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    January 2020

    January 2020 Tween Book Club selection "The Storm Runner" by J.C. Cervantes

    January Tween Book Club – “The Storm Runner” by JC Cervantes

    January 10 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Every month we invite your tween readers to join us for a book club tailored just for them! Tween Book club is held the second Friday of each month at 4:30 pm and no registration is required! The next book club will be held on January 10th and the selection is “The Storm Runner” by J.C. Cervantes. Pick up a copy of this month’s selection in the store or order online HERE   Book Summary A contemporary adventure based on…

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    Book Club selection The Floating Feldmans by Elyssa Friedland

    January Novel Neighbor Book Club – “The Floating Feldmans” by Elyssa Friedland

    January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Novel Neighbor Book Club meets on the second Monday of every month at 7 pm – and everyone is welcome! This month’s title is “The Floating Feldmans” by Elyssa Friedland. Stop in the shop to pick up this month’s selection or order a copy HERE Book Summary A family vacation dredges up a boatload of trouble in the next witty, insightful novel from the acclaimed author of The Intermission. “An irresistible drama filled with humor and heart-tugging emotion about family…

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    Jessica Hische Book Tour: “Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind”

    January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Community Music School of Webster University, 535 Garden Ave
    Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

    We are INCREDIBLY excited to be partnering with AIGA St. Louis in hosting Jessica Hische! The evening will feature Jessica in conversation with bestselling author/illustrator John Hendrix. Doors open at 6:30, Presentation starts at 7:00, book signing to follow. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LOCATION OF THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE EDGE OF WEBSTER (359 Marshall Avenue, Webster Groves, Missouri 63119, within the Owen Ridge Campus). It is no longer at the Community Music School. $5 Admission admits one…

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    Marketing Mastery Workshop: 10 Steps To An All-Star LinkedIn Profile

    January 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
    Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

    We’ll go from feeling lousy about LinkedIn to a polished profile by using key action steps to reach “all-star” status! Join us for inaugural event in our new marketing workshop series! About the instructor: Nancy Sheed is an online marketing strategist with nearly 20 years working in the communications and publishing industries. Her clients include authors, thought leaders and entrepreneurs seeking to authentically integrate social media and content marketing into their personal brand building, marketing and communications strategy. Ticket options…

    $25 – $40
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    Character Design class with Todd Tevlin

    CHARACTER DESIGN with Mr. Todd

    January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    CHARACTER DESIGN with Mr. Todd THURSDAY, JAN 16 to JAN 30 (6-7 pm 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, facial proportions, height/weight variations, different angles, exaggerating expressions, how to work with color palettes, silhouettes, and much…

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    Lucky Caller by Emma Mills

    Author Event – Emma Mills – “Lucky Caller”

    January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Come hear from author Emma Mills as she talks about her new young adult book “Lucky Caller”.  This event is free and all are welcome.  Books for signing will be available to purchase at the event or you can pre-order online now HERE. Book Summary With the warmth, wit, intimate friendships, and heart-melting romance she brings to all her books, Emma Mills crafts a story about believing in yourself, owning your mistakes, and trusting in human connection in Lucky Caller.…

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    Betty Sander Author of the IT Factor - Keep IT Going

    Local Author Showcase – Betty Sander – Keep IT Going

    January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Each month we are happy to host local and self-published authors to discuss their newest books. Please join us in supporting them! Come meet Betty Sander, author of the “IT Factor,” as she shares her latest book “Keep IT Going”. Betty’s books will be available to purchase at the store.   Betty Sander is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Administration from Bradley University and an MBA in Marketing from…

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    Cocktails Are Go class

    Cold Weather, Hot Cocktails – Cocktails Are Go

    January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Next Door @ The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd
    Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

    When it’s cold outside warm up with a hot drink. Matt and Beth Sorrell of Cocktails Are Go will show you how easy it is to make hot drinks such as a hot toddy, hot buttered rum, and mulled wine. You will sampling the cocktails in class and get the recipes to make them at home. Light snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring something to munch on or share. Register HERE About Cocktail Are Go Matt discovered his…

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    All the Ways we Said Goodbye Book tour

    Author Event – “All The Ways We Said Goodbye” – St. Louis County Library

    January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    Following their hit novels “The Glass Ocean” and “The Forgotten Room,” historic fiction writers Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White present a new breathtaking work of collaborative storytelling that moves from the dark days of two World Wars to the turbulent years of the 1960s, in which three women with bruised hearts find refuge at Paris’ legendary Ritz hotel. The heiress, the resistance fighter and the widow—three lives that are touched by war, secrets, and family betrayals. Each of…

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    Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn authors of Tightrope

    Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn – “Tightrope” – St. Louis County Library

    January 24 @ 7:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    Acclaimed authors of the international bestseller “Half the Sky,” Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn are the first husband-wife team to share a Pulitzer Prize for Journalism. In their latest masterpiece of investigative reporting, Kristof and WuDunn issue a plea to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure. Deeply personal and told through the life stories of real Americans, “Tightrope” is a riveting picture of the daily struggles of working-class families. Tickets…

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