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Playdate Theater Presents: A Christmas… Playdate Theater Presents: A Christmas Carol

Did you know that you and your family can attend free plays at the St. Louis Public Library? Almost every month, the Central Library hosts “Play Date Theater” where actors put on live performances designed for the whole family, but focused on the short attention span of young…
Did you know that you and your family can attend free plays at the St. Louis Public Library? Almost every month, the Central Library hosts…

13 Books for the St. Louis Blues 13 Books for the St. Louis Blues

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The book lists on the community carousel pair great reads at the St. Louis Public Library with all the great things we as St. Louisans do in our beautiful city.Cheer on and celebrate the St. Louis Blues hockey team by checking out some of these great books about hockey for…
The book lists on the community carousel pair great reads at the St. Louis Public Library with all the great things we as St. Louisans do…

10 Books for Little Elves 10 Books for Little Elves

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Don't miss the St. Louis Public Library's current Storytime Theater show "Elves and the Shoemaker" going on now through December 8th at various SLPL Libraries.
Don't miss the St. Louis Public Library's current Storytime Theater show "Elves and the Shoemaker" going on now through December 8th at...

10 Books About Wilderness Survival 10 Books About Wilderness Survival

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Cold temperatures don’t have to mean an end to wilderness activities. With these books in hand, kids can learn about animal tracking, survival skills, and frozen adventures.
Cold temperatures don’t have to mean an end to wilderness activities. With these books in hand, kids can learn about animal tracking,…

10 Books for Diwali! 10 Books for Diwali!

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Diwali is on November 7th this year! Here are some books to help celebrate this autumnal festival of lights.
Diwali is on November 7th this year! Here are some books to help celebrate this autumnal festival of lights.

Listen to Books! Listen to Books!

Playaway has replaced books on CD, or as some still refer to them, books on tape. Made especially for multi-user environments, there is nothing to download and no need for wifi or additional player. This lightweight device, weighing only 2 ounces, is powered by a AAA battery…
Playaway has replaced books on CD, or as some still refer to them, books on tape.  Made especially for multi-user environments, there is…

Q&A: Tyler, Teen Genealogy Researcher Q&A: Tyler, Teen Genealogy Researcher

Tyler has been using the books and databases at Central Library to research his family's history ever since his school visited on a field trip. In addition to his own family, he has researched the ancestry of over a dozen family friends.    If you asked 13-year-old Tyler what...
Tyler has been using the books and databases at Central Library to research his family's history ever since his school visited on a field...

10 Books About Librarians 10 Books About Librarians

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The book lists on the community carousel pair great reads at the St. Louis Public Library with all the great things we as St. Louisans do in our beautiful city.Librarians are responsible for a vast amount of information, from the classic management of books and periodicals to…
The book lists on the community carousel pair great reads at the St. Louis Public Library with all the great things we as St. Louisans do…

10 Books for the St. Louis Science… 10 Books for the St. Louis Science Center

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The book lists on the community carousel pair great reads at the St. Louis Public Library with all the great things we as St. Louisans do in our beautiful city.With the St. Louis Science Center’s new exhibit, “Destination Moon” now open, why not take this opportunity to bring…
The book lists on the community carousel pair great reads at the St. Louis Public Library with all the great things we as St. Louisans do…

"The Bluest Eye," a Life Changing Read "The Bluest Eye," a Life Changing Read

The story takes place in Lorain, Ohio. Nine-year-old Claudia and her ten-year-old sister Frieda live with their parents, a tenant named Mr. Henry, and foster child Pecola Breedlove. Pecola's house was burned down by her alcoholic and sexually abusive father. She is constantly...
The story takes place in Lorain, Ohio. Nine-year-old Claudia and her ten-year-old sister Frieda live with their parents, a tenant named…

9 Reads for Banned Books Week 9 Reads for Banned Books Week

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Typically held during the last week of September, this is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read what you want to read. Banned…
Typically held during the last week of September, this is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read what you want to read. Banned…

6 Sci-fi Pageturners 6 Sci-fi Pageturners

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Secret missions, super cyborgs, space fleets, and the potential demise of the human race--these science fiction books will have you…
Secret missions, super cyborgs, space fleets, and the potential demise of the human race--these science fiction books will have you…

9 Books to Explore Color in Autumn 9 Books to Explore Color in Autumn

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It’s that time of year where leaves are beginning to fall and the bright greens of summer will soon be changing into the many warm colors…
It’s that time of year where leaves are beginning to fall and the bright greens of summer will soon be changing into the many warm colors…

Chemistry is Out of This World! Chemistry is Out of This World!

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Celebrate National Chemistry Week and check out some of these books about outer space! Learn about the Big Bang, trips to the moon, and decide for yourself if Pluto is a planet.
Celebrate National Chemistry Week and check out some of these books about outer space! Learn about the Big Bang, trips to the moon, and…

"Reading Pays -- Pass it On!" with… "Reading Pays -- Pass it On!" with…

Meet author Susan Tan on November 15th at 6:30 p.m. at the Buder Branch, 4401 Hampton Ave. Susan Tan’s novel, Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future…
Meet author Susan Tan on November 15th at 6:30 p.m. at the Buder Branch, 4401 Hampton Ave. Susan Tan’s novel, Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future…

10 Scary Books to Give You Chills 10 Scary Books to Give You Chills

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Scary books can be very fun. Children tend to love things that will give them goosebumps but allow them to be perfectly safe at the same…
Scary books can be very fun. Children tend to love things that will give them goosebumps but allow them to be perfectly safe at the same…
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