Category Archives: Displays

If we tell you not to touch, then we’re sure you can’t resist…

September marks when many libraries create displays to draw attention to books that have been challenged and/or banned over the years. Banned Books Week is September 25th through October 1st, but we’ve got a display in Center for the Reader … Continue reading

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Trump’s Campaign Slogan Courtesy of Butler

http://citylightsbooks.tumblr.com/post/146832570224/a-dystopian-novelist-predicted-trumps-campaign And yes, we have the clairvoyant text, Parable of the Talents, right here. It’s #2 in Butler’s Earthseed duo, #1 being the famous Parable of the Sower. Be sure to check out our Presidential Fiction display if you happen to be in … Continue reading

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Did you know . . . ?

Did you know that the map in the Winnie-the-Pooh books is based on a real place? The stories are set in Ashdown Forest, Sussex, England, and many of the locations in the stories can be linked to actual locations, with … Continue reading

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FLOTUS’ Advisory

A quick little precursor to the impending release of new Gilmore Girls episodes on Netflix: Just a couple of girls talking about books… (👻: michelleobama)https://t.co/CS48LB9fk7 — Gilmore Girls (@GilmoreGirls) June 25, 2016 Rory’s got some real readers’ advisory enthusiasm — … Continue reading

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Looking for a new series to get into?

If you’re looking for a series to get into this summer, we’ve got suggestions. Our Fantasy Maps displays have several series with books on display, including the Mistborn books by Brandon Sanderson. This fantasy series is primarily set on a … Continue reading

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GLBT Book Month

June is GLBT Book Month, and we’ve got a display to celebrate! Note that one of the books featured is James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room, also of the eponymous Philly bookstore below. Check out this Mic article on the continuing need … Continue reading

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Photography in Fiction

If you’re looking for something to do in St. Louis this Saturday, why not come down to Central Library and see our wonderful Photography Through the Lens of St. Louis exhibit? We have some amazing examples of photography from as … Continue reading

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The State of Latino Lit

“I think that writing is like sitting in a storm. I just sit and sit, and get soaked to the bone, and get sick, but I keep sitting because that’s all I know how to do, and then one day, if I’m f**king lucky, I get … Continue reading

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Poet Ted Mathys Spends National Poetry Month “In The Stacks” at Central Library

Join us and Writer-In-Residence Ted Mathys in celebration of National Poetry Month! St. Louis Public Library plays host to poet Ted Mathys, author of Null Set (2015), The Spoils (2009), and Forge (2005), as Writer-In-Residence this spring. Through routine blog … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day May Be Over…

    …but Blind Date with a Book is here to take you out to dinner and massage your feet all month long. We’ve got a bunch of hand-picked titles all wrapped up and anonymous for your reading pleasure. Swing by Central Library today and … Continue reading

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