March 2014 Edition

Whet Your Appetite With Food for Thought


Rumbling tummies will rejoice throughout March because we’ll be offering much Food for Thought: A Month of Culinary Events @ Your Library. In what we hope will become an annual event, we’re celebrating the joy of food with programs and events that will satisfy everyone from backyard chefs to fussy foodies. Food for Thought is […]

Library Exhibits


CENTRAL Great Hall St. Louis Public Library’s Culinary Collection – Menus and Cookbooks. Special Collections The Library Printers.   CENTRAL EXPRESS 15th- and 16th- Century Fine Woodcut Designers and Their Prints.   BARR March Madness Cast your vote for the greatest teen book of all time. Grades 6-12   MACHACEK A Taste of Fiction Novels […]

Other Events


Can I Catch That? 2014 Consumer Health Information Series. This month featuring: Cancer: Risks, Intervention & Prevention Dr. Bettina Drake; Dr. Lannis Hall; Janelle Mann, Pharm.D., BCOP; and Monique A. Norfolk, MPH delve into the risk factors and treatments of cancer, as well as preventative measures you can take to decrease your cancer risk. Drake […]

Your Next Great Read – Cookbooks


One of the most popular cookbooks of the 20th century was created in St. Louis. Irma von Starkloff Rombauer wrote The Joy of Cooking in the 1930s to support her family after her husband’s death. Her “friend helping friend”-style of recipes has made this the go-to cookbook for generations of American cooks.  Here are a […]

Kid’s Culinary Programs


Kids Read About Sweet Treats   Check out these sweet fiction treats! Giff, Patricia Reilly. Gingersnap. Wendy Lamb, 2013. Hashimoto, Meika. Magic Cake Shop. Random House, 2011. Mass, Wendy. The Candymakers. Little, Brown, 2010. Mull, Brandon. Candy Shop War. Shadow Mountain, 2007. Schneider, Josh. Tales for Very Picky Eaters. Clarion, 2011. Simon, Coco. Katie and […]

March Authors

Fading Ads of St. Louis

Jennifer Brown March 12 • 7-8 p.m. Central’s Creative Experience $ ‡ Jennifer Brown is the Spring 2014 Read It Forward author. She discusses and signs her novel Hate List. When Valerie Leftman helps her boyfriend, Nick, create a hate list, she has no idea that it will be used as a list to target […]

Family Theater Series Takes a Musical Turn


The Family Theater Series takes a turn from its usual comedic or dramatic performances this month with a special show, custom created by The Wire Pilots for the Library’s audiences. It includes storytelling, a wild vocal number, and audience participation. The Wire Pilots, a contemporary jazz trio, traverses many musical styles. Guitarist Dan Rubright composes […]

At Your Library


The Culinary Collection: A Vital Part of St. Louis History Before the Food Network and Food Channel became foodie destinations for cable watchers, most culinary art information was gleaned from print materials like cookbooks and recipes. In 1989, Susan Manlin Katzman, a board member of the FRIENDS of the St. Louis Public Library, came up […]