New Non-Fiction at Schlafly for March 2017

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We're always looking for new and interesting non-fiction titles to add to our collection. Here are a few titles we've recently purchased: Blitzed - Norman Ohler's surprising history outlines the role that drugs played in the Nazi regime. Companies like Bayer and Merck developed cocaine, opiates and methamphetamines to keep Germany's factory workers, citizens and soldiers running […]

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The Dust Bowl

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Despite its massive impact on American agriculture and commerce, the Dust Bowl is misunderstood. As a child, I thought that it was simply a period of drought, where hardscrabble farmers struggled to make ends meet. The truth is much, much worse. Reckless farming practices removed thousands of acres of topsoil that acted as an anchor against […]

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“Let Your Words Be Heard” Poetry Contest Submission Guidelines

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  Let your Words be Heard Poetry Contest Calling all poets to participate in the Let your Words be Heard Poetry Contest sponsored by the Schlafly region of the St. Louis Public Library. Participants are encouraged to submit up to three poems, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style or form. Entries must comply […]

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Author Event: Augusten Burroughs 3/30

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Left Bank Books and the St. Louis Public Library welcome bestselling author Augusten Burroughs, who will sign and discuss his memoir, Lust & Wonder! Picking up where Dry left off, Augusten Burroughs, with his signature wit, candor, and unique observations, chronicles the development and demise of three major relationships: Mitch, a famous author Augusten dates fresh out of […]

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“Let Your Words Be Heard” poetry contest

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  Calling all poets! Do you consider yourself a poet, rhymester, or lyricist? Submit your latest original creation to the Let your Words be Heard Poetry Contest sponsored by the Schlafly region of the St. Louis Public Library. Participants are encouraged to submit up to three poems, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style […]

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Zeta Phi Beta performs at Steppin’ Into Higher Ed

Last Saturday, Zeta Phi Beta performed at the Schlafly Branch Library as part of our Black History Month program on the "Crisis in Black Education." Panelists representing all levels of education were on hand to field questions and different organizations were on-hand to give out information about financial aid, educational opportunities and institutions from all over […]

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Step on over to Schlafly for Black History Month

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Steppin’ Into Higher Ed Saturday, Feb. 11, 11 am-4 pm @ Schlafly Branch   Does a college education seem out of reach? For many college students, finding a path to their educational goals can be discouraging, even after they have graduated from high school, been accepted at a college or university, and received financial aid. This […]

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Checkout, checkmate

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Right around the corner from the Schlafly Branch Library is the World Chess Hall of Fame. Originally founded in 1984, it has changed locations several times before settling in the Central West End in 2011. A non-profit institution, it bridges the gap between chess and art. It regularly holds exhibits that showcase the dynamic design […]

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An Easy Way to Fulfill a New Year’s Resolution – Step for Fitness

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Every year it is the same thing,  "Lose weight, work out more".  We make the resolution and usually abandon it within a month. We don’t need to tell you that exercise has many benefits to the human body.  However, it does not have to be boring.  Join Schlafly Library for a social, interactive experience with its own […]

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