Save the Date!


  • A Novel Affair

    Mark your calendars for November 22nd when the St. Louis Public Library Foundation will host a fundraising Gala to kick off the Library’s sesquicentennial anniversary. Since 1865 the St. Louis Public Library has encouraged the continuing education of St. Louis’ citizens, providing programs and services for all no matter their age, gender, race or ethnicity. 

    Join us for an elegant, Italian Renaissance themed, black-tie dinner to celebrate the St. Louis Public Library’s 150 years of service to the St. Louis region. The proceeds from A Novel Affair will benefit the Central To Your World capital campaign for the restoration of downtown’s Central Library. 



    For information about sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact Liz Reeves at 314.340.2403 or

  • Young Literati Book Swap


    Looking for a good book to read? Have a great book that you want to pass on to others? Then come to the Young Literati’s Book Swap!

    Just bring a book you don’t mind parting with to the Schlafly Tap Room’s north bar and trade, chat and enjoy great beer with other young professionals. Bring a book that fits with the month’s suggested theme or any book you would like to share.

    Wondering what a typical Book Swap is like? Check out this article by Walrus Publishing.


    Next Book Swap Dates:

    September 9, 2014 6:00 - 8:00 pm

    November 4, 2014 6:00 - 8:00 pm


    Where: Schlafly Tap Room, North Bar, 2100 Locust St.

    This event is FREE. You do not have to be a member of the Young Literati to attend.



  • Facts From The Stacks

    Trivia Night

    Thank you to our sponsors, guests and volunteers who made our second annual Facts From The Stacks trivia night such a success. Facts From The Stacks, presented by the Library’s Young Literati,  included 10 rounds of trivia, complimentary Schlafly beer, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, prizes, and more! Emceed by local actor and comedian, Ed Reggi, our trivia event provided a fun night of entertainment while raising funds to support the Library’s Homework Helpers program. Homework Helpers provides over 30,000 hours of homework assistance every year to students at Library locations throughout the city.


    Facts From the Stacks was sponsored by:

    Enterprise Holdings Foundation, Commerce Bank and KDHX


    Thank you to the following individuals and businesses for their support:

    A Walk in the Park

    Michael Bain

    Katy Casmus

    Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis

    Circus Flora

    Civil Life Brewing Company

    Melissa Clendenin

    Climb So ill

    The Firebird

    Flamingo Bowl

    Fortune Teller Bar

    Frontyard Features

    Cathy Heimberger

    Robert Higgins

    Nathaniel Hilliard

    Hi-Pointe Theatre

    Jess Isenberg

    Mike Isenberg

    Jazz St. Louis

    Andrea Johnson

    Kaldi’s Coffee

    Kitchen Conservatory

    Mel Lambert

    Landmark Theatre


    Main Street Marketplace

    Mastermind Vodka


    Mission Taco

    Missouri Botanical Garden

    Ken Moore

    Vynetta Morrow

    MX Movies

    Olivette Lanes

    Pilates + Yoga Studio

    Jenny Pitzer

    Laura Polucha


    Amol Purandare

    Erin Reeves

    The Rustic Goat

    Salon St. Louis

    Tracey Shanklin

    St. Louis Cardinals

    St. Louis Rams Foundation

    Star Clipper

    Suca’s Stones

    Jane Susman

    Swank Motion Pictures Inc

    Urban Chestnut

    UTG and Esther & Mila

    White Buffalo Massage

    Wicked Cactus Sauce

    Wizard’s Wagon

    World Chess Hall of Fame

    For information about sponsorship of this or other Library Foundation events, please contact Liz Reeves at 314.340.2403 or email


  • A Taste of Fiction

    Thank you to everyone for their support in launching this new event. 

    New this year, A Taste of Fiction was a one-of-a-kind culinary event that engages the finest pastry chefs in the region to interpret literary works in pastry. Guests joined us for a tantalizing cocktail event where works of culinary and literary fusion were on display. A Taste of Fiction is just one of many culinary happenings at the St. Louis Public Library during the month of March. Proceeds from the evening benefit culinary programming and the culinary collection at  the St. Louis Public Library.

     2014’s A Taste of Fiction was sponsored by FEAST Magazine, Kellie Hynes and Robert Guller, Enterprise Bank, Tom and Ulrike Schlafly, Region’s Bank, Renaissance Financial, Harriet E. Baron, Sue and Brad Aman, Phoebe and Spencer Burke, Sally and Thomas Cohn,  Deborah and Robert Dolgin, Yvette and John Dubinsky, Hope and Julian Edison, Francoise Olivier and Francois Fraudea, Carol Ann and Chuck Jones,  Mary Langenberg, Peasy and Andrew Love, Isabelle and Jean-Paul Montupet, Sally and George Nikolajevich, Annie C. and Joseph Schlafly, Erica Leisenring and Robert Sears, Patricia and James Steiner,  Teg and Frank Stokes, U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Ford Hotel Supply, Hendrick’s Gin, Kakao Chocolate, Monkey Shoulder Whisky, Schlafly Beer, The Winetasting Network, Tony’s, Verdura Botanica, and the event committee. 


    For information about sponsoring 2015’s A Taste of Fiction or the entire Food For Thought month at the St. Louis Public Library, contact Liz Reeves at 314.340.2403 or


    Thank you to the many individuals and businesses that made Stranger Than Fiction a success!

    On November 23rd over 600 people joined us for a night of entertainment and literary fun in a transformed Central Library. Guests dined on themed fare and sipped “ruby slippers” presented by Ces & Judy’s Catering. The Gateway Mens Chorus, COCA Hip Hop dancers, trivia, pictures in the poppy field and the electric slide in the Great Hall with all manner of Flying Monkeys, Scarecrows, Tin Men, Lions and Dorothys - OH MY!! We celebrated the St. Louis Public Library and paid homage to a favorite literary classic. Thank you to all who supported the St. Louis Public Library and the programs and services it provides to our community. 


    For information about sponsorship of St. Louis Public Library Foundation events, please call Liz Reeves at 314.340.2403 or email


    Stranger Than Fiction: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road Sponsors


    Ulrike and Tom Schlafly



     Ameren Missouri

     DFC Group


     Alison and John Ferring

     HBE Corporation


     Isabelle & Jean-Paul Montupet

     Nestle Purina Petcare Company

     Wells Fargo Advisors



     Bank of America

     Yvette & John Dubinsky

     Edward Jones

     Nancy and Ken Kranzberg

     Lashly & Baer, P.C.

     Peabody Energy


     Stifel Nicolaus

     US Bancorp Community Development Corp.



     AT&T Missouri

     BJC HealthCare

     Cannon Design

     Commerce Bank

     Deborah and Bob Dolgin

     Dowd Bennett LLP

     Hope and Julian Edison




     Hunter Altvater

     Anne and Jack Bader

     Cathy and Jim Berges

     Lisa and Greg Boyce

     Bryan Cave

     Barbara Bryant

     Lisa and Tom Carnahan

     Dr. William H. Danforth

     David M. Diener

     Bill Donius

     Kay and Leo Drey

     Ida H. and Gerald Early

     Marjorie C. Eddy

     Enchanting Embellishments

     Sara and Fred Epstein

     Lelia and David Farr

     Katharyn B. Davis and Michael W. Fenwick

     Sharon and Dale Fiehler

     Gretta Forrester

     Maxine Clark and Bob Fox

     Fox Family Foundation

    Dolly and Ned Fryer

     Jean Daniel Gentry and Hal Gentry

     Barbara B. Goodman

     Nancy M. Hawes

     Laura and Mike Herring

     Barbara Barenholtz and Milton Hieken

     Patricia and Mark Hillis

     Bettie S. Johnson

     Joni and Drew Karandjeff

     Janet and Jim Knight

     Ann Liberman

     MaryAnn’s Tea Room

     Marcia and Duke Niedringhaus

     Gayle and Fred Palmer

     Pelopidas, Inc.

     Ann and Russell Perry

     Susan and Joseph E. Rechter

     Janet and Lee Rodgers

     Ellen Sherberg and Jerry Rosenblum

     Susan and Paul Sauer

     Tricia and David Schlafly

     Annie and Joseph Schlafly

     Erica Leisenring and Robert Sears

     Mary Anne and Joseph Sedey

     Laura and Paul Shaughnessy

     Alice and Rob Sherwood

     Claudia Moran and Rick Simoncelli

     Becky and Greg Smith

     Sportsman’s Park

     MaryAnn and Andy Srenco

     Teg and Frank Stokes

     Pam and Greg Trapp

     Laura and Matt Villa

     Sheila Greenbaum and Gary M. Wasserman

     Linda Lockwood and Ralph Wiechert

     Marquita and Joe Wiley


    Special thanks to Balloons Over the Rainbow, Brown Shoe Company, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Keith Fear, Missouri Beverage Company, The Pasta House Company, Schlafly Beer, St. Louis Public Radio and the Stranger Than Fiction Party Committee.