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    November 2019

    An Evening with Brian Kilmeade – “Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers”

    November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Spencer Road Branch | St. Charles City-County Library, 427 Spencer Road
    St. Peters, MO 63376 United States

    Brian Kilmeade, New York Times bestselling author and Fox & Friends co-host, is hitting the road to celebrate the release of his new book Sam Houston & The Alamo Avengers! Tickets are required and include a copy of the book. Additional copies of Mr. Kilmeade’s titles will be available for purchase at event. Book signing will follow presentation. Ticket Options: Individual ($30) : Includes admission for one (1) person and one (1) hardcover copy of “Sam Houston and the Alamo…

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    December 2019

    Stephen Kuuisisto Andrea Scarpino in Conversation

    Stephen Kuusisto and Andrea Scarpino – A Reading & Conversation

    December 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

    Join Stephen Kuusisto and Andrea Scarpino Next Door at the Novel Neighbor for a reading and conversation.  Steve’s newest book is “Have Dog, Will Travel“. Professor Stephen Kuusisto, who has been blind since birth, is the author of “Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening” and the acclaimed memoir “Planet of the Blind“, a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”. He has also published “Only Bread, Only Light”, a collection of poems from Copper Canyon Press. Recognized by the…

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    January 2020

    Mackenzi Lee author of Loki

    Author Event Mackenzi Lee – “Loki” – St. Louis County Library

    January 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    Bestselling novelist Mackenzi Lee presents an adventurous story of struggle and betrayal told through the patchwork past of Marvel’s most misunderstood mischief-maker of all time: Loki. Before the days of going toe-to-toe with the Avengers, a younger Loki is desperate to prove himself heroic and capable, while it seems everyone around him suspects him of inevitable villainy and depravity…except for Amora, Asgard’s resident sorceress-in-training. When Amora is banished to Earth, Loki sets out to follow the only person who has…

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    Jessica Hische Book Tour: “Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind”

    January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Community Music School of Webster University, 535 Garden Ave
    Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

    We are INCREDIBLY excited to be partnering with AIGA St. Louis in hosting Jessica Hische! The evening will feature Jessica in conversation with bestselling author/illustrator John Hendrix. Doors open at 6:30, Presentation starts at 7:00, book signing to follow. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LOCATION OF THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE EDGE OF WEBSTER (359 Marshall Avenue, Webster Groves, Missouri 63119, within the Owen Ridge Campus). It is no longer at the Community Music School. $5 Admission admits one…

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    Lucky Caller by Emma Mills

    Author Event – Emma Mills – “Lucky Caller”

    January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Come hear from author Emma Mills as she talks about her new young adult book “Lucky Caller”.  This event is free and all are welcome.  Books for signing will be available to purchase at the event or you can pre-order online now HERE. Book Summary With the warmth, wit, intimate friendships, and heart-melting romance she brings to all her books, Emma Mills crafts a story about believing in yourself, owning your mistakes, and trusting in human connection in Lucky Caller.…

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    Betty Sander Author of the IT Factor - Keep IT Going

    Local Author Showcase – Betty Sander – Keep IT Going

    January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Each month we are happy to host local and self-published authors to discuss their newest books. Please join us in supporting them! Come meet Betty Sander, author of the “IT Factor,” as she shares her latest book “Keep IT Going”. Betty’s books will be available to purchase at the store.   Betty Sander is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Administration from Bradley University and an MBA in Marketing from…

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    All the Ways we Said Goodbye Book tour

    Author Event – “All The Ways We Said Goodbye” – St. Louis County Library

    January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    Following their hit novels “The Glass Ocean” and “The Forgotten Room,” historic fiction writers Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White present a new breathtaking work of collaborative storytelling that moves from the dark days of two World Wars to the turbulent years of the 1960s, in which three women with bruised hearts find refuge at Paris’ legendary Ritz hotel. The heiress, the resistance fighter and the widow—three lives that are touched by war, secrets, and family betrayals. Each of…

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    Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn authors of Tightrope

    Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn – “Tightrope” – St. Louis County Library

    January 24 @ 7:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    Acclaimed authors of the international bestseller “Half the Sky,” Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn are the first husband-wife team to share a Pulitzer Prize for Journalism. In their latest masterpiece of investigative reporting, Kristof and WuDunn issue a plea to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure. Deeply personal and told through the life stories of real Americans, “Tightrope” is a riveting picture of the daily struggles of working-class families. Tickets…

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    Karen Sherman Brick by Brick

    Author Event – Karen Sherman – “Brick by Brick”

    January 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
    Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

    Karen Sherman will be discussing her book Brick by Brick, a memoir about how her personal experience with abuse connected her with survivors of war and genocide she met while living in Rwanda. This event is free and open to the public. A Kaldis box lunch will be provided. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Questions? Contact kelly[at]thenovelneighbor.com   Book Summary After a twenty-five-year career spent fighting for women’s rights around the globe at the expense of time…

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    National Geographic Live with Steve Winter

    National Geographic Live!: Steve Winter – “On the Trail of Big Cats” – Touhill Performing Arts Center

    January 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Touhill Performing Arts Center, One University Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63121 United States

    Join award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter for a thrilling journey into the world of big cats. Winter’s mission is to share the beauty of these animals while reinvigorating efforts to save them. He says, “If we can protect wide-ranging, large, iconic species like big cats that require huge tracts of land to survive—then we also help save ourselves.” His passion for photography began as a young boy in Fort Wayne, Indiana, when his father, who was a member of…

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