Friday, May 17, 2013
Finals will be contested at main library July 13.
Information was provided by the St. Louis County Library. St. Louis County Library is pleased to sponsor the Fourth Annual Battle of the Bands contest for teens. Bands can enter online between May 27 and June 9 at www.slcl.org/teens. The public will vote online for their favorite entry during June 12–30. The three bands with the most votes, plus two critics’ choices, will be the five finalists to compete at the Battle of the Bands on Saturday, July 13 at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. in Ladue. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first and second runner-up. Additional rules and restrictions apply. Visit http://www.slcl.org/teens/battle-of-the-bands for more information or call Youth Services at 314-994-3300. Battle of the …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Kickoff to the summer programs begin earlier this year.
Information was provided by the St. Louis County Library St. Louis County Library’s popular summer reading clubs will kick-off early this year starting May 13 and running through August 3. The library offers clubs for all ages: babies, kids, teens and adults, with fun programs and great prizes for each age group. Participation is free, and as an added incentive, preschool children through those entering 12th grade will have their fines waived when they sign up for a summer reading club (some restrictions apply). Registration begins May 13; simply stop by any St. Louis County Library branch to sign-up. Teens and Adults can register online at www.slcl.org/summer-reading-clubs Grow a Reader @ Your Library Baby Summer Reading Club for ages 0…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Family Reading Night coming to the library April 3.
Information was provided by the St. Louis County Library. St. Louis County Library Foundation and Delta Dental are pleased to welcome author Caroline Kennedy for the ninth annual Family Read Night. Kennedy will discuss her new book “Poems to Learn by Heart” on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters (1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.). The program is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended. Left Bank Books will provide copies of the author’s books for purchase and signing. In this diverse collection, a companion to her New York Times #1 bestseller “A Family of Poems,” Caroline Kennedy has chosen more than a hundred poems that speak to all of us: the young and…
Monday, February 11, 2013
As part of Art @ Your Library, St. Louis County Library (SLCL) is hosting The Write Stuff, a contest for kids and teens.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Al Gore is coming to Frontenac Saturday and will discuss his new book “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change.”
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The tax increase is the first one in 30 years for the St. Louis County Library system.
St. Louis County voters approved a 6-cent tax increase for the St. Louis County Public Library system at Tuesday night’s election, with approximately 57 percent of the votes favoring the measure. “We are proud that the voters of the library district had confidence in our vision for taking the St. Louis County Library into the future to benefit our children, families and seniors,” said Library Director Charles Pace, in a message thanking voters. “The County Library is already one of the finest and most used libraries in the nation and, with these new resources, we will strive to make it the best." The challenge now will be for the Library’s Board of Trustees to decide which improvements are more critical and need immediate attention. The …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Voters in Ladue, Frontenac and Olivette and other St. Louis County Library system cities will decide Nov. 6 whether to approve the Proposition L tax increase for construction and branch maintenance.
- Nate Birt
Thursday, October 11, 2012
More than $265,000 in contributions have been made to support a committee backing the proposed St. Louis County Library tax increase appearing on the Nov. 6 ballot. Voters in Clayton will decide whether to approve or reject the measure along with other people living in the library system. More than 80 percent of contributions made to the Proposition L committee—called Citizens for Our Library and Our Community—happened between June 30 and Sept. 30. Giving and spending for that period is documented in an Oct. 1 filing with the Missouri Ethics Commission. The committee received $215,000 in the last three months, bringing total contributions to just over $265,000 they said. Nearly 70 percent of expenditures made by the committee also happened…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Special ticket packages include a copy of his book "One Last Strike."
The St. Louis County Library Foundation and the St. Louis Cardinals present a special evening with legendary Cardinals manager Tony La Russa for a discussion and signing of his new memoir “One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season.” The event will take place at Library Headquarters (1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.) on Friday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Ticket packages are $35 (admits one and comes with one copy of “One Last Strike) or $50 (admits two and comes with one copy of “One Last Strike). Additional books will be available for purchase from Left Bank Books. The format of the evening will be an onstage interview followed by questions from the audience. La Russa will sign books …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The statewide program helps neighborhoods to become prepared for disasters.
When the next thunderstorm, ice storm or other disaster happens in the Ladue-Frontenac area, how well would you and your neighbors be prepared to handle it? The statewide program Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) hopes to be able to answer that question. MYN focuses on bringing neighbors—15-20 in an urban setting and 5-7 in a rural setting—together to be prepared and self-reliant in the first hours of a disaster happening. Greg Hempen, commissioner for the Missouri Seismic Safety Commission and the trainer for Missouri’s MYN, said that in the first hour of a disaster, first responders, who are policemen, firemen and medical personnel are usually not available. In that hour, it’s crucial for neighbors to work together in order to save a life, …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Named in a special section of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Friday, June 29, 2012
By Jennifer McBride St. Louis County Library has been named a Top Place to Work by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The announcement was made on June 25 in a special section of the paper. The Top Workplace designation was made after library staff were surveyed by Workplace Dynamics, an independent research company. Staff responded online to 25 questions designed by Workplace Dynamics regarding the library. In total, 88% of SLCL employees responded to the questions. Library Director Charles Pace said, “I think it's a tribute to both our employees and our organization that we have received this recognition. I want to think all of the employees for their hard work and dedication to the Library and for their commitment to making us one of the top …