Library Associate The Brentwood Library in St. Louis, Missouri is looking for a customer service-oriented individual to fill our part-time library associate position. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer relations. We need a personable and self-motivated individual to join our small but mighty team. We are looking for someone who is willing to provide mostly front line service at the desk, but as a small library, every employee doesRead More →

The Brentwood Library Board of Trustees met via Zoom on Monday, June 8, 2020. Below is a link to the meeting. Please let us know if you have any questions at circulation@bplmo.org or call 314-963-8636.Read More →

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 The Brentwood Library Board of Trustees met via Zoom . Below is a link to the meeting. Please let us know if you have any questions at circulation@bplmo.org or call 314-963-8636. https://youtu.be/thf-36g4zKM Copy of the Director’s Report for May 5, 2020Read More →

A man is found dead in his house in the Polish countryside. Two neighbors discover him and call the police. One of them is the protagonist. Ms. Duszejko, who hates her first name, Janina, often speaks her truth without a filter. Though she is advised not to by her friends. They fear that people will think she is a crazy old lady. That old stereotype. Beyond sexuality and beyond theRead More →

UPDATE July 28, 2020 Starting on Monday, August 3rd, 2020, we will be rolling back to “curbside only” service at the library. Our hours will change as well to reflect the patterns of use that we have seen over the last few weeks. Monday-Friday 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. UPDATE July 6, 2020 Starting on July 6th we will offer limited access to the library building primarily forRead More →

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 →