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   All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day.   

Authors @ Your Library: October 2012

St. Louis, MO... The St. Louis Public Library is proud to present four thought-provoking authors during October: William H. Chafe, Stephen Kantrowitz, Robert J. Randisi, and Daniel Woodrell. All events are FREE and open to the public.

*  Stephen Kantrowitz discusses and signs his new book, More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829-1889. The event takes place at the Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave., on October 11 at 7 p.m.

This major new narrative chronicles the true experiences of black and white Northern activists’ fight to establish African Americans as free citizens, from abolitionism through the Civil War, Reconstruction, and its demise.

Co-sponsored by Left Bank Books.

Books available for purchase courtesy of Left Bank Books.

 

*  Robert J. Randisi discusses and signs his new Rat Pack Mystery, Last to Die. The event takes place at the Carondelet Branch, 6800 Michigan Ave., on October 13 at 11 a.m.

Nineteen sixty-three is a very bad year for Frank Sinatra. He is reeling from John F. Kennedy’s assassination and Frank Jr.’s kidnapping. Meanwhile, Eddie G. is helping a friend’s wife get out from under a blackmailer. As Eddie continues to search for the blackmailer, while trying to help Frank get through his traumatic experiences, the situation deteriorates into murder.

Books available for purchase courtesy of Left Bank Books.

*  William H. Chafe discusses and signs his new book, Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal, as part of the “Maryville Talks Books” series. The event takes place at the Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave., on October 17 at 7 p.m.

Chafe boldly argues that the trajectory of the Clintons’ political lives can be understood only through the prism of their personal lives. From the day they first met at Yale Law School, Bill and Hillary were inseparable, even though their relationship was inherently volatile. Always tempestuous, it had as many lows as highs; from near divorce to stunning electoral and political successes.

Co-sponsored by Maryville University, Left Bank Books, St. Louis Public Radio, and HEC-TV. Books available for purchase courtesy of Left Bank Books.

 

*  Daniel Woodrell discusses and signs his book, The Outlaw Album. The event takes place at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters Auditorium, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., on October 11 at 7 p.m.

The event is part of “Read St. Louis,” the community-wide initiative created by the St. Louis City and County Libraries to encourage St. Louisans to read and discuss great books.

For more information, call 314-206-6779.

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9/21/2012