27 November 2013

StLGS Book Jamboree Twitter Book Giveaway!

The Prize:
One (1) copy of Amazing St. Louis: 250 Years of Great Tales and Curiosities by Charlie Brennan. 
  • $21.95 value. 
  • Prize is not redeemable for cash or transferable. 
  • No substitutions allowed.

The Rules:

  • No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win.
  • Sponsor: St Louis Genealogical Society, #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140, St. Louis, MO 63143
  • Between 12 noon CST, Wednesday, 27 November 2013, and 7 p.m. CST, Saturday, 30 November 2013, go to the StLGS Twitter page (@StLGS) and retweet the tweet containing the link: http://ow.ly/rcHwr.
  • One entry re-tweet per Twitter account per day.
  • Giveaway ends at 7 p.m. CST, Saturday, 30 November 2013.
  • One winner will be selected using Random.org. Potential winner will be contacted via Direct Message (DM) on Twitter and must respond to sponsor’s DM to claim the prize via DM supplying full name, e-mail address, shipping address, and phone number, no later than 4 December 2013, after which no alternate winner will be selected nor unclaimed prize awarded. Contest results are final.
  • We can only ship to addresses in the U.S. or Canada.
The Event:
StLGS 9th Annual Book Jamboree, Sunday, 1 December 2013, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
StLGS office, #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140, St. Louis, MO 63143
This is a free event open to everyone. Browse and purchase gifts for those looking for genealogical and historical resources. Local authors will be on hand to sign their history and locally-themed books. Genealogical and historical organizations from the greater St. Louis area will present their publications as well.
For a list of authors scheduled for this year’s event, click here: http://www.stlgs.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30&Itemid=39

26 November 2013

StLGS Book Jamboree

After you finish your turkey and trimmings and survive the chaos of the first few shopping days of the season, won't you be ready for a restful few hours devoted to books and authors? We have the perfect plan for you!

Please join us on Sunday, 1 December 2014 at the StLGS office, 4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140, St. Louis, MO 63143, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. for the ninth annual StLGS Book Jamboree. This year's lineup of authors is exceptional and there promises to be something for just about everyone on your holiday shopping list.

Among the returning favorites are Charlie Brennan, NiNi Harris, and John Oldani. They will be joined by a dozen other local authors plus representatives from several local publishing companies and societies. The authors are looking forward to chatting with you and signing copies of their books. For a complete list of who will be there and their featured books, be sure to check our website <www.stlgs.org>.

See you Sunday afternoon!

14 November 2013

War and Healing: Artwork from the Combat Paper Project: Mercantile Library Exhibit

Everyone is invited to a special event on Friday, 15 November from 10 a.m. until noon at the Mercantile Library in the Thomas Jefferson Library at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, for readings and book signings to launch Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, volume 2, a collection of prose and poetry by veterans and military family members. Friday's program kicks off an exhibit that will be open until 6 January 2014 at Mercantile Library and will feature readings by authors who have had their work accepted for the anthology. Many of these authors are veterans from the St. Louis area.

The moderator of the program, Colin Halloran, is a veteran of the Afghanistan war, a teacher and poet who leads workshops on understanding war through poetry.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Parking is free and accessible in the West Drive Garage on the UMSL campus. An RSVP is appreciated; contact Julie at 314-516-6740 or via e-mail at <dunnmortonj@umsl.edu>.

04 November 2013

Cemetery Preservation Meeting in Belleville

The St. Clair County Genealogical Society invites everyone to their monthly meeting, Thursday, 7 November, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke's Parish Hall, 226 N. Church Street in Belleville, Illinois. Featured speakers will be Dawn Cobb, Human Skeletal Remains Protection Act Coordinator for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, and Hal Hassan, an archeologist with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. They will discuss cemetery preservation efforts, including proper maintenance and repair of headstones and monuments. More information is available on the SCCGS website <www.stclair-ilgs.org>.