Reflections on Race and Justice June 28th at Schlafly

The Schlafly Branch of the St. Louis Public Library has partnered with Left Bank Books for a conversation on race and justice at 6 PM on Wednesday, June 28 at the Schlafly Library.  The talk will be moderated by Dr. Sandra Weissinger, author of Violence Against Black Bodies and will feature: Aaron Layton, author of […]

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Let Your Voice Be Heard!

  Get ready to Let Your Voice be Heard! This contest, now in its fourth year, celebrates the musical contributions of African-Americans to culture and society. Contestants can audition with a performance of an original or cover song at Schlafly, Julia Davis, Cabanne, and Divoll.  The finals will be at Schlafly on June 24, 2017. […]

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The Fourth Awakens at Schlafly Library

May the Fourth Be With You! Celebrate Star Wars Day in style at the Schlafly Branch Library.  On Thursday, May 4, come enjoy a host of events for adults and children.  This afternoon will feature a costume contest, trivia, a presentation by Zachary Feinstein, and a showing of the new Star Wars film, Rogue One.  […]

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“Let Your Words Be Heard” Contest Winner, 1st Place

For National Poetry Month, the Schlafly region asked Library patrons to submit original poetry. We were overwhelmed by both the number and quality of the submissions. We've chosen three winners and have counted them down over the course of the month. Our first place winner is Tim Boehme, a professor of English at Jefferson College in […]

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“Let Your Words Be Heard” Contest Winner, 2nd Place

For National Poetry Month, the Schlafly region asked Library patrons to submit original poetry. We were overwhelmed by both the number and quality of the submissions. We've chosen three winners and will count them down over the course of the month. Our second place winner is Samira Hicks. She is a resident of the Central West […]

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“Let Your Words Be Heard” Contest Winner, 3rd Place

For National Poetry Month, the Schlafly region asked Library patrons to submit original poetry. We were overwhelmed by both the number and quality of the submissions. We've chosen three winners and will count them down over the course of the month. Our third place winner is Arthurine Harris, a self-described "butterfly in the wind, riding the […]

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Author Shout Out 2017

Get ready for Schlafly's Annual Author Shout Out! This annual celebration of local talent in St. Louis will take place on Saturday, April 22, at 2 PM.  The Schlafly Branch Library loves to showcase home-grown St. Louis author talent. Each author will host a table and give a 5-minute presentation about themselves and their work. […]

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New Non-Fiction at Schlafly for March 2017

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

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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