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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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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“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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