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David Tolin - Face Your Fears

David Tolin

St. Louis Public Library - Central Branch 

Dr. David Tolin will discuss fear and anxiety and tell you what you can do about it. His lecture will include Q&A and he will sign copies of his book, Face You Fears: A Proven Plan to Beat Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, and Obsessions afterwards. Dr. Tolin has been featured on AMC's Hoarders and is the founder and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Senter at The Institute of Living.

Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 1:00pm

Barry Wightman - Pepperland

Barry Wightman

Left Bank Books - Central West End 

Pepperland is a ‘70s rock and roll race through the heartland of America—a love letter to the power of new-fangled computers and the importance of a guitar pick. Barry Wightman is the fiction editor of Hunger Mountain, a literary journal based in Montpelier, Vermont, and plays guitar and keyboards in a rock ‘n’ roll band, The Outta State Plates.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 7:00pm

Steve Coll - Private Empire

Steve Coll

St. Louis County Library 

Now available in paperback, Private Empire is the newest book from Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Steve Coll. Beginning with the Exxon Valdez accident in 1989 and leading to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, the action spans the globe and the narrative is driven by larger-than-life characters.

Monday, June 3, 2013 - 7:00pm

The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration

Left Bank Books - Downtown 

The Grannie Annie inspires young people to discover, write, and share stories from their family's history, and to publish collections of their work. Published The Grannie Annie authors and illustrators will share their stories, discuss their art, and sign copies of The Grannie Annie, Vol. 8. More information at

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 2:00pm

Ridley Pearson - Choke Point

Ridley Pearson

St. Louis County Library 

Ridley Pearson will be reading, answering questions, and signing books at this special pre-publication event for his newest book, Choke Point. When a journalist reveals the existence of an Amsterdam-based sweatshop that employs and enslaves young girls, private security firm Rutherford Risk is hired to find it and shut it down. But with enemies around every corner, combat veteran John Knox can't tell the good from the bad.

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 7:00pm

Read Between the Wines: A YMCA Fundraiser Event

3500 Winehaus 

The YMCA presents a fun book and wine tasting to benefit YMCA Community Literacy. A sommelier has paired six featured books with wines from around the world. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, available through Y Literacy at 314.776.7102,, or Left Bank Books will have the featured books available for sale at the event and will donate a percentage of sales to Y Literacy.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 5:30pm

Nichole Bernier - The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.

Nichole Bernier

Lab 1500 

Nichole Bernier's The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. is about a woman who inherits the journals of a friend who died, and realizes she didn’t know her friend nearly as well as she thought, including where she was really going when she died. Set in the summer following September 11th attacks, it is the story of two women, the aspects of ourselves we show and those we conceal, and the repercussions of our choices.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 6:30pm

Susan Terris - Ghost of Yesterday

Susan Terris

St. Louis County Library 

St. Louis native Susan Terris presents a reading and signing of Ghost of Yesterday, a collection of new work and highlights from her 25-year career as a poet. Terris is the author of six poetry collections. Her work has appeared in many publications including: The Iowa Review, Field, Colorado Review, Prairie Schooner, and Ploughshares.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 7:00pm

Amanda Doyle - 100 Things to Do in St. Louis Before You Die

Amanda Doyle

Left Bank Books - Downtown 

Let's face it: St. Louis is a big city, and life is short. It is easy to miss or overlook the greatest parts of the city. Thankfully, Amanda Doyle has come to the rescue. Whether it's moving some musts to the "done" column of your bucket list or finding fresh ways to spend your summer in the city, 100 Things to Do in St. Louis Before You Die will make the most of your minutes.

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 7:00pm


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