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Small Business Saturday

Sat., Nov. 25, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Shop Small with Left Bank this Small Business Saturday! Support your local indie bookstore and reinvest in your community while shopping for the perfect holiday gifts and getting recommendations from local experts Mariah Richardson (“Madeline Delilah: Not a Happy Camper”), Jill Orr (“The Good Byline”), Sonja Petermann, Antony John (“Elemental”), Jessica Baran (“Common Sense”), and Rebecca Schuman (“Schadenfreude, a Love Story”)! Then, from 6pm-8pm, grab a drink while DJ crimdollacray spins records at a special Happy Hour to benefit the Left Bank Books Foundation’s River City Readers program! For a full schedule of the day’s events, visit left-bank.com/event/sbs17. Free

http://www.left-bank.com/event/sbs17
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
Small Business Saturday

The Monster’s Library

Mon., Nov. 27, 10-11:30 a.m.

“The Monster’s Library,” a special exhibit at Olin Library, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Curated by students in IPH 450A: Frankenstein, Origins and Afterlives, the exhibit explores Frankenstein as a book made up of other books. Students have drawn on rare texts from the collections of Olin Library and the Becker Medical Library, including a valuable early edition of Frankenstein.

https://library.wustl.edu/event/exhibit-opening-monsters-library/?rd=20171127
Washington University-Brown Hall (map)
Forsyth & Skinker blvds
University City
phone 314-935-5000

Faculty Book Talk: Edward McPherson

Tue., Nov. 28, 4:30-6 p.m.
phone 314-935-9499
diana.bell@wustl.edu

As part of the Library Faculty Book Talk series, Edward McPherson will discuss The History of the Future (Coffee House Press), his book of essays on American places and the space between history, experience, and myth. McPherson is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of two previous books: Buster Keaton: Tempest in a Flat Hat (Faber & Faber) and The Backwash Squeeze and Other Improbable Feats (HarperCollins). Free

https://library.wustl.edu/event/faculty-book-talk-edward-mcpherson/?rd=20171128
Washington University (map)
Forsyth & Skinker boulevards
University City
phone 314-935-5000

Caroline Fraser

Tue., Nov. 28, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books welcomes author and editor Caroline Fraser, who will sign and discuss her new book, "Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder"! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Prairie Fires" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Caroline Fraser masterfully fills in the gaps in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s biography, setting the record straight regarding charges of ghostwriting that have swirled around the books and uncovering the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life. Free

http://www.left-bank.com/event/caroline-fraser
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
Caroline Fraser

Poetry at the Point

Tue., Nov. 28, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
media@stlouispoetrycenter.org

Poetry at the Point on November 28 will feature feature Brett Lars Underwood, Abigail Fox Green, and Daniel Crocker. Poetry at the Point is held at The Focal Point in Maplewood on the 4th Tuesday of the month. This reading series invites local and regional poets, and established and up-and-coming poets to share their words. The event is free. The Focal Point is at 2720 Sutton. Parking is free in the lot on nearby Marietta Avenue or street parking. Readings start at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments available at the Maya Cafe next door. Free

http://stlouispoetrycenter.org/poetry-at-the-point/
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The Focal Point (map)
2720 Sutton Blvd
Maplewood
phone 314-560-2778
Poetry at the Point

Khizr Khan

Wed., Nov. 29, 7 p.m.

Khizr Khan first read the Declaration of Independence as a university student, and it changed how he viewed the world and his place in it. This son of Pakistani farmers realized his future was in the U.S., and he worked hard to get here. But Khan's work didn't stop once he arrived — he had a young family to support and an unshakeable belief in the American dream, which meant if he kept working nothing was out of his reach. He put himself through Harvard Law School while holding down two jobs, always looking toward that brighter future. Khizr and his wife Ghazala taught their three sons to believe in that same dream. Their middle son Humayun became an officer in the U.S. Army, doing his part to better the country that took in his family; he died in Iraq, the victim of a suicide bomber. When Donald Trump denigrated immigrants and Muslims on the presidential campaign trail, Khizr and Ghazala Khan stood up at the Democratic National Convention to argue that it was immigration that made America great. Khizr Khan recounts the story of how he came to embrace the American dream and build his life and family around it in his book An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice. Khan discusses his memoir at 7 p.m. tonight at St. Louis County Library Headquarters (1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac; www.slcl.org). Tickets are $30 to $35, and include a pre-signed copy of the book. $30-$35

St. Louis County Library Headquarters (map)
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
Frontenac
phone 314-994-3300
Khizr Khan

Storytime With Miss Cierra

Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
phone 314-835-9980
crm2350@bn.com
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Storytime, Children's Event, Young Readers Join Miss Cierra at the stage in the Children's Department every Wednesday at 11:00AM for Storytime, crafts, activities and more! Free

http://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2350
Barnes & Noble Booksellers-Des Peres (map)
I-270 & Manchester Road
Des Peres
phone 314-835-9980
Storytime With Miss Cierra

AJ Jacobs’ It’s All Relative

Thu., Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m.

New York Times bestselling author A.J. Jacobs brings his new book, It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree, a hilarious, heartfelt quest to understand what constitutes “family,” to the Kirkwood Public Library (140 East Jefferson Avenue) on Thursday, November 30th at 7:30pm. The event includes: a presentation by Jacobs, audience Q&A, and book signing. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. The St. Louis Genealogy Society will have a table and information at the event. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Kirkwood Public Library. Free parking available. 10-35

http://meetmestlouis.org/
Kirkwood Public Library (map)
140 E. Jefferson
Kirkwood
phone 314-821-5770
AJ Jacobs’ It’s All Relative

December in December

Sun., Dec. 3, 4:30 p.m.
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Celebrate the release of december's new issue with a reading by recent contributors Kiley Reid, Shane Seely, and Jane O. Wayne, followed by a festive reception with a complimentary appetizer buffet and bar. Open to the public! FREE

https://www.facebook.com/401695353259609/photos/gm.1949139072012900/1482438761851924/?type=3&theater
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The Stage at KDHX (map)
3524 Washington Ave
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-925-7543, ext. 815
December in December

Scott Angus

Thu., Dec. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
phone 505-395-4540
mhwack@penpowersf.com
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Join Scott Angus—a university educator in photography, art theory, and the visual arts— as he reads from his book Snake Medicine. Snake Medicine is a moving and insightful tour of the sacred sites of the American landscape, and a visual diary of the author’s journey across America. With the explorer and novice photographer in mind, Angus shares why and how he was drawn to each site, speculation on what forces power the site, and what was captured in the photograph.

Snake Medicine: Sacred Earth Sites

Thu., Dec. 7, 6:30-8 p.m.
phone 315-535-1999
info@iphf.org
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Snake Medicine is a moving and insightful tour of the sacred sites of the American Landscape, and a visual diary of the author’s journey across America. With the explorer and novice photographer in mind, Scott Angus – a university educator in photography, art theory, and the visual arts – shares why and how he was drawn to each site, speculations on what forces power the site, and what was captured in the photograph. Emily Sopensky’s interviews with Scott Angus are augmented with historical contexts and geographical details of the sites captured in the photos. Free

http://iphf.org/education/snake_medicine/

Ann Leckie

Thu., Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books welcomes award-winning St. Louis author Ann Leckie, who will sign and discuss her new novel, "Provenance"! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Provenance" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Following her record-breaking debut trilogy, Ann Leckie, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke and Locus Awards, returns with an enthralling new novel of power, theft, privilege and birthright. Free

http://www.left-bank.com/event/ann-leckie
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
Ann Leckie

Edna Campos Gravenhorst

Thu., Dec. 14, 4-6 p.m.
phone 314-436-4100
salvdr@yahoo.com

Edna Campos Gravenhorst will be signing her books: Famous-Barr, St. Louis Shopping At Its Finest; Benton Park West and Southwest Garden at the Downtown YMCA. The YMCA is right across the street from the Railway Exchange Bldg., former head quarters for Famous-Barr and the May Company. Everyone remembers the French Onion soup! Chef Thomas Ferrario put it on the menu when he was the executive chef, then Executive Chef Manfred Zettl perfected the onion soup most of us remember today. For 95 years St. Louis residents shopped and created life memories at Famous-Barr. The holiday season at Famous was magic. Free

YMCA (map)
1528 Locust St
St. Louis - Downtown
phone 314-436-4100
Edna Campos Gravenhorst

Holiday Monologue Competition

Mon., Dec. 18, 6:30-9 p.m.
phone 314-401-2636
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The St. Louis Writers; Group presents a End of Year Party and Monologue Competition at 6:30 Monday, December 18th at Big Daddy’s- Soulard. Big Daddy’s is located at 1000 Sydney Street. Bring an original monologue that is 90 seconds to five minutes long. Prepare to read it yourself or have an actor friend read it for you. The only very loose guideline is that your monologue should somehow be related to the winter/holiday season. Admission is free. For more information on this and other events visit www.stlwritersgroup.com. free

http://stlwritersgroup.com
Big Daddy's-Soulard (map)
1000 Sidney St.
St. Louis - Soulard
phone 314-771-3066
Holiday Monologue Competition

Gatsby's Pop-up Speakeasy

Sat., Dec. 30, 7:30-11:30 p.m.
stlbestcellars@gmail.com
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BestCellars Events Series will be transforming The Novel Neighbor's event space into a speakeasy for the night. Sip on Prohibition-era cocktails crafted by Sauce Magazine writer, Dee Ryan and enjoy Gatsby-inspired food prepared by pop-up restaurant chef, Robin Wheeler of Subterranean Homemade Foods. Jazz music will be performed by local musicians, including Roya & The High Timers playing classic music from the 1920’s and 1930’s. There will be a photo booth and a screening of the Great Gatsby movie. A portion of the proceeds will go to support area non-profit, We-Stories. Advance tickets required and limited. $50

http://stlbestcellars.com
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The Novel Neighbor (map)
7905 Big Bend Blvd
Webster Groves
phone 314-738-9384
Gatsby's Pop-up Speakeasy
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