Monday, September 3, 2012
What books are on your list of must-reads before we fully enter the fall?
Although Labor Day marks the last hurrah for white pants, barbeques and kids up late on a Sunday night, it is not the end of the season. Until the clock strikes midnight on Sept. 21, it's still summer. So whether you're buying a new or used treasure from Around the Corner Paperbacks or borrowing one from the Cliff Cave Library, there's still time to squeeze in another good book before summer ends. Not sure what to read for your last hurrah of summer? Fear not, we've cobbled together some best-sellers from The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, along with a few staff favorites from summers past. All you need to make your experience complete is a nice cold glass of iced tea lemonade. Fiction Non-fiction Be sure to tell us in your …
Monday, August 6, 2012
If approved in November, the St. Louis County ballot item would fund upgrades at various library locations. The system includes the Cliff Cave Branch on Telegraph Road.
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 Cliff Cave Branch on Telegraph Road. A facilities master plan published earlier this year recommends that the branch be replaced with a new 20,000-square-foot building, referencing inadequate and inconvenient parking, among other concerns. The upgrade would represent roughly 4,000 square feet in additional space. …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The author will be at the library Friday at 2 p.m.
Teen fantasy author James Kennedy is coming to Cliff Cave Library Friday as part of St. Louis County Library’s summer reading program. Kennedy, who penned, The Order of Odd-Fish, will show attendees the inspiration behind the book and its anime influences. He’ll also step into the country of Japan and teach children about the language. Join Kennedy Friday at 2 p.m. at Cliff Cave Library, 5430 Telegraph Road. The program is recommended for children ages 8-10. The event is free, but registration is required by calling 314-994-3300 or online at www.slcl.org/events.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
St. Louis County Libraries kick off their summer reading clubs June 1.
Cliff Cave Library will start its summer reading club June 1. All ages can participate through Aug. 4 and participation is free. Stop by the library to sign up. Here are the clubs offered by age, provided by the St. Louis County Library: Sweat Dreams @ Your Library Baby Summer Reading Club for ages 0-2 Parents, keep track of how many books you read to your little one and how many library story times you attend on the log sheet you receive when you sign up. Bring the log sheet to the library when you reach each prize stop. Prizes include electronic keys, Giggables and board books. Dream Big, Read! Kids Summer Reading Club for ages 3 - entering 5th grade Kids, track the number of minutes or books read on a special log sheet. Bring your …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Marian Brickner will be speaking at the library at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursday.
A famous nature photographer is coming to Cliff Cave Library Thursday to talk about her work and give free copies of her new book at 10 and 11 a.m. Marian Brickner's photographs have appeared in National Geographic Kids and Missouri Conservation magazines as well as textbooks and art calendars across the globe. Brickner's new book, I’m Lucy: A Day in the Life of a Young Bonobo, focuses on bonobos, a species of great apes. The St. Louis County Library Foundation's Gift of Reading program is sponsoring the book giveaway. Can't make Thursday's appearance? Check these other dates and locations where Brickner is speaking.
Monday, January 30, 2012
The Read St. Louis initiative develops activities, discussions and programs around six of the top new books, encouraging local residents to read more.
St. Louis County Library has announced the 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, including at Cliff Cave Library on Telegraph Road. 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 holding their hand, guiding them through her struggles with alcoholism and drugs to find happiness in her work, her religion and her …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
St. Louis County Library users now can log into their accounts and make requests with a new smartphone app. 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 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 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, McBride said. Using the smartphone’s GPS, SLCL Mobile …
Friday, August 12, 2011
One hearing will be at Cliff Cave Library.
The Metropolitan Sewer District is holding open hearings for the public to ask questions about a rate proposal that would increase bills for area residents. The proposal would finance more than $1 billion in investments to the area’s water collection and treatment system after a lawsuit with the Environmental Protection Agency. The public hearings start Aug. 16, with an Aug. 20 meeting at Cliff Cave Library in Oakville: Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 — 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Engineers Club of St. Louis 4359 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108 Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 — 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. City of Chesterfield City Hall 690 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield, MO 63017 Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 — 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Cliff Cave Branch …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Children spent the month playing, dancing, singing and of course reading at the Cliff Cave Library.
July was packed with fun at the Cliff Cave Library with programs encouraging play and exploration through reading as part of the summer reading club. This month, children got to travel the globe while singing and dancing with Jan, George and Sophia Surigos of Wild Heart. They played life-sized versions of Candy Land, Yahtzee, and other favorite board games and read to pets from Love On A Leash's Whiskers and Tales. Take a look at the gallery for pictures of some of these great July programs at Cliff Cave Library.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The force was strong with children at the Cliff Cave Library this weekend for Star Wars Fan Fest.
This Saturday, Star Wars fans gathered at the Cliff Cave library for a Star Wars Fan Fest. Children played games, made crafts, watched movies, had snacks, played trivia and competed in a costume contest. Check out the fantastic Fan Fest costumes inspired by participants' favorite Star Wars characters.