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September 2019

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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Debbie Frick book

September Local Author Showcase – Debbie Frick

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This month’s local author showcase features Debbie Frick, author of “Conversations About Autism: Real-Life Experiences of Struggle, Acceptance, and Hope.” About the book: Conversations About Autism offers a connection for families of the one in 59 children diagnosed each year with autism spectrum disorder. The real experts, parents of children with autism, share with the author intimate stories to help others through the challenges and blessings of raising a child on the spectrum. Topics ranging from meltdowns to family life…

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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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Dr Marty Makary book

Author Event – Dr. Marty Makary – “The Price We Pay” – St Louis County Library

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

One of the nation’s leading health care experts, Dr. Marty Makary presents an eye-opening, urgent look at America’s broken health care system—and the people who are saving it. One in five Americans now has medical debt, and rising health care costs threaten every small business in America. Drawing from on-the-ground stories, extensive research, and his own experience, Dr. Makary paints a vivid picture of price-gouging, middlemen, and a series of elusive money games in need of a serious shake-up. Presented…

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October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CHARACTER DESIGN* with Mr. Todd THURSDAY, OCT.3 to OCT.17 (6-7pm each week) THREE WEEK COURSE AGES: 9+ – $40 PER CHILD ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED This class focuses on just drawing characters, whether they are cartoony or realistic is up to the child as the same techniques apply to both! A lot of drawing principles will be taught, including facial expressions and how to draw facial proportions properly, as well as the ‘how many heads high’ scale, height/weight variations, different views…

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October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

HOW TO DRAW DOGMAN with Mr. Todd (NEW CLASS!) SATURDAY, OCT.5 (1-2pm) AGES: 6-9 – $10 PER CHILD ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED A crime figher with the head of a dog and the body of a human? What sort of weirdo came up with this, and what sort of weirdo would teach how to draw it to kids?! I mean really.. Oh wait… Mr. Todd teaches step by step instruction in how to draw two characters from the DOGMAN series! Characters…

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October 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

HOW TO DRAW GRAVITY FALLS with Mr. Todd SUNDAY, OCT.6 (3:30-4:30pm) AGES: 7-11 – $10 PER CHILD ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED Mr. Todd will give step by step instruction in how to draw two characters from the cartoon, GRAVITY FALLS. Characters taught are voted on by the kids in class! Limited seating, sign up ASAP! Registration OPENS 9/6/19 REGISTRATION PAGE (external site) NOTE: Mr. Todd is not affiliated with Novel Neighbor. Questions about this class or availability should be directed to…

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Author Luncheon @ The London Tea Room: Deborah Crombie

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The London Tea Room, 3128 Morganford Rd
St. Louis, MO 63116 United States

The Novel Neighbor is incredibly excited to host New York Times bestsellling author Deborah Crombie for a luncheon and book discussion at The London Tea Room! Luncheon price includes a yummy lunch entree and tea service. Copies of the author’s new book as well as older titles will be available for purchase and signing at the event. About the author: Deborah Crombie is a native Texan who has lived in both England and Scotland. She lives in McKinney, Texas, sharing…

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Adult Art Class: Open Studio – Frame It

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Have free run of the art studio to make creative frames! Join us at the Novel Neighbor for this open studio event. You bring 3-5 old picture frames and some creativity and we supply an endless array of crafting materials and ideas in order to adorn, embellish, and breathe new life into your wall décor. Sign up a friend and bring a bottle of wine for extra fun! Instructor will be the always awesome Sarah Hassing, art educator from The…

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