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July 2018

Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip

July 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

Join Scholastic on the ultimate reading road trip, as we tour the country with our favorite authors, illustrators, and characters! This July, Scholastic is partnering with bookstores and libraries in communities nationwide, hosting reading festivals for families with kids ages 0-12. Bring your reader to this fun (and FREE!) family event to meet authors, take photos with beloved costume characters, win prizes, and more. Stock up on your summer reading with a large selection of books available on-site from The…

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Children’s Author Steve Stinson – “Squiffy and The Vine Street Boys: Shiver Me Timbers”

July 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

The Novel Neighbor is excited to host children’s book author Steve Stinson for a truly unique event! Steve engages the young audience by reading some of his books and then illustrates a story while the children, working as a group, write it. A former juggler in children’s shows, Steve knows how to bring a group of children to life, and he knows how to guide them through the story-writing process. The program lasts 45-60 minutes. Children leave the event with…

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Author Kate DiCamillo – “Raymie Nightingale”

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

Beloved children’s book author Kate DiCamillo shares a moving, masterful story of an unforgettable summer friendship. Raymie Clarke has a plan. If she can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father will see Raymie’s picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton; she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante and the fiery, stubborn…

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Author Event: Jim Merkel “The Making of and Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and The Hard Hats Who Built The Gateway Arch” – 2nd Edition

July 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

 The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and The Hard Hats Who Built The Gateway Arch, 2nd Edition, is an updated version of Jim Merkel’s very popular 2014 book about the Gateway Arch. The original book contained well-known, and rare, stories about the visionaries, finaglers, protesters, and fearless-and-skilled hands involved in an incredible undertaking that courted as much controversy as it did enthusiasm. With dozens of new pictures, the second edition includes that information, plus new details about…

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Cancelled: History’s Mysteries Camp

July 30 - August 3
The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Boulevard
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

**NOTE** This camp has been cancelled at this time but we hope to offer it again in the future! Description: Do you love mysteries, the unexplained, or solving puzzles? Kids will enjoy inquiry and project based learning about various mysteries and conspiracies throughout history. This will include topics such as the Lost Colony of Roanoke, Amelia Earhart, Area 51, Roswell and disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle. Ages 7+ Dates: Jul 30th – Aug 3rd Time: 10am – 3pm  

$175
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August 2018

BEGINNER KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP with Mr. Todd

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Boulevard
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

BEGINNER KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP with Mr. Todd THURSDAY, AUG.2 to SEPT.6 (6-7pm each week) SIX WEEK COURSE AGES: 8-11 – $60 PER CHILD ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED Attention children of earth! Your mission is to help mankind by drawing comics! Yes, society needs you! Do you have what it takes? Do you like to draw? Do your parents need a break every week? If so, then this workshop is for you! This SIX WEEK course will teach the basics of cartooning…

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(HOW TO DRAW) POKEMON with Mr. Todd

August 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Boulevard
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

(HOW TO DRAW) POKEMON with Mr. Todd SUNDAY, AUG.26(3:30-4:30pm) ONE DAY / ONE HOUR CLASS AGES: 6-11 – $10 PER CHILD ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED Are you a parent who constantly has to listen to their children tell them about what Pokemon evolve into what other Pokemon and how rare a particular card is despite the fact your kid has twelve of them as well as every one of their friends? Do you want a break for an hour to try…

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September 2018

Author Event @ SLCL: Sylvia Acevedo “Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist”

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

Meet the CEO of The Girl Scouts of America and hear about her inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. A meningitis outbreak in their underprivileged neighborhood left Sylvia Acevedo’s family forever altered. As she struggled in the aftermath of loss, young Sylvia’s life transformed when she joined the Brownies. The Girl Scouts taught her…

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(HOW TO DRAW) ANGRY BIRDS with Mr. Todd (NEW Class!)

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Boulevard
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

(HOW TO DRAW) ANGRY BIRDS with Mr. Todd (NEW Class!) SATURDAY, SEPT.15 (1-2pm) ONE DAY / ONE HOUR CLASS AGES: 6-11 – $10 PER CHILD ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED A new class by popular demand, voted on by children in all of my previous classes! Do you hate pigs who steal eggs? Do you want to be flung through the air with absolutely no control where you land? Do you have an anger issue? Then this class is for you! This…

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(HOW TO DRAW) AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL (NEW Class!)

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Boulevard
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

(HOW TO DRAW) AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL (NEW Class!) SATURDAY, SEPT.22 (10-11am) ONE DAY / ONE HOUR CLASS AGES: 7-11 – $10 PER CHILD ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED A new class by popular demand, voted on by children in all of my previous classes! This drawing class will teach step by step instruction on how to draw popular characters from the cartoon, AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL. Charaters Taught: TBD Limited seating, sign up ASAP! Registration OPENS 8/19/18 REGISTRATION PAGE (external site)…

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