St. Louis Architecture

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St. Louis architecture is exhibited in a variety of commercial, residential, and monumental forms. We have the tallest monument constructed in the United States, the Gateway Arch. Read about the many influences reflected in the architectural styles around the city with these titles in our digital collections. The "beautiful city" described by early 20th century […]

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Waffles at Any Meal

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Waffles can be served at any meal of the day. Most have waffles for breakfast with fruit and maple syrup. You can make a waffle sandwich at lunch or eat dinner and breakfast at the same time with Chicken and Waffles. For a sweet treat, top them with ice cream and sundae toppings for dessert. Make some waffles at […]

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New Music Friday (3/24/17)

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It's Friday, and It's time to kick off your weekend with some new music releases! These brand new records can be downloaded now, for FREE, with your St. Louis Public Library card. The Library's subscriptions to Freegal Music and Hoopla Digital give you 24/7 access to free music and music videos for download to your […]

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Father of American Literature

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After Samuel Langhorne Clemens received his steamboat pilot’s license and returned to writing, he signed his work Mark Twain. Mark twain is a term used for a boatman’s call noting that the river was only two fathoms deep, the minimum depth for safe navigation. On March 22, enjoy “Mark Twain Himself.” Listen to stories and […]

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Father of Rock and Roll

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Chuck Berry is one of the rock and roll music pioneers that changed the direction of American music. His ability to transform his poetic lyrics into rock and roll music makes him the most creative. His eclectic style was influenced by other music genre such as the rhythm and blues, country western, jazz and pop. […]

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Kid Movies From Hoopla Digital

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Pop some popcorn and keep the kids entertained while they are on Spring Break with these films in our digital collection. A weird inventor, Caractacus Potts, invents an amazing flying car, which drives by itself. It takes him and his family to Vulgaria, where the sinister buffoon Baron Bomburst kidnaps the car. The baron has […]

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Raising Backyard Chickens

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There are lots of benefits to raising chickens in your backyard. Not only do you get fresh eggs, chickens produce a high nutrient level fertilizer for your garden. Chickens can also help with pest control, as they love to eat all the bugs. Learn the basics of raising chickens in your backyard with these eBooks from […]

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New Music Friday (3/17/17)

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It's Friday, and It's time to kick off your weekend with some new music releases! These brand new records can be downloaded now, for FREE, with your St. Louis Public Library card. The Library's subscriptions to Freegal Music and Hoopla Digital give you 24/7 access to free music and music videos for download to your […]

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St. Patrick’s Day

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St Patrick's Day is observed as a celebration of Irish culture. Some celebrate wearing green and going to parades. Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day when you check out these titles from our digital collections. It's quite unlikely that Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau could have comprehended the scope of their undertaking in 1764 […]

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Big Library Read: Art of the Pie

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Participate in World’s Largest Global eBook Club, Big Library Read, that connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time. You will be able to borrow the eBook, Art of the Pie: one of 2016’s best cookbooks from pie-guru Kate McDermott, starting Thursday, March 16 and concluding on Thursday, […]

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