The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is a literature novel about the mysterious bootlegger Jay Gatsby. I would only recommend this book to people who look for messages in the story while reading, because the author complicates the story so that the theme is not very clear. The narrator changes from different subjects throughout the chapters and you’ll […]

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Loki’s Wolves

The first book in an awesome trilogy, Loki’s Wolves is about Matt, the descendant of Thor.  When he learns that Ragnarok is coming, he and 2 descendants of Loki, Fen and Laurie, set out to find the other descendants and prevent the apocalypse.  The story is always intense, so I never got bored reading it.  […]

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Keeper of the Lost Cities

Sophie Foster has kept her telepathic powers secret since she was 5, but when she discovers a whole world of elves with power similar to hers, she finally feels like she belongs.  This book is the start of a series that is full of twists and turns you would’ve never guessed.  The secrets kept by […]

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Upcoming 3rd Party Programs (& Reminder re SLPL Online Offerings)

The Grants and Foundation Center wrapped up its 2017 programming with Kent Hornberger's "After the Grant" program where participants learned how to articulate their nonprofit's goals and objectives, and how to measure and demonstrate success to funders. We will be posting soon about our 1st quarter 2018 programs (including the "back by popular demand" repeat session of "Grant […]

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Toys of Yesterday

Holiday time means more ads for today's toys. Reminisce about the toys from the past with these titles from our digital collections. Review provided by Hoopla Toys from the 1950s, '60s, and '70s capture the joy of play and the pure fun of being a kid. But beneath those iconic names are rich veins of […]

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A Toast to the New Year!

As New Year’s Eve approaches we will raise a glass to 2018… “We’ll drink a cup of kindness yet for auld lang syne”. Pop the cork! A champagne midnight toast! So where does that lovely bubbly stuff come from? How did it become the drink of celebration? Champagne is the region in France where true […]

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In Memoriam

We remember authors for the stories they tell and the many ways their words can entertain, enlighten, and inspire us. The death of a beloved writer can leave us with a collective sense of loss, feelings of nostalgia, the belief that an era has passed. Fortunately, we will always have their works. This list is created to […]

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Get Connected: eBooks, Movies, Music and More!

St. Louis Public Library is offering “drop-in” training sessions where technology staff will be available to provide you with one-on-one assistance accessing the library’s excellent collection of downloadable materials. With a valid library card, you have the option to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, movies, comics and even music…all for free. No need for registration – […]

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance

Remember the servicemen who were killed in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor with these titles from our digital collections. Review provided by OverDrive The America we live in today was born, not on July 4, 1776, but on December 7, 1941, when an armada of 354 Japanese warplanes supported by aircraft carriers, destroyers, and […]

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