Upcoming Events

  • Madelon Sprengnether: Great River Road and Near Solstice

    Left Bank Books

    In her third memoir, Great River Road, former St. Louisan Madelon Sprengnether explores the malleable nature of memory and the healing powers of the written word, beginning and ending at the Mississippi River where her father drowned in a tragic accident in front of his family in 1951. Near Solstice is a series of interlinked prose poems, meditations on the death of family members and friends, with the passing of seasons, sexuality, the consolations of landscape and the significance of light.

    Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 7:00pm
  • Rachel Spangler: Heart of the Game

    Left Bank Books

    All Sarah Duke ever cared about was baseball, and she's finally earned her shot as a full-time sports writer. When Duke meets Molly Grettano and her two sons at the ballpark, she instantly connects with the young family, but Molly isn't sure Duke's ready for something more. If Molly were ever to trust anyone, it would have to be someone fully dedicated to her and her children. Duke has a lot of heart, but neither woman is sure there's enough room left in it for anything other than baseball.

    Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.

    Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 7:00pm
  • Celebrity Storytime with Carol Swartout Klein: Painting for Peace in Ferguson

    Left Bank Books

    Join us for a special Celebrity Storytime with Carol Swartout Klein! Through vivid images and artwork, Painting for Peace in Ferguson tells the true story of hundreds of artists and residents of all ages who came together to create colorful images of hope and healing using the simplest of all tools—a paintbrush. The book, written in verse shows 140 images of art and mentions more than 300 artists and volunteers who participated in the Paint for Peace St. Louis effort.

    Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.

    Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 10:30am
  • Leah Gunning Francis: Ferguson & Faith

    Left Bank Books

    The shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson re-ignited a long-smoldering movement for justice, with many St. Louis area clergy stepping up to support the emerging young leaders of today’s Civil Rights Movement. Seminary professor Leah Gunning Francis was among the activists, and her interviews in Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community, with more than two dozen faith leaders and with the movement’s new organizers, take us behind the scenes of the continuing protests. Join Ferguson faith leaders and activists for a pre-event reception with refreshments at 6:30pm.

    Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.

    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 7:00pm
  • Rinker Buck: The Oregon Trail

    Left Bank Books

    In 2011, Rinker Buck and his brother Nick set off to make an authentic covered wagon crossing of the 2,000-mile Oregon Trail. They knew their chances of failure were high. But the Bucks persevered, becoming the first wagon travelers in more than a century to complete a crossing of the trail.  Rinker tells the story of their epic adventure in The Oregon Trail, illuminating the rich history of the great pioneer road, the people who made the migration, and the colorful state of the trail today.

    Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.

    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 7:00pm
  • Listen. Talk. Learn. Week of Dialogue

    Left Bank Books

    Though it has been a year since Michael Brown’s death and the tensions that began to surface throughout the St. Louis region, Diversity Awareness Partnership continues to provide a space for community members to join and have dialogue around race and unconscious bias. Through the Listen. Talk. Learn. community sessions, our hope is that our community rebuilds by talking to one another, learning more about communities we have limited exposure to, and bridging our divides through awareness and education.

    DAP, along with Left Bank Books, will be hosting a LTL session on Thursday, August 6, 7pm-9pm. Any individual or group interested in learning how to navigate difficult dialogue around the topics of race, racism, unconscious bias, and are interested in becoming more aware, is encouraged to register for these trainings. Please register for this event at the Diversity Awareness Partnership website.

    Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 7:00pm
  • Susan Casey: Voices in the Ocean

    St. Louis County Library - Headquarters

    Since the dawn of recorded history, humans have felt a kinship with the sleek and beautiful dolphin, an animal whose playfulness, sociability, and intelligence seems like an aquatic mirror of mankind. No writer is better positioned to portray these magical creatures than New York Times bestseller Susan Casey, whose combination of personal reporting, intense scientific research, and evocative prose made The Wave and The Devil's Teeth contemporary classics of writing on the oceans.

    For more information, please contact the St. Louis County Library at 314.994.3300.

     

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 7:00pm
  • Robert Yehling: Just Add Water

    Left Bank Books

    One of the first world-class athletes diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, Clay Marzo has conquered more than just waves in his life. In Just Add Water: A Surfing Savant’s Journey with Asperger’s, a candid and inspiring memoir, co-author Robert Yehling helps chronicle Marzo’s rise through the pro surfing world while struggling—undiagnosed for most of his young life—with an autism spectrum disorder. Marzo's amazing story speaks boldly to the hope and ultimate triumph of the human spirit.

    Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 7:00pm
  • Andrew Bynom: The Executioner's Race

    Left Bank Books

    In Bynom's debut novel, a female calligrapher in Ottoman Istanbul is condemned to death and imprisoned for turning holy prayers into faces and animals, for “reassembling the word of God.” Her only chance at life is to win a race against one of the Sultan’s guards and executioners. Seven years later, in 1841, a man named Andersen travels to Istanbul, learns of the calligrapher Zeynep from a Turkish florist, and sets out to tell the tale of the calligrapher and uncover the outcome of her story.

    Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.

    Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
  • Local Social: Character Drawing by Ink and Drink Comics

    Left Bank Books

    This month during Local Social, artists from local collective and publisher Ink and Drink Comics will be at Left Bank Books to draw characters and discuss their books with you! 

    What started as an excuse to drink beer and talk comics has now become an excuse to drink beer and MAKE comics. Initially a monthly gathering of like-minded comic fans, Ink and Drink Comics is now a collective of independent writers and artists who formed a full-fledged publisher, releasing semiannual themed short story anthologies to show off the depth and talent of comics creators here in St. Louis (plus a few friends from points beyond).

    Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.

    Friday, August 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

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