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Seven Events for Book Lovers in St. Charles

Check out several summer reading events around town.

Bookish Events

Find Waldo of "Where's Waldo?" Fame in St. Charles

Main Street Books is partnering with local businesses on a scavenger hunt for "Where's Waldo?" throughout the month of July.  

Storytellers Swap Tales

Head to and listen to local storytellers Mary Garrett and Michael Bennett tell stories for kids and adults from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 9. 

McClay Library Branch Teen Book Club

The teen book club will discuss "City of Bones" by Cassandra Clare from 7 to 8 p.m. July 17. 

Friends of the Library Summer Book Fair

The Friends of the Library summer book fair will offer more than 250,000 books and materials for sale Aug. 3-5 at the . Books range in price from $2 to 25 cents. Admission is $10 Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and free on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is free. Bring your own bags, boxes or containers. Cost is $5 for all you can fit in a standard-sized grocery bag. 

Book Signings

Author Searched for Adopted Daughter's Biological Family

Barbara Taylor Blomquist will sign copies of "Searching for Abby," a book about a woman's quest to find her biological family after she was adopted at 4 months old. The signing will be from 1 to 3 p.m. July 7 at in St. Charles. 

Meet the Author of new thriller "Criminal"

Internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter will visit the Spencer Road Library at 7 p.m. July 16 to talk about her latest thriller, "Criminal." Readers will meet Special Agent Will Trent who grapples with the investigation of a modern day macabre murder that is startlingly familiar to unsolved deaths in Atlanta nearly 40 years earlier. Register online at www.youranswerplace.org or call 636-441-0522 to attend this event. 

in Frenchtown Hosts Local Author Book Signing

Meet several local authors at Sage Books in Frenchtown on July 21 at 1 p.m. Learn more here

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