Trick or Treat for Democracy

For Halloween the Social Sciences Librarian chose to dress as a "Golden Lane" suffragist, honoring the women who made inroads toward universal U.S. suffrage when they gathered in St. Louis from around the country in 1916 to stage a protest at the Democratic National Convention. Dressed all in white with yellow sashes, the ladies silently…
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ELECTION 2016 – Resources for the Informed Missouri Voter (like YOU!)

There is a LOT on the Missouri ballot this November 8 - the St. Louis City ballot, for example, in addition to the Presidential race also has: U.S. Senate U.S. House of Representatives FIVE statewide offices (Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, & Treasurer) FIVE state amendments One state proposition One City proposition…
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Zines at Central Library!

St. Louis Public Library has added a collection of zines to the Entertainment, Literature & Biography Room & is celebrating with a grand opening this Thursday October 13, 2016. Click here for more information. What is a zine, you ask? According to early "ziner" Malcolm Gladwell (in interview with Vox's Ezra Klein), "A zine is…
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Happy 50th, Star Trek!

New to the shelves in Social Sciences: Trekonomics - the Economics of Star Trek by Manu Saadia. Noting that "By a fortuitous coincidence of the calendar, 2016 is not only the fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek; it is also the five-hundredth anniversary of Thomas More's Utopia", the author proceeds to explore the economic utopia presented…
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Gateway to Well-being

St. Louis Public Library is excited to take part in the Gateway to Well-being festival on Saturday, September 3 on the downtown St. Louis riverfront. In anticipation we in the Social Sciences room have gathered some titles on well-being for some one-stop wellness shopping - come by if you want to do some advance reading for…
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