Pay down fines in July with Food For Fines

Pay down your Library fines and help those in need! St. Louis Public Library’s annual Food for Fines program returns July 1-31 at all SLPL locations. SLPL will once again team up with the St. Louis Area Foodbank for the 10th year in a row to help fight hunger and feed hope with Food for…

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Not So Quiet! Concert Series kicks off summer with Soul Reunion

Summertime in St. Louis means many things, but for the St. Louis Public Library’s Not So Quiet! Concert Series, longer days and hotter temperatures mean bands take to the streets with a Live on Olive performance. The St. Louis Public Library is proud to start this year's Not So Quiet! Live on Olive concerts with…

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Veterans Writing Workshops return to Central

The 4th annual Veterans Writing Workshops, runs Saturdays, May 27 through June 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Library, 1301 Olive Street. Now more than ever, veterans’ stories should be told. America has seen its longest stint of wartime over the last decade and a half, and the fewest Americans have directly participated in the military, with only one percent…

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NOT SO QUIET Concert Series features swing stylings by Miss Jubilee

St. Louis Public Library is bringing the ‘swing’ back! Miss Jubilee will take the stage May 18 at 7 p.m. in Central Library’s Auditorium, 1301 Olive Street, as part of the Library’s NOT SO QUIET! Concert Series. Miss Jubilee has been entertaining audience around St. Louis and beyond since 2007 with their exciting blend of…

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Celebrate Hip Hop Appreciation Week May 15-20 at Central Library

St. Louis Public Library celebrates the history and culture of hip-hop with its 4th Annual Hip Hop Appreciation Week, running May 15-20 at Central Library, 1301 Olive Street. All events are free and open to the public. This year, the Library’s Hip-Hop Appreciation Week programming includes: Hip Hop Appreciation Week Pre-Programs: Lyrics in the Making…

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Storytime in the Commons

Join St. Louis Public Library and KETC-Channel 9 for Storytime in the Commons this summer. Each month's event will feature stories, visuals on the big screen, crafts, a visit from a PBS KIDS® character, games and other activities geared toward young children, ages 2-5. First up is Curious George on May 6 from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Public Media Commons, 3653…

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Just Read! Summer Reading @ SLPL

Do you want to give your child a summer filled with adventures, exploration and discoveries? Then sign them up for the Summer Reading Program at St. Louis Public Library. Join St. Louis Public Library’s Summer Reading Program between May 22 and July 29, at your local SLPL location or online. SLPL’s Summer Reading Program can…

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Manolo Valdes’ sculpture ‘Butterflies’ installed at Central Library

Manolo Valdes’ sculpture ‘Butterflies’ has found a home at St. Louis Public Library's Central Library. The enormous and breathtaking public artwork was installed on April 11 in three separate pieces by way of a crane over the east terrace wall of Central Library, 1301 Olive Street. The sculpture is owned by the Gateway Foundation. It measures…

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Not So Quiet! featuring Kraig Kenning

A handful of musicians are able to play the music of the Blues to perfection, but the number of real bluesman who can play acoustic slide guitar are truly the most magical of guitarists to see live and in person. St. Louis Public Library’s Not So Quiet! Concert Series welcomes Kraig Kenning on April 20…

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Authors @ Your Library: Gary Kodner

Just in time for the new Cardinals baseball season, St. Louis Public Library is pleased to welcome Gary Kodner to discuss and sign his new book, “St. Louis Cardinals Uniforms and Logos: An Illustrated History, 1882-2016,” on April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Schlafly Branch, 225 North Euclid Ave. This book is a high-quality,…

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