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Events & Classes

Format: 07/05/2022
Format: 07/05/2022

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.


World-Record Breaking Long-Distance Swimmer Lynne Cox

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Virtual Author Series Presented in partnership by the St. Louis County Library and HEC MediaWatch our virtual author event with World-Record Breaking Long-Distance SwimmerLynne CoxAuthor of “Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog”In Conversation with HEC Media Host and Senior Rescue Dog Advocate Julie TristanLynne Cox—acclaimed bestselling author of “Swimming to Antarctica”—is internationally famous for swimming the world’s most difficult waterways. Lynne recognizes and celebrates all forms of athleticism in others, human or otherwise. And when she saw a video of a Newfoundland dog leaping from an airborne helicopter into Italian waters to save someone from drowning, Cox was captivated by the magnificence, physicality, and daring of the dog. “Tales of Al” is the inspiring story of Cox’s adventures on Italy’s picturesque Lake Idroscalo, as witness to the rigorous training of one of these spectacular dogs at SICS, the famed school that has trained hundreds of dogs for rescue operations.The interview will be available starting at 7:00 p.m., July 7 through this link: and on the Higher Education Channel at Spectrum 989 and AT&T U-verse 99. It will then be archived for later view at books available from Left Bank Books at


PowerPoint I

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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Create a basic slideshow presentation using layouts and design templates, images, text boxes and bulleted lists with Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016.
Registration required.

Prerequisites: Word II or equivalent experience.


Filipinos at the 1904 World's Fair

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

Presented by Ria Unson. One of the most popular attractions at the 1904 World's Fair was the Philippine Village, a 47-acre site that for seven months became home to 1,000 people on display. Learn about how depicting Filipino culture as “uncivilized” was a method used to gain support for American imperialism.