Save the Date!


  • Friends With Benefits

    Supporting St. Louis Public Library


    Back in 2017 - Mark your calendar for Friday, February 10


    It’s fun. It’s hot. It’s casual. And it’s for anyone with a fear of commitment.

    The Young Friends of St. Louis Public Library are looking for Friends With Benefits. It’s a Friday night pregame at Central Library featuring drinks, food, music and dancing. It’s nothing serious – just a little fun for anyone who loves socializing and literary innuendo. 


    Date:     Friday, February 10

    Time:     7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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

    Must be 21 or older


  • Thank you to the many individuals and businesses who made 2015’s Stranger Than Fiction a success. We hope to see you all again in 2017!


    Stranger Than Fiction Co-Chairs                                

    Alissa Duel and Devon Fischer


    Stranger Than Fiction Event Committee

    Jane Arnold

    Julie & Todd Baur

    Lisa & Tom Carnahan

    Melissa & Bill Clendenin

    Megan & Brian Clinton

    David Diener

    Carolyn & Scott Dolan

    Jamie Donnelly

    Carolyn & James Eiseman

    Helene and David Farrell

    Alison and John Ferring

    Elise & Anthony Frisella

    Jenni & Richard Gemberling

    Abby & Joe Goldberg

    Diedre & Michael Gray

    Lisa & Matt Hall

    Audra Harrold

    Linda & Jesse Hunter

    Joni & Drew Karandjeff

    Tiya Lim

    Carol & Jamie Lister

    Linda Lockwood

    Sandy Lux

    Margaret McDonald

    Mai & Michael McLaughlin

    Melissa & Robert Merlin

    Isabelle and Jean-Paul Montupet

    Cindy & Sandy Peters

    Charlene Prather

    Susan & Joseph Rechter

    Dana & Barry Sandweiss

    Ulrike & Tom Schlafly

    Lily & Bruce Seymour

    Christa Carr Shatz & Gerald Shatz

    Marla & Greg Smith

    Mary Ann & Andy Srenco

    Amanda Sugarman

    Joan Tracy

    Kay & Marshall Turner

    Josephine & Dick Weil

    Erica & Bryan Willert


    Thank you to the following individuals and businesses for their generous support. Proceeds from this event benefit the St. Louis Public Library Foundation’s Annual Fund which supports literacy and after-school programs offered at Library locations throughout St. Louis City: Homework Helpers, Summer Reading Club, Read It Forward, Reading Pays, and Playdate Theater.


    Wish Makers

    Ulrike & Tom Schlafly


    Spell Casters


    Alison and John Ferring


    Isabelle and Jean-Paul Montupet

    Nestle Purina Petcare

    Westmoreland Associates, LLC


    Glass Slippers

    BSI Constructors, Inc.

    Dowd Bennett LLP

    Hope and Julian Edison

    Edward Jones

    Stifel Nicolaus

    U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation


    Friends of the Forest

    Ameren Missouri

    Barbara Bryant

    Commerce Bank

    DFC Group

    Lisa and Matt Hall

    Lashly & Baer, P.C.


    Willert Home Products


    Magic Beans


    Bank of America

    Catherine and James Berges


    Lisa and Tom Carnahan

    Barbara and Charles Cook

    Dielman Sotheby’s International Realty

    Carolyn and Scott Dolan

    Deborah and Bob Dolgin


    Carolyn and Jim Eiseman



    Fox Family Foundation

    Jenni and Richard Gemberling

    Barbara Bushman Goodman

    Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

    Kellie Hynes and Bob Guller

    Patricia and Mark Hillis

    Linda and Jesse Hunter

    Joni and Drew Karandjeff

    Ann Liberman

    David Mason & Associates

    Millstone Foundation

    Cindy and Sandy Peters

    Polsinelli PC

    Quest Management Consultants

    Sue and Joe Rechter

    Ellen Sherberg and Jerry Rosenblum

    Dana and Barry Sandweiss

    Mary Anne and Joe Sedey

    Mary Ann and Andy Srenco

    St. Louis Antique Lighting

    Margaret and Jerry Thomasson

    Laura and Matt Villa

    Sheila Greenbaum and Gary Wasserman

    Mary Ann Wymore

    Special thanks to 100 Percent Wine Project, Julie and Todd Baur, Butler’s Pantry, Evntiv., Flipping Good Times, Gateway Men’s Chorus, Anonymous, MADCO (Modern American Dance Company), The MUNY, Neiman Marcus, Pasta House Company, Schlafly Beer and the Stranger Than Fiction Party Committee.


    For more information about the St. Louis Public Library Foundation, contact us at 314.539.0359 or