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What's New @ SLCL

Black History Month Celebration

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.

Becoming American Film and Discussion Series

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

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.

eMedia Help

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.

Born to Read Program Expands

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.

Online Learning

Make your New Year's resolutions a reality–sign up for an online class! SLCL offers cardholders a variety of free, online classes that are self-paced and led by expert instructors. Develop a new computer skill, learn a new language or just expand your horizons. Learn more.

Computer Classes

SLCL offers a variety of free computer classes for all skill levels. Our trained instructors can help you learn basic word processing, or more advanced skills like Excel and PowerPoint. Learn more.

Sci-finders Kits

Keep your kids engaged and excited about learning over winter break–check out a Sci-finder kit from your local branch. The kits contain everything parents and kids need to engage in hands-on activities at home. Each kit comes equipped with learning activities and experiments centered on a variety of science and technology topics. Learn more.

Plans for New History and Genealogy Center and Administrative Building Announced

St. Louis County Library has purchased approximately six acres near the intersection of Clayton Road and Spoede Road in Frontenac, Missouri for the construction of two buildings: a new History & Genealogy Center and an Administrative Building. Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2019. The projects are part of a multi-year, $120+ million campaign to renovate or replace 19 branches within the Library District. 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.

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