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    January 2020

    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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    February 2020

    Book club selection "AnAbsolutely Remarkable Thing" by Hank Green

    February Novel Neighbor Book Club – “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing” by Hank Green

    February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
    Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

    The Novel Neighbor Book Club meets on the second Monday of every month at 7 pm – and everyone is welcome! This month’s title is “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing” by Hank Green. Stop in the shop to pick up a copy of the current month’s selection or order it online HERE. Book Summary In his wildly entertaining debut novel, Hank Green—cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow—spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity…

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    Marketing Mastery Workshop with Bailey Mohr

    Marketing Mastery Series – Putting Your Best Foot Forward: How to Make a Great First Impression on Social Media

    February 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
    Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

    Join us for the next workshop in our Marketing Mastery series. Putting Your Best Foot Forward: How to make a great first impression on social media In today’s digital networking landscape, professional headshots are increasingly important to making a positive first impression. Everyone, from hiring managers to potential customers make instantaneous decisions as they scroll past one face to the next. Bailey Mohr, photographer and social media director, will lead you through the steps to crafting the perfect bio and…

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    Romance Book Club selection "Get A Life Chloe Brown" by Talia Hibbert

    February Romance Book Club – “Get A Life, Chloe Brown” by Talia Hibbert

    February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
    Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

    The Novel Neighbor Romance book club meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 pm.  All are welcome!  This month’s Book Club selection is “Get A Life, Chloe Brown” by Talia Hibbert. You can pick up a copy of the current month’s selection in store or online HERE   Book Summary Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help…

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    The Noble Neighbor presents: KidLit Trivia Tournament

    February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave
    Richmond Heights, MO 63117 United States

    Join us for a fun filled afternoon of KID LIT TRIVIA as adults and kids match wits and raise money for The Noble Neighbor! Kids and adults will work together in this unique twist on trivia night. Categories are all family-friendly and will focus on everything from your favorite picture books to beloved classics!  Trivia content aimed at ages 7-13. All proceed benefits The Noble Neighbor, the non-profit wing of The Novel Neighbor. The Noble Neighbor is a 501(c)3 organization…

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    Author Amy Greenberg "Lady First"

    Author Amy Greenberg – “Lady First” – St. Louis County Library

    February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    A leading scholar of the history of nineteenth-century America, Amy Greenberg presents the little-known story of remarkable First Lady Sarah Polk–a brilliant master of the art of high politics and a crucial but unrecognized figure in the history of American feminism. The daughter of a frontiersman who raised her to discuss politics and business with men, Sarah Polk evolved into a savvy and charming First Lady capable of quietly manipulating elected officials and shaping foreign policy. “Lady First” also shines…

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    Congress At War by Fergus Bordewich

    Author Event Fergus Bordewich – “Congress at War” – St. Louis County Library

    February 26 @ 7:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    Acclaimed historian Fergus Bordewich presents the story of how Congress helped win the Civil War—a new perspective that puts the House and Senate, rather than Lincoln, at the center of the conflict. This brilliantly argued new perspective on the Civil War overturns the popular conception that Abraham Lincoln single-handedly led the Union to victory. From reinventing the nation’s financial system to pushing President Lincoln to emancipate the slaves to the planning for Reconstruction, Congress undertook drastic measures to defeat the…

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    Diane Rehm's When My Time Comes

    Diane Rehm – “When My Time Comes” – St. Louis County Library

    February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    Renowned NPR radio host Diane Rehm presents a book of candor and compassion, addressing the hotly contested cause of the Right-to-Die movement. Through interviews with terminally ill patients, and with physicians, ethicists, spouses, and relatives, and representatives of those who vigorously oppose the movement, Rehm gives voice to a broad range of people who are personally linked to the realities of medical aid in dying. With characteristic even-handedness, Rehm skillfully shows both sides of the argument, providing the full context…

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    Phil Bildner - A High Five for Glenn Burke

    Author Event – Phil Bildner – “A High Five for Glenn Burke” – St. Louis County Library

    February 29 @ 4:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    Popular middle-grade author Phil Bildner presents a heartfelt novel weaving the real history of Los Angeles Dodger and Oakland Athletic Glenn Burke–the first professional baseball player to come out as gay–into the story of a middle-school kid learning to be himself. When sixth grader Silas Wade does a school presentation on Burke, it’s more than just a report about the irrepressible inventor of the high five. For Silas, the presentation is his own first baby step toward revealing a truth…

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