Wednesday, December 12, 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 7:00 p.m on Saturday, February 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, November 6, 2012
With 91 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Proposition L looked poised to pass with 57 percent of the vote.
With 91 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Proposition L looked poised to pass with 57 percent of the vote. See previous coverage: The economic slowdown over the last three years has had a major effect on the St. Louis County Library system. The overall assessment of housing, commercial and retail properties—the library's tax base—decreased by 11 percent since 2008 as the circulation of library materials increased by 34 percent and programming attendance doubled. On Election day, voters will approve or deny Proposition L, a proposed 6-cent per $100 assessed valuation tax to benefit the library system, including $76.9 million in construction of new libraries, $12.7 million in existing building renovations and another $9 million …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The St. Louis County Library said the Oakville branch has $1 million worth of improvements to be made.
St. Louis County Library is hoping to make major renovations at Oakville’s Cliff Cave Branch if voters approve a tax increase this November. The Cliff Cave Branch at 5430 Telegraph Rd. needs $1 million worth of improvements to children’s, teen and adult spaces, according to the library’s master plan. In addition, building improvements would consist of additional seating, collaborative spaces and upgrades to furniture and finishes. The Cliff Cave Branch at 18,940 square feet, was built in 1980 and has been upgraded four times. The process started when St. Louis County Library Board of Trustees commissioned Aaron Cohen Associates Ltd. to develop the library's facilities master plan. What emerged in February was a 10-year program of major …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Work up a sweat or chill out at the Arnold Rec Center and Library.
Moms looking for an escape from their kids can take a healthy break at the Arnold Recreation Center and Jefferson County Library. Here you can enjoy a kid-free workout or settle down with a cup of coffee and a good book. If you have the time, why not try both? The Arnold Rec Center and library share a facility off Astra Way and Missouri State Road. You can start your time here with a work out at the gym, run a few laps around the indoor track, dive in for a refreshing swim, then stroll down the hall to the library. Life Change Café is nestled between the two facilities, selling coffee, cold beverages and snacks. Feel free to bring your beverage into the library and enjoy it while sitting next to the faux fire in the reading lounge with a …
From dancing and sleepovers to puppets and maple sugar, take your pick of fun family activities this week.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Gwen Ragno
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
If you're looking for something fun to do with the youngsters this week, you're in luck. We've got puppets, dancing, a sleepover, pottery-painting and a maple sugar expedition. No excuses to stay at home this time.