I liked the premise of this book but I must admit only a couple of chapters in I was doubting whether I would spend the whole read asking awkward questions of the author, mainly ones like ‘How on earth…?’ or the main question ‘But….?’.  Having said that, I liked the characters, Oona and her Mum in particular, so I bravely soldiered on.  Things began to fall into place and aRead More →

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The Brentwood Public Library in St. Louis, Missouri requests the submission of qualifications from qualified firms to provide Architectural Services to create a building program for the Library as described in this Request for Qualifications. The response must be received no later than 5:30 p.m. C.T., on October 19, 2021. Contact Information and Questions Any firm desiring an explanation or interpretation of the Request for Qualifications must request it inRead More →

The Big Library Read begins today! The featured title ‘The Quiet Girl’ by S.F. Kosa is available with no waitlists or holds June 28 – July 12 from Libby or Overdrive.  Share your thoughts on social media using #biglibraryread for a chance to win a tablet and a book signed by the author.Read More →

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 →

Reviewed by Hilary It is 1890 and India Steele has just been dumped by her fiancé – after he inherited her father’s watchmaking shop, of course. India is furious – she’s out of money, out of job prospects and out of ideas. She’s resigned herself to become a spinster and given up on proper ladylike behavior when she bursts into her family’s former shop to give that ex-fiancé a pieceRead More →

Reviewed by Trenice This book examines the complex relationship of being mothered, spanning across different dynamics and genders, and I loved it. This has been one of the best collection of essays I’ve read, its incredibly diverse in its experience and you may find a story that is relatable to your own. The essays incorporate a spectrum of experiences from people who are very close to their mothers to othersRead More →

Reviewed by Hilary Must Love Otters is a sweet Rom-Com style novel that follows 911 dispatcher Hollie Porter after she loses one person on the line, and another reminds her that she only gets one life to live. Re-evaluating her current situation – a job she only took because it was union and in the medical field her father loves, a boyfriend who lives with her for convenience, and aRead More →