Time Traveler

Have you ever daydreamed about what it was like back in a different time period? Travel back in time and experience what it was like with these titles from our digital collections. Review provided by OverDrive Travel through time to witness some of the most extraordinary and colorful events in world history with this unusual…
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U.S., Map Collection, 1513-1990

This collection in Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) includes maps detailing land areas that comprise the present United States. It contains a wide variety of maps created for various purposes, including political and geographical, and covers various time periods ranging from 1513-1990. This collection can be searched by location, publication date, keyword, topic, or map…
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Contemporary Black Poets

This month, in the Entertainment, Literature, & Biography department of Central Library, we're highlighting contemporary black poets in honor of Black History Month. Terrance Hayes, Nikky Finney, and Marcus Wicker are just a few of the authors you'll find in the current poetry display.    Wicker's Silencer is striking, both visually and in content. A review by well-known…
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Read It Forward: “Akata Witch” Author Nnedi Okorafor Visits

St. Louis Public Library presents our spring 2018 Read It Forward with Nnedi Okorafor featuring her fantastic young adult novel “Akata Witch.” “Akata Witch” is a thrilling story about Sunny, an albino girl born in America, who has returned to her homeland in Nigeria. Struggling to fit in, she makes three unlikely friends who reveal the…
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Muriel Spark Centenary

February 1, 1918-April 13, 2006 Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Muriel Sarah Spark, née Camberg, is best known “for the satire and wit with which the serious themes of her novels are presented.” (Britannica.com) An author, poet, and essayist, Spark also wrote biographies on Mary Shelley, John Masefield, and the Brontë family. Since the age of…
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Year of the Dog

Gong Hey Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year! The Chinese New Year is about doing away with the old of the previous year and ushering in health, good fortune, prosperity, and happiness in the new year. It is the most important holiday celebrated in China. Celebrate with these titles from our digital collection to start…
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More Offbeat Romances

With Valentine’s day arriving tomorrow, I wanted to take another look at some romance movies that don’t follow the normal mushy tropes. Last year we made some fantastic recommendations, and I encourage you to go back and check some of those out if you haven’t already. But there are still so many more love stories…
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