Let Your Voice Be Heard!

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  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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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