Saturday, May 11, 2013
Kickoff to the St. Louis County Library summer programs begins Monday so now is the time for Eureka and Wildwood residents to register.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Information was provided by the St. Louis County Library. St. Louis County Library’s (SLCL) popular summer reading clubs will kick-off early this year starting May 13 and running through August 3. Summer reading club program guides are available at all SLCL locations. The Eureka Hills Branch Library in Eureka is a SLCL library. The library offers clubs for all ages: babies, kids, teens and adults, with fun programs and great prizes for each age group. Participation is free, and as an added incentive, preschool children through those entering 12th grade will have their fines waived when they sign up for a summer reading club (some restrictions apply). Registration begins May …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The former vice president will discuss his new book and take questions from audience members.
Al Gore is coming to St. Louis to kick off the St. Louis County Library's 10th ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series. The event will take place at 7 p.m on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Ticket packages are $35 for one ticket and one book or $50 for two tickets and one book. Tickets can be purchased through brownpapertickets.com or at St. Louis County Library Headquarters. Gore will discuss his new book “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change.” For more, check out the St. Louis County Library Foundation's website.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Voters in Eureka and Wildwood, along with others in St. Louis County Library system cities, will decide Nov. 6 whether to approve the Proposition L tax increase for construction and branch maintenance. One endorser is from Wildwood.
The St. Louis County Library has not asked for a property tax increase in nearly 30 years—since 1983. But now county library representatives are asking voters to support one. Proposition L is an initiative to increase the current Library tax rate by $0.06. These funds can only be spent to improve library facilities and operations. By law, none of these funds will go to the St. Louis County government, according to the Proposition L website. A total of $265,000-plus in contributions have been made to support a committee backing the proposed St. Louis County Library tax increase appearing on the Nov. 6 ballot. Voters in Eureka and Wildwood will help decide whether to approve or reject the measure, along with other people living in the …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
If approved in November, the St. Louis County ballot item would fund upgrades at various library locations.
A November tax levy that would fund numerous upgrades at St. Louis County Library branches is getting thousands of dollars in support from building companies. The committee Citizens for Our Library and Our Community supports the six-cent increase. In July, it reported receiving contributions totaling $50,100 from April 16 through June 30, a document filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission states. The library system includes the Eureka Hills Branch Library. Contributors to the tax-levy committee included Chesterfield-based Brinkmann Constructors ($5,000), St. Louis-based Tesson Roofing & Exteriors ($5,000) and Rock Island, IL-based engineering consultants KJWW ($5,000). Meanwhile, the committee spent more than $43,000, primarily on …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
On May 5, visit the Eureka Hills Branch of the St. Louis County Library and pick up one free comic book while supplies last.
Fans of the Avengers, Spider-Man and Transformers can pick up special-edition issues starring their favorite superheroes during Free Comic Book Day on May 5. All branches of the St. Louis County Library, including the Eureka Hills Branch at 156 Eureka Towne Center Drive, will have free comics to give away on Saturday. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., residents may visit their local branch and receive one issue per person while supplies last. Free Comic Book Day is an annual celebration of comics. Each May, retailers, publishers, suppliers and distributors make some comics free in an effort to reward comic book veterans and draw in new fans. Forty-two different titles will be available, including comics targeted toward kids. A full list of Free Comic…
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
'Read St. Louis' initiative develops activities, discussions and programs around six of the top new books, encouraging St. Louisans to read more. Which ones can be found at the Eureka Hills Branch of the St. Louis County Library system?
St. Louis County Library has announced 2012 picks for the annual Read St. Louis initiative. Not only are the six books great reads, but the library is developing programs, discussions and activities around each one. First up is the library's pick for memoir, Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son by Anne Lamott. If this new book is anything like Lamott's writings on being a Christian, storytelling or raising her son, it'll be a must-read. Lamott's lyrical, intimate writing style makes readers feel she is reaching through her book and golding their hand, guiding them through her struggles with alcoholism and drugs to find happiness in her work, her religion and her family. In Some Assembly Required, Lamott partners with her…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
St. Louis County Library users now can log into their accounts and make requests from on-the-go with a new smartphone application launched this week. Downloading eMedia got easier, too.
By bookmarking a new mobile application, St. Louis County Library users now can keep their library needs at their fingertips wherever they are. SLCL Mobile, the new application launched by St. Louis County Library staffers this week, works on all smartphones, including Android, iPhone and Blackberry. The app is free and available in the iTunes store and Android Market. A direct link to the app can be found by clicking here. Jennifer McBride, communications manager for the county's library system, said the app was developed by a company called Boopsie. SLCL Mobile provides real-time information for customers. Users can log in to their library accounts, renew items, search the catalog and place requests, said McBride. Using the smartphone’s…