Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Philip Horn, MSW, MPH, covers the benefits of meditation, basic meditation exercises, and a hands-on demonstration of sitting for meditation and breathing spaces. Participants receive tools to reduce daily stress.

March 25, 2015, 10-11 a.m.
Julia Davis Branch Library
4415 Natural Bridge Ave.
314-383.3021 |


If you think that you’ve had one, SLPL offers a series of ongoing workshops to entrepreneurs and inventors to help them check the United States Patent and Trademark Office web site to see if anyone has already patented their idea / registered that trademark.  An in-depth two hour workshop is scheduled for April at which each attendee will be provided with a laptop to use during the workshop. Patents and trademark searching will be discussed and your questions will be answered. Adults only. Space is limited, so registration is required.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6-8 p.m.
Central Library, Science & Technology Room (1st Floor)
Patents & Trademarks Resource Center



Back by popular demand, this program was offered twice last year as "African American Youth Inventors." Now we are broadening our scope to include inventors of all ages. Space is limited, so registration is required.  Join us, learn about the inventing process, and get motivated to patent your own ideas.

Julia Davis Branch
4415 Natural Bridge Avenue             
Saturday, 25 April 2015, 1-3 p.m.

Friday, March 13, 2015


 Libraries are living, dynamic institutions that need to adapt to changing conditions in order to remain vibrant and strong.

To ensure that the St. Louis Public Library continues to make the best use of your support and provide you with the services you deserve, we are undertaking a comprehensive Strategic Planning Project in 2015.

Because you are the sole reason that the Library exists, you are the most important part of the planning process. We want to hear what you think. If you are a St. Louis city resident or Library patron, join us at any of our scheduled group discussions (see Registration Form) and help us create an even better St. Louis Public Library!

Strategic Planning Project Registration Form


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The St. Louis Public Library is proud to announce the schedule for its second annual “Healthy Living @ Your Library”  event.

Throughout the year, the Library will host health-related programs based on three elements---Budget-Friendly Nutrition; Stress Release; and Exercise. The topics were gleaned from a survey conducted during the “2014 Consumer Information Speaker Series” events. All events are FREE and open to the public.

March 14
Baden Branch Library
8448 Church Rd.
314.388.2400 |
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Healthy Cooking on a Budget

Professional cook and Operation Food Search Outreach Coordinator Mariella Funk explains healthy eating on a budget. Take home recipe cards and informational handouts (while supplies last).

March 21
Barr Branch Library
1701 S. Jefferson Ave.
314.771.7040 |
3-4 p.m.
Healthy Eating on a Budget

Operation Food Search provides tips on how to grocery shop on a budget and includes a demonstration of an easy, nutritious recipe. Free samples, recipe cards, and nutrition tips (while supplies last).

March 28
Julia Davis Branch Library
4415 Natural Bridge Ave.
314-383.3021 |
4-5 p.m.
Healthy Cooking on a Budget

Professional cook and Operation Food Search Outreach Coordinator Mariella Funk explains healthy eating on a budget. Take home recipe cards and informational handouts (while supplies last).

For more information, contact:

John A. Koniak
Office: (314) 539-0305

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Join the fun this weekend at and bring your past to life for free with Findmypast.

 Records available will include:
  • Over 200 million UK census records
  • Travel and migration records, allowing you to trace your family overseas
  • Crime and punishment records
  • Military records from conflicts such as the Battle of Waterloo, Crimean War and World War 1
  • The UK’s largest online collection of Parish Records, from as long ago as the 16th century
In addition, you’ll have access to our archive of over 10 million British newspaper pages from as long ago as 1710, as well as our collections of newspapers from all over the world, allowing you to take your research even further. 


Use one or more of the Library's 2,900 family histories arranged by family name for your genealogical research, or Ask a Librarian to look something up.


Creative Experience is a digital maker space. It is a platform for collaborative digital media creation and publishing. The space inspires ingenuity, encourages artistry, and cultivates expertise. Upon entering the Creative Experience, the user is presented with four Pods. Each Pod contains software and hardware that allows users to create, edit, and digitally publish audio, video, photo, print, and interactive content for the web.

Creative Experience also features a Recording Room. The room has a Mac with Pro Tools, Garage Band, Audacity, and Apple Logic Pro, as well as a mixer, speakers, three microphones, an eighty-eight key keyboard, and headphones. We encourage users to bring in their own instruments and we have numerous cables to connect them. In addition to recording music, users can record oral projects, such as podcasts, oral histories, or spoken word poetry.

More info here.