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A Taste of Fiction
Thank you to everyone for their support in launching this new event.
New this year, A Taste of Fiction is 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.
Friday, March 7
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Great Hall of Central Library
Individual ticket $50 / Patron ticket $100
Chefs from St. Louis’ premier restaurants and bakeries each chose a classic work of fiction and created a masterpiece that was unveiled at the event. They included; Annie Gunns’ Danielle Bush, La Patisserie Chouquette’s Simone Faure, Companion Bakery’s George Guthier, Cravings’ Tim Brennan, Pastaria’s Anne Croy, Piccione Bakery’s Martin Lopez, Ritz-Carlton in Clayton’s Nathaniel Reid, River City Casino’s Stephan Schubert, Scape’s Julie Weldele, The Culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickey College’s Chris Desens, and Sydney Street Cafe’s Robert Zugmaier.
For information about sponsorship of this annual event and the entire Food For Thought month at the St. Louis Public Library, please contact Liz Reeves at 314.340.2403 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Taste of Fiction is 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.
Jilly’s Cupcake Bar and Cafe is Sweet on the St. Louis Public Library!
To support the St. Louis Public Library, chef Casey Shiller has designed four cupcakes, each based on a character from the 1964 children’s classic, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, by Roald Dahl. “Charlie’s Golden Ticket”, the “Violet Beauregarde”, the “Veruca Salt” and the “Willy Wonka” will be available for purchase during the month of March at Jilly’s Cupcake Bar and Café with packs containing all four available at Straub’s fine grocers. A portion of the proceeds form the sale of these literary inspired cupcakes benefits the St. Louis Public Library.
Cupcake connoisseur and Executive Pastry Chef Casey Shiller has had a big hand in Jilly’s rise to national fame. Along with executive chef Dana Holland, Casey is a two-time winner of the nationally televised baking battle, “Cupcake Wars,” on the Food Network.
Bringing home glory and the $10,000 first-place prize makes Jilly’s the first St. Louis-based business to appear on Cupcake Wars, as well as the first team in the show’s history to represent a business from the state of Missouri, not to mention win twice.
Casey’s most recent accolades include being named the 2012 National Chef Educator of the Year and 2013 St. Louis Chef of the Year. He has been featured in Pastry Art and Design and Food Arts magazines, and his works in chocolate sculpture earned several gold and silver medals at the New York Food Show. Casey is the Executive Pastry Chef and Coordinator of Baking and Pastry Arts for St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, where he teaches classes in baking, pastry, chocolates and confectionary art.
Facts From The Stacks Trivia Night
Thanks to an overwhelmingly successful first year, Facts From The Stacks returns for a fun evening of trivia in St. Louis’ brainiest space - the Great Hall of Central Library. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 12th!
Facts From The Stacks, presented by the Library’s Young Literati, will include 10 rounds of trivia, complementary Schlafly beer, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, prizes, and more! Emceed by local actor and comedian, Ed Reggi, Facts From The Stacks supports 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 trivia night, hosted by the Young Literati
Saturday, April 12th
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Trivia begins at 7:30 pm
Central Library, 1301 Olive Street, 63103
Outside food is welcome, but please no outside alcohol. To preserve our Library’s collection, please refrain from bringing any sterno or open flame. Attendees must be 21 years or older.
For information about sponsorship of this event, please contact Liz Reeves at 314.340.2403 or email email@example.com.
Facts From The Stacks is sponsored by Enterprise Holdings Foundation, Commerce Bank, and KDHX.
Young Literati Book Swap
Second Tuesday of Every Month, 6pm - 8pm
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 monthly 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 and Themes:
March 11 - Food Writing
April 8 - Mystery
May 13 - Sci-Fi / Fantasy
This event is FREE. You do not have to be a member of the Young Literati to attend.
STRANGER THAN FICTION: BEYOND THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stranger Than Fiction: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road Sponsors
Ulrike and Tom Schlafly
Alison and John Ferring
Isabelle & Jean-Paul Montupet
Nestle Purina Petcare Company
Wells Fargo Advisors
Bank of America
Yvette & John Dubinsky
Nancy and Ken Kranzberg
Lashly & Baer, P.C.
US Bancorp Community Development Corp.
Deborah and Bob Dolgin
Dowd Bennett LLP
Hope and Julian Edison
Anne and Jack Bader
Cathy and Jim Berges
Lisa and Greg Boyce
Lisa and Tom Carnahan
Dr. William H. Danforth
David M. Diener
Kay and Leo Drey
Ida H. and Gerald Early
Marjorie C. Eddy
Sara and Fred Epstein
Lelia and David Farr
Katharyn B. Davis and Michael W. Fenwick
Sharon and Dale Fiehler
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
MaryAnn’s Tea Room
Marcia and Duke Niedringhaus
Gayle and Fred Palmer
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
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.