Every year the Brentwood Book Club meets not to discuss a book, but to talk about all the books we have enjoyed during the year. We eat pizza and have a good time. (In case you are wondering, Motor Town Pizza, and it was delicious.) Maybe you will join us next year. Here are the books we discussed. You might notice that Frederik Backman has three titles in the list.Read More →

Dear Library Friends, Librarians love intellectual freedom. For everyone. Young, old, and in between. Allow me to share a statement that describes what this means: ‘The “freedom to read” is more than just a shorthand for encouraging curiosity and inquiry. It is a pillar of our democracy. Intellectual freedom means that all of us have the right to explore and engage with the ideas we choose, and to be informedRead More →

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 →

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 →