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July 2019

Lisa Barr – The Unbreakables – St. Louis County Library HQ

July 11 @ 7:00 pm
St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

Award-winning journalist and creator of the popular parenting blog GIRLilla Warfare, Lisa Barr presents a new novel about finding your “next chapter” in the wake of personal devastation. “The Unbreakables” follows Sophie Bloom, who is living a seemingly perfect life until she discovers that her husband is on the list of cheaters during the notorious Ashley Madison hack. Reeling from betrayal, she escapes to France and slowly reclaims the shattered pieces of her life. Books will be available for purchase…

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Tween Book Club – “The Wolf Keepers” by Elise Broach

July 12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Boulevard
Webster Groves, MO 63119 United States

Every month we invite your tween readers to join us for a book club tailored just for them! 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 July 12th and the book selection is “The Wolf Keepers” by Elise Broach. Summary Twelve-year-old Lizzie Durango and her dad have always had a zoo to call their home. Lizzie spends her days watching the animals…

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Cocktails That Rock: Ani Difranco

July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In celebration of Ani Difranco’s new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, we are throwing a big party! The evening will include two sets of Ani’s music performed by the fabulous local musician Suzie Cue and some great themed cocktails (served in Little Plastic Cups, of course). About Suzie: Folk-influenced acoustic and electric tunes that meet somewhere between Ani DiFranco, Liz Phair & Cat Power. Girl’s got some pipes on her tiny self, too. Mostly original tunes, Cue’s songs range…

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Summer Camp: Mischief Managed (Sold Out)

July 15 - July 19

**This camp is now sold out. You may still sign up for the waitlist to be the first to find out when new Harry Potter camps are added to the schedule or if there are openings in this one.**   Description: We’re going back to Hogwarts! This camp is perfect for Harry Potter fans, whether you’re new to the series or know them all by heart! As first year students, all young wizards will gather supplies in Diagon Alley, try…

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Author Derrick Goold – 100 Things Cardinals Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Drawing from more than 125 years of Cardinals history, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every St. Louis fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements, and signature calls. St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Derrick Goold covers everything from the artifact on public display that pays homage to Busch Stadium, the story behind the infamous “kidnapping” of Flint Rhem, the unforgettable acrobatics of “The Wizard” Ozzie Smith, and,…

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#IMomSoHard – Stifel Theatre

July 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stifel Theatre,

Moms, best friends and funny ladies Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley are the creators of the viral web-series #IMOMSOHARD, where they discuss the good, the bad and the funny about motherhood – with the help of a bottle of red wine! #IMOMSOHARD has grown to over 1.5 million follows across platforms and over 120 million video views. One of their most shared episodes, I Swimsuit Season So Hard, where the moms tried on the summer’s hottest/most ridiculous swimwear, garnered over…

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Half Day Summer Camp: Fun With Fabric

July 22 - July 26

Description: This half-day camp will focus on textile and fabric art through many different avenues. Participants will have the chance to hand sew, weave, and dye fabric during this five day exploration into fiber arts. By the end of the week, all participants will have hand-made crafts to bring home! Ages 6+ Dates: July 22nd – 26th Time: 9am-12pm Instructor: This camp will be led by Sarah Hassing, the studio art teacher and Early Childhood Coordinator for The College School.…

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Half Day Summer Camp: A Week In The Studio

July 22 - July 26

Description: Join us as we turn The Novel Neighbor into an enormous art studio! We will draw and sketch, paint and sculpt as we find the beauty in using fine arts materials during this week of creativity. Ages 6+ Dates: July 22nd – 26th Time: 1-4pm Instructor: This camp will be led by Sarah Hassing, the studio art teacher and Early Childhood Coordinator for The College School. Sarah is a graduate of The Evergreen State College and a MAE student…

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Educator Night @ The Novel Neighbor

July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Calling all educators! Come join us in preparing to go back to school at our always popular Educator Night! 20% off all merchandise (except consignment items) LOTS of free swag for your classrooms! Presentation at 6:30 pm talking about upcoming exciting books and ones you may have missed this summer Find out how to use school funds for book purchases and how to get great author to visit your schools.

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John McManus – Fire and Fortitude – St. Louis County Library HQ

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

In this engrossing, epic history of the US Army in the Pacific War, John McManus, one of our most highly acclaimed historians of World War II, takes readers from Pearl Harbor, a rude awakening for a military woefully unprepared for war, to Makin, a sliver of coral reef where the Army was tested against the increasingly desperate Japanese. In between were nearly two years of punishing combat as the Army transformed from an undertrained garrison force into an unstoppable juggernaut,…

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