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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.


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 - SOLD OUT

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.

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

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.

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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.

Christian Robinson - POSTPONED

Christian Robinson - photo
Sunday, October 08, 2017 11:00 a.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Caldecott Honoree and recipient of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, Christian Robinson is the artistic vision behind such beloved children’s books as “The Last Stop on Market Street” and “Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade.” His warm and energetic illustrations are loved by children, parents and educators for reflecting the diverse world we live in. Robinson’s latest book is “When’s My Birthday?” written by Julie Fogliano. We will celebrate with birthday cake!

Children’s Event Presented by the Reading Garden Event Series

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

Gabrielle Union - Ticketed Event

Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Gabrielle Union’s Real Life Book Club Tour
#gabwithgab

In “We’re Going to Need More Wine," Gabrielle Union presents a powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman. Genuine, perceptive, and often humorous, Union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty.

Brown Paper Tickets - Buy Tickets

Ticket Packages: 

INDIVIDUAL TICKET $31 (Admits ONE and includes one copy of “We’re Going to Need More Wine”) OR

PACKAGE TICKET $38 (Admits TWO and includes one copy of “We’re Going to Need More Wine”)

A book signing will follow the presentation. Gabrielle will sign books only, no memorabilia.

Tickets go on sale September 18 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters.

Gregory Maguire

Thursday, November 09, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

In this imaginative novel rooted in the rich soil of German Romanticism, beloved author of “Wicked,” Gregory Maguire twins an origin legend of the famous Nutcracker with the life of Drosselmeier, the toymaker who carves him. “Hiddensee” recreates the backstory of the Nutcracker, reimagining how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how it magically guided an ailing little girl named Klara through a dreamy paradise on a snowy Christmas Eve. It also brings to life the mysterious godfather Drosselmeier—the ominous, canny, one-eyed toymaker made immortal by Tchaikovsky’s ballet.

Lee Child - Ticketed Event

Friday, November 10, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child returns with a gripping new powerhouse thriller featuring Jack Reacher, “one of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes” (The Washington Post).

Brown Paper Tickets - Buy Tickets

Ticket packages:

Individual Ticket–$32 (Admits ONE and includes one pre-signed copy of “The Midnight Line”) OR

Package Ticket–$38 (Admits TWO and includes one pre-signed copy of “The Midnight Line”)

* There will not be a book signing following the presentation.

Tickets go on sale September 25 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters.

Doug Stanton

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Bestselling military historian Doug Stanton presents the harrowing account of an American army platoon’s fight for survival during the Vietnam War. January 31, 1968: as many as 100,000 North Vietnamese soldiers attacked thirty-six cities throughout South Vietnam. Forty young American soldiers from Echo Company of the 101st Airborne Division are suddenly thrust into savage combat, having been in-country only a few weeks. “The Odyssey of Echo Company” is about the young men who survived this epic span, and centers on the searing experiences of one of them, Stanley Parker, who is wounded three times during the fighting.

Presented by the ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series

Elisabeth Rosenthal

Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

At a moment of political upheaval, “An American Sickness” is a shocking investigation into our dysfunctional healthcare system. Breaking down this monolithic healthcare business, Rosenthal exposes the recent evolution of American medicine as never before. This is about what we can do, as individual patients, both to navigate the maze that is American healthcare and demand far-reaching reform.

Presented by the Medical Arts Series

Alex Prud’homme

Friday, November 17, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Julia Child is synonymous with French cooking, but her legacy runs much deeper. Now, her great-nephew and “My Life in France” coauthor vividly recounts the myriad ways in which she profoundly shaped how we eat today. He shows us Child in the aftermath of the publication of “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” suddenly finding herself America's first lady of French food. “The French Chef in America” uncovers Julia Child beyond her "French chef" persona and reveals her second act to have been as groundbreaking and adventurous as her first.

Oliver Jeffers

Monday, November 27, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Daniel Boone Branch
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Celebrated picture book author Oliver Jeffers offers a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child--and in doing so gifts children and parents everywhere with a gently sweet and humorous missive about our world and those who call it home. Jeffers is the author the New York Times bestselling picture books "Stuck" and "This Moose Belongs to Me," and the illustrator of the sensationally popular "The Day the Crayons Quit."

Books for signing will be available for purchase from Novel Neighbor. A book purchase will be required to enter the signing line.

Khizr Khan - Ticketed Event

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

This inspiring memoir by the Gold Star parent and captivating Democratic National Convention speaker is the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream and why—especially in these tumultuous times—we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most.

The event will be an onstage interview with St. Louis Post Dispatch columnist Aisha Sultan.

Brown Paper Tickets - Buy Tickets

Ticket packages:

Individual Ticket - $30 (admits ONE and includes one copy of “An American Family”) OR

Package Ticket - $35 (admits TWO and includes one copy of “An American Family”).

Tickets go on sale October 11 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters. (No refunds.)

Additional copies of Khizr Khan’s book will be available for purchase from Left Bank Books.  

Elizabeth Berg

Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Acclaimed novelist Elizabeth Berg shares a novel of the small acts that turn friends into family. For the past six months, Arthur Moses’s days have looked the same: He tends to his rose garden and to Gordon, his cat, then rides the bus to the cemetery to visit his beloved late wife for lunch. Eighteen-year-old Maddy Harris often comes to the cemetery to escape the other kids at school and a life of loss. She’s seen Arthur sitting there alone, and one afternoon she joins him—a gesture that begins a surprising friendship between two lonely souls.  

Dan Brown - SOLD OUT

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.

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

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.

Gabrielle Union - Ticketed Event

Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Gabrielle Union’s Real Life Book Club Tour
#gabwithgab

In “We’re Going to Need More Wine," Gabrielle Union presents a powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman. Genuine, perceptive, and often humorous, Union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty.

Brown Paper Tickets - Buy Tickets

Ticket Packages: 

INDIVIDUAL TICKET $31 (Admits ONE and includes one copy of “We’re Going to Need More Wine”) OR

PACKAGE TICKET $38 (Admits TWO and includes one copy of “We’re Going to Need More Wine”)

A book signing will follow the presentation. Gabrielle will sign books only, no memorabilia.

Tickets go on sale September 18 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters.

Lee Child - Ticketed Event

Friday, November 10, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child returns with a gripping new powerhouse thriller featuring Jack Reacher, “one of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes” (The Washington Post).

Brown Paper Tickets - Buy Tickets

Ticket packages:

Individual Ticket–$32 (Admits ONE and includes one pre-signed copy of “The Midnight Line”) OR

Package Ticket–$38 (Admits TWO and includes one pre-signed copy of “The Midnight Line”)

* There will not be a book signing following the presentation.

Tickets go on sale September 25 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters.

Khizr Khan - Ticketed Event

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

This inspiring memoir by the Gold Star parent and captivating Democratic National Convention speaker is the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream and why—especially in these tumultuous times—we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most.

The event will be an onstage interview with St. Louis Post Dispatch columnist Aisha Sultan.

Brown Paper Tickets - Buy Tickets

Ticket packages:

Individual Ticket - $30 (admits ONE and includes one copy of “An American Family”) OR

Package Ticket - $35 (admits TWO and includes one copy of “An American Family”).

Tickets go on sale October 11 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters. (No refunds.)

Additional copies of Khizr Khan’s book will be available for purchase from Left Bank Books.