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 →

Going on a road trip this summer? Hanging out by the pool? Looking forward to a vacation? Need something to read? Look no further than your tablet, laptop, desktop or smart phone.  Did you know that with a valid Municipal Library Consortium library card you can access our database of magazines, current and back issues? Access RBDigital via the Brentwood library website and go to the ‘read’ section of theRead 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 →

We designed and embroidered some very pretty notebook covers in adult craft night this month.  Everyone took home an embellished book to write notes or lists in. Don’t forget that we now offer adult craft once a month in the morning as well as the evening.  Check the library website or call for times and dates. March craft will be a paper feather mobile, please join us if you can,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 →

A lovely crafty evening was had on this cold November night as we rifled through vintage maps and made some fabulous magnets ready to adorn any fridge. In December we are adding a craft morning as well as craft night, on December 6th at 6pm and December 7th at 10am. Join us to make a delightful penguin snowglobe!Read 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 →