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Billyo O'Donnell

You can now own a limited edition print of the incredible painting Billyo O'Donnell created at the Library Foundation's 15th anniversary event with the St. Louis Symphony. Prints are available in two sizes-11×14 and 20×24-and are signed by Billyo. These make unique holiday gifts for the music and/or art lover. Please contact Jim Bogart for further information at 314-994-3300 ext. 2156 or ...

Star Library 2014

St. Louis County Library has been ranked as a four-star library in the latest edition of the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. SLCL is the only St. Louis library to be included in the index. The rank of four stars indicates a high per capita use in four major areas of library service: library visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet computer use. This is the highest ranking St. Louis County Library has...

Library Telescope Program

Starting November 10, individuals with a St. Louis County Library card will be able to check-out telescopes for a 7-day period at the following branches: Headquarters, Daniel Boone, Florissant Valley, Tesson Ferry and Lewis & Clark. Each telescope is equipped with everything needed to explore the night sky: a user manual, constellation guide, moon map, lens cleaner, night light, and a storage pouch. The Library Telescope...

Lewis & Clark Groundbreaking

Over 100 people, including students from Riverview Gardens High School and several elected officials, attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Lewis & Clark Branch in North County on October 23, 2014. The excitement was palpable as the crowd gathered to mark the beginning this highly anticipated new library branch. The ceremony included a performance by the Riverview Gardens High School Jazz Ensemble and members of the Junior ROTC...

Billyo O'Donnell

The St. Louis County Library Foundation will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a special event featuring the St. Louis Symphony and artist Billyo O'Donnell. This free event will take place on Monday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters. O'Donnell, well-known for his landscapes, will paint the instrumentalists while they perform. The progress of the painting will be shown on a large screen so the audience can follow while...

NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month and SLCL is celebrating with a series of workshops and write-ins starting in October. All across the country avid readers and writers are taking the challenge to write a novel in one month. SLCL wants to help you get started writing your masterpiece! Get the full schedule of events here.

The Rep

If you're planning to attend a theater production at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis this season, you can enhance the experience by checking out the resource list created by SLCL librarians. The resource list includes books, articles, music and even movies relating to each of the productions. Be sure and...

Grant's View Branch

The Your Library Renewed campaign is moving full steam ahead! Construction is now underway on the new Grant's View Branch, located at 9700 Musick Ave. in South St. Louis County. The Grant's View Branch will replace the Tesson Ferry Branch, currently located at 9920 Lin-Ferry Dr. The new branch is part of the Your Library Renewed capital improvement campaign, which was funded by a 2012 voter approved tax increase. You can view photos...

Safe Place

Kids and teens in need of help during a crisis can now visit any SLCL location and receive assistance. All 20 SLCL branches have been designated a Safe Place. Youth in need can visit the library, notify a staff member that they are in trouble, and within 20-30 minutes or less, a Safe Place volunteer will arrive to talk with the youth and transport them to an agency, if necessary, for counseling, support, a place to stay, or connect them with...

Poet Laureate Billy Collins Visits SLCL

Former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins will read from and sign his new collection of poetry on Saturday, November 1 at Library HQ. Tickets for the event are available via Brown Paper Tickets or in-person at Library HQ. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Library Foundation's award-winning author event series. 

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