Archive for June, 2014
2901 State Street, Niedringhaus School Library Location
Monday, June 30 through Saturday, July 5
Library services available at our 2145 Johnson Road location
Monday & Thursday-Saturday 9-5
Closed Friday, July 4 in Observance of Independence Day
Questions? Call 452-6244 or visit www.smrld.org
Normal hours at 2901 State Street resume Monday, July 7, 2014
Readers through age 17
Mon., June 23–
Sat., June 28
Come to the library to read away your fines. For
every half-hour that you read at the library (up
to 1 hour per day), you earn a library “buck.”
Library bucks have no monetary value and you
can’t exchange them for change, but you can use
them to pay any fines, lost item fees, and the cost
for a replacement library card.
Find out more at the youth services desk or call 452-6238 ext 3.
Sign up for the Six Mile Regional Library District’s 2014 Adult Summer Reading Program, Paws to Read!
Begin reading for chances to win weekly drawings for gift cards to local restaurants and the the grand prize of a Kindle Fire.
Register at either library location: 2901 State Street or 2145 Johnson Road.
Ends August 2!
Niedringhaus School location, 2901 State Street
Wednesday, June 25
for a movie matinee.
We will show the classic for a movie matinee on 1934 comedy, The Thin Man, starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.
Refreshments will be served.
Register for this year’s program, Paws to Read, at either Six Mile Regional Library District location.
Read books, win prizes!
All ages may join the club.
Also be on the lookout for special upcoming events on our Facebook page and on the Six Mile Regional Library District Events Calendar. Pick up information about events inside the library too.
Questions? Visit us soon or call 452-6238.
Jim Merkel book signing
Saturday, June 28th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Six Mile Regional Library District Branch, 2145 Johnson Road
This event is free and open to the public.
The Gateway Arch is one of America’s most distinctive and beloved national monuments. Much has been written about the Arch, but no book has captured the legend, lore, and spirit behind its conception and construction, until now. The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, the Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who built the Gateway Arch compiles well-known and rare stories about the visionaries, finaglers, protesters, and fearless-but-skilled hands involved in an incredible undertaking that courted as much controversy as it did enthusiasm. The dreamers included the architect Eero Saarinen, who spent fourteen years tweaking his design for a Gateway Arch but never lived to see it built. Topping the list of schemers was Democratic St. Louis Mayor Bernard Dickmann, who threatened to throw Missouri to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Republican opponent if the President would not provide money for the memorial. The book tells the story of the intrepid workers who walked without safety lines hundreds of feet above the ground. Today, 2.5 million people visit the Gateway Arch every year, and more than 100,000 motorists view the 63-story monument daily from miles away and up close. The Making of an Icon helps us appreciate the relentless pursuit, innovation, and toil that made the Arch happen. Growing up in suburban St. Louis, author and Journalist Jim Merkel went on numerous Sunday afternoon drives with his family to watch the construction of the Gateway Arch. His two previous books are Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis’s South Side; and Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans. He and his wife, Lorraine, Live in South St. Louis, twenty minutes from the Arch.