Pride in the Library

June is the month when we celebrate pride and the strides made by the LGBTQ community. The Library is a great place to find resources for everyone under the rainbow in this regard. In our collection you will find books for everyone: People celebrating their identity People questioning their identity People exploring their identity People who…
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Ramadan Mubarak!

With the sighting of the new moon earlier this month (during the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar), the holy month of Ramadan began, with a focus on fasting and prayer for those who observe. Ramadan commemorates the revelation by God to the Prophet Muhammad of the first chapters of the Qur'an. St. Louis…
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Hidden Brain

The "about" page for The Hidden Brain claims that the NPR podcast "helps curious people understand the world - and themselves." This would also be a pretty apt mission statement for the SLPL Social Sciences room, which is why we decided to feature the podcast in a book display as a great way to explore our…
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Black History at SLPL

While we did put up the obligatory Black History Month book display in the Social Sciences room at Central Library during the month of February, we purposefully left it up longer than 28 days, and are blogging in late March to remind folks that St. Louis Public Library has Black history resources available all year…
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Hello 2018!

To help our patrons welcome the year 2018 we assembled a book display here in the Social Sciences room at Central Library featuring works about various oracular and divination tools on one side (with a view toward helping discern The Future), and on the reverse, books to assist with setting a new year’s resolution and/or…
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Becoming Jane Jacobs

For Halloween 2017, the Social Sciences Librarian looked around the room for her annual "dress like someone from the collection" costume and settled on "Becoming Jane Jacobs" (for the 2016 costume choice, see last year's blog post). Jacobs was an author, urban planner, and activist who had a lasting effect on urban planing and design with…
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