February 2014 Edition

Black History Month 2014: Civil Rights in America


Black History Month is always one of the highlights of the Library’s year. It provides the chance for the community to come together by sharing life experiences and celebrating cultural identity. This year’s national theme is Civil Rights in America, which was chosen to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. […]

February Authors


Wil Haygood February 9 • 2 p.m. Central’s Auditorium $ ‡  The St. Louis Public Library presents its Black History Month Keynote Address by Wil Haygood. He penned the New York Times bestselling nonfiction book, The Butler: A Witness to History, which is the basis for the hit movie. Seating is on a first-come, first-served […]

Other Events


Veteran’s Writing Workshop The six-week writing workshop continues for veterans and family members interested in writing fiction, poetry, and nonfiction related to their time in military service. Co-sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council. Call 314.539.0336 or 314.539.0376 for details. Tuesdays Central’s Training Room 6:30-8:30 p.m. TV Talk: House of Cards Netflix made television history when […]

Making Sense of the Job Hunt


Do you need to write or update your resume or cover letter? Do you need to search or apply for jobs online? Are you looking to start a business? Or maybe you’re starting out at the very beginning and want to learn how to use a computer so that you can search for jobs online. […]

Great Reads About the Civil Rights Movement


Here’s a small sample of must-read books about the Civil Rights Movement. Be sure to check out the Library’s commemorative Black History Month booklet for many more. Aretha, David. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1963 March on Washington. Morgan Reynolds Pub, 2014. Grades 7-9. Bunting, Eve. The Cart That Carried Martin. Charlesbridge, 2013.  Grades […]

Family Series Theater Presents A Day in the Life of an 8th Grader


The Crossroads College Preparatory School Drama Club presents an interactive improv experience with A Day in the Life of an 8th Grader. Using suggestions and guidance from the audience, the actors perform several short scenes based on the issues and experiences of middle school students. Each sketch dramatizes several outcomes. With an emphasis on helping […]

Read It Forward With Jennifer Brown


  Teens! Have you picked up your FREE copy of the Spring 2014 Read It Forward title, Hate List by Jennifer Brown? And have you shared it with a friend? Teachers! Reading Hate List is a great way to get your students thinking about tough topics. Call 314-539-0332 to schedule a time for Teen Services […]

From the Foundation


Making New FRIENDS at the Library Each year we are provided the privilege of introducing the St. Louis Public Library to new friends and supporters who learn what a treasure our Library is and what amazing programs and services it provides FREE to all. Some people seek us out for resources, some to attend a […]

Library Exhibits


CENTRAL Great Hall William Reedy and Reedy’s Mirror Special Collections Winter Wonders.   CABANNE Zuka Arts Guild Exhibit   CARPENTER In Rotation Art by William Murphy.   JULIA DAVIS Rethinking Black History Through Art Art by Robert Young   MACHACEK Vulandra’s Gemstones By Beatrice Norman   SCHLAFLY Gallery African Identity: Lost and Found By Kiarra […]

Calendar – February 2014


CENTRAL W  3-5 p.m.  Got Game? Xbox 360 & Wii. Teen Lounge. Grades 6-12 F  4-5 p.m.  Anime Club. Teen Lounge. Grades 6-12 S  (except 2/22) 3-5 p.m.  Game On: Everything From Chess to Yu-Gi-Oh. Teen Lounge. Grades 6-12 1  1:30-3:30 p.m.  Personal Digital Archiving Day: Preserve Your Memories. An informational session on how to […]