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Lost Treasures of St. Louis

A kaleidoscope of bygone places, events, and items once identified with the Gateway City, Lost Treasures of Saint Louis captures the essence of cherished times that still resonate with St. Louisans. Lost Treasures celebrates dancing to Ike and Tina at the Club Imperial, Bowling for Dollars at the Arena, taking in movies at Ronnie’s Drive-In, and myriad other pastimes enjoyed through the years. Rarely seen photos and artifacts revive eateries like Miss Hulling’s Cafeteria and the Crystal Palace, entertainment and sports attractions like the Goldenrod Showboat and Sportsman’s Park, retail stores like Famous-Barr and Scruggs, Vandervoot and Barney, community establishments like Cleveland High School and St. Bridget of Erin Church, and locally manufactured products like Mavrakos Candy and Falstaff Beer. Gone but not forgotten, all of the subjects featured elicit nostalgia and also reveal how the past has shaped our city.

Author Bio:
Cameron Collins is the author of Distilled History, a St. Louis history and drinking blog that was named the Riverfront Times’ Best Personal Blog in 2013. A native of upstate New York, he earned a degree in American History from the University of Dayton and has called St. Louis home since 1995. His unique twist on the history of St. Louis has been featured in presentations at PechaKucha St. Louis, Landmarks Association of St. Louis, and at the Missouri History Museum. A volunteer at the Campbell House Museum, he was awarded the President’s Award from the museum’s Board of Directors in 2015.

Baking Secrets from the Bread Monk

Whether you’re famous for your cinnamon rolls, a newbie baker, or just love culinary trivia, you’ll find this book hard to put down. Fr. Dominic, “The Bread Monk” of public television, has collected his favorite tips and tricks for baking, like how to choose the best pans, what to add to yeast to make it work faster, and the easiest way to roll out pizza crust. Baking Secrets from the Bread Monk includes substitutes for common ingredients (yes, you can make your own self-rising flour), hints for kitchen organization and storage, and a plethora of fascinating historical facts and kitchen wisdom. What was the best thing before sliced bread? Who invented pretzels? What’s the point of those slashes in a baguette? Fr. Dominic will put you in the know.

Author Bio:
Father Dominic Garramone, OSB, is a monk of Saint Bede Abbey in Peru, Illinois. He was the host of the PBS cooking show Breaking Bread with Father Dominic from 1999 to 2001 and has written seven cookbooks. Fr. Dominic shares his knowledge of all things bread through bread demos across the country and is also an online baking instructor for Craftsy.com. His “Breadhead Minutes” are aired on PBS and YouTube. Fr. Dom says he got his culinary education “between my mother’s kitchen, PBS, and the public library.” You can find out more at his website www.breadmonk.com.

Events & Updates

Author Event

Join Larry Burns, author of 100 Things to Do in Riverside Before You Die, for an event and book signing at Cellar Door Books, 5225 Canyon Crest Dr. #30A, from 11-5PM. Larry is a featured writer for an Indie Bookstore Day event.

— April 29, 2017

Book Signing

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die, for a book signing at Snowbound Books, 118 N Third St., from 11AM-1PM. 

— April 29, 2017

TV Interview

Tune into WVEC-TV ABC 13 at noon for an interview with Toni Guagenti, author of 100 Things to Do in Virginia Beach Before You Die.

— April 30, 2017

Author Event

Join Alison Carpenter Davis, author of Letters Home from Stanford, and the Stanford Alum Association of Orange County Breakfast Group for an event at Coco's Bakery Restaurant, 2750 Harbor Blvd., from 7:30-8:45AM. 

— May 3, 2017

Book Signing

Join Larry Burns, author of 100 Things to Do in Riverside Before You Die, for a book signing at Migliore's Gourmet Foods, 5225 Canyon Crest Dr. #13, from 12-5PM. At the event, Larry will talk to visitors about travel and sell and sign books as a part of the Beerwalk at Canyon Crest. 

— May 6, 2017

Author Event and Book Signing at St. Louis Convention Center

Join author Jo Ann Kargus (Route 66 Splendor - An Adult Coloring Book) for an event and book signing at the St. Louis Convention Center, 701 Convention Plaza, STL MO 63101, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

— May 8, 2017

Book Signing

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, for a book signing at the University of Madison Bookstore, 711 State St., from 2-4PM.

— May 12, 2017

Book Launch

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die, for her book launch at the Finnish Center, 35200 W 8 Mile Rd., from 4-6PM.

— May 12, 2017

Author Event

Join Chip McCabe, author of 100 Things to Do in Hartford Before You Die, at the Hooker Day Parade and Festival in Bushnell Park. Chip will have a table at the festival from 12-6PM. 

— May 13, 2017

Author Event and Book Signing at Einstein Bagels

Join author Jo Ann Kargus (Route 66 Splendor - An Adult Coloring Book) for an event and book signing at the meeting room in Einstein Bagels, 8127 Big Bend blvd., webster Groves, MO 63119, from 10 a.m. to noon.

— May 13, 2017

Author Event

Join Irene Levy Baker, author of 100 Things to Do in Philadelphia Before You Die, for an event at William Penn House (1919 Chestnut St.) at 8PM. 

— May 15, 2017

Author Event

Join Brendon Steenbergen, author of Mizzou Sports Through the Ages, and other authors for the Mizzou Campus Authors Showcase in Jesse Hall at the University of Missouri-Columbia at 1PM.

— May 16, 2017

Author Event

Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for an event at the Cary Area Library, 1606 Three Oaks Rd., at 7PM. Register for the event here: http://caryarealibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=14802&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=5/1/2017&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pg

— May 17, 2017

Radio Interview

Tune into WCTM-Radio 580 (AM) at 8:30AM for an interview with Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in Riverside Before You Die. 

— May 18, 2017

Author Event

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, for an event at Toot + Kate's Wine Bar, 109 S Main St., at 6PM. Attendees can sip wine, purchase the book, and create their own summertime-Madison bucket list. 

— May 18, 2017

Author Event

Join Chip McCabe, author of 100 Things to Do in Hartford Before You Die, at the Connecticut Farm and Folk Festival in Glastonbury. Chip will have a table at the festival from 10AM-5PM. 

— May 20, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die, for a speaking engagement at the Itasca Library, 500 W Irving Park Rd., at 7PM. Register to attend the event here: http://events.itascalibrary.org/event/3155399

— May 23, 2017

Author Event at Oak Bend Library

Join author Jo Ann Kargus (Route 66 Splendor and St. Louis Splendor) for an event at Oak Bend Library, 855 S. Holmes Ave., STL MO, at 7 p.m.

— May 24, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Gareth Kelley, author of 100 Things to Do in San Luis Obispo Before You Die, for a speaking engagement for Rotary SLO at the Madonna Inn, 100 Madonna Rd., from noon to 1:30PM.

— May 31, 2017

Speaking Engagement at Kiwanis Club

Join author Larry Burns (100 Things to Do in Riverside Before You Die) for a speaking engagement at Tamale Factory, 3663 Main Street, Riv CA 92501, from 12 to 1:15 p.m.

— June 1, 2017

Presentation and Signing

Join Bill Clevlen, author of 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Kirkwood Public Library (140 E Jefferson Ave.) at 7PM. 

— June 1, 2017

Route 66 Cars and Guitars festival

Join author Jo Ann Kargus (Route 66 Splendor - An Adult Coloring Book) for a festival in Kirkwood, from5 to 7 p.m.

— June 10, 2017

Presentation and Signing

Join Bill Clevlen, author of 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Santa Claus Lodge (91 W Christmas Blvd.) at 7PM.

— June 10, 2017

Author Event

Join Katie Vaughn, author of 100 Things to Do in Madison Before You Die, for an event at the Forum, near 100 State St., from 1-3PM. 

— June 11, 2017

Book Signing

Join Bob Tiemann and Ron Jacober, authors of Immortal Moments in Cardinals History, for a book signing at Barnes and Noble in West County Mall, 113 West County Center Dr., from 12-3PM. 

— June 17, 2017

Author Event and Book Signing at Missouri history Museum

Join author Jo Ann Kargus (Route 66 Splendor - An Adult Coloring Book) for an event and book signing at the Missouri History Museum in the grand Hall, Forest Park, Lindell and DeBaliviere, STL MO, from 6 to 8 p.m.

— June 20, 2017

Book Signing

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die, for a book signing at Anchor In Naubinway, W11623 US-2, from 11:30AM-1:30PM. 

— June 23, 2017

Presentation and Signing

Join Bill Clevlen, author of 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at the Iowa Theater (Winterset, Iowa) at 7PM.

— July 13, 2017

Author Event

Join Kath Usitalo, author of 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die, for an event at the Engadine Public Library, W13920 Melville St., at 7PM. 

— July 20, 2017

Presentation and Signing

Join Bill Clevlen, author of 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die, for a presentation and book signing at Lee Auditorium at the Missouri History Museum (Forest Park, 5700 Lindell Blvd.) at 10:30AM or 7PM.

— August 8, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Bob Tiemann and Ron Jacober, authors of Immortal Moments in Cardinals History, for a speaking engagement at Grace UMC, 6199 Waterman Blvd., at 1PM. 

— September 12, 2017

Presentation

Join Chip McCabe, author of 100 Things to Do in Hartford Before You Die, for a presentation at Central Connecticut State University Bookstore (1615 S Stanley St.) at 12:15PM. 

— September 13, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Bob Tiemann and Ron Jacober, authors of Immortal Moments in Cardinals History, for a speaking engagement at Missouri Athletic Club, 405 Washington Ave., at 11:45AM. This event is for the St. Louis Rotary Club. 

— September 21, 2017

Speaking Engagement

Join Valerie Battle Kienzle, author of What's with St. Louis?, for a speaking engagement at the Oakland House Museum, 7801 Genesta St., from 1-3:30PM. This event is held in conjunction with the Affton Historical Society's and Ladies of Oakland's annual tea. 

— September 28, 2017

Author Event

Join Irene Levy Baker, author of 100 Things to Do in Philadelphia Before You Die, for an event with the Working Women's group at the Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad St., at 5PM.

— October 11, 2017

Author Event

Join Cameron Collins, author of Lost Treasures of St. Louis, for a presentation and book signing at Oakland House (Affton Historical Society), 7801 Genesta St., at 1PM. 

— October 22, 2017