These are exciting times for library users. Not only can you go to the library to check out books for free, you can also go for a live demonstration of hog butchering!
Well, uh, you can do that in Overland Park, Kansas, just outside of Kansas City. Not here. Not yet. But isn't it glorious to know ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsDon't fear the stacks. St. Louis Public Library will accept food for fines in July.Stop hiding from the library cops. There are still a few days for library delinquents to take advantage of the St. Louis Public Library's Food for Fines program.
Through the end of July, all ... More >>
Kholood EidOn January 6, 1912, 99 years and one day ago, the Central Library downtown opened its doors for the very first time. Designed by the architect Cass Gilbert to look like an Italian Renaissance palace and costing $1.5 million, part of which was a gift from the Pittsburgh steel baron Andr ... More >>
image viaThe Carondelet Branch of the St. Louis Public Library.The St. Louis Public Library is on a self-improvement tear. Just six months after the Central Library downtown closed its doors for more than a year of renovations, the library's Carondelet Branch at 6800 Michigan Avenue will also ... More >>
Image sourceBring in your canned goods for fines. Yoga not necessary.Some people are less, shall we say, diligent than others about returning their library books on time. (One excuse: These fancy newfangled self-checkout receipts make it harder to discern when a book is due, as opposed to the ... More >>
Not the book to be reading during these concerts.Usually, there's not much to entertain downtown during the work day, not even buskers serenading the city streets. But for the remainder of June and all of the July, downtown denizens can head to the Old Post Office Plaza (between 8th and 9th o ... More >>
Image sourceThe Central Library, awaiting its gut rehab.Have you ever had a burning desire to visit the stacks in the Central Library downtown? Even if you're not usually an aficionado of libraries, you really should. The stacks are seven levels of clouded glass floors and narrow staircases a ... More >>
Image: Copyright CyberStern.comColin Beaven will be at the Schlafly Branch of St. Louis Public Library tonight.Not content with just biking to work or going on a recycling crusade, Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man lived for a year in the strictest green lifestyle. That meant eating organical ... More >>
courtesy Houghton MifflinYou may be unaware, but today, May 14, is St. Louis Reads Day. (It's also the Independence Days of Paraguay and Israel and the birthday of Danny Wood, the least-celebrated of the New Kids on the Block.) In celebration, you could go outside and sit under a tree with a ... More >>
For those of you still in college, this is the last weekend of summer. Time to get out there and make as many mistakes as possible in the next 48 hours before lying to yourself that you're "really going to hit the books" this semester. For the rest of us, there's a variety of cheap choices this week ... More >>
Awful Library BooksUnreal recently came across an absolutely wonderful blog called Awful Library Books. Founded by two Michigan librarians named Mary and Holly, the site is, in their words, "a collection of public library holdings that we find
amusing and maybe questionable for public libraries t ... More >>
TGIF! Here are ten things to do this weekend that won't bust your budget. soulardbluesband.comSoulard Blues Band at Broadway Oyster Bar (Friday)The Soulard Blues Band has been around for more than 25 years, but this current lineup came
together about two years ago. They play at 9:30 p.m. Friday. ... More >>