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Events & Classes

Format: 11/30/2020
Format: 11/30/2020

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

By registering and participating in the Library’s virtual program, you understand that the video and audio content is streamed to other participants if your microphone or video camera are on. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian’s permission to participate and anyone age 9 or younger must have direct adult supervision for the duration of the program.

8
Feb

Virtual Program: Tracing Your African American Ancestors: Digging Deeper

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Learn about additional sources and techniques to deepen your research and overcome roadblocks. This course will use specific examples of records available and show you how to use them. Prerequisite: “Tracing your African American Ancestors: Getting Started in Genealogical Research” or comparable research experience. 

8
Feb

Virtual Program: Mock Tales Book Discussion

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Learn how to make delicious mocktails while discovering new titles. Share and discuss books that pair well with a different signature mocktail each month. Bring your reading recommendations and mocktails to share. Theme: Black Voices. Adults. Registration required. Participants will receive zoom information via email immediately after registering.

9
Feb

Virtual Program: Slavery in Missouri, A Brief History

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
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Presented by The National Park Service. Park Ranger Nick Sacco will examine the history of slavery in Missouri by discussing the growth of the institution and highlighting the experiences of numerous enslaved African Americans in Missouri. Registration required. Adults. Participants will receive zoom information via email immediately after registering.

9
Feb

Virtual Program: Stretching and Deep Breathing

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Presented by Fit & Food Connection.
Practice breathing techniques and gentle stretching to relieve physical stiffness and stress. Adults and Teens. Registration required. Participants will receive zoom information via email immediately after registering.

10
Feb

Virtual Program: Art Club

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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Enjoy a creative challenge and share your work. Each week the theme will be announced at the start of the session.
Adults. Registration required. Participants will receive zoom information via email immediately after registering.

10
Feb

Virtual Program: Two Centuries of Black Composers in Opera

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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Presented by Opera Theater
St. Louis. Using a selection of Black composers, this presentation will discuss the work and agency taken by these composers in the face of racism and prejudice. Adults. Registration required. Participants will receive zoom information via email immediately after registering.

10
Feb

Virtual: The Power of Oral History in the African American Community

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Presented by the Department of African and African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.
Learn about the role of oral history in the African American community and how to conduct it as well as the African Oral History Project through Washington University in St Louis.

10
Feb

Virtual Program: Crochet Challenge Finale

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Let’s celebrate all we’ve learned in the past month and show off our #hookedonSLCL crochet sampler challenge. Check in with other #hookedonSLCL crocheters and share your favorite samples from the challenge. Adults and teens. Registration required. Participants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering.

11
Feb

Virtual Program: Home Food Preservation

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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Presented by the University of Missouri Extension
This 90-minute virtual class will include the basics of home food preservation, along with a demonstration on how to perform boiling water canning and/or steam canning by making a spiced blueberry jam.
Teens and adults. Registration required. Participants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering.

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