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As time rushes toward the holiday season, the Ladue-Frontenac area is abuzz with new events happening around the community.

Whether you’re looking for a good discussion, an educational activity, a new school for the kids or a unique shopping opportunity, this week’s community events are sure to keep you busy. Take a look at six of our favorite events for the week ahead.

Monday, Nov. 14. Do your kids love books such as Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen? If so, you won’t want to miss a special screening of these and other Maurice Sendak picture books as they come to life in a series of shorts created by Weston Woods. The event will run from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Monday at the , located at 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. For more info, visit the St. Louis County Library’s website.

Tuesday, Nov. 15. What kid doesn’t love a good storybook? This week’s Tuesday Morning Storytime with Trish will feature Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems. You’ve never met a bus driver like this! Tuesday Morning Storytime with Trish is held at , located at Ladue Crossing Shopping Center, 8871 Ladue Rd. For more information, visit the Barnes & Noble website.

Wednesday, Nov. 16. Does someone you know need a little help learning to use the internet? The has you covered with its free Internet II class. Areas of focus include how to use Google and other search engines to find information, how to save websites as favorites and how to print from a website. Registration is required, but walk-in customers will be accommodated as is possible. Visit the St. Louis County Library’s website for more information.

Thursday, Nov. 17. Are you considering sending your kids to a new school next year? is holding an admissions program called “A Closer Look” on Thursday. Prospective students and their parents will be able to meet with JBS department heads and learn more about the 7th-12th grade school and how it orients new students. For more info, contact admissions director Caroline LaVigne by email at clavigne@jburroughs.com or by phone at 314-993-4045.

Friday, Nov. 18. The Saint Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, located at 8820 Ladue Road, 3rd Floor, will offer a screening of an Academy-award winning film called In a Better World at 7:00 pm. The plot of the film is focused on the interaction of parents and children of two families in crisis, as well as the way children approach moral problems as opposed to adults. A discussion with Peter Ruderman, MSW, LCSW will follow the viewing. For more information, visit the Saint Louis Psychoanalytic Institute’s website.

Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20. Getting ready to start your holiday shopping? Why not help out a local school and pick up some one-of-a-kind gifts while you’re at it? The is hosting its 16th annual “Unique Boutique Art and Fine Craft Bazaar” this weekend. The Bazaar will feature “quality, one-of-a-kind gifts, fine art and handcrafted items offered by more than four dozen locally and nationally known artisans.” The event runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm both days. Admission is $5 at the door. Visit the school’s event page for more details and a list of exhibitors.

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