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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

    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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    March 2020

    Junior Kids Comic Workshop with Todd Tevlin


    March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    JUNIOR KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP with Mr. Todd SUNDAY, MAR 1 to MAR 15 (1-2 pm each week) THREE WEEK COURSE AGES: 6-7 – $30 PER CHILD ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED Do you want your child to focus their creativity into something more than scribbling on your furniture? This THREE WEEK workshop for 6-7 year olds teaches the basics of comic creation. Facial expressions, speech bubbles, character creation, one panel comics and finally they get to make their own mini comic book!…

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    Lee Ann Sandweiss, Author, and cover of her book "Lock Ness!" And Other Tales of Nessie the Scottie

    Local Author Event – Lee Ann Sandweiss – “Lock Ness!”

    March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Join us as we welcome local Author Lee Sandweiss, who will be discussing her book “Lock Ness!” And Other Tales of Nessie the Scottie.  A portion of proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit The St. Louis Scottish Terrier Rescue (STLSTR), a non-profit that helps provide medical care and re-home terriers throughout the Midwest. This event is free and open to the public. Book Summary In July 2006, Nessie, a high-spirited Scottish Terrier puppy, was adopted from an animal rescue…

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    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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    Edie Carey concert at the Novel Neighbor

    Edie Carey – A Night of Music

    March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
    Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

    The Novel Neighbor is thrilled to host an intimate show with Colorado-based singer-songwriter Edie Carey. Edie is known for her unmistakable, soulful voice, her intelligent, heart-grabbing songs, but perhaps most especially for her warm, engaging presence on – and off – stage. As much a part of her show as the music itself, Carey’s wry and often self-mocking humor makes audiences feel as though they have just spent an evening with a very close friend. Grab a love one and…

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    National Goegraphic Live with Kara Cooney

    National Geographic LIVE!: Kara Cooney, When Women Ruled the Earth – Touhill Performing Arts Center

    March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Touhill Performing Arts Center, One University Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63121 United States

    Join Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, to experience a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, powerful women like Cleopatra and Neferusobek were considered exceptions to the rule, political pawns in a patriarchal society. But their power and influence is undeniable—Cleopatra built alliances with warlords of the Roman Empire; Neferusobek was the first woman to definitively take the title of King; and Nefertiti is known more for her beauty than for…

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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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    How to draw Dogman class with Todd Tevlin

    HOW TO DRAW “DOGMAN” with Mr. Todd

    March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    HOW TO DRAW “DOGMAN” with Mr. Todd SATURDAY, MAR.7 (1-2 pm) AGES: 6-9 – $10 PER CHILD ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED A crime fighter 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 Taught:…

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