Tax Preparation at St. Louis Public Library locations

During the 2017 tax season, tax assistance will be offered by AARP and VITA at various St. Louis Public Library locations. These services are not administered by SLPL, therefore all questions and inquired should be directed to the telephone numbers or websites below. 2017 Tax Preparation Schedule: Monday: February 6-April 10 at Baden Branch, 8448…

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Where Imagination Lives: Part 1

Where will your imagination take you? With over 4 million items in our collection, a St. Louis Public Library card opens worlds of possibilities. Let us be a part of your next adventure. Click here to apply for your own SLPL card today.

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Workshops for teen songwriters

St. Louis Public Library invites teens to participate in the Lyrics in the Making program at Central Library’s Creative Experience, 1301 Olive Street. Participants will learn about song writing, beat making and music production with help from ex’treme Institute by Nelly instructor Alonzo “Zo” Lee. All programs are from 6-7:30 p.m. Programs dates: January 17-…

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SLPL’s 2017 ‘Architecture Around the World’ series

St. Louis Public Library is once again pleased to announce the 2017 series of architectural lectures jointly sponsored by the Steedman Architectural Library and the local chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. The series will be held at Central Library, 1301 Olive Street. The Steedman Room will open for viewing at 6 p.m., with…

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See the world with Traveling Tuesdays @ Buder

Clear your schedule, grab your friends and take a scenic trip with us to some of the top photographic destinations in the world every third Tuesday at the Buder Branch, 4401 Hampton Ave. The 2017 Traveling Tuesdays lineup features: January 17– South of France February 21– Western Cape (South Africa) March 21—Patagonia (Chile-Argentina) April 18– New…

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SLPL celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

St. Louis Public Library celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his vision of “ Brotherhood” with various events throughout the month. SLPL locations will host events for children and adults. In addition to this month’s programming, Baden, Barr, Buder, Carondelet, Carpenter and Machacek Branches will feature special displays celebrating King. Click…

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Experience Virtual Reality @ SLPL

Test-drive St. Louis Public Library’s new HTC-Vive virtual reality headset. Play a game or visit a faraway destination in stunning 3D simulation. HTC-Vive virtual reality headset takes participants to a three-dimensional environment. Players enter virtual reality through “The Lab,” where they explore a warehouse offering portals to different scenes—from exploding barrels with a catapult or…

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Reader’s Digest names Central most impressive Library in Missouri

It’s something we have always known. And others soon discover. Central Library is one of the world’s grandest spaces. Recently, Reader’s Digest named St. Louis Public Library’s flagship Missouri’s most impressive Library and although we think its grandeur extends beyond the state—we can’t argue with this newest honor. Built in 1912, Central Library is a…

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Stop by…Get Connected

St. Louis Public Library is happy to announce training sessions on our Downloadables. “Get Connected: eBooks, Movies, Music and More!” is scheduled at locations throughout the Library system. Come by for a “drop-in” training session where technology staff can provide you with one-on-one help accessing the Library’s excellent collection of downloadable materials. With a valid…

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A Look Back: Greater St. Louis Exposition of 1926

In 1926, the City of St. Louis and the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce organized an exposition to showcase St. Louis’ industrial progress since its founding in 1764 and to commemorate 150 years of American Independence. The organizers anticipated over a million out-of-town visitors to attend. Consequently, the plans for both the fairgrounds and the…

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