Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Thornhill Branch of the St. Louis County Library will host a 'Twilight' Party to celebrate 'Breaking Dawn,' the newest installment in the popular series.
USA Today reported that before the Breaking Dawn premier in Los Angeles this week, fans camped out for days hoping to get a glimpse of Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner as they headed down the red carpet. Clearly, Twilight fans are a dedicated bunch and those in the Maryland Heights area are no exception. The movie opens Friday in St. Louis and some area theaters are already selling tickets in advance — including AMC Theaters Esquire 7, Chesterfield 14 with IMAX and West Olive 16. Wednesday, the St. Louis Post Dispatch announced a contest in which one lucky fan can win a prize package that consists of Breaking Dawn movie passes, DVDs of the first three movies, the new soundtrack, a tote bag and more. Even the Thornhill …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
A new series will give the skinny on available video game at your nearest library.
We here at Maryland Heights Patch may not have a belt with a Nintendo Controller like Captain N: The Game Master, but we appreciate a good video game. Fortunately, locals can check out video games from an area library. The Thornhill Branch of the St. Louis County Library has video games availible for the Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360. The wide variety of video games, from Reader Rabbit 1st Grade to Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, can keep all ages interested while checking out a book along the way. Many gamers cannot afford every new game that released. We hope this column will provide budget gamers a sense of relief—they can check out a video game at their local library. Our goal for this series is to keep you aware of each game availible, the …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
The Thornhill Branch of the St. Louis County Library hosted a Hogwarts-themed evening in celebration of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II."
Kids gathered for an after hours Hogwarts-themed party at the Thornhill Branch of the St. Louis County Library in celebration of the last Harry Potter movie. Refreshments, costume contests, trivia and fun ruled the night as they escaped from the Muggle world.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Thornhill Library provides teens with an age-appropriate setting to relax with their peers.
The third Thursday of every month, people walking into the Thornhill Branch Library are greeted by the sounds of teens cheering one another on to Super Smash Brother’s Brawl. The lobby meeting room is taken over by the Gamer’s Guild, run by Nick O’Neal, library assistant and leader of the Teen Advisory Group. Twenty kids aged 12-17 gather in groups of three to four around multiple Wii's, Xbox 360’s and Playstation 2’s. Some kids strap on a guitar as part of their virtual rock band while others prepare to duke it out with the best of Nintendo characters. The wide selection of games rated T and younger are all multiplayer, so there’s nonstop friendly chatter between kids as they play together. “The Gamer’s Guild creates a real sense of …