening with Katherine Applegate @ The College School

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The College School, 7825 Big Bend Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63119 United States

The College School and The Novel Neighbor invite you to join us for a special evening with Newbery Award Winner Katherine Applegate (The One and Only Ivan)! Registration is $20 and includes admission for up to four family members and a copy of her new middle-grade book, Endling #2: The First. Additional family members $5. Author presentation will be following by the opportunity to meet the author and have books signed. Additional copies of Applegate’s titles will be available for…

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Author Dan O’Neill – “Celebration: The Magic of The Cardinals in the 1980’s”

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the release of Dan O’Neill’s new book detailing The Cardinals baseball team in the 1980’s! Author presentation followed by book signing, baseball-related kids activities, and ballpark-style refreshments! Books will be available for purchase at the event or through pre-order. You may place your pre-order ONLINE or you may call or drop by our store. Your book(s) will be on hold for you at the event. If you are unable to attend but would like to pre-order…

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Author and Speaker Gary John Bishop – “Stop Doing That SH*T” @ St. Charles City-County Library

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Spencer Road Branch | St. Charles City-County Library, 427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO 63376 United States

This is going to be one motivating night! Join us in welcoming New York Times bestselling author and noted motivational speaker, Gary John Bishop, as he shares his newest book, “Stop Doing That SH*T: End Self-Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back.”   Event will be held at St. Charles City-County Library’s Spencer Road Branch. Doors open at 6:30pm.   Author presentation followed by book signing.   Books for signing will be available for purchase at the event or through pre-order.…

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Jane Elling – “I Love You Jonah” – author event and grieving grandparents discussion

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As a teenager, Jane dabbled with journal entries and short stories. Only years later, after stints as a technical writer and corporate newsletter editor, did she fully realize how much she enjoyed writing her own creative pieces, preferring the chatty writing style of Erma Bombeck. For her, the main role of writing was to be expressive.  And real. The topic of her debut book is certainly a tough one: the death of her young grandson. But Elling approaches her real-life…

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July 2019

Charles Fishman – One Giant Leap – St. Louis County Library HQ

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

From the bestselling author of “The Wal-Mart Effect,” “One Giant Leap” introduces readers to the men and women tasked with putting a man on the moon. From the halls of MIT, where the eccentric digital pioneer Charles Draper created the two computers aboard Apollo 11, to the factories where hundreds of women weaved computer programs with copper wire, Charles Fishman captures the sweeping achievement of these ordinary Americans. Presented by the ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series. Books will be available…

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Lisa Barr – The Unbreakables – St. Louis County Library HQ

July 11 @ 7:00 pm
St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

Award-winning journalist and creator of the popular parenting blog GIRLilla Warfare, Lisa Barr presents a new novel about finding your “next chapter” in the wake of personal devastation. “The Unbreakables” follows Sophie Bloom, who is living a seemingly perfect life until she discovers that her husband is on the list of cheaters during the notorious Ashley Madison hack. Reeling from betrayal, she escapes to France and slowly reclaims the shattered pieces of her life. Books will be available for purchase…

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Author Derrick Goold – 100 Things Cardinals Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Drawing from more than 125 years of Cardinals history, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every St. Louis fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements, and signature calls. St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Derrick Goold covers everything from the artifact on public display that pays homage to Busch Stadium, the story behind the infamous “kidnapping” of Flint Rhem, the unforgettable acrobatics of “The Wizard” Ozzie Smith, and,…

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#IMomSoHard – Stifel Theatre

July 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stifel Theatre,

Moms, best friends and funny ladies Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley are the creators of the viral web-series #IMOMSOHARD, where they discuss the good, the bad and the funny about motherhood – with the help of a bottle of red wine! #IMOMSOHARD has grown to over 1.5 million follows across platforms and over 120 million video views. One of their most shared episodes, I Swimsuit Season So Hard, where the moms tried on the summer’s hottest/most ridiculous swimwear, garnered over…

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