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Upcoming Authors @ SLCL

Unless otherwise mentioned, all events are free and take place at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended. Books for signing will be available for purchase at the events. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.


Tess Gerritsen

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Bestselling suspense author Tess Gerritsen has created one of the most memorable teams in crime fiction—Boston PD Jane Rizzoli and Medical Examiner Maura Isles. In their latest edge-of-your seat thriller, Jane and Maura are called to the home of a young indie movie producer, days after her birthday. The crime scene is gruesome production that echoes the terrifying films the victim produces. Is a crazed movie fan reenacting scenes from those disturbing films?

Salman Rushdie - Ticketed Event

Saturday, September 09, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics, “The Golden House” marks Salman Rushdie’s triumphant return to literary fiction. The result is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention—a powerful, timely story told with the daring and panache that makes celebrated novelist Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age.

Brown Paper Tickets - Buy Tickets

Ticket packages:

Individual Ticket–$32. Admits ONE and includes one pre-signed copy of “The Golden House” OR

Package Ticket–$38. Admits TWO and includes one pre-signed copy of “The Golden House.”

Tickets go on sale July 24 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters. (No refunds.)

Gabrielle Zevin

Monday, September 11, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Acclaimed young adult novelist and author of the international bestseller “The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry,” presents the story of Aviva Grossman, an ambitious congressional intern in Florida who makes the mistake of having an affair with her boss—and blogging about it. “Young Jane Young” is a smart, funny, and moving novel about what it means to be a woman of any age, and captures not just the mood of our recent highly charged political season, but also the double standards alive and well in every aspect of life for women.

Ed Wheatley, Bill Borst & Bill Rogers

Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

As we all know, St. Louis is the best baseball town in America, but the city’s major league history is not confined to the Cardinals. For several decades, St. Louis fielded a second team. True, it was mostly a losing team, but it once featured a first baseman who hit .400, a legendary Negro League star, and a pitcher who would go on to throw a perfect game in the World Series. They were the St. Louis Browns. Wheatley, Borst, and Rogers, members of the St. Louis Browns Historical Society, will share this little-known chapter in St. Louis’s rich baseball history.

Chris Van Dusen

Monday, September 25, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Celebrated author and illustrator of “If I Built a House,” “The Circus Ship,” and the Mr. Magee series, Chris Van Dusen presents a charming story of acceptance, friendship and sticking up for those who are different. Hattie McFadden is a born explorer. Every morning she paddles out in her canoe to discover something new on the lake. When her singing draws up from the depths a huge mysterious beast, everyone in town is terrified—except Hattie, who looks into the creature’s curious eyes and knows that this is no monster. But how can she make the frightened townspeople see that her new friend isn’t scary at all?

Children’s Event Presented by the Reading Garden Event Series

Dan O’Neill

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Sports columnist Dan O’Neill presents the story of the St. Louis Blues—from the humble beginnings and early expansion-team nights, though dramatic ups and downs, through the on-going quest to capture an elusive Stanley Cup Championship. Through stories and photos, “When the Blues Go Marching In” captures the magic—the color, the characters, and the excitement. It’s a book St. Louis sports fans will cherish for years to come.

Presented by the ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series

Bill Clevlen

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Grant's View Branch
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Travel writer and KTRS radio personality, Bill Clevlen presents his fun guide to understanding the complex fabric of the United States and the people that call it home. From sipping on southern sweet tea to standing where the Wright Brothers tested their first “flying machine,” each experience makes up an important piece of our American story. You’ll find an enlightening mix of history, entertainment, art, food, and sports. Mountains, museums, fried chicken, small towns, and yes, even the world’s tallest mailbox—they all await you.

Katherine Applegate

Friday, September 29, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Newbery Medalist and bestselling author of the Animorphs series and “The One and Only Ivan,” Katherine Applegate presents a funny, deep, and nuanced story from a completely unexpected point of view. Red is an oak tree who is many rings old and the neighborhood "wishtree"—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with her crow friend Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this "wishtree" watches over the neighborhood. When new family moves in, not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experiences as a wishtree are more important than ever.

A Young Readers’ Event Presented by the Reading Garden Event Series

Dan Brown - Ticketed Event

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of “The Da Vinci Code” and “Inferno,” interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art and architecture into this new novel. “Origin” thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind’s two most enduring questions, and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.

Brown Paper Tickets - Buy Tickets

Ticket packages: 

INDIVIDUAL TICKET $32 (Admits ONE and includes one pre-signed* copy of “Origin”) OR

PACKAGE TICKET $38 (Admits TWO and includes one pre-signed* copy of “Origin”)

*The first 500 ticket buyers are guaranteed a pre-signed copy of "Origin."

Tickets go on sale August 14 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters. Seating will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Call 314-994-3300 for more information.

The proceeds from this event will benefit the Library Foundation’s literacy programs.

Art Garfunkel - Ticketed Event

Friday, October 06, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Six-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Art Garfunkel shares an artful, moving, and lyrical memoir about the making of a musician, the evolution of a man, a portrait of a life-long friendship and the Simon and Garfunkel collaboration that became one of the most successful singing duos of their time.

Brown Paper Tickets - Buy Tickets

 

 

Ticket packages:

Ticket packages: Individual Ticket - $31 (admits ONE and includes one pre-signed copy of “What is it All but Luminous”) OR Package Ticket - $38 (admits TWO and includes one pre-signed copy of “What is it All but Luminous”). 

Tickets go on sale August 21 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters.

Dan Santat

Saturday, October 07, 2017 10:00 a.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 9:00 a.m.

Caldecott Medalist and bestselling author and illustrator of “Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend,” Dan Santat presents an inspiring epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty. This poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall—that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can no longer do many of the things he loves most. Will he summon the courage to face his fear? This masterful picture book will remind readers of all ages: Life begins when you get back up.

Jennifer Egan

Thursday, October 12, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “A Visit from the Goon Squad,” Jennifer Egan presents her first historical novel—an exploration of a transformative moment in the lives of American women. “Manhattan Beach” opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who is crucial to the survival of her family. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna becomes the first female diver, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. When she chances to meet Dexter Styles again, she begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life and the reasons he might have vanished.

Brit Bennett

Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett’s mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love and ambition. It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, 17-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother’s recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor’s son. They are young; it’s not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. “The Mothers” asks whether a “what if” can be more powerful than an experience itself.

Maggie Stiefvater

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

#1 New York Times bestselling teen author Maggie Stiefvater has been called “a master storyteller” by USA Today and “wildly imaginative” by Entertainment Weekly. Now, with “All the Crooked Saints,” she gives us the extraordinary story of an extraordinary family, a masterful tale of love, fear, darkness and redemption. At the heart of the otherworldly town of Bicho Raro, Colorado you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles for everyone but themselves. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

Victoria Sweet

Thursday, October 26, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Over the years that Victoria Sweet has been a physician, “healthcare” has replaced medicine, “providers” look at their laptops more than at their patients, and costs keep soaring, all in the ruthless pursuit of efficiency. Yet the remedy that economists and policy makers continue to miss is also miraculously simple. Good medicine takes more than amazing technology; it takes time—time to respond to bodies as well as data, time to arrive at the right diagnosis and the right treatment. Dr. Sweet relates unforgettable stories of the teachers, doctors, nurses, and patients through whom she discovered the practice of Slow Medicine.

Presented by the Medical Arts Series

Salman Rushdie - Ticketed Event

Saturday, September 09, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics, “The Golden House” marks Salman Rushdie’s triumphant return to literary fiction. The result is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention—a powerful, timely story told with the daring and panache that makes celebrated novelist Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age.

Brown Paper Tickets - Buy Tickets

Ticket packages:

Individual Ticket–$32. Admits ONE and includes one pre-signed copy of “The Golden House” OR

Package Ticket–$38. Admits TWO and includes one pre-signed copy of “The Golden House.”

Tickets go on sale July 24 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters. (No refunds.)

Dan Brown - Ticketed Event

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of “The Da Vinci Code” and “Inferno,” interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art and architecture into this new novel. “Origin” thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind’s two most enduring questions, and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.

Brown Paper Tickets - Buy Tickets

Ticket packages: 

INDIVIDUAL TICKET $32 (Admits ONE and includes one pre-signed* copy of “Origin”) OR

PACKAGE TICKET $38 (Admits TWO and includes one pre-signed* copy of “Origin”)

*The first 500 ticket buyers are guaranteed a pre-signed copy of "Origin."

Tickets go on sale August 14 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters. Seating will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Call 314-994-3300 for more information.

The proceeds from this event will benefit the Library Foundation’s literacy programs.

Art Garfunkel - Ticketed Event

Friday, October 06, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Six-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Art Garfunkel shares an artful, moving, and lyrical memoir about the making of a musician, the evolution of a man, a portrait of a life-long friendship and the Simon and Garfunkel collaboration that became one of the most successful singing duos of their time.

Brown Paper Tickets - Buy Tickets

 

 

Ticket packages:

Ticket packages: Individual Ticket - $31 (admits ONE and includes one pre-signed copy of “What is it All but Luminous”) OR Package Ticket - $38 (admits TWO and includes one pre-signed copy of “What is it All but Luminous”). 

Tickets go on sale August 21 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters.