Saturday, December 11
* Schlafly Branch Library holds its Holiday Open House, with books, music from Cameron Youth Chamber Orchestra, and Santa, 225 N. Euclid, 2-4 p.m. 367-4120.
* Local author Ray Bosenbecker discusses his book So, Where'd You Go to High School?, a history of St. Louis schooling, Barnes & Noble, 8871 Ladue, 3-5 p.m. 862-6280.
Sunday, December 12
* The Book Club discusses favorite children's books we read before we were 11. For time and venue, call 636-451-3232.
Monday, December 13
* Aisha Ford discusses her novel Flippin' the Script, Schlafly Branch Library, 225 N. Euclid, 7 p.m. 367-4120.
Tuesday, December 14
* Foreign Literature Book Group discusses The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy, West Campus Library, Washington University, 7425 Forsyth, 7:30 p.m. 727-6118.
Wednesday, December 15
* Susan Uchitelle discusses her book Unending Struggle: the Long Road to an Equal Education in St. Louis, St. Louis Public Library Central Branch, 1301 Olive, 4 p.m. 241-2288.
* Central Book Discussion Group meets, St. Louis Public Library Central Branch, 1301 Olive, 4:30 p.m. 539-0396.
* Left Bank Books, History Museum & Society of the Sacred Heart present Cokie Roberts discussing her book Founding Mothers: The Women that Raised the Nation, Missouri History Museum Grand Hall, 7 p.m. 367-6731.
* Dr. Susan Uchitelle, co-author of Unending Struggle, will be speaking at 4:00 p.m. on educational equality in St. Louis at the Central Library. The book is coauthored with Judge Gerard W. Heaney. The event is cosponsored by the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis and the St. Louis Public Library.
Thursday, December 16
* Schlafly Book Club discusses Under the Jaguar Sun by Italo Calvino, Schlafly Branch Library, 225 N. Euclid, 7 p.m. 367-4120.
* University City Great Books Discussion Group discusses The First Salute: A View of the American Revolution by Barbara Tuchman (chs. 1, 7, 9-12), Trinity Presbyterian Church, 6800 Washington, 8 p.m. 994-7914.
Sunday, December 19
* St. Louis Chamber Chorus presents "Poetry in Song II: Adeste Fideles," works in Latin from around the globe, Our Lady of Sorrows, 5020 Rhodes, S. St. Louis, 3 p.m. $20/$22. 636-458-4343.
Monday, December 20
* !Leamos! (Let's read!) Spanish Book Discussion Group features Del Amor y Otros Demonios by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, St. Louis Public Library Carpenter Branch, 3309 S. Grand, 7 p.m. 772-6586.
Tuesday, December 21
* Kingshighway Book Group discusses Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie, St. Louis Public Library Kingshighway Branch, 2260 S. Vandeventer, 6:45 p.m. 771-5450.
Wednesday, December 22
* Barr Book Discussion Group meets St. Louis Public Library Barr Branch, 1701 S. Jefferson, 6 p.m. 771-7040.