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Events & Classes

Format: 08/03/2020
Format: 08/03/2020

Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks' notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Call 314-994-3300 or contact us.

August 2020

3
Aug

Virtual Program: Choice- Eating Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Presented by Bridgette Simms, RxOutreach and Donna Webb, Bright Sky Nutrition
Learn why eating healthy is more important now, discover ways to make shopping easier, and learn simple meal planning and cost savings tips. Registration must be received at least 48 hours prior to the program. To register, call (636) 207-4227 or go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqduyvpjsoHdehrzNyGx6J6QPyhVd... to register directly with Aging Ahead.

3
Aug

Virtual Program: Drum Safari

2:00 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Take a rockin’ trip around the world and learn how to create your own instruments at home. This virtual program will be available on the library's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary) Tuesday, July 28, 2:00 p.m. through Monday, August 3.

4
Aug

Tax Strategies in a Volatile Climate

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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The Foundation for Financial Education discusses where our taxes go, tax-free savings, tax-deferral vs. tax-deductible and why you shouldn’t wait to get your refund.
Adults. Registration required for this zoom event.

5
Aug

Eye Thrive Vision Screenings and Eye Exams

9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Eye Thrive will be providing free, on-site vision screenings, eye exams and prescription glasses to eligible children age four through 12th grade with a completed permission form signed by a parent/guardian. The initial vision screening identifies possible vision impairment, and will be offered from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Children that are identified as having possible vision concerns during this screening will then receive a full eye exam with an optometrist and receive prescription glasses, if needed, on-board the Mobile Vision Clinic from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

5
Aug

St. Louis MetroMarket

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

St. Louis MetroMarket will visit the Lewis & Clark Branch every Wednesday from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. offering fresh, affordable produce, along with recipe ideas and meal planning assistance. EBT will be accepted.

5
Aug

Virtual Program: Art Club

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
RegisterChecking availability...

Enjoy a creative challenge and share your work. Each week the theme will be announced at the start of the session.
Adults. Registration required to receive access to this Zoom event.

6
Aug

Eye Thrive Vision Screenings and Eye Exams

9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Eye Thrive will be providing free, on-site vision screenings, eye exams and prescription glasses to eligible children age four through 12th grade with a completed permission form signed by a parent/guardian. The initial vision screening identifies possible vision impairment, and will be offered from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Children that are identified as having possible vision concerns during this screening will then receive a full eye exam with an optometrist and receive prescription glasses, if needed, on-board the Mobile Vision Clinic from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

6
Aug

Virtual Program: Mystery Lovers Book Discussion

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
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This month we are reading "A Dream of Death" by Connie Berry. Digital copies are available though Hoopla and Libby and print copies can be requested through the library's catalog. Registration required to receive access to this Zoom event. Adults

6
Aug

Virtual Cooking Club: No Bake Desserts

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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Explore cooking techniques and recipes. This month our focus will be No Bake Summer Desserts Adults. Registration required to receive access to this Zoom event.

7
Aug

Eye Thrive Vision Screenings and Eye Exams

9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Eye Thrive will be providing free, on-site vision screenings, eye exams and prescription glasses to eligible children age four through 12th grade with a completed permission form signed by a parent/guardian. The initial vision screening identifies possible vision impairment, and will be offered from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Children that are identified as having possible vision concerns during this screening will then receive a full eye exam with an optometrist and receive prescription glasses, if needed, on-board the Mobile Vision Clinic from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

7
Aug

Virtual Program: Hearing Loss and Diagnostic Testing

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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Presented by the Center for Hearing and Speech
Learn about the most common causes and types of hearing loss and what to expect when undergoing a diagnostic hearing evaluation. Adults. Registration required to receive access to this Zoom event.

7
Aug

Virtual Program: Insect Anatomy Drawing

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Presented by the St. Louis Zoo.
Use drawing to learn about insect anatomy with an educator from the St. Louis Zoo.
This virtual program will be available on the library's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary) Friday, August 7, 2:00 p.m. through Thursday, August 13.

7
Aug

Virtual Program: Traditional Mat Yoga

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
RegisterChecking availability...

Practice yoga poses to relieve stress, increase strength and improve flexibility. Please dress comfortably and have a mat or towel. Teens and adults. Presented by Fit & Food Connection. Registration required. Participants will receive zoom information via email immediately after registering.

8
Aug

St. Louis MetroMarket

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

St. Louis MetroMarket will visit offering fresh, affordable produce, along with recipe
ideas and meal planning assistance. Safety measures will be in place.

8
Aug

Virtual Program: Insect Anatomy Drawing

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Presented by the St. Louis Zoo.
Use drawing to learn about insect anatomy with an educator from the St. Louis Zoo.
This virtual program will be available on the library's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary) Friday, August 7, 2:00 p.m. through Thursday, August 13.

9
Aug

Virtual Program: Insect Anatomy Drawing

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Presented by the St. Louis Zoo.
Use drawing to learn about insect anatomy with an educator from the St. Louis Zoo.
This virtual program will be available on the library's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary) Friday, August 7, 2:00 p.m. through Thursday, August 13.

10
Aug

Virtual Program: Choice- Reaching Resilience

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Presented by Connie Fisher, LCSW, Mental Health America.

Learn essential information and practice skill-building activities for adapting well to life changes, transitions or challenging circumstances. Registration must be received at least 48 hours prior to the program. To register, call (636) 207-422 or go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkc-mvqzoiHteG_DZTe2zrdnFQUMk... to register directly through Aging Ahead.

10
Aug

Virtual Program: Insect Anatomy Drawing

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Presented by the St. Louis Zoo.
Use drawing to learn about insect anatomy with an educator from the St. Louis Zoo.
This virtual program will be available on the library's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary) Friday, August 7, 2:00 p.m. through Thursday, August 13.

10
Aug

Virtual Program: Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Discussion

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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This month we are reading "An Unkindness of Ghosts" by Rivers Solomon.
Digital copies are available through Hoopla and print copies can be
requested through the library's catalog.
Adults. Registration required to receive access to this Zoom event.

11
Aug

Virtual Program: Credit & Money Management Workshop

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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Presented by Operation Hope. Join us for a lunch and learn workshop on financial credit and money management. Learn about what credit is, how to create a budget, and how to read and dispute possible errors on your credit report that may be affecting your rating from a financial wellbeing coach. Registration required to receive access to this Zoom event. Adults. Registration required.

11
Aug

Virtual Program: Insect Anatomy Drawing

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Presented by the St. Louis Zoo.
Use drawing to learn about insect anatomy with an educator from the St. Louis Zoo.
This virtual program will be available on the library's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary) Friday, August 7, 2:00 p.m. through Thursday, August 13.

11
Aug

Metal Tooling

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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Presented by DaySpring Arts and Education
Explore the art of metal tooling and create a unique embossed design.
Ages 6-10. Registration required.

11
Aug

Virtual Program: Evening Book Discussion

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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This month we are reading "Red at the Bone" by Jacqueline Woodson. Copies are available in print through the library catalog, and through Libby. Adults. Registration is required to receive access to this Zoom event.

11
Aug

Virtual Program: Family Trivia Night

7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
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Gather your loved ones and work as a team to answer Harry Potter themed trivia questions from home. Registration required. Participants will receive zoom information via email immediately after registering.
All ages.

12
Aug

Eye Thrive Vision Screenings

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Eye Thrive will be providing free, on-site vision screenings, eye exams and prescription glasses to eligible children age four through 12th grade with a completed permission form signed by a parent/guardian. The initial vision screening identifies possible vision impairment, and will be offered from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Children that are identified as having possible vision concerns during this screening will then receive a full eye exam with an optometrist and receive prescription glasses, if needed, on-board the Mobile Vision Clinic from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

12
Aug

St. Louis MetroMarket

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

St. Louis MetroMarket will visit the Lewis & Clark Branch every Wednesday from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. offering fresh, affordable produce, along with recipe ideas and meal planning assistance. EBT will be accepted.

12
Aug

Virtual Program: Art Club

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
RegisterChecking availability...

Enjoy a creative challenge and share your work. Each week the theme will be announced at the start of the session.
Adults. Registration required to receive access to this Zoom event.

12
Aug

Virtual Program: Insect Anatomy Drawing

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Presented by the St. Louis Zoo.
Use drawing to learn about insect anatomy with an educator from the St. Louis Zoo.
This virtual program will be available on the library's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary) Friday, August 7, 2:00 p.m. through Thursday, August 13.

13
Aug

Eye Thrive Vision Screenings

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Eye Thrive will be providing free, on-site vision screenings, eye exams and prescription glasses to eligible children age four through 12th grade with a completed permission form signed by a parent/guardian. The initial vision screening identifies possible vision impairment, and will be offered from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Children that are identified as having possible vision concerns during this screening will then receive a full eye exam with an optometrist and receive prescription glasses, if needed, on-board the Mobile Vision Clinic from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

13
Aug

Virtual Program: Animal Tales

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
RegisterChecking availability...

Presented by Saint Louis Zoo
We’ll read stories with animal characters in them. Then you will meet the live versions and learn about these fascinating animals.
Ages 5-10. Registration required. Participants will receive zoom information via email a few days prior to event.

13
Aug

Virtual Program: Insect Anatomy Drawing

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Presented by the St. Louis Zoo.
Use drawing to learn about insect anatomy with an educator from the St. Louis Zoo.
This virtual program will be available on the library's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary) Friday, August 7, 2:00 p.m. through Thursday, August 13.

13
Aug

Virtual Program: Poetry Discussion

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
RegisterChecking availability...

This month we are reading poems by Kenneth Patchen. Registration required to receive access to this Zoom event. Adults

14
Aug

Eye Thrive Vision Screenings

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Eye Thrive will be providing free, on-site vision screenings, eye exams and prescription glasses to eligible children age four through 12th grade with a completed permission form signed by a parent/guardian. The initial vision screening identifies possible vision impairment, and will be offered from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Children that are identified as having possible vision concerns during this screening will then receive a full eye exam with an optometrist and receive prescription glasses, if needed, on-board the Mobile Vision Clinic from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

14
Aug

Virtual Program: Traditional Mat Yoga

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
RegisterChecking availability...

Practice yoga poses to relieve stress, increase strength and improve flexibility. Please dress comfortably and have a mat or towel. Teens and adults. Presented by Fit & Food Connection. Registration required. Participants will receive zoom information via email immediately after registering.

15
Aug

Virtual Program: Dungeons and Dragons

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
RegisterChecking availability...

Team up with other players for an epic role-playing session. Beginners welcome. Teens. Registration required to receive access to this Zoom event.

17
Aug

Virtual Program: Choice- Be SMART – Gun Safety to Reduce Risks of Gun Violence and Promote Healthy Families and Communities

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Presented by Be SMART. Learn about the Be SMART public education campaign, hear key issues and evidence on the impact of gun violence on the health and safety of children and families, and learn the five Be SMART easy-to-learn actions that can promote gun safety and community awareness. Registration must be received at least 48 hours prior to the program.

17
Aug

Virtual Program: Book Discussion: Books Without Borders

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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This month we are reading "Patsy" by Nicole Dennis-Benn. Digital copies are available through Overdrive/Libby and Hoopla and print copies can be requested through the library's catalog. Registration required to receive access to this Zoom event.Adults.

17
Aug

Virtual Program: The Ray Bradbury Effect

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Celebrate Ray Bradbury’s 100th birthday! Library staff will share their favorite novels influenced by Bradbury and highlight some new science fiction novels coming out later this year.
Adults. Registration required to receive access to this Zoom event.

19
Aug

Eye Thrive Vision Screenings and Eye Exams

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Eye Thrive will be providing free, on-site vision screenings, eye exams and prescription glasses to eligible children age four through 12th grade with a completed permission form signed by a parent/guardian. The initial vision screening identifies possible vision impairment, and will be offered from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Children that are identified as having possible vision concerns during this screening will then receive a full eye exam with an optometrist and receive prescription glasses, if needed, on-board the Mobile Vision Clinic from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

19
Aug

St. Louis MetroMarket

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

St. Louis MetroMarket will visit the Lewis & Clark Branch every Wednesday from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. offering fresh, affordable produce, along with recipe ideas and meal planning assistance. EBT will be accepted.

19
Aug

Virtual Program: Art Club

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
RegisterChecking availability...

Enjoy a creative challenge and share your work. Each week the theme will be announced at the start of the session.
Adults. Registration required to receive access to this Zoom event.

19
Aug

Virtual Program: Kopp Sisters Book Discussion

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
RegisterChecking availability...

This month we are reading "Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions" by Amy Stewart. Copies available through Hoopla.
Adults. Registration required. Participants will receive zoom information via email immediately after registering.

20
Aug

Eye Thrive Vision Screenings and Eye Exams

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Eye Thrive will be providing free, on-site vision screenings, eye exams and prescription glasses to eligible children age four through 12th grade with a completed permission form signed by a parent/guardian. The initial vision screening identifies possible vision impairment, and will be offered from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Children that are identified as having possible vision concerns during this screening will then receive a full eye exam with an optometrist and receive prescription glasses, if needed, on-board the Mobile Vision Clinic from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

20
Aug

Virtual Book Discussion: Book Journeys

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
RegisterChecking availability...

Book Discussion: Book Journeys
This month we are reading "The Forgotten Road" by Richard Paul Evans.
Adults.

Registration required. Participants will receive zoom information via email immediately after registering.

21
Aug

Eye Thrive Vision Screenings and Eye Exams

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Eye Thrive will be providing free, on-site vision screenings, eye exams and prescription glasses to eligible children age four through 12th grade with a completed permission form signed by a parent/guardian. The initial vision screening identifies possible vision impairment, and will be offered from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Children that are identified as having possible vision concerns during this screening will then receive a full eye exam with an optometrist and receive prescription glasses, if needed, on-board the Mobile Vision Clinic from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

21
Aug

Virtual Program: Assistive Listening Devices and Their Benefits

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
RegisterChecking availability...

Presented by the Center for Hearing and Speech. Learn how technology works in hearing aids and assistive listening devices. Alleviate some of the stress during your appointment with the hearing healthcare provider. Adults. Registration required to receive access to this Zoom event.

21
Aug

Virtual Program: Traditional Mat Yoga

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
RegisterChecking availability...

Practice yoga poses to relieve stress, increase strength and improve flexibility. Please dress comfortably and have a mat or towel. Teens and adults. Presented by Fit & Food Connection. Registration required. Participants will receive zoom information via email immediately after registering.

22
Aug

Virtual Program: Library Skills for Genealogical Research

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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Library Skills for Genealogical Research
Libraries offer essential tools for researching your ancestry. Learn how to search online library catalogs, obtain materials from distant libraries, locate periodical articles, and use the library’s in-house guides. Prerequisite: Who Were my Ancestors? Beginning Genealogical Research class or previous research experience. Speaker: Robin McDonough

22
Aug

Virtual Program: Making Beats 101

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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Presented by Alonzo Lee. Explore the art of making beats and producing tracks.
Teens. Registration required. Participants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering.

22
Aug

Virtual Program-Anime Club

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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Join us as we discuss our favorite anime and manga titles. We will also explore aspects of modern Japanese culture and fashion. Teens and adults. Registration required. Participants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering.

24
Aug

Virtual Program: Choice- Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Presented by Alzheimer's Association​​ Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these tips into a plan for healthy aging. Registration must be received at least 48 hours prior to the program. To register, call (636) 207-4227 or go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtd-yhrz4vH902cpM1I8a3Fh5H42H... to register directly through Aging Ahead.

24
Aug

Virtual Program: Science Fiction Book Club

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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This month we are reading "Ninth Step Station" by Malka Older, Fran Wilde, and Jacqueline Koyanagi. Copies are available to download through Hoopla Digital.
Registration required to receive access to this Zoom event.
Adults.

25
Aug

Virtual Book Discussion: African American Experience

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Book Discussion: African American Experience
This month we are reading "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones.
Adults.
Registration required. Participants will receive zoom information via email immediately after registering.

26
Aug

St. Louis MetroMarket

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

St. Louis MetroMarket will visit the Lewis & Clark Branch every Wednesday from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. offering fresh, affordable produce, along with recipe ideas and meal planning assistance. EBT will be accepted.

26
Aug

Virtual Program: Art Club

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
RegisterChecking availability...

Enjoy a creative challenge and share your work. Each week the theme will be announced at the start of the session.
Adults. Registration required to receive access to this Zoom event.

26
Aug

Virtual Program: Design Challenge

3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
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Have paper, craft supplies, recyclables and your imagination ready as we take on a secret design challenge together. Registration required. Participants will receive zoom information via email immediately after registering.
Ages 5-10.

26
Aug

Virtual Program: DB Mystery Book Discussion

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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This month we will be discussing "The Murder on the Links" by Agatha Christie. Copies are available for download through Hoopla. Adults. Registration required to receive access to this Zoom meeting.

27
Aug

Virtual Program: Intro to Guitar

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
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Checking out a guitar from the library? Sign up for a free,
introductory lesson and pick up a few tips to get started on your
musical journey. Adults. Registration Required. Participants will receive zoom information via email immediately after registering.

27
Aug

Virtual Program: Award Winners Book Discussion

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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This month we are reading "The Yellow House" by Sarah M. Broom. Digital copies are available through Hoopla, and print copies can be requested through the library's catalog.
Adults. Registration required to receive access to this Zoom event.

28
Aug

Virtual Program: Traditional Mat Yoga

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
RegisterChecking availability...

Practice yoga poses to relieve stress, increase strength and improve flexibility. Please dress comfortably and have a mat or towel. Teens and adults. Presented by Fit & Food Connection. Registration required. Participants will receive zoom information via email immediately after registering.