Tuesday, February 12, 2013
All you have to do is bring a book or movie that you enjoyed—or hated—that you can use as an icebreaker.
To celebrate Valentine's Day—and potentially snag book-lovers a date—the Thornhill Branch of the St. Louis County Public Library District is hosting its second annual literary speed dating event. The event is free at the Maryland Heights library, but registration is required. Speed dating will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. All you have to do is bring a book or movie that you enjoyed—or hated—that you can use as an icebreaker. Participants will then have five to seven minutes to chat with another person before moving on to the next participatn. Participants will meet potential friends and dates anonymously. Library officials say the event is aimed at adults in their 20s, 30s, and 40s but all are welcome to attend. Space is limited …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Plus, Maryland Heights' Leslie’s Poolmart hopes to hire a sales associate.
Each week, Maryland Heights Patch finds businesses seeking to fill positions in town and in nearby communities. Here are five opportunities we found this week. Who’s Hiring: Leslie’s Poolmart Location: Maryland Heights Job: Sales Associate To Apply: Visit the job listing for more information. Who’s Hiring: Thornhill Branch of the St. Louis County Library Location: St. Louis County Job: Circulation Assistant Category: Full Time To Apply: Visit the job listing for more information. Who’s Hiring: Dierberg’s (West Oak) Location: Creve Coeur Job: Store Clerk To Apply: Visit the job listing for more information. Who’s Hiring: FedEx Location: Florissant Job: Center Assistant Manager Category: Full Time To Apply: Visit the job listing for …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Local St. Louis County Library branches have many of the books showcasing Sobol's kid detective.
Donald J. Sobol, the writer who created the children’s book character Encyclopedia Brown, has died. The New York Times reported the writer lost a battle to gastric lymphoma at the age of 87. Sobol’s books are widely available at the St. Louis County Library—including those branches that serve Maryland Heights. The Thornhill Branch of the St. Louis County Library has 18 Encyclopedia Brown books on its shelves, according to the library's website, while the Bridgeton Trails Branch has nine of the books. The New York Times article on Sobol’s death indicates the 28th book in the series will be published in October. Did you read Encyclopedia Brown when you were a kid? Do your children read the books now? Be sure to tell us in the comments!
Hoping to catch a movie tonight? The Thornhill Branch of the St. Louis County Library can help you with that!
Friday, July 13, 2012
Don't forget to sign-up for the Thornhill Branch's Literary Speed Dating for Boomers.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Need something to do this weekend? We've got a few suggestions for events and activities around Maryland Heights!
Looking to get out of the house the first weekend of May? The Maryland Heights area is jammed-packed with events the entire family can enjoy. Both of the local branches of the St. Louis County Library will have free comic books on May 5, as part of Free Comic Book Day. Library organizers will give one comic book to each person. The Thornhill Branch of the St. Louis County Library will also end its Gardening Week activities with two events on Saturday. Their Bring a Plant, Take a Plant event is set for 10 a.m. Plus the Garden-variety Kid’s Activities are set for 1 p.m., where kids can make crafts and play games. Over at Creve Coeur Park, the eighth annual Walk Run ‘n Roll is set for 9 a.m. The event will include a resource and health fair, …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
A local library branch will hold several garden-themed activities the week of May 2.
Ready to give your green thumbs a little more practice? The Thornhill branch of the St. Louis County Library is set to have a Gardening Week from April 30-May 5. A flyer for the week-long celebration indicates the library will have five events focusing on plants and gardening. April 30: Annuals and Perennials* May 2: Landscape Design-From Concept to Completion* May 3: Story Time May 5: Bring a Plant, Take a Plant Garden-variety Kid’s Activities* *Event requires registration Call the Thornhill branch of the St. Louis County Library for more information at 314-994-3300.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
An analysis calls for improvements at the Thornhill Branch.
Communities served by the St. Louis County Library System, including the areas served by the library's Thornhill Branch, will be asked to support a six cent tax increase when the question appears before voters in November. The increase, which library officials say would mean $17.10 per year on a home valued at $150,000, is the first request since April 1983. The move was approved by library trustees April 16. Funds from the increase would pay for improvements identified in the agency's Master Plan, which was released in February. "There is no question that our Library and its branches are an integral part of our community, a vast educational asset and the core of our educational system outside the schools," Library Director Charles Pace …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Welcome to the Daily Dose, a round-up of local news, weather and the absurd. Check out what's happening around town today, March 28. Event: Head down to the Thornhill Branch of the St. Louis County Library for "Book Bites" today at 7 p.m. Weather: The National Weather Service expects a high temperature near 81°F, with a 30 percent chance of showers before 8 a.m. Daily Absurdity: Baby kitties! Today's absurdity is much less absurd than previous days, but KSDK has a photo gallery of lion cubs at the St. Louis Zoo.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
John Le Carré's books are available at libraries that serve Maryland Heights.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Movie houses across St. Louis are showing Tinker, Tailor Soldier, Spy—the new film based on John Le Carré’s novel of the same name. The movie has scored a number of positive reviews. The New York Times called the movie “superb,” and that it had “a mystery about mysteries within mysteries.” The Wall Street Journal's reviewer wrote “the manifold pleasures of this remarkable film are cool, but intense.” If you’re interested in reading Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy or several other novels by Le Carré, local library branches have a selection available. Thornhill Branch of the St. Louis County Library Bridgeton Trails Branch of the St. Louis County Library The branches also have several movies and miniseries based on Le Carré’s works. Check the …