SLPL Blogs

Behind the Words »

Go behind the scenes with the authors of fascinating books we’ve recently read for insights on how they came up with the storyline and characters, tales from the writerly life, researching the topic and whatever we can glean about our newest reading obsession.

Creative Experience »

Creative Experience at SLPL is a digital makerspace where patrons record and produce audio, video, and print media. This blog highlights Creative Experience projects and programs and explores related spaces, tool, and ideas.

Culinary »

Read and enjoy learning about different foods and tastes from around the world. Recipes compliment topics covered in each post as well as cookbooks to read. A tasty and delicious treat!

Entertainment/Literature/Biography »

The Entertainment/Literature/Biography (ELB) blog regular posts about the Library’s wealth of information on sports, film, theatre, literature, poetry and an extensive biography collection. This room located in Central Library also houses the Library’s Zine collection.

Fine Arts »

The Fine Arts Room blog regularly provides information about newly acquired books, special services, and programs. Occasionally descriptions of the art and architecture of Central Library, programs of other rooms and branches, and other news about SLPL is posted.

Please visit the Classic Fine Arts Blog for older content.

Genealogy Room News »

Genealogy Room News provides information on book and microfilm materials of likely interest to genealogists, genealogy reference databases, and programs offered by Genealogy Room staff.

Please visit the Classic Genealogy Room News Blog for older content.

Grants & Foundation Center »

Grants & Foundation Center NEWS provides web-based access to Central Library’s information about philanthropy/fundraising/nonprofit operations. Blog posts include updates on philanthropy research and nonprofit best practices training available in the St. Louis region. The G&FC is a Foundation Center Funding Information Network partner.

Please visit the Classic Grants & Foundation Center Blog for older content.

Patent & Trademark Resource Center »

St. Louis Public Library has been a resource for patents and trademarks for over 100 years. Get today’s information here for entrepreneurs, inventors, and those interested in intellectual property.

Rarities: Rare Books and Special Collections »

Welcome to our blog that features stories behind SLPL’s noteworthy collections of printed works, manuscripts, photographs, maps and our own institutional archives.  In addition we follow recent happenings in the rare book and manuscript world.

Scribbler »

Welcome to Scribbler, the St. Louis Public Library’s creative writing blog, coming to you from the Entertainment, Literature and Biography room on the second floor of Central Library. We’ll try to keep you informed about literary events at Central and throughout the city. We’ll post about hidden gems in the stacks, the latest adds to the new books shelf, and keep you current on the STL Scribblers writing group.

Please visit the Classic Scribbler Blog for older content.

Schlafly Gatherings »

Schlafly Gatherings explores the cultural offerings of the Library and the Central West End in books, events, music and film. Library staff gathers the offerings of the Library and explore new books, film and music as well as highlights events at Schlafly and throughout SLPL.

SLPL Center for the Reader »

Welcome to the Central Library’s Center for the Reader blog. You’ll find information here about our different book discussions, author information, book awards, reading lists, and much, much more. We know you’re passionate about reading, and we are, too! The Center for the Reader is the place to find fiction!

Please visit the Classic SLPL Center for the Reader Blog for older content.

SLPL Philosophy, Religion, and Social Sciences Room »

News about Central Library resources and events available to persons interested in BOOKS/libraries, COMPUTER programs/devices, journalism, Occult matters, philosophy, ethics, psychology/SELF-HELP, RELIGION, social groups/"isms", civil & human rights, POLITICS, economics and More.

Please visit the Classic SLPL Philosophy, Religion, and Social Sciences Room Blog for older content.

SLPL Teens »

Get young adult book recommendations from staff and teens or submit your own review. Learn about library resources and upcoming teen programs.

St. Louis Public Library Parents »

Recommendations and resources for parents, teachers and caregivers from SLPL youth services librarians and staff.

Please visit the Classic St. Louis Public Library Parents Blog for older content.

The Studio »

Welcome to the Studio! We house the film and music collection of the St. Louis Public Library’s central branch. With over 20,000 CDs and over 4,000 DVDs in The Studio, you’re sure to find something you like.

Please visit the Classic Studio Blog for older content.