Thursday, March 28, 2013
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer your questions about what to read and more in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking about books. What books should you be reading? What are the hot books right now? Is there a classic book you just can't go without having read? What books should your kids be reading?Patch wants to help you get your questions answered, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts:
Monday, March 25, 2013
Patch is looking for experts who can talk must-reads and answer questions for readers.
We want to find the answers to all your book-related questions this week, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice. What books should you be reading? What are the hot books right now? Is there a classic book you just can't go without having read? What books should your kids be reading? If you consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post along with your email address. Two: You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, March 28. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at some of our …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Here's what a few people from the community suggest for summer reading material.
What better way to spend a hot summer day than lounging on a lawn chair or blasting the air-conditioning while reading your favorite summer novel? We asked a few members of the Maryland Heights community what book they're either currently reading or they recommend. Here are their recommendations:
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
A study from Central Connecticut State University places St. Louis in the top 10 most literate cities in the U.S.
A new study indicates book worms and bibliophiles populate St. Louis. Central Connecticut State University released a study today naming the top 10 most literatue U.S. cities. The study, according to the university's website, focused on newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, educational attainment and internet resources. Here's CCSU's top ten most literate cities: We're wondering how often you read. Do you always have a book open, or is it a rare occasion to paruse the library shelves?
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The St. Louis Cardinals are off to the World Series. Prep for these final games by reading up on the home team.
The St. Louis Cardinals start the 2011 World Series Wednesday. Can't wait to get your Cardinals fix? Venture down to your local library, where you can read about the team's past. The Thornhill Branch of the St. Louis County Library has a selection of sports books, several of which focus on the St. Louis Cardinals. For more information on these titles, visit the St. Louis County Library website.
Friday, July 22, 2011
We caught up with a few people from around the community to see what they recommend reading this summer.
The warm weather that's hit Maryland Heights recently makes staying indoors with the air-conditioning blasting or sitting poolside very attractive. But what can you do when you're lounging about on a hot day? One activity came to our minds: reading. We asked a few members of the Maryland Heights community what book they're either currently reading or they recommend.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Several St. Louis comic book shops offer special activities and merchandise on Free Comic Book Day.
Geeks love their genre-specific holidays, such as May the Fourth be With You (May 4) and Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 17). Their favorite may be Free Comic Book Day, the first Saturday in May. “It’s unbelievably popular,” said Mike Brodeur, general manager of The Fantasy Shop. “In retail, you develop an eye for names and faces. There are a few Free Comic Book Day customers we only see once a year, but we see them every year.” The free comics lure them in, but he said nearly all of the yearly customers leave with a large stash of purchased comics. A.J. Trujillo, co-owner of Starclipper in the Delmar Loop, said that although it’s an industrywide thank you to comic customers, many of the Free Comic Book Day comics are aimed at younger …