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Genetic Impact of the Black Death

Researchers studying the Black Death of the 14th century have found evidence that the plague caused Medieval Europeans to evolve.  More...
Teeny Blog 

General: SRP Fabulous Fridays

 Learn how science shapes your world with free programs for preschool to grade 5 at some of your favorite area attractions on Fridays in July. Check Bookends for dates, times and locations.  More...
Teeny Blog 

General: KY3 Storybreak

 Hear your favorite stories read by KY3 personalities this summer! Check Bookends to learn dates, times and locations.  More...
Teeny Blog 

General: DigiTots Storytimes

 There's something new in storytimes this summer! Branches will be hosting DigiTots storytimes throughout the summer for infants to age 6. Join us for a mix of traditional and digital storytimes using books and an iPad with a focus on Racing to Read skills. Check Bookends for more information.  More...
Library News 

Help "Raise the Woof" for Brentwood Branch Library

Loyal library visitors have been itching to dig into the ReNew Brentwood campaign, the $2.5 million fundraising effort to help renovate the beloved Brentwood Branch Library.  More...
Teeny Blog 

TR Baby in the Mirror

 "Who's the baby in the mirror?" Babies love to look at faces, so go to the mirror and talk about that sweet baby!  More...
Teeny Blog 

AGR Book Party

 Ash Grove Branch Library is having a Book Party for infants to age 5 and their families on Tuesday, July 1st from 10 a.m. to noon. Drop in for literacy-based activity ideas that are fun and easy-to-make. Each family gets a free book at this special program!  More...

Update on Missouri and Common Core

Both supporters and opponents of Common Core State Standards in Missouri have reached a compromise. What will this mean for students in the years to come?  More...
Local History 

Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

 The assassination of Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, triggered World War I.  See how the Library is documenting Missouri’s participation in the war and discover new books published for the centennial of this controversial event in European history.  More...
Teeny Blog 

MID Bilingual Storytime

 The Midtown Carnegie Branch Library is having a Bilingual Storytime on Saturday, June 28th at 11 a.m. for infants to grade 2. This interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families so they can learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.  More...
Library News 

Little Readers Share Big Love for the Library

Some of the best stories in the library don’t come from our books, but from our visitors, and often out of the mouths of babes.    More...
Teeny Blog 

TS Pretend Play

 Telling Stories is all about playing pretend, so put on your creative hat and engage in some make-believe!  More...
History & Biography 

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The author of “The Little Prince” led a life of deep thoughts, complicated love, and great adventure.  More...
Teeny Blog 

Tiny Tots SRP

 Have you signed up for the Summer Reading Program yet? Don't forget that our littlest patrons from birth through 18 months have a special Tiny Tots program designed just for them. Participate in some early literacy activities at home to win free books and entry into drawings for a prize basket at your branch. Come in to any location to pick up your gameboard or get more information at http://thelibrary.org/fizzboomreadMore...
Teeny Blog 

TLC Block Party

 Like to build with blocks? Join us for a Block Party on Saturday, June 21st at 11 a.m. at the Library Center. We'll provide different types of blocks to build with and you provide the engineering skills and creativity. For age 2 to grade 6.  More...
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