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What's New @ SLCL

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

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.

ALLDATA is Back!

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.

Thornhill Branch Opens in February

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.

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 2018-19

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.