Save the Date!


  • Friends Reception With Rick Bayless

    Food For Thought Month Keynote Speaker


    Friends of the St. Louis Public Library are invited to join us at a reception with the Library’s Food For Thought month keynote speaker, Rick Bayless. Mr. Bayless is an author, chef, restauranteur, and host of PBS’s Mexico - One Plate At A Time. Light refreshments provided.


    Tuesday, March 24th, 2015


    5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Central Library Auditorium Lobby

    Public presentation: 7:00 p.m. Central Library Auditorium 

    Where: Central Library, 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

     Books available for purchase, courtesy of Barnes & Noble.


    This event is FREE for FRIENDS of the St. Louis Public Library. FRIENDS of the Library may RSVP to attend the private FRIENDS Reception with Mr. Bayless. To reserve your spot, please call (314) 539-0359 by NOON on March 24.

  • 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.


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

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

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



  • A Taste of Fiction


    Thank you to everyone who made A Taste of Fiction a huge success. Thank you to our sponsors, our event co-chairs, our  event planning committee and a BIG thank you to the 16 partcipating chefs. Their creativity and passion for the culinary and literary is unsurpassed.

    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 join us for a tantalizing cocktail event where works of culinary and literary fusion are on display and some are available to taste. A Taste of Fiction kicks off a month of 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.


    2015 A Taste of Fiction Featured Chefs

    George Guthier - Long-time St. Louis Pastry Chef

    Danielle Luisi - Annie Gunn’s 

    Tim Brennan - Cravings

    Julie Weldele - Crepes Etc. & Scape American Bistro

    Casey Shiller - Baking and Pastry Arts for St. Louis Community College at Forest Park

    Saul Juarez - Four Seasons St. Louis

    Laura Barton and Melissa Cusumano - Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Cafe

    Jenny Bazzetta and Team - Kakao Chocolate

    Simone Faure - La Patisserie Chouquette

    Amanda Pinkstaff - Le Cordon Bleu

    Lia Weber and Martin Lopez - Made. by Lia

    Anne Croy - Pastaria

    Sandia Hoormann - Piccione Pastry

    Stephan Schubert - River City Casino

    Darlene Fahrig-Markovich - Schnucks Cooking School

    Brielle Fratellone - The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis


    2015’s A Taste of Fiction was presented through

     Supporters of FIRST® Championship, Monsanto and C.I.A.

    with additional support from; David Orthwein, Ulrike and Tom Schlafly, Novus International, Inc., Renaissance Financial Corporation, Ameren Missouri, Butler’s Pantry, Thomas and Sally Cohn, Ellenwood Fund of the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation, Dr. William H. Danforth, Hope and Julian Edison, Evntiv., Alison and John Ferring, Ford Hotel Supply, Imo’s Pizza, Mona and Paul Knopp, Erica Leisenring and Bob Sears, Peasy and Andy Love, Jean-Paul and Isabelle Montupet, Sally and George Nikolajevich, Lily and David Ott, Pi Pizzeria, Joeseph E. and Susan Rechter, Regions Bank, SAUCE Magazine, Joe and Annie Schlafly, Schlafly Beer , Michael and Carol Staenberg and Teg and Frank Stokes.


    Special thanks to; BUDS Florist, Defiance Whiskey, Indian Creek Apiaries, Kakao Chocolate, Schlafly Beer and the event committee.

    For information about sponsoring a St. Louis Public Library Foundation event, contact Liz Reeves at 314.340.2403 or

  • A Novel Affair

    Thank you to the many individuals and businesses who helped make A Novel Affair a success.

    A Novel Affair Event Committee

    Gala Co-Chairs             

    Isabelle Montupet

    Ulrike Schlafly

    Gala Committee

    Mary Randolph Ballinger

    Tania Beasley-Jolly

    Carol Benoist

    Amelia Bond

    Barbara Bryant

    Boo Cook

    Jeanne Marie Dalba

    David Diener

    Carolyn Dolan

    Yvette Dubinsky

    Lelia Farr

    Carolyn Farrell

    Alison Ferring

    Devon Fischer

    Beth Flanigan

    Nancy Galvin

    Jenni Gemberling

    Penny George

    Barbara B. Goodman

    Jan Greenberg

    Judy Harris

    Lotsie Holton

    Sharon John

    Joni Karandjeff

    Susan Kilo

    Sheena Kopman

    Ann Lause

    Ann Liberman

    Leslie Lux

    Jill Otto

    Gayle Palmer

    Cindy Peters

    Emily Rauh Pulitzer

    Sue Rechter

    Jeana Reisinger

    Janet Rodgers

    Christy Schlafly

    Eloise Schlafly

    Tricia Schlafly

    Colleen Schoendienst

    Susan Sherman

    Patti Short

    Peggy Sly

    Becky Smith

    Laurie Stern

    Patti Thorp

    Pam Trapp

    Marquita Trenier Wiley

    Laura Villa

    Anabeth Weil

    Josephine Weil

    Nina Wilkins

    Donna Wilkinson

    Erica Willert

    Sydney Loughran Wolf

    Jackie Yoon

    A Novel Affair was supported by; Ulrike and Tom Schlafly, Alison and John Ferring, Yvette and John Dubinsky, Emerson, Monsanto Company, Isabelle and Jean-Paul Montupet, Bank of America, Camilla and Stephen F. Brauer, BSI Constructors, Lisa and Tom Carnahan, Deborah and Bob Dolgin, Dowd Bennett LLP, Hope and Julian Edison, Edward Jones, Susan and John Kilo, Colleen and Bob Millstone, Stifel Nicolaus, US Bancorp Community Development Corp., Washington University,Wells Fargo Advisors, Anonymous, Argent Capital Management, Commerce Bank, Cathy and Jim Berges, Nancy and Walter Galvin, Barbara B. Goodman, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Katz, Nancy and Ken Kranzberg, Lashly & Baer, PC, Gayle and Fred Palmer, PNC Bank, Mary and Tom Stillman, Laura and Matt Villa, Barbara Bryant and Ann Liberman.


    Special thanks to; A. Bommarito Wines, Evntiv, Major Brands Premium Beverage Distributors, Pasta House Company and Schlafly Beer.


    For information about sponsorship opportunities for other St. Louis Public Library Foundation events, please contact Liz Reeves at 314.340.2403 or