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MAY

Shannon Meyer (photo)







 
St. Louis County Library Foundation presents Shannon Meyer
Author of “Little Black Dress: From Mourning to Night”
Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended.)
 
Co-sponsored by the Missouri History Museum Press
 
Fashion historian Shannon Meyer offers a visual history of the black dress, illustrating its transformation from a traditional mourning garment to the fashion staple it is today. Designed to accompany an exhibit by the same name at the Missouri History Museum, this book will appeal to historians, fashionistas, and anyone who has ever worn or admired a little black dress.
 
Presenting Sponsor Maryville University
 
Books for signing will be available for purchase.
Dave Barry (photo)












 
Reading Garden Event Series - St. Louis County Library Foundation
St. Louis County Library Foundation’s Reading Garden Children’s Series presents Dave Barry 
Author of “The Worst Night Ever”
A Middle School Misadventure from the funniest writer in America!
Thursday, May 5, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended.)
 
Pulitzer Prize-winning humor writer Dave Barry presents a new middle school misadventure starring Wyatt Palmer!
 
Last year, Wyatt was the hero of middle school, having foiled a plot against the president of the United States. But now he’s just another undersized freshman, hoping to fit in. Things start to go wrong when a pet ferret falls into the hands of the meanest kids at school. When Wyatt attempts a rescue mission at a party for the cool clique, he uncovers a dark and deadly secret. That's when Wyatt learns that some things are worse than being unpopular in high school. MUCH worse.
 
Presenting Sponsor Maryville University
 
Books for signing will be available for purchase.
David Baugher (photo)




 
St. Louis County Library Foundation presents David Baugher
Author of “Secret St. Louis: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure”
Monday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended.)
 
Where did Abraham Lincoln almost have a swordfight along the Mississippi? What part of downtown is home to the only miracle officially recognized by the Catholic Church? “Secret St. Louis,” a new book by local historian David Baugher, explores 97 of the most unusual, unique and little-known gems of the Gateway to the West. 

Presenting Sponsor Maryville University
 
Books for signing will be available for purchase.
Chris Cleave (photo)





 
St. Louis County Library Foundation presents Chris Cleave
Author of “Everyone Brave is Forgiven”
Wednesday, May 11, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended.)
 
Author of the #1 bestselling “Little Bee,” Chris Cleave presents a spellbinding novel about three lives thrown together by war, love, and a search for belonging in WWII London. A sweeping epic with the unforgettable characters, cultural insights, and indelible scenes that made “Little Bee” so incredible, Cleave offers a heartbreakingly beautiful story of love, loss, and courage. 

Presenting Sponsor Maryville University
 
Books for signing will be available for purchase.
Sherman Alexie (photo)






 
Reading Garden Event Series - St. Louis County Library Foundation
St. Louis County Library Foundation presents Sherman Alexie
Author of “Thunder Boy, Jr.”
 
2016 Read Saint Louis Children’s Selection
 
National Book Award-winning children’s book author Sherman Alexie celebrates the special 
relationship between father and son. Thunder Boy Jr. wants a name that’s all his own—a name that celebrates something cool he’s done, like Touch the Clouds or Full of Wonder. But just when Thunder Boy Jr. thinks all hope is lost, he and his dad pick the perfect name...a name that is sure to light up the sky.

Presenting Sponsor Maryville University
 
Books for signing will be available for purchase.
Richard Russo (photo)






 
St. Louis County Library Foundation presents Richard Russo
Author of “Everybody’s Fool”
Monday, May 16, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended.)
 
Beloved novelist Richard Russo returns to North Bath, New York, and the characters who made “Nobody’s Fool” his most stunning success. The irresistible Sully is now staring down a cardiologist’s estimate that he only has a year left, and he struggles to keep the news from the most important people in his life. “Everybody’s Fool” is filled with humor, heart, hard times, and characters you can’t help but love for all their faults. 

Presenting Sponsor Maryville University
 
Books for signing will be available for purchase.
Craig Johnson (photo)








 
St. Louis County Library Foundation presents Craig Johnson
Author of “The Highwayman”
Monday, May 23, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended.)
 
In partnership with Left Bank Books
 
Sheriff Walt Longmire embarks on his latest adventure in a new installment in the bestselling Longmire series. When Officer Rosey Wayman is transferred to the imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, she starts receiving “officer needs assistance” calls from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death almost a half-century ago. With an investigation that spans this world and the next, Walt takes on a case that pits him against a legend: The Highwayman.

Presenting Sponsor Maryville University
 
Books for signing will be available for purchase.
Sidney Blumenthal (photo)







 
The 'Buzz' Westfall Favorite Author SeriesSt. Louis County Library Foundation presents Sidney Blumenthal
Author of “A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849”
Tuesday, May 24, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended.)
 
Presented by the ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series
 
The first of a multi-volume history of Lincoln as a political genius—from his 
obscure beginnings to his presidency, assassination, and the overthrow of his post-Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. This first volume traces Lincoln from his painful youth to his emergence as a confident young lawyer and orator. 

Presenting Sponsor Maryville University
 
Books for signing will be available for purchase.
Mark Zwonitzer (photo)
St. Louis County Library Foundation presents Mark Zwonitzer
Author of “The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism”
Thursday, May 26, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended.) 
 
Award-winning documentary filmmaker and author Mark Zwonitzer brings two 
extraordinary American figures—and friends—into the historical spotlight. John Hay, famous as Lincoln’s private secretary and later as Secretary of State, and Samuel Clemens, famous for being “Mark Twain,” grew up 50 miles apart, on the banks of the Mississippi River. Drawn together by their shared history, their mutual admiration would never wane. 

Presenting Sponsor Maryville University
 
Books for signing will be available for purchase.

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