New Seed Exchange program at Kingshighway

St. Louis Public Library's Kingshighway Library now offers the community a Seed Exchange program in a nook of the Library where you can find flower, herb and vegetable seeds, as well as resources on seed saving. The seeds are always free and all that is required, is that you make an effort to return some seeds…

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Free weekday lunches for children at SLPL locations

St. Louis Public Library is excited to announce our partnership with Operation Food Search to provide free lunches to area children through August 11. Participants must be 18 years of age or younger.  Meals are provided for kids during the lunch hour, every weekday at five SLPL locations. Those locations are: Carondelet Library, 6800 Michigan Ave.…

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Salvation Army Brass Ensemble performs at Central

The Salvation Army Brass Ensemble will present an evening of music from World War I on July 12 at 7 p.m. in Central Library’s Great Hall, 1301 Olive Street. The evening is free and open to the public. The performance is in conjunction with SLPL’s current exhibit, ”World War I: My Fellow Soldiers,” running through August…

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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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SLPL offers expanded access to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

SLPL patrons can now access all issues of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 1874 to the present. The Library is partnering with ProQuest to offer this expanded collection. Patrons can find this resource listed on the SLPL website as St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 1874-2003. Previously, the link was listed as Historical Newspapers and covered editions from 1874-1922. The Library also holds…

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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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Storytime in the Commons

St. Louis Public Library is collaborating with the Nine Network this summer to provide free storytimes. Super Why! will be the featured PBS KIDS® character on June 3 from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Public Media Commons, 3653 Olive Street. Get your picture taken with a fairytale friend, go on a magical adventure and become reading-powered superhero plus enjoy…

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St. Louis Public Library’s online store is open

St. Louis Public Library's online store is open! The site, https://squareup.com/store/SLPL, features several items—a coffee mug, notebook, notecards, stone coasters and more—each of these items are unique and special to the Library. Show your SLPL support, be an ambassador for the Library and feel proud being a part of the SLPL community by picking up your…

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Get Connected

“Get Connected: eBooks, Movies, Music and More!” will be at four locations throughout the month of June. Come by for a “drop-in” training session where technology staff can provide you with one-on-one help accessing the Library’s excellent collection of downloadable materials. With a valid Library card, you have the option to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, movies…

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Comics University @ Central Library

The St. Louis Public Library presents the 3rd annual Comics University at Central Library, each Wednesday from June 7 through July 26. Comics University features comic experts discussing different facets of the industry during workshops and classes, which run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1301 Olive Street. All events held in the Carnegie…

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