July 8, 2014

Digital Bookmobile to visit Central Library

... and there actually are non-fiction e-books, including those on the arts.


July 3, 2014

More beautiful new books in the Visual Arts

These newly-published titles have just arrived.  Remember you can request that they be sent to an SLPL branch if you can't make it here.


Reference
Official Blackbook Price Guide to United States Coins, 2015
Official Blackbook Price Guide to United States Paper Money, 2015

Art History / Art Theory
Ai Wei Wei: Spatial Matters; Art, Architecture and Activism
Andrew Wyeth; Looking Out, Looking In  by Nancy K. Anderson
Art and the Second World War  by Monica Bohm-Duchen
Art Deco; Shaping Art & Culture, 1920-1945  by Kendall H. Brown
Frida & Diego; Passion, Politics and Painting, exhibit catalog of the Art Gallery of Ontario/High Museum
Reading Andy Warhol, exhibit catalog of the Museum Brandhorst
Vasily Kandinsky; From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910 – 1925, exhibit catalog of the Neue Galerie, New York
Visions from the Forests; The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone, exhibit catalog of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Whitney Biennial, 2014
Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, exhibit catalog of the Brooklyn Museum

Photography
Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots , 2nd ed., by Laurie Excell
David Busch’s Nikon D5300: Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Design / Interior Decoration / Graphics / Fashion
Amish Quilts  by Janneken Smucker
Charles James: Beyond Fashion, exhibit catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Inspired Home: Nests of Creatives  by Kim Ficaro
SPF Lookbook: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, Spring 2014 Collections

Crafts / Applied Arts / How-to
How to be an Illustrator, by Darrel Rees
How to Draw Fantasy Worlds  by Steve Beaumont
Lace, Ribbons and Bows  by Ann Brownfield
101 Ways to Stitch/Craft/Create for All Occasions
The Techniques and Art of Weaving; A Basic Guide  by Marylene Brahic
Water-based Texturing  by Tucker Stouch

June 27, 2014

Urban Eats Cafe has opened at Central!

Yes!  The long-anticipated cafe on the first floor of Central Library has opened.  It is an outpost of the popular catering/South St. Louis restaurant operation, Urban Eats.  Please drop by and give it a try!   Its hours of operation are:


10:00 am -- 3:00 pm  Monday -- Saturday

Soon, it hopes to have longer hours.
Here's the menu: