Thursday, July 5, 2012
Check out several summer reading events around town.
Bookish Events Find Waldo of "Where's Waldo?" Fame in St. Charles Main Street Books is partnering with local businesses on a scavenger hunt for "Where's Waldo?" throughout the month of July. Learn more here. Storytellers Swap Tales Head to McClay Library Branch and listen to local storytellers Mary Garrett and Michael Bennett tell stories for kids and adults from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 9. McClay Library Branch Teen Book Club The teen book club will discuss "City of Bones" by Cassandra Clare from 7 to 8 p.m. July 17. Friends of the Library Summer Book Fair The Friends of the Library summer book fair will offer more than 250,000 books and materials for sale Aug. 3-5 at the St. Charles Convention Center. Books range in price from $2 to …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Award-winning author James Patterson and Patch are teaming up to promote summer reading.
Summer is a time for playing outdoors, watching baseball and checking off your summer reading list. If a trip to the Kathryn Linnemann or McClay library is in your future, check out these 2012 Summer Reading guides that Patch developed in partnership with James Patterson, the award-winning author. Patterson had 19 consecutive No. 1 New York Times bestselling novels. He offers reviews of kids books and more on his website, ReadKiddoRead.com. We've got four age-appropriate lists of books for summer reading. Once you've seen the lists, we want to know: What are your kids reading this summer? What did you think of this list? Are there other books that should make it to the list? Share your reading experiences with us and post a comment below!
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Patch has teamed up with James Patterson’s READKIDDOREAD program to bring you reading lists for every age. Here, James Patterson’s summer reading picks for tweens and teens, ages 11-up.
Looking for another escape? This list of books has something for everyone – fantasy, adventure, and of course, love. Find some at the Kathryn Linnemann Library or the McClay Library. Great Advanced Reads for Tweens and Teens Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs A thrilling reading experience which combines fantasy with haunting vintage photography. Find out what happens when 16-year old Jacob discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus series) by Rick Riordan After rebuilding Camp Half-Blood, Kronos, Percy and their friends inherit a quest for which they need help from a few demigods. Matched by Ally Condie What happens when Cassia has to choose between her …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Weatherman will speak at Kathryn Linnemann Library Branch on May 12.
Weatherman Dave Murray and writer Janis Murray will talk about their children's book from 10-11:30 a.m. May 12 at Kathryn Linnemann Library. Dave Murray, chief meteorologist for FOX2 in St. Louis, co-wrote the children's book "Graham and Jet Get Wet: The Wonders of Weather" with his wife Janis Murray, a former CNN correspondant. Dave Murray said in a YouTube trailer for the book that he had parents contact him for years wondering the best way to calm their children's fears about thunderstorms. They realized schools and parents need a book to explain how weather works. Janis Murray wrote the text, while Dave Murray contributed the science. In the story, a little boy named Graham experiences a hail storm and huddles in the bathroom until …
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Borders has filed for reorganization relief under Chapter 11.
The Borders chain of bookstores has seen me through many phases of my life: grad school, heartbreak, and many a lazy afternoon. So how did I repay it? By ordering books, magazines and -- yes -- calendars online. I will even confess to leafing through books and magazines at the Borders Cafe and then leaving the store without a qualm. Now, Borders has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will close 30 percent of its stores. After more than four years in a town that lacked a Borders (Columbia, MO) I watched and waited Wednesday, to hear if any of the branches in Metro St. Louis are on the chopping block. It would be a personal blow to lose the Borders in Brentwood, my favorite, or the one at South County Mall. That's where I hang out and work…
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Wednesday
Here are the top stories from Patch sites in your area: St. Peters Borders Location Slated to Close Driveway Concerns Prompt County Council to Hold on Records at Meeting in Clayton The Influenza Season Has Officially Returned Chamber Hears About Library's Services for Businesses Hazelwood West Wildcats Midweek Sports Roundup