Tuesday, August 26, 2014

CHARLES LINDBERGH

This was not the best day ever for "Lucky Lindy": he died on August 26, 1974:



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THE CONQUEST OF POLIO

Today is the birthday of Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine (b. August 26, 1906):



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Monday, August 18, 2014

GENGHIS KHAN

Genghis Khan, on the other hand, left this world on this day in 1227:



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JAMES MEREDITH

The noted civil rights activist, author, and political advisor was born this day in 1933:



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THE DAM BUSTERS

Saturday, August 9, 2014

WINSTON CHURCHILL WORLD WAR II FILM SERIES (2014-2015)

Presented by the St. Louis Public Library and the National Churchill Museum

In commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy, this yearlong series features monthly screenings of motion pictures set in World War II and includes discussions putting each fi lm in historical context. Kit Freudenberg, Acting Director of the National Churchill Museum, leads the discussions.

All programs begin at 1:15 p.m.

Sept. 7 The Dambusters Lancaster bomber squadron destroys German dams

Oct. 5 The Longest Day Events leading up to D-Day

Nov. 2 The Memphis Belle Fictionalized version of the documentary

Dec. 7 Went the Day Well? Unofficial 1942 British propaganda film

Feb. 1 The Battle of Britain Epic air battles between Britain & Germany

Mar. 10 Das Boot U-Boat life in the Atlantic in 1942

Apr. 12 The Cruel Sea Royal Navy protects convoys

May 3 The Battle of the Bulge Battle between the Allies & the Axis

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

URBAN EATS

Make plans to swing by Central Library on August 12 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of Urban Eats Café Central.

The Grand Opening promises to be lots of fun. For starters, we’re not having an old-fashioned ribbon-cutting ceremony. We’re having a super-sized, stuffed muffin cutting to be handled by Mayor Francis Slay. The mayor, other dignitaries, and you will get to sample the “ceremonial muffin” and other items from Urban Eats Café Central’s eclectic selection of smoothies, coffee & tea, wraps, salads, snacks, and treats.

In addition, pianist Jerry Robushka will tickle the ivories, and a commemorative work of art from a local art guild will be presented to Café management. All in all, a great way to spend your lunch hour!

Located in west wing of the Locust Street Atrium, Urban Eats Café Central features many of the same tasty foods and drinks with an ethnic twist that St. Louisans have come to love at Urban Eats’ south city location.

The food is savory, the atmosphere is relaxed, and the setting is unmatched. Urban Eats Café Central is the perfect place to recharge your body and mind.

To find out more about everything that Urban Eats Café Central offers, including catering and box lunch service, or to place an order, call 314-206-6723.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

AUGUST MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY

Not genealogy, but possibly of interest given that they will be shown on the big screen in the Auditorium--and they're free!

Monday, August 4, 2014