Saturday, June 9, 2012
Good summer reads suggested by the library and book store.
Whether lounging by the swimming pool, relaxing on a beach towel on a family vacation, or just curling up at home with a good book, many people make summer a time to tackle a good, mystery, suspense thriller or romance novel that has been on their "to do" list. Here is a list of summer reads suggested by local librarians and a book store manager. Jennifer McBride, of the St. Louis County Library, sent along its summer reading list called "Step into New Worlds" that contains both fiction and non-fiction titles. The Magicians, by Lev Grossman Like everyone else, high school senior Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn't real, until he is admitted to a secretive college of magic. The Magicians is a dazzling and inventive coming-of-age tale…
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 …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
On May 5, pick up free comic books while supplies last.
Fans of the Avengers, Spider-Man and Transformers can pick up special-edition issues starring their favorite superheroes during Free Comic Book Day on May 5. Comic Headquarters on Telegraph Road is giving away comics from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Fans and comic newcomers can get up to three comics and the first 100 will receive a Thor action figure. The shop will also have a sketch artist from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and a 20 percent sale on all comics. Owner Steve Koch said there's something for everyone on Free Comic Book Day, ranging from Peanuts to Star Wars. "The big push these days is for kids to start reading," Koch said. "There's still the collectible angle, but these days, comics are more for reading and enjoying, and to see they're an …
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 …
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Children spend the month playing, dancing, singing, and of course reading, at the Cliff Cave Library.
July was packed with fun at the St. Louis County Library Cliff Cave branch, 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, Yatzee, and other favorite board games. They 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.
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.
Monday, July 4, 2011
The St. Louis County Library's Summer Reading Program offers free entertainment and rewards for the whole family.
If you are looking for a fun way to keep your kids’ reading skills from getting rusty over the summer, look no further than your local branch of the St. Louis County Library— Cliff Cave Library at 5430 Telegraph Road. The St. Louis metro area boasts a wide selection of free activities for entertaining kids over the summer (one of the reasons I think St. Louis is the best city to raise kids in), and the Summer Reading Program is one that we look forward to every year. With reading programs for every age, from babies to adults, everyone can get motivated to read this summer. For example, even my one-year-old is participating, with 20 little circles to color in as we tick off the books we’ve read over the summer. When she reached 10 books, …