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American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

Are you suffering from "Downton Abbey" withdrawal? Spending sleepless nights worrying if Matthew and Lady Mary will overcome their past and find true love? If so,
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The 50 Funniest American Writers

 

Help, I've fallen into a pit of literary despair and can't get out. After four works of murder, mayhem and mystery by Richard Matheson, appropriately collected as ...
Nightworld by F. Paul Wilson

 

The end of the world begins when the sun rose late one morning.  Scientists are baffled by this celestial phenomenon. The next disturbance occurs when bottomless sinkholes began to appear. When night fell, flesh-eating monsters appeared to attack the New York populace. The...

Iago by David Snodin

 

If you haven't already seen the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis production of Othello in Forest Park, there's still time to read or reread the play before you go. The library has...

Always Hit on the Wingman

 

Seeking a little help in the romance department? SLCL carries a wide selection of books on every topic. Don't forget to sign up Literary Speed Dating on June 16 and...

Rules of Civility

Readers across the country have been swept away by Amor Towles' debut novel, "The Rules of Civility."  Set in New York City in 1938, "Rules of Civility" tells the...

 

Tired of all those awful pickup lines, like "Can I have your number? I seem to have lost mine."Well, on Saturday, June 16, 6:00 p.m. lit loving singles will gather at the Thornhill Branch for...

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

 

Many believe the modern environmental movement began with the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson's book "Silent Spring." Carson's...

Calvin Coolidge By David Greenberg

 

"Calvin Coolidge" by David Greenberg , part of the American Presidents series, illustrates the story of another lesser-known president. Greenberg details Coolidge's rise to political power from Governor of Massachusetts to Vice President to President. Known as "Silent Cal,"...

Teen Summer Reading Club

 

The Adult Reading Club kicked off earlier this week, but the clubs for babies, kids and teens kick-off today. Summer reading is a great time to share books and conversation with the whole family. As an added incentive to get your kids signed-up, the library is waiving fines...

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