Calling all kids and teens with a talent for creative writing! SLCL is holding a contest for young writers. Write a story around the concept “someone wakes up in the morning, and no one remembers who they are” and submit your original literary work between March 1-31, 2019. Learn more.
What's New @ SLCL
SLCL will host a networking lunch and panel discussion for women business owners on Friday, March 1 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. at St. Louis County Library Headquarters. The event with include a panel discussion with local businesswomen, information sessions, networking opportunities, and free headshots. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Learn more.
You asked for it and we brought it back! ALLDATA Repair is now available at all library branches. This database offers easy to find manufacturers' auto repair information. Quickly look up repair info by searching for the vehicle year, make and model. Learn more.
The new Thornhill Branch will reopen on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. The new branch features a colorful interior, an interactive children's area with an outdoor garden, private study rooms, updated meeting rooms, comfortable seating and more. Learn more.
St. Louis County Library will celebrate Black History Month with special programming throughout February. Anthony Ray Hinton, author of the 2018 Oprah Book Club selection, “The Sun Does Shine” will deliver the keynote address on January 25 at Library Headquarters. Other events include dance performances, a jazz concert, a gospel celebration and more. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more.
SLCL is teaming up with the Missouri History Museum to present a documentary film and discussion series called Becoming American. The series will examine our diverse immigration experiences from both past and present. Programs feature documentary film screenings and discussions moderated by Dr. Adriano Udani from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Learn more.
Winter Reading Club wraps up on February 28. There’s still time to complete your reading log and claim a prize! Last year over 52,000 people participated in the program, which offers fun activities and great prizes for the whole family. All ages can participate. Learn more.
St. Louis County Library’s annual Winter Reading Club is happening now through February 28, 2019. Last year over 52,000 people participated in the club, which offers fun programs and reading opportunities for the whole family. Participants can track their reading online or by using a paper log, available at all SLCL branches. Learn more.
Did you get a new eReader or tablet over the holidays? SLCL offers a variety of free eMedia to download or stream including books, audiobooks, magazines and more. Learn how to download free eMedia to your device at these upcoming workshops. Learn more.
The Born to Read program is expanding! Starting in January 2019, Mercy Hospital will participate in the program, which provides new parents at area hospitals with a bag containing baby’s first library card, a board book, a Cardinals beanie, information about infant development and other items. In 2018, over 12,000 bags and library cards were delivered to new parents. The addition of Mercy Hospital St. Louis will reach an additional 9,000 parents and newborns. Learn more.