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    February 2020

    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

    SOLD OUT! 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…

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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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    March 2020

    Ally Carter author event

    Author Event – Ally Carter – “Winterborne Home For Vengeance & Valor” – St. Louis County Library

    March 1 @ 4:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    Bestselling YA author Ally Cater presents her debut novel for middle grader readers—a story of five extraordinary orphans and one incredible mystery. April had absolutely no intention of becoming the only person who knows that Gabriel Winterborne, the missing-and-presumed-dead billionaire, is actually living in the basement of her orphanage, Winterborne House. Now it’s up to April to keep him alive. But there’s only so much a twelve-year-old girl can do, so April must turn to the other orphans for help.…

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    Peter Reynolds' book tour for "Be You!"

    Author Event – Peter H Reynolds – “Be You!” – St. Louis County Library

    March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd
    Ellisville, MO 63011 United States

    Beloved picture book creator of “The Dot,” Peter Reynolds presents a joyful celebration of individuality and staying true to Y-O-U! In this joyful reminder of the ways that every child is unique and special, Reynolds tells readers to “be your own work of art.” Presented by the Reading Garden Series for Young Audiences. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Books will be available for purchase at the event.  Pre-order “Be You!” now HERE About the Book Creative visionary of The Word Collector, Happy…

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    Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park's book "Prairie Lotus"

    Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park – “Prairie Lotus” – St. Louis County Library

    March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    From Newbery Medal-winning author Linda Sue Park, “Prairie Lotus” is a powerful multilayered book about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams. Set in 1880, Hanna’s family moves to a small rural town where they are the only Asians and must face the townspeople’s almost unanimous prejudice. Presented by the Reading Garden Series for Young Audiences. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. Books will be available for purchase at the event.  Pre-order “Prairie Lotus now HERE About the…

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    James Ponti author of City Spies

    Author Event – James Ponti – “City Spies” – St. Louis County Library

    March 12 @ 6:30 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd
    Ellisville, MO 63011 United States

    In this thrilling new series that Stuart Gibbs called “a must-read,” Edgar Award winner James Ponti brings together five kids from all over the world and transforms them into real-life spies—perfect for fans of Spy School and Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls. Books will be available for purchase at the event.  Pre-order “City Spies” HERE (Available 3/10/20) About the Book Sara Martinez is a hacker. She recently broke into the New York City foster care system to expose her foster parents…

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    The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

    *CANCELED* Author Event Erik Larson – “The Splendid and the Vile”

    March 13 @ 7:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    **UPDATE 3/12/20** Unfortunately, due to health safety concerns related to COVID19 (Coronavirus), this event has been canceled. All tickets will be refunded through the St. Louis County Library. If you would still like to purchase the book, please call us at 314-738-9384 or visit our Indielite page. #1 bestselling author of “The Devil in the White City” and “Dead Wake,” Erik Larson delivers a fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz. In “The Splendid and…

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    Bad Kitty author Nick Bruel

    *CANCELED* Author Event – Nick Bruel – “Bad Kitty Joins the Team”

    March 24 @ 6:30 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd
    Ellisville, MO 63011 United States

    **UPDATE 3/12/20** Unfortunately due to concerns related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), this event has been canceled. We appreciate your patience and understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.   See Kitty as you’ve never seen her before: EXERCISING (reluctantly.) Kitty is terribly out of shape—she can barely torment Puppy without needing a break to huff and puff! Will our favorite feline friend learn what it means to be a good sport? Presented by the Reading Garden Series for…

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    April 2020

    Anne Bogel & Grant Snider author event

    *CANCELED* Book Lover Appreciation Night with Grant Snider and Anne Bogel

    April 29 @ 7:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    *UPDATE 3/16/20* We are sorry to announce that this event has been cancelled in accordance with the St. Louis City and St. Louis County health advisory on March 15, 2020: “Effective immediately and for the next eight weeks, scheduled events and social gatherings with more than 50 people in attendance are prohibited across all five jurisdictions, as recommended by the CDC. Thank you for your understanding. In the meantime, please follow the guidelines that have been put forward to protect…

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