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    March 2021

    Dr. Michele Borba – “Thrivers”

    March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Video premiere: March 10, 7:00 p.m. on www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary Dr. Michele Borba, “Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine” Dr. Michele Borba, bestselling author and a regular NBC contributor, explains why old markers of accomplishment, such as grades and test scores, are no longer reliable predictors of success in the 21st century. Dr. Borba has combed scientific studies on resilience, spoke to dozens of experts in the field, and interviewed more than 100 young people from all walks…

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    Romance Book Club – March

    March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Novel Neighbor Romance book club meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month.  All are welcome! The next meeting will take place via Zoom at 7pm on March 11th. For information on how to join a Zoom call, click here. Click here to join the meeting March’s Book Club selection is Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade. Purchase Links Print (Shipping or Curbside Pickup) | Audiobook | E-Book ABOUT THE BOOK Marcus Caster-Rupp has a secret. The world may know…

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    Tween Book Club – March

    March 12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    We invite your tween readers to join us for a book club tailored just for them! Join us at 4:30pm every second Friday of the month. Join us for the Tween Book Club meeting on Friday, February 12th. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom at 4:30pm.  For information on how to join a Zoom call, click here. Join the meeting Passcode: 625359 Current Selection March’s book club selection is “Amari and the Night Brothers” by B.B. Alston Purchase Links…

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    John A. Wright, Sr. and John A. Wright, Jr. – “Extraordinary Black Missourians”

    March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Video premiere: Tuesday, March 16, 7:00 p.m. on Facebook.com/STLCoLibrary John A. Wright, Sr. and John A. Wright, Jr., “Extraordinary Black Missourians: Pioneers, Leaders, Performers, Athletes, and Other Notables – 2nd Edition” Historians and father-and-son writing team, John A Wright Sr. and John A. Wright Jr. present the second edition of “Extraordinary Black Missourians,” which profiles more than 100 notable citizens such as George Washington Carver, Frankie Freeman, Scott Joplin, Elizabeth Keckley, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, Grace Bumbry, and others who…

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    Ioan Grillo Virtual Author Event | Blood Gun Money: How America Arms Gangs and Cartels

    March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    In conversation with award-winning investigative journalist Ben Westhoff In Ioan Grillo’s groundbreaking new work of investigative journalism, he follows the legal and black market for guns in the Americas and how it has made the continent the most murderous on earth. Grillo travels to gun manufacturers, strolls the aisles of gun shows and gun shops, talks to FBI agents who have infiltrated biker gangs, hangs out on Baltimore street corners, and visits the ATF gun tracing center in West Virginia.…

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    Michael G. Long – “Kids On the March”

    March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Video premiere: March 27, 2:00 p.m. on facebook.com/STLCoLibrary Michael G. Long, “Kids on the March: 15 Stories of Speaking Out, Protesting and Fighting for Justice” Kids have always been activists. Long before they could vote, kids have spoken up for racial justice, climate protection, gun control, world peace, and more.  “Kids on the March” tells the stories of  these protests, from the March of the Mill Children, who walked out of factories in 1903, to 1951’s Strike for a Better School,…

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    April 2021

    Martha Hall Kelly – “Sunflower Sisters”

    April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Video premiere: April 5, 7:00 p.m. on www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary Martha Hall Kelly, “Sunflower Sisters” Interview moderated by Ashley Hasty, creator of the book review website HastyBookList.com Martha Hall Kelly’s million-copy bestselling historical novel “Lilac Girls” introduced readers to Caroline Ferriday. Now, in “Sunflower Sisters,” Kelly tells the story of Ferriday’s ancestor Georgeanna Woolsey, a Union nurse during the Civil War whose calling leads her to cross paths with Jemma, a young enslaved girl conscripted into the army. Inspired by true accounts, “Sunflower…

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    Judy Batalion – “The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos”

    April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Video premiere: April 19, 7:00 p.m. on www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary Judy Batalion, “The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos” Interview moderated by Lory Cooper, Manager-Volunteers and Tours for the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum Presented in partnership with the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival One of the most important stories of World War II, Judy Batalion, the granddaughter of Polish Holocaust survivors, shares the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters. Witnesses…

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    Paula McLain – “When the Stars Go Dark”

    April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Video premiere: April 22, 7:00 p.m. on www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary Paula McLain, “When the Stars Go Dark” Interview moderated by novelist Lily King, author of “Writers & Lovers” Bestselling author of “The Paris Wife,” Paula McLain presents a novel of heart-wrenching suspense that weaves together actual cases of missing persons. Anna Hart is a seasoned detective in San Francisco with far too much knowledge of the darkest side of human nature. When tragedy strikes her personal life, Anna flees to a rural village…

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