Czech Literature

The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera is probably the most well-known living Czech author, though he's been a French citizen for over forty years. The Unbearable Lightness of Being is his seminal work, set during the Prague Spring of 1968. You may also remember the film of the same name, which mostly features Daniel Day-Lewis peering […]

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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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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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Schlafly Artist Spotlight: “The Mourners” by Joanne Kluba & David Ottinger

In the late Fourteenth and early Fifteenth Centuries, small figures carved in alabaster were created to commemorate of the line of the Duke of Burgundy.  The figures, between fifteen and twenty  inches in height, depict heavily robed monks and other members of the clergy in a state of mourning.  Philip the Bold and his son, […]

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