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September 2019

J.C. Cervantes – The Fire Keepers – St Louis County Library

September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd
Ellisville, MO 63011 United States

J.C. Cervantes shares the second installment in her hit series from Disney Books’s Rick Riordan Presents based on Mayan mythology. In this fiery and fast-paced sequel to “The Storm Runner,” the gang is back together again with spirited new characters, sneaky gods, Aztec royalty, unlikely alliances, and secrets darker than young demigod Zane Obispo could ever have imagined. Secrets that will change him forever. Doors open at 6 pm Pre-order a copy of “The Fire Keepers” HERE

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September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

***THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT*** HOW TO DRAW CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS with Mr. Todd (NEW CLASS!) SUNDAY, SEPT.8 (1-2pm) AGES: 6-9 – $10 PER CHILD ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED Does your child obsess with drawing egg shaped characters who also happen to be superheroes? If so, then this class is for you! Mr. Todd will teach step by step instruction in how to draw two characters from the CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS series! Characters Taught: TBD Limited seating, sign up ASAP! Registration OPENS 8/11/19…

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Tween Book Club – “Real Friends” by Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham

September 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Every month we invite your tween readers to join us for a book club tailored just for them! Book club is held the second Friday of each month at 4:30 pm and no registration is required! The next book club will be held on September 13th and the book selection is “Real Friends” by Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham The book can be ordered online for store pickup HERE Summary “Fresh and funny.” —New York Times Book Review Newbery Honor author…

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Special Storytime: The Journey of Emotion Belly Books

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Author Tracy Schlepphorst will guide children on an interactive journey with Emotion Belly Books. She will share author secrets and take children from light bulb moment to finished product. She will stress the importance of listening to your Happy and share tips for making yourHappy grow. Each child will create their own Eden or Henry paper doll to take home. For Ages: 5-10 Cost: $15.00 (includes a copy of the child’s choice Eden and Her Happy, Henry and His Manners,…

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Best Friends by Shannon Hale

Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham – “Best Friends” – St. Louis County Library HQ

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

Author Shannon Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham present the vividly honest follow-up to the runaway bestselling graphic memoir “Real Friends”—a true story about popularity, first boyfriends, and finding your own path. Sixth grade is supposed to be perfect. Shannon’s got a sure spot in the in-crowd called The Group. But the rules are always changing, and Shannon has to scramble to keep up. Who makes these rules anyway? And does Shannon have to follow them? Or should she follow her heart?…

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September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

HOW TO DRAW MINECRAFT with Mr. Todd SUNDAY, SEPT.22 (1-2pm) AGES: 7-11 – $10 PER CHILD ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED Is your child obsessed with the video game, MINECRAFT? Do you find them drawing characters from the game and then blowing them up because one of them happened to be a Creeper? What is a Creeper, anyway? Well you’re in luck! This class will give step by step instruction so your child can learn two characters from the game. Characters taught…

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Erin Entrada Kelly – Lalani of the Distant Sea – St. Louis County Library

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd
Ellisville, MO 63011 United States

Inspired by Filipino folklore, Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly’s debut fantasy novel is a gorgeous, literary adventure about bravery, friendship, self-reliance, and the choice between accepting fate or forging your own path. Life is difficult on the island of Sanlagita. To the west looms a vengeful mountain. To the north, a dangerous fog swallows sailors who dare to venture out. When Lalani Sarita’s mother falls ill with an incurable disease, Lalani embarks on a dangerous journey across the sea in…

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5th Anniversary of Novel Neighbor

Novel Neighbor 5th Anniversary Party!

September 28

Come join with us as we celebrate our 5th Anniversary! We’re having a day long celebration with give-aways, a special story time, food & drinks & so much more. More details to come, but we will be partying all day long so make plans now to stop by the store.

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October 2019


October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ADVANCED KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP with Mr. Todd WEDNESDAY, OCT.2 to NOV.6 (6-7pm each week) AGES: 12+ -or- have taken Beginner KCW 6 week course* SIX WEEK CLASS $80 PER CHILD – ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED This Advanced Comic Workshop is aimed for older kids and goes even deeper in the comic making process. They will learn in depth character design, script writing, drawing techniques, shading, professional level speech bubbles, shot composition, panel layout and flow, thumbnailing, and a six page comic…

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Raina Telgemeier Guts Book tour

Raina Telgemeier – Guts Tour – Keating Center for Performing Arts

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Keating Center for Performing Arts at Kirkwood High School, 801 W. Essex
Kirkwood, MO 63122

The Novel Neighbor is thrilled to welcome beloved graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier to St. Louis for a very special evening! Raina Telgemeier has been captivating readers young and old for years, and once again she brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face — and conquer — your fears. Telgemeier will give a dynamic presentation and answer audience questions, and ticket holders will then have the opportunity to meet her…

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