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Assistance League Brings Little Community Libraries, Books to Ritenour Schools
On March 1, Ritenour School District’s Iveland Elementary School conducted a ribbon-cutting for one of six new Little Community Libraries being installed by Assistance League of St. Louis in the district. Sue Long (top left), Chairman of Assistance League’s program Books from Friends, and Eagle Scout Elijah Edwards, the Parkway South High School senior who had the idea to build the first little library as part of his Eagle Scout requirements, were there to celebrate with students and other Assistance League leaders.
Following the ribbon-cutting, KSDK Anchorwoman Kay Quinn (far left, below) conducted a studio interview about the project with Assistance League leaders and Elijah. Next to Kay Quinn (from left) are Assistance League President Roxie Randolph, Elijah, and Chair and Vice Chair of the Assistance League’s Books from Friends program, Sue Long and Ruth Ellen Barr.
Assistance League of St. Louis on January 29 brought new school uniforms and personal care items to 45 Gateway Michael School kindergarten through 8th grade students. This Saint Louis Public School serves students with serious health problems and multiple disabilities. Here (left) Instructional Care Assistant Rosalind Farrell and Assistance League volunteer Bette Goette check out sizing of a pair of uniform pants---part of the package of 22 clothing, books and personal items the children took home. See the photo and caption on page A11 in the March 7 edition of the St. Louis American.
St. Louis Business Journal Features Assistance League President
Assistance League of St. Louis President Roxie Randolph, surrounded by Woerner Elementary School children getting new school uniforms, starred in a feature story and video filmed by the St. Louis Business Journal. Both appeared on the Business Journal’s website on January 24, with the print edition on newsstands January 25. St. Louis Business Journal subscribers can find the video and feature article on their website.
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Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Charles Finch is Featured Author!
A Magical Mystery Tea is the tagline for the 2019 Assistance League Authors Brunch! Don your finest millinery (or haberdashery) and tighten up your bustle for the occasion, as the featured speaker, Charles Finch, will take you back to the Victorian days of mid-19th Century England! Author of 11 murder-mystery novels set in this era, Mr. Finch is a master at recreating the atmosphere of that time while keeping his reader perplexed in attempting to figure out “who done it!”
Charles Finch, born in 1980 in New York, received an undergraduate degree from Yale University and a Masters degree from Oxford. In 2011, he married Emily Popp, daughter of Assistance League member Linda Popp. Charles has received many honors for his expertise in writing, including the Nona Balakian citation from The National Book Critics Circle in 2017, Agatha Awards, Nero Award, 2017 NBCC Awards, and others. His reviews and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today and other publications.
Authors Brunch 2019 is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at the Edward Jones Atrium in Des Peres. Reservations are due by March 22.