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What's New @ SLCL

Celebrating Poetry

In celebration of National Poetry Month, adults 18+ are invited to submit their original poems for inclusion in the St. Louis County Library poetry compilation. The compilation will appear in the SELF-e Indie Missouri, an online collection of works available to all participating Missouri libraries, available in SLCL’s eMedia collection. Learn more.

Youth Chess Tournament

The Natural Bridge Branch is hosting a Youth Chess Tournament with the Saint Louis Chess Club on Saturday, April 20 for ages 10-17. There's no cost to participate and lunch will be provided to the players. Learn more. 

Meramec Valley Branch Opens May 15

The new Meramec Valley Branch will open on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. The new branch is located at 1501 San Simeon and features a Discovery Zone for kids, an outdoor reading deck, private study rooms, a community meeting room and other amenities. The old location at 625 New Smizer Mill Road will close to the public at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Learn more.

Experience Opera

Experience an introduction to opera with Opera Theatre Saint Louis. Several branches are hosting programs to learn more about the background, story and music of the 2019 season at Opera Theatre Saint Louis. Learn more

Musical Instrument Lending Program Expands

SLCL is expanding the musical instrument lending program by adding several new instruments to the collection including keyboards, electric guitars, box drums, xylophones, bass guitars and djembes. The instruments are available for check out at four branches: Library Headquarters, Daniel Boone, Florissant Valley and Grant’s View. Patrons with a valid library card can take home the musical instrument of their choice for two weeks. Learn more

Leadercast Women

SLCL will host viewings of Leadercast Women throughout 2019. The first session takes place on Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Glaize Branch. Participants will hear from experienced women leaders who’ll share their insights, experiences and revelations on how to be a strong leader. Learn more.

Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women’s History Month at St. Louis County Library! We’ll have special programming throughout March including book and film discussions, art programs, historical lectures, and a women in business luncheon. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more.

Hip Hop Architecture Camp

SLCL will host a Hip Hop Architecture Camp this summer at the Natural Bridge Branch for ages 12-15. The camp will take place Monday, June 3 – Friday, June 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day. During the camp, participants will be paired with architects, urban planners, designers and hip hop artists to design a unique vision for their communities. They will also participate in an architectural design competition and a rap battle for prizes. The camp is free and lunch is provided. Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2019.

Chess for Adults

Adults can learn to play chess at the library this spring. Three branches are hosting workshops with an experienced instructor who will demonstrate the basic principles and strategies of the game. Learn more.