Saturday, May 11, 2013
Kickoff to the St. Louis County Library summer programs begins Monday so now is the time for Manchester and Town and Country residents to register.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Information was provided by the St. Louis County Library. St. Louis County Library’s (SLCL) popular summer reading clubs will kick-off early this year starting May 13 and running through August 3. Summer reading club program guides are available at all SLCL locations. The Grand Glaize Library in Manchester is a SLCL library. The library offers clubs for all ages: babies, kids, teens and adults, with fun programs and great prizes for each age group. Participation is free, and as an added incentive, preschool children through those entering 12th grade will have their fines waived when they sign up for a summer reading club (some restrictions apply). Registration begins May 13; …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
February denotes national Black History Month. Following is a corresponding event schedule for St. Louis County library branches located in West St. Louis County.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The story of Black History Month begins in Chicago during the late summer of 1915, according to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Following is a series of local events at which one can observe the annual observation. Grand Glaize Branch, Manchester Monday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m. African Inspired Jewelry Making Workshop Come make your own African inspired jewelry with Imani Aisha Creations! In this 90-minute workshop, participants will be using the shapes of the Egyptian Ankh and Africa to make a necklace or a brooch. Paint will be used in the creation process, so please dress appropriately. Ages 7-11. Registration required. Daniel Boone Branch, …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
If approved in November, the St. Louis County ballot item would fund upgrades at various library locations. The system includes the Grand Glaize Branch in Manchester.
A November tax levy that would fund numerous upgrades at St. Louis County Library branches is getting thousands of dollars in support from building companies. (Be sure to "Like" Patch on Facebook - check out our page here.) The committee Citizens for Our Library and Our Community supports the six-cent increase. In July, it reported receiving contributions totaling $50,100 from April 16 through June 30, a document filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission states. (Related: Library Tax Levy Will Appear on Ballots) The library system includes the Grand Glaize Branch in Manchester. A facilities master plan published earlier this year recommends that the branch be replaced with a new 20,000-square-foot building, referencing inadequate and …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Manchester's Grand Glaize branch of the St. Louis Library opens its new New Teen Center. Check out the photos!
Teens in Manchester and surrounding areas now have a brand new, very cool place to hang out with their friends! No parents, no adults... it's just for teens. Manchester's Grand Glaize Library, 1010 Meramec Station Road, has opened its new Teen Center. The section was created for local teens by local teens. (Check out the photos of the new spot in the photo section of this article.) (Read Previous Story: Grand Glaize Library Getting Teen Center) The new St. Louis County Library addition is the ninth teen center opened within St. Louis County's 20 branches, according to St. Louis County Library Communications Manager Jennifer McBride. The new teen center was designed by Arcturisis and named after Marcia and Sanford Jaffe, whose donation made…
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The Read St. Louis initiative develops activities, discussions and programs around six of the top new books, encouraging St. Louisans to read more.
St. Louis County Library, which includes Manchester's Grand Glaize branch, has announced 2012 picks for the annual Read St. Louis initiative. Not only are the six books great reads, but the library is developing programs, discussions and activities around each one. First up is the library's pick for memoir, Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son by Anne Lamott. If this new book is anything like Lamott's writings on being a Christian,storytelling or raising her son, it'll be a must-read. Lamott's lyrical, intimate writing style makes readers feel she is reaching through her book and golding their hand, guiding them through her struggles with alcoholism and drugs to find happiness in her work, her religion and her family. In…
Friday, October 7, 2011
The Manchester Clean Stream event took place last weekend and there is another clean up event this Saturday.
The Manchester Parks and Recreation Department held its third Clean Stream event on Saturday, Oct. 1. Check out photos from the event in this article. Parks and Recreation Director Eileen Collins tells Town and Country - Manchester Patch that more than 200 volunteers turned out to help clean up Grand Glaize and Fishpot creeks. She said three one-ton dump trucks were full of trash picked up during the cleaning effort. Collins said the city has been holding the event annually and it's a great opportunity for local scout troops to earn some of their badges. Volunteers are still needed for another clean up event this Saturday along the River des Peres.