Monday, July 4, 2011
Throughout this month, we'll be taking a look at different First Amendment issues, including public access to information in Missouri.
July is a month to celebrate American freedoms. Hundreds of years ago, the country’s forefathers established a country devoid of royal rule, where its citizens had certain inalienable rights. Maryland Heights Patch celebrates one of those rights every day; "the freedom of speech and of the press." The First Amendment grants everyone the right to speak our minds and worship as we see fit. Here's the First Amendment's text, found on the Cornell University Law School website: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
To celebrate National Read Across America Day, Patch asked library employees to pick some great books.
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- Jeff Brandt
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Each week, Patch selects a handful of themed items of interest to Maryland Heights residents. We call the ongoing feature Patch Picks. For this edition of the column, we deferred to Geri Olmstead, the manager of St. Louis County Library's Thornhill Branch to narrow down a list of ten great books to celebrate National Read Across America Day. Thanks to the help of Olmstead's library staff members, we present five selections for adults and five for kids to check out during the week of Read Across America Day, which falls on March 2 — Dr. Seuss's birthday. BOOKS FOR CHILDREN The children's programming staff selected five books, the first three of which excel as storytime books for children. The last two appeal to teens. 1. And the Dish Ran …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Maryland Heights-based authors have books available for e-book readers.
Attention Maryland Heights book lovers who want to read e-books written by their neighbors — you're in luck! Several local authors have books available on the Amazon Kindle and other e-book readers. It's a safe bet some Maryland Heights-ers got a new Kindle for Christmas. Apparently Internet retail giant Amazon.com had a huge holiday success with its newest version of the e-reader. CNet reported more people turned on a Kindle for the first time and bought more books for the e-reader than on any other day since its release. So what can you read that was crafted locally? You could check out all five of Heather Brewer's teenage vampire novels on the Kindle. Sony's e-book store also has the series, as does Barnes & Nobel for its Nook e-book. …