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What's New @ SLCL

History & Genealogy 20th Anniversary

The History & Genealogy Department will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, September 29 with a day of activities and classes at Library Headquarters. An open house begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Headquarters Auditorium with tours of the department to follow. Classes of interest to family history seekers begin at 1:00 p.m. The open house is free and open to the public, but registration is required for each of the classes. Learn more.

Kindergarten Prep

Find out what you and your child need to know before starting kindergarten-attend a Kindergarten Prep workshop at SLCL! Kindergarten Prep focuses on the skills necessary for a successful first year in school, such as cooperation, socialization and listening. Families who participate in the workshop will receive a bag with school supplies and a free book. Learn more.

MetroMarket Visits Lewis & Clark

St. Louis MetroMarket will visit the Lewis & Clark Branch this fall every Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. offering fresh, affordable produce, along with recipe ideas and meal planning assistance. St. Louis MetroMarket is a mobile farmer’s market that uses a converted city bus to bring healthy foods into low-income, high need communities. Learn more

Library Card Sign-up Month

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month! To celebrate, we're introducing two new library card designs. Stop by your local branch to sign up or renew your card. Learn more.

Grand Glaize Branch Reopens in September

The renovated Grand Glaize Branch will reopen on Thursday, September 13 at 9:00 a.m. The new and improved branch will be 5,500 square feet larger, and will feature a colorful children's area, private study rooms, updated meeting rooms, comfortable seating and more. Learn more.

Podcasting Workshops

Several SLCL branches are hosting a podcasting workshop in September. Attendees will get an introduction to the different aspects of podcasting including research, marketing and hosting, and how library resources can help you get started. Learn more.

Explore Virtual Reality

SLCL will host a series of virtual reality programs starting in September using Google Expeditions. Participants use virtual reality headsets to explore a variety of scenarios and landscapes including oceans, volcanoes, space and college campuses. The programs are taking place at multiple branches and are open to all age groups. Learn more.

After School Meals

Operation Food Search will provide a healthy grab and go light meal to children Monday-Friday at six branches starting in August 2018. Stop by after school and enjoy a free meal along with activities for kids and teens, such as LEGOs, crafts and movies. Meals will be available free of charge for children ages 5-18. Learn more.