Upcoming Events

  • 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
  • Claire McCaskill: Plenty Ladylike

    St. Louis County Library - Headquarters

    Senator Claire McCaskill shares her inspiring story of embracing her ambition, surviving sexist slings, losing a husband and making a family, outsmarting her enemies—and finding joy along the way. In this candid, lively, and forthright memoir Senator McCaskill describes her uphill battle to become who she is today. From the day she was elected homecoming queen in high school to her long shot reelection as Senator, Claire has loved politics and winning. Her memoir is unconventional, unsparing in its honesty and full of sharp humor and practical wisdom.

    Ticket packages: Individual Ticket - $35 (admits ONE and includes one copy of Plenty Ladylike) OR Package Ticket - $45 (admits TWO and includes one copy of Plenty Ladylike). Tickets availabe at Brown Paper Tickets or at County Library HQ. (No refunds.)

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

    Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
  • Greg Pacini: Journey Beyond Hardship

    Left Bank Books

    From grief to unemployment, from infidelity to prejudice, from natural disasters to emotional abuse, to simply feeling empty, everyone faces hardship. The way one moves beyond it is the primary focus of Greg Pacini’s new book, Journey Beyond Hardship. Pacini has been in the psychotherapy profession for 35 years and runs his own private practice as a counselor. His new book offers a compelling and practical manual for managing life’s most difficult times, straight from an expert in the field.

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

    Monday, August 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
  • Adam Johnson: Fortune Smiles

    The Improv Shop

    Left Bank Books presents Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Adam Johnson, who will sign and discuss his new story collection, Fortune Smiles.

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his bestselling novel The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson is one of America’s most creative and powerful authors. In the new story collection Fortune Smiles, Johnson continues to give voice to characters rarely heard from—among them, a North Korean defector, a Stasi prison warden, citizens in hurricane-stricken Louisiana, a cancer patient raging against her family living on without her—and in doing so, gives us a new way of looking at our world.

    This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested. Please RSVP below.



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    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 7:00pm

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