21 November 2015

StLGS Thanksgiving Hours

The StLGS office will be closed on Thursday, 26 November and Saturday, 28 November so our volunteers can spend Thanksgiving weekend with their families and friends. The office will reopen on Tuesday, 1 December. All of us at StLGS wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving.

18 November 2015

StLGS Annual Book Jamboree Coming Up Soon!

Another week and it will be Thanksgiving! Once the turkey is eaten and the kitchen is clean, it's time to think about some serious shopping for holiday gift-giving and what better place to start than with books?

Would you like to meet some local authors and get their take on a variety of topics? St. Louis Genealogical Society will host more than fifteen authors and publishers at the annual Book Jamboree on Sunday, 6 December from 1 to 3 p.m. 
Bring your holiday shopping list for your family and friends. The event is free and open to the public at the society’s offices, 4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140, in Maplewood, south of Manchester and west of Big Bend Blvd.

Chat with authors and get their take on regional topics, from the Cardinals to the 252 St. Louis birthday cakes, from historic horse racing to the twelve days of Christmas, St. Louis style. Books and publications cover new histories of the region, popular St. Louis institutions, ethnic St. Louis, and more.

You won’t want to miss:
Matthew Nolan: 250 Years – 252 Cakes: The Definitive St. Louis 250th Anniversary Cake Book

Ryan Nusbickel: The St. Louis 12 Days of Christmas and Who Moved My Gooey Butter Cake

Dr. John Oldani: St. Lou-ism’s: Lingo, Lore, and the Lighter Side of Life in the Gateway City

Johnny Rabbit         

Carol Ferring Shepley: St. Louis: An Illustrated Timeline

Elizabeth Terry: Ethnic St. Louis

Also featured are:
Vicki Erwin/Justine Riggs: Guidebook to St. Charles

Dr. J. Frederick Fausz: Historic St. Louis: 250 Years Exploring New Frontiers

NiNi Harris: Downtown St. Louis

Kenneth Johnson: Moonlight Serenade to City Lights: Rare Images of Bands and Orchestras from the Dance Hall Era in Missouri

Dorris Keeven-Franke: Utopia: A German State in America and Warren County (Images of America series)

And some more fascinating topics:
Gary W. Abbott: The Lost Decade: Players of the 1970s Cardinals

Marilynne Bradley: Once Upon a Time in St. Louis: An Illustrated Trip Through the Past

Nancy Carver: Making Tracks: The Untold Story of Horse Racing in St. Louis, 1767–1905

Ross Malone: The Book of Real Missouri Records: Show Me the First, Last, Smallest, Fastest, Strangest, Weirdest and Funniest

Jeffrey Smith, Lindenwood University: Confluence Magazine and Seeking a Newer World

 For more information, click on the link on our home page at www.stlgs.org/. We hope to see you on 6 December!