For the third year in a row, the Schlafly Branch Library will participate in BookFest St. Louis, a celebration of reading organized by Left Bank Books and the Central West End Business Community Improvement District. The festival will happen at several locations in the Central West End on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Schlafly is proud to host three events this year:
- Children's Storytime - Join local illustrator Daniel Wiseman as he introduces youngsters to scientific concepts through the Baby Scientist series, as well as giving a sneak-peak at “My Brother the Duck!” Stick around after for science activities led by St. Louis Public Library. September 21, 2019 @ 10:30 AM.
- To Tell You The Truth... Making Nonfiction Fun for Middle Grade - Kids’ nonfiction often fights the opinion that it’s dry and boring and only for school! That’s not a concern with these authors! From profiles of fascinating figures in history to graphic depictions of the moments that shaped our world, we’ll explore how to bring true life to the page for middle reader audiences.Panel includes authors Nathan Hale, Teri Kanefield and John Hendrix. September 21, 2019 @ 12:30 PM.
- Pride Comes of Age with Music, an LGBTQIA Panel -There was a time when writing for and about LGBTQIA+ teens meant sad stories with tons of drama. While the difficulties faced by real-life teens are far from over, there’s also much more room now to celebrate, and teens of all identities are making their way into stories across genres. These authors will discuss writing for teens who are finding themselves and figuring out where they fit in a world that isn’t always nice, but can also be wonderful. The panel will feature authors James Brandon, Saundra Mitchell and Jeffrey Ricker. September 21, 2019 @ 3:00 PM.
In addition, the St. Louis Public Library will have a table set up near the intersection of McPherson and Euclid where you can sign up for a card and get more information on all of the resources, services, and events that the Library has to offer!