Wizards of the Weird

This Halloween, get ready for a celebration of cinema at the Schlafly Library. Just in time for the St. Louis International Film Festival and the Contamination Pop Culture Festival, Wizards of the Weird celebrates short films in the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror genres. Each director will screen their films and then answer audience questions. Here […]

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Staff Pick: Braiding Sweetgrass

Robin Wall Kimmerer, a Native American author, has a Ph.D. in Biology; she is also a professor and mother. Rooted in multiple places and identities, she weaves stories of family, students, Native Americans, plants, land and wigwams--and Native stories of origins and thanksgiving. Braiding Sweetgrass is a wonderfully human and earthy book that connects readers not only to earth, roots and Native respect, […]

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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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