The Other Einstein

We read The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict this month. It was an interesting read, but I think a lot of folks were troubled by the imagined intimate details of their lives. Here are some other books that we are enjoying in our spare time: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee The Alice Network by Kay Quinn The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson Before We Were Yours by Lisa WingateRead More →

We all read The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick this month because I thought we should read a graphic novel this year. Though this book is not technically a graphic novel, it uses drawings and photographs and movie stills in new and exciting ways that are not just ways to enhance an interesting story, but as a new way to tell a story. It pays homage to theRead More →

16 of us met to discuss Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. We’re going to need a bigger room! This selection was an enlightening one. We learned about the further atrocities committed against the original Americans. It’s hard to have faith in humanity after reading what people will do in order to get wealth and power. Here are some other selections members are reading: The Phenomenon by RickRead More →

Summer Reading Club has started! We have a club for every age and everybody is welcome to join. Your Challenge in 2018: Babies and Toddlers- complete 10 activities Elementary school kids- read for 20 hours Teens and Adults- read 5 books Check out our calendar for all of the fun library events that will be happening this summer. See you in the library!  Read More →

12 of us met at Lester’s in Ladue for good food, drink and conversation about books in January. Here is an in-exhaustive list in no particular order of books that we enjoyed in 2017: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey A Column of Fire by Ken Follett The Midnight Line by Lee Child The Scarred Woman by Jussi Adler-Olsen Paradise ValleyRead More →

New Children's Librarian coming in January

We welcome Cherie LeMay to our library family starting on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018. Cherie comes to us from Lutheran High School North where she manages the school media center. She has experience with all kinds of cool tech toys! She also comes to us from St. Charles City County Library where she has worked for many years in many different capacities. We are very excited to see what newRead More →

Lindsay Beckman, our Youth Services Librarian, was hired at St. Louis Public Library as the Manager for the Center for the Reader and Writer at the Central Library downtown. Lindsay started working at Brentwood in 2009 at the circulation desk. In 2015, she moved to the children’s room. We will miss her creativity and that special touch she added to our library. (Lunch Witch!) Some of our most popular programsRead More →

Operation Food Search

Food for Fines Update During National Library Week you gave 226 pounds of quality food.  Operation Food Search values these donations at $381.94, and they represent enough to feed 56 people for one day. This was definitely one of our more successful food drives. Thank you!Read More →

10 of us met to discuss Dead Wake by Erik Larson. Other books we are busy reading: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult The Whistler by John Grisham Don’t forget to turn in your ballot in December for next year’s book club selections. If you need a ballot, we have some at the front desk in the library.Read More →

12 of us met to discuss Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash. It was well received by the group though some members thought the narrative was confusing when it alternated between the two main characters. Several members also read other books by Rash after they finished the novel. Other books we are reading: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance Empire Falls by Richard Russo Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O’ReillyRead More →