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Groundbreaking Reads

Many think that summer reading clubs are just for kids, but SLCL offers programs for all age groups, including adults. This year's Adult Reading Club asks participants to read six books over a 12-week period. Signing up...

"God's Jury" by Cullen Murphy

Mention of the Inquisition frequently brings up memories of Monty Python or Mel Brooks's singing portrayal of Torquemada in "History of the World." However, the real story, while arguably less entertaining, is much more fascinating. "...

"My Ideal Bookshelf" by Jane Mount and Thessaly La Force

In "My Ideal Bookshelf," readers of every walk of life give us insight into what books would sit on their ideal bookshelf. Artist Jane Mount and...

Many of us take a trip over the summer with family members or friends. Why not take a road trip with your book discussion group? A St. Louis County Library book discussion kit can take your book group on a journey and you never have to leave the city. The book kit has a copy of the book for each...

I picked up this book and replaced it on the shelf several times before I finally decided to give it a chance. I am so happy that I chose to read this particular book. "...

"What Now?" b y Ann Patchett

Graduation season means parties, tearful goodbyes, future plans, and speeches. Many graduates may not pay much attention to the content of their commencement address, but some speeches do attract notice. These days a graduation speech that is admired can be easily shared with a wide audience....

I try to peruse the New Releases (look for the books with the green dots) every week or so because that is where I usually find the interesting, lesser-known fiction. Another find for me is "...

"The Cherry Cola Book Club" by Ashton Lee

 

"The Cherry Cola Book Club" by Ashton Lee is a heartwarming story that is reminiscent of the Mitford series. The book opens with the town...
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