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Are You a Literati? October 14, 2008

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The St Louis Public Library’s Young Literati is having a party in the Central Library with food and fun.  This is a chance to hang out with fellow librarians and people who appreciate libraries.  Below is the press release for the event. 

Central Library Spooks St. Louis’ Young Professionals

 

St. Louis Public Library Foundation’s Young Literati to host downtown fright fest

 

ST. LOUIS – Just in time for Halloween, St. Louis’ newest young professionals group is hosting a haunted evening in one of downtown’s most historic buildings. Friday Night Fright will feature bestselling mystery author Angie Fox, drinks, appetizers, music, tours and a literary scavenger hunt throughout the 100-year-old Central Library. The event will be held on Friday, Oct. 24, from 7 to 10 p.m.

 

Angie Fox will be on hand to discuss her debut novel, “The Accidental Demon Slayer,” and will sell and sign copies of the book. DJ Raven Fox will provide music while guests enjoy drinks and appetizers provided by Lucas Park Grille. Lucas Park Grille is located around the corner from Central Library on Washington Avenue and will offer drink specials for all Friday Night Fright guests who want to continue their evening after the event. Other activities scheduled for the night include tales of St. Louis’ scary past and a scavenger hunt where participants will be entered into a drawing to win prizes provided by local businesses.

 

“I am so excited to be part of such a diverse group,” said Kimberly Blackwell, analysis consultant, Wachovia Securities and member of the Young Literati Steering Committee. “The Young Literati are passionate about promoting a strong urban Library and Friday Night Fright is a fun way to introduce everyone to Central Library while promoting a new and amazing local author.”

 

“Central Library is the perfect setting for the Young Literati’s first BIG event”,” said Liz Reeves, director of development and communications, St. Louis Public Library Foundation. “It is full of history and will provide a colorful backdrop for a night of spooky fun.”

 

Admission to Friday Night Fright is $20 for the general public and $15 for Young Literati members. Those who join the Young Literati that night will receive free admission. Guests will be able to tour the Library and hear haunting stories about St. Louis’s past. They might even hear about Central Library’s very own ghost.

 

Friday Night Fright is sponsored by, Commerce Bank, The Riverfront Times, Lucas Park Grille and the St. Louis Public Library. Proceeds from the event will go to the St. Louis Public Library Foundation to support the Library’s mission. For more information or to RSVP, contact Liz Reeves at 314.340.2403 or ereeves@slplfoundation.org.

 

Earlier this year, the St. Louis Public Library was named the No. 2 urban Library in the nation, marking the fourth straight year that the library has been ranked in the top three. This ranking helped St. Louis increase its score in the national rating of America’s Most Literate Cities, finishing number six overall among the country’s 69 largest cities (populations of 250,000 or greater). The study was conducted at Central Connecticut State University in collaboration with the Center for Public Policy and Social Research and was authored by CCSU’s president, John W. Miller. For more information about the St. Louis Public Library, visit www.slpl.org.

 

Created in 1989, the St. Louis Public Library Foundation supports the St. Louis Public Library’s programs and services through fundraising and building relationships with others who share a passion for the library’s work. Its pivotal project will be to undertake a capital campaign to support the complete restoration and modernization of the downtown Central Library, designed by renowned American architect Cass Gilbert and built in 1912.

 

For more information about the St. Louis Public Library Foundation, visit www.slplfoundation.org or call 314.539-0359.

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