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                                     Central library
June ‘10                             Closes for Renovation
  Vol 15 no 6 • slpl.org
                                         The time has arrived to make way for workers in hardhats and steel-toed boots.
 Don’t get bored                     At the end of the day on Saturday, June 12, Central Library will close its doors to the

  this summer.                       public so that we can begin the eagerly anticipated restoration and renovation of our
                                     beloved St. Louis landmark. Central Library will remain closed throughout the project,
Join our Summer Reading Club         which is expected to last about two years. Our goal is to reopen Central in time for its
   programs. See pages 3-7           centennial year of 2012. The $70 million project will be paid for through the Library’s
          for details.               funding from St. Louis taxpayers, state and federal support, and a major philanthropic
                                     campaign by the St. Louis Public Library Foundation.

Authors @ Your Library
Colin Beavan, Kevin Belford, and
Eva Nagorski.

                                                              Original watercolor of Central Library, 1912.
Calendar Section
Check out our expanded                    Designed by famed architect Cass Gilbert and funded by Andrew Carnegie,
calendar for summer.                 Central Library is one of America’s great public buildings and an architectural
                                     masterpiece. The restoration and renovation, designed by the St. Louis architectural

                                     office of Cannon Design, will carefully restore and repair the building’s beautiful
Kids & Teens                         façades and stunning main public rooms.
Summer Reading Club Grand Prizes:         New services and wonderful spaces to house them will be created in the renovated
laptop computer, Wii console, and
                                     building. By remodeling former offices and service spaces, 30,000 square feet of
                                     additional space will be opened to the public. For example, a beautiful 244-seat
                                     auditorium/theater will be created from a space originally used for coal storage!

                                          Other exciting features that the renewed Central Library will offer include:
@ Your Library
The Museum of Broken Relation-       • The Center for the Reader: An enormous new space dedicated to new books and
ships on display at Schlafly.          popular reading.
                                     • A greatly enlarged Children’s Library, including new craft and story areas, study and

                                       reading areas, and a teen center.
                                     • The Creative Experience: A room dedicated to patrons experimenting with state-of-
Page One continued                     the-art technology and software.
Central’s renovation begins.         • New rooms dedicated to patrons using Central Library’s remarkable genealogy,
                                       St. Louis history, and rare books collections.

                                     • New generation technology including classrooms for technology education; new
                                       computer study areas as well as workstations distributed throughout; wireless
Your Next Great Read                   technology access; and laptop computers.
Titles chosen for Gay Pride Month.
                                                                                                              (continued on page 10)

Authors @ Your Library
Colin Beavan                                                                         Kevin Belford
June 7 • 7 p.m. • Schlafly ‡$                                                        June 12 • 2 p.m. • Julia Davis ‡$
Books for sale courtesy of Left Bank Books.
                                                                                     Books for sale courtesy of Virginia Publishing.

                          Beavan discusses No Impact Man, in which                   In celebration of Black Music Month.
                          a New Yorker tries to have zero net impact
                          on the environment: no trash, no toxins                    Belford presents an interactive book discussion and music sampling
                          in the water, no elevators, no subway, no                  of Devil at the Confluence:
                          products in packaging, no air conditioning,                The Pre-War Blues Music of
                          and no television. Beavan brings his baby                  St Louis, Missouri. The book
                          daughter and Prada-loving wife along for                   explores the history of St.
                          the ride. The author shows readers how                     Louis blues. A multimedia
                          they, too, can realistically live a more eco-              display of illustrations from
                          effective and content life.                                the book and Belford’s body of
                                                                                     artistic work will be on view.
Colin Beavan is the author of Fingerprints: The Murder Case That
Launched Forensic Science and Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and                          Belford is a St. Louis blues educator and art illustrator.
America’s First Shadow War. His writing has appeared in Esquire,
The Atlantic, and The New York Times.

This program is part of Read St. Louis, a
community-wide reading initiative cospon-                                            Eva Nagorski
sored with St. Louis County Library. Visit                                           June 17 • 7 p.m. • Schlafly ‡$
www.readstlouis.org for other programs.
                                                                                     Books for sale courtesy of Left Bank Books.
Cosponsored by Whole Foods Market.
                                                                                     In conjunction with The Museum of Broken Relationships
                                                                                     exhibit. See page nine for exhibit details.
SPECIAl PRoGRAM:                                                                     Nagorski discusses The Down and Dirty Dish on Revenge. The
June 5 • 11 a.m. • Carpenter                                                                              book is a tongue-in-cheek guide to revenge
                                                                                                          for relationships that have gone bad.
                                                                                                          Nagorski takes readers on a journey from
Jean Ponzi of EarthWays Center                                                                            punishment for infidelity in ancient Egypt
Presents Green Living 101                                                                                 to modern-day celebrity breakups. It also
                                                                                                          includes chapters devoted to payback songs
     An overview of the “what” and “why” of green living. Covers                                          and movies featuring jilted lovers.
energy conservation, reduce-reuse-recycle and composting, water
conservation, landscaping, green building and home improvement,                                          Eva Nagorski is a writer, director, and
and indoor air quality protection. Call 772-6586 to reserve your seat!               producer. She has written for Law & Order: Special Victims
                                                                                     Unit and Deadline.

Part of Read St. Louis.

Caught Read Handed Winners
                  Caught Read Handed was a smashing success with more than 150 people caught reading. Three lucky winners received these prizes:

                  Shawn Janet won the St. Louis Sports Package including a one-night stay at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark (including breakfast
                  for two), a gift certificate to Mike Shannon’s Steaks and Seafood, and two tickets to a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game.

                   Greg Lang won the St. Louis Arts Package including two tickets to the Black Rep, Circus Flora, Jazz St. Louis, and the Saint Louis
Symphony Orchestra. He also received two tickets for a class at Craft Alliance, two tickets to a specific show at The Fabulous Fox Theatre, and a gift
certificate to Jazz at the Bistro.

John DeSpain won the Central West End Getaway Package including a gift certificate to Bar Italia Ristorante-Caffè, breakfast at Duff ’s Restaurant,
two tickets to the St. Louis Cinemas at the Chase Park Plaza Cinemas, and a one-night stay at the Roberts Hotel Indigo (including breakfast for two).

Thank you to our sponsors: Bar Italia Ristorante-Caffè; Circus Flora; the Black Rep; Duff ’s Restaurant; the Fabulous Fox Theatre; the Hilton St. Louis at the Ball-
park; Jazz at the Bistro; Jazz St. Louis; Mike Shannon’s Steaks and Seafood; Roberts Hotel Indigo; the St. Louis Cardinals; St. Louis Cinemas (Chase Park Plaza
Cinemas); and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Additional support provided by Craft Alliance.

                                                                                      ‡ Book discussion & signing             $ Books available for purchase

       JUNE 2010: St. Louis Public Library Events
     Calendar at-a-Glance: JUnE
                                                8 4-5 p.m. Beady Buddy Key Chains.                         BUDER
                                                Boring keychain or backpack? Add a beady
  SU     M     TU     W     TH      F    SA     buddy. Grades 3-12                                         M 10-10:30 a.m. Storytime. Baby Book-
                1      2     3      4     5                                                                worms***
  6       7     8      9    10     11    12     9 3:30-4:30 p.m. Got Game? Xbox 360
  13     14    15     16    17     18    19     & Wii games. Grade 6-12                                    W & TH 10-10:30 a.m. Storytime.
  20     21    22     23    24     25    26                                                                Toddler***
  27     28    29     30                        9 4:30-5:30 p.m. Got Game? Xbox 360
                                                & Wii games. Grades 2-12/Families                          W & TH 10:30-11 a.m. Storytime.
           PRoGRAMS                                                                                        Preschool***
                                                14, 28 10-10:30 a.m. Storytime. Tod-
                                                dler/Preschool                                             F 3-5 p.m. Game Day. Board games.
2, 9 1-2 p.m. Let’s Knit! Enjoy the com-        15 3:30-5:30 p.m. Movie: Cloudy With
pany of fellow knitters. Beginners welcome.     a Chance of Meatballs. Grades K-12/                        2 1:30-3:30 p.m. Senior Movie: Father
Business, Science & Technology Department.      Families                                                   Goose. Adults***
For details, call 539-0390. Adults
                                                16 4-5 p.m. Sick Shades. Make designer                     3 4-5 p.m. Got Game? Xbox 360 & Wii
5 1-3 p.m. Summer Reading Club                  sunglasses. Grades 6-12                                    games. Grade 6-12
Kickoff. Open House. See what’s in store
this summer! Grades K-12/Families               21 11 a.m.-Noon Let’s Talk!…About                          5 2-3 p.m. Piwacket Theatre Presents
                                                Books, Movies & More. Give a brief                         Mother Goose Stories. Rhymes, actors,
7 4-5 p.m. Sick Shades. Make designer           review of the book or movie you’re enjoying.               singing & dancing. Sponsored by Cardinals
sunglasses. Grades 6-12                         Adults                                                     Care Redbird Rookies. Preschool-Grade 5/
7 6-8 p.m. Chess in the Great Hall.             23 4-5 p.m. Creative Kids: Beach Ball-
Sets are available for check-out with a valid   istic. Decorate a beach ball. Grades K-5                   7, 8 2-4 p.m. Sculpture. Create a sculp-
City Library card. Adults                                                                                  ture with other kids. Families
                                                24 4-5 p.m. It’s a Gas. Nitro Joe’s ex-
9 4-5 p.m. Creative Kids: Design a              plosive science will amaze you. Grades K-5/                8 6:30-7 p.m. Storytime. Wear your PJs.
Rubber Duck. Grades K-5                         Families                                                   Families***

11 3-5 p.m. Got Game? Play Xbox 360             26 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Writer’s                          9 1:30-3:30 p.m. Senior Movie:
Guitar Hero. Grade 6-12                         Workshop. Meet with peers & learn how                      Father’s Little Dividend. Adults***
                                                to get published, have your writing critiqued              10 2-3 p.m. Spiffy Shoes. Bring your
14 6-7 p.m. Book Discussion Too!                & learn about Library resources. Adults                    own canvas shoes to add jazz to color &
Chuck Klosterman’s Downtown Owl. Call                                                                      paint. Grades 2-8
241-2288 for location. Adults                   29 3:30-5:30 p.m. Movie: Finding
                                                Nemo. Grades K-12/Families                                 15 10:30 a.m.-Noon Traveling Tuesdays.
23 4-5 p.m. Book Discussion Group.                                                                         A film exploring Greece. Call for details.
Virgina Woolf ’s To The Lighthouse. Call                                                                   Adults***
241-2288 for location. Adults
                                                                                                           15 2-4 p.m. Movie: Finding Nemo.
                                                7, 21 11-11:30 a.m. Storytime. Toddler/
24 1-3 p.m. Grantseeking Basics: Using                                                                     Families
FDP Professional for Nonprofits. Learn
                                                                                                           16 1:30-3:30 p.m. Senior Movie: The
essentials for finding grants to meet your      7 2-4 p.m. Summer Reading Club                             Courtship of Eddie’s Father. Adults***
organization’s needs on the Foundation          Kickoff. Pirate party. Families
Center database containing nearly 98,000
                                                                                                           17 2-3 p.m. Singing Shells. Make wind
philanthropic & corporate grantmaker pro-       8 2-3 p.m. It’s a Gas. Nitro Joe’s explosive               chimes using shells, stones, twine & sticks.
files. Central-West Gates Lab. To register      science will amaze you. Grades K-5/Families                Grades 6-12
or for details, call 539-0357. Adults*
                                                9 4-6 p.m. Got Game? Xbox 360 & Wii                        23 1:30-3:30 p.m. Senior Movie: I
CENTRAL EXPRESS                                 games. Grade 6-12                                          Never Sang for My Father. Adults***

                                                12 3-5 p.m. Movie: No Direction                            23 4-5 p.m. Sick Shades. Make designer
16 11-11:45 a.m. Storytime. Toddler/
                                                Home. Adults                                               sunglasses. Grades 6-12
                                                15 4-5 p.m. Creative Kids: Mineral                         26 1-2 p.m. Book Discussion Group.
19 11 a.m.-Noon It’s a Gas. Nitro Joe’s
                                                Mosaics. Grades K-12                                       Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Adults***
explosive science will amaze you. On the
Plaza. Grades K-5/Families
                                                17 4-6 p.m. Movie: Toy Story. Families                     29 2-3 p.m. Patriotic Twirlers. Give
                                                                                                           your July 4th a festive flare. Grades 2-8
BADEN                                           21 2-3 p.m. Creative Kids: Paper Fans.
                                                Make a fan to beat the heat. Grades K-6                    30 1:30-3:30 p.m. Senior Movie: Life
1 3:30-5:30 p.m. Movie: Transformers.                                                                      With Father. Adults***
Teens only. Grades 6-12                         22 4-5 p.m. Sick Shades. Make designer
                                                sunglasses. Grades 6-12
3, 17 3:30-5:30 p.m. Game Time. Chess,
checkers & more. Grades K-12/Families           26 3-5 p.m. Movie: Zelig. Adults

7 10 a.m.-Noon Chat ‘n’ Brew. Join staff
for coffee & chat about the Library. Play Wii
games. Adults

7 3:30-5:30 p.m. Summer Reading
Club Kickoff. Make a sandy beach cake,
enjoy karaoke & sign up for Summer Read-
                                                  * Registration required   ** Registration recommended   *** Groups of 5 or more please register in advance
ing Club. Grades K-12
    JUNE 2010: St. Louis Public Library Events
CABANNE                                       CARPENTER                                               DIVOLL
5 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer Reading Club           1 6:30-7 p.m. Storytime. Preschool                      7 3-5 p.m. Summer Reading Club
Opening Day Celebration. Families                                                                     Kickoff: Pirate Party. Sign up for Summer
                                              7 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Summer Reading Club                     Reading Club & have “piratey” fun. Grades
9 4-5 p.m. Sick Shades. Make designer         Kickoff. Sign up for Summer Reading                     PreK-12/Families
sunglasses. Grades 6-12                       Club. Make fans & play games. Families***
                                                                                                      10 3-5 p.m. Draw Club. Learn drawing
                                              8 2-4 p.m. Got Game? Play Wii games.                    techniques. Grades K-8
15 4-5 p.m. Draw! Draw! Draw!                 Grades 6-12
Comics & Manga. Learn basic techniques                                                                14 3-5 p.m. Movie: Finding Nemo.
of western-style comics & Japanese manga.     9, 23 10-10:30 a.m. Storytime. Baby                     Families
Make a sketch. Taught by Tim Snyder,          Bookworms***
St. Louis City Open Studio & Gallery                                                                  15 3-5 p.m. Folktale Theater.
                                              9, 23 6:30-8 p.m. Chess & Checkers.
(SCOSAG) art educator & resident anime                                                                Perform in or sit back & enjoy the live
expert. Grades 6-12                                                                                   show. Grades K-5***
19 1-2 p.m. Book Discussion Group.            10 4-5 p.m. Sick Shades. Make designer
                                              sunglasses. Grades 6-12                                 17 4-5 p.m. Sick Shades. Make designer
Tell others about what you are reading.
                                                                                                      sunglasses. Grades 6-12
                                              10 7-8 p.m. Public Contemplation: A
21 10-11 a.m. Mini Garden: Watch It           Philosophy & Religion Book Discus-                      21 3-4 p.m. Color a Paper Fan. Stay
Grow! Grades K-5/Families***                  sion Group. Ron Paul’s The Revolution: A                cool when it’s hot with a personalized paper
                                              Manifesto. Adults                                       fan. Grades PreK-5
23 3-4:30 p.m. Movie: Finding Nemo.
Families                                      12 2-4 p.m. Movie: Finding Nemo.                        23 4:30-5:30 p.m. Storytime. Grades
                                              Families                                                PreK-3
28 10-10:45 a.m. Storytime. Toddler/
Preschool                                     14, 15 2-4 p.m. Life-Size Dolphin                       25 3-5 p.m. Family Fun. Disney Scene It
                                              Sculpture. Help us create a Summer Read-                DVD game. Families
30 1:30-3:30 p.m. Movie: The Matrix           ing Club mascot. Grades K-12/Families***
Revolutions. Adults                                                                                   28 3-4 p.m. Beach Ball Bonanza
                                              15 2-3 p.m. Manga Club. Make the tasti-                 Craft. Decorate a beach ball. Grades K-5
30 3-4:30 p.m. Mineral Mosaic Art-            est sushi around…with candy. Grades 6-12
work. Make a mosaic that rocks. Grades 6-12                                                           29 4-5 p.m. Draw! Draw! Draw!
                                              16 7-8 p.m. Urban Book Discussion                       Comics & Manga Learn basic techniques
                                              Group. Miasha’s Chaser. Adults                          of western-style comics & Japanese manga.
CARONDELET                                                                                            Make a sketch. Taught by Tim Snyder,
                                              17 2-3 p.m. Creative Kids: Ocean in                     St. Louis City Open Studio & Gallery
2 4:30-5:30 p.m. Origami Beach                a Bottle. Grades K-8***                                 (SCOSAG) art educator & resident anime
Party. Grades K-5                                                                                     expert. Grades 6-12
                                              19 2-3 p.m. Piwacket Theatre Presents
3 3-4 p.m. Bubble Trouble. Make               Mother Goose Stories. Rhymes, actors,
gigantic bubbles. Grades K-5                  singing & dancing. Sponsored by Cardinals               JULIA DAVIS
                                              Care Redbird Rookies. Preschool-Grade 5/
5 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer Reading                Families                                                5 1-3 p.m. Summer Reading Club
Club Kickoff. Make a Library card holder.                                                             Kickoff. Beach carnival. All Ages
Families                                      22 4-5 p.m. Draw! Draw! Draw!
                                              Comics & Manga. Learn basic techniques                  7 2-3 p.m. The Amazing Magician
7 10:30-11 a.m. Preschool Storytime.
                                              of western-style comics & Japanese manga.               Mumford’s Birthday Party. A mix of
Ages 2-5***
                                              Make a sketch. Taught by Tim Snyder,                    magic & water. PreK-2.
10 4-5 p.m. Gaming. Xbox 360 & Wii            St. Louis City Open Studio & Gallery
games. Grades 6-12                            (SCOSAG) art educator & resident anime                  9 1-2 p.m. Donald Duck’s Birthday
                                              expert. Grades 6-12                                     Celebration. Bug air fresheners. Grades
12 10-11:30 a.m. Mystery Lover’s                                                                      K-5
Book Club. Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair.   24 2-3 p.m. Creative Kids: Decorate
Adults                                                                                                12 11 a.m.-3 p.m. CHiPS: Community
                                              Rubber Ducks. Grades 3-8***
                                                                                                      Health in Partnership Services. Free
17 10-11:30 a.m. The Great Water                                                                      health screenings, education & assessments for
                                              26 2-3 p.m. American Girl Club. Make
Games. Enjoy water cycle tag, a water bal-                                                            those without access to a health care provider.
                                              a craft from American Girl magazine &                   Nurses screen for diabetes & high blood pres-
loon toss & more. Grades K-12                 discuss your favorite doll. Grades 3-6                  sure. Treatment referrals. Adults
21 4-5 p.m. Bubbly Fun. Grades K-5            28 9 a.m.-Noon CHiPS: Community                         15 4-5 p.m. Sick Shades. Make designer
                                              Health in Partnership Services. Free                    sunglasses. Grades 6-12
24 3-5 p.m. Family Movie: The Water           health screenings, education & assessments for
Horse. Families                               those without access to a health care provider.
                                                                                                      17 6:30-7:30 p.m. Urban Street Lit
                                              Nurses screen for diabetes & high blood pres-
26 10-11:30 a.m. Make Decorative                                                                      Café Book Discussion Group. T.L.
                                              sure. Treatment referrals. Adults
Switch Plate Covers. Limit: 15. Call                                                                  Gardner’s Protector. Adults
752-9224 to register. Adults*                 28 6:30-7:30 p.m. Poetry Slam. Share
                                                                                                      19 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday Book
                                              a poem, a rap, or spoken word during open
29 4-5 p.m. Sick Shades. Make designer                                                                Discussion Group. L.M. Ross’ The
                                              mic night. Grades 6-12
sunglasses. Grades 6-12                                                                               Moaning After. Adults

                                                                                                      21 6-8 p.m. Manga Book Discussion.
                                                                                                      Darwyn Cooke’s Catwoman: Selinas’ Big Score.

                                              * Registration required   ** Registration recommended   *** Groups of 5 or more please register in advance

    JUNE 2010: St. Louis Public Library Events
JULIA DAVIS                                    23 3-5 p.m. Got Game? Play Wii games.                    24 4-5 p.m. Sick Shades. Make designer
(continued)                                    Practice for the upcoming Super Smash Bros.              sunglasses. Grades 6-12***
                                               Brawl. Grades 6-12
22 3-4 p.m. Craft: Fancy Fans. Grades                                                                   24 7-8:30 p.m. Book Discussion Group.
6-12                                           23 6:30-8:30 p.m. DVS Movie: Broth-                      John Updike’s My Father’s Tears & Other
                                               erhood of the Wolf. Presented with the                   Stories. Adults
29, 30 Noon-5 p.m. Life-Size Dolphin           St. Louis Society for the Blind & Visually
Sculpture. Help us create a Summer Read-       Impaired. Adults                                         24 7-8 p.m. Happy Fourth of July!
ing Club mascot. Grades K-12/Families***                                                                Read stories & make an Uncle Sam hat.
                                               24 10-11 a.m. Rockin’ The Library                        Families***
                                               With Mr. Stinky Feet. Sing & dance
KINGSHIGHWAY                                   at this concert with Jim Cosgrove, dubbed                29 10-11 a.m. It’s a Gas. Nitro Joe’s
                                               the Midwest’s “Jimmy Buffett for Kids.”                  explosive science will amaze you. Grades
2 3-4 p.m. Get Crafty: Paper Airplanes.        Families                                                 K-5/Families***
Grades 3-8***
                                               28 2-3 p.m. Creative Kids: Decorate                      29 3:30-4:30 p.m. Get Your Wiggle
7, 14 10:30-11 a.m. Storytime. Toddler/        Fans. Grades K-5                                         On. Do the jellyfish jam, hula hoop hip
Preschool***                                                                                            hop, beach ball bounce & ocean wave.
                                               30 4-5 p.m. Sick Shades. Make designer                   Grades K-5/Families***
8 4-5 p.m. Sick Shades. Make designer          sunglasses. Grades 6-12
sunglasses. Grades 6-12
                                                                                                        WALNUT PARK
9 3-4 p.m. Get Crafty: Pirate Parrots.         SCHLAFLY
Grades 2-6***                                                                                           W (except 6/23) 4-5 p.m. Game Day.
                                               W 3-5 p.m. Game Time. Board games!                       Grades K-12
15 6:45-8 p.m. Book Discussion Group.          Families***
Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin.                                                                3 2-3 p.m. Sunny Daze. Make a cool
Adults                                         1 4-5 p.m. Creative Kids: Clothespin                     case for your shades. Grades 6-12
                                               Grasshoppers. Grades K-5***
16 3-4 p.m. Get Crafty: Rainbow in a                                                                    4 4-6 p.m. Movie: Race to Witch
Bottle. Grades 3-7**                           3, 17 10-10:30 a.m. Storytime. Toddler/                  Mountain. Families
17 3-5 p.m. Got Game? Play Xbox 360                                                                     7 3-5 p.m. Summer Reading Club
or Wii games. Grades 6-12***                   3 3-5 p.m. Got Game? Play Xbox 360                       Kickoff: Popsicle Party! Families
                                               or Wii games. Grades 6-12***
21 10-11 a.m. Rockin’ The Library                                                                       10 2-3 p.m. Float Like a… Bubble.
With Mr. Stinky Feet. Sing & dance at          5 2-4 p.m. Summer Reading Club                           Make a bubble machine. Grades K-6
this concert with Jim Cosgrove, dubbed the     Kickoff Beach Party. Spend some time at
Midwest’s “Jimmy Buffett for Kids.” Families   the “beach” & sign up for Summer Reading                 14, 28 2-3 p.m. Explore Mixing in
                                               Club. Families                                           Math. Grades K-12
23 3-4 p.m. Get Crafty: Leis & Fans.
Grades K-6***                                  8 3:30-4:30 p.m. Folktale Theater.                       15 2-3 p.m. Fan Frenzy. Make a decora-
                                               Perform in or sit back & enjoy the live show.            tive fan. Grades K-12
30 4-6 p.m. Board Games. Families              Grades K-5***
                                                                                                        18 4-6 p.m. Movie: Finding Nemo.
                                               8 6-8 p.m. Amazing Spirit Art Exhibit                    Families
MACHACEK                                       & Reception. Features the works of Kevin
TU 9:15-10:45 a.m. Ladies Exercise             Belford, Amy Brown, Perry Green, Al Haas,                19 12:30-1:30 p.m. Book Discussion
Class. Wear comfortable clothing & shoes.      JoAnn McNeil, Brian Novak, Dorothy R.                    Group. Call 383-1210 for title. Adults
Adults                                         Payne, Richard Shelton, Malcolm Speed &
                                               Joy Wade. Adults                                         21 10-10:30 a.m. Storytime. Preschool
W Noon-2 p.m. Crochet Ladies. Bring
your needlework. Adults                        10, 11 3-5 p.m. Life-Size Dolphin                        21 4-5 p.m. Sick Shades. Make designer
                                               Sculpture. Help us create a Summer Read-                 sunglasses. Grades 6-12
1, 15 10-10:30 a.m. Storytime. Toddler         ing Club mascot. Grades K-12/Families***
                                                                                                        22 3-4 p.m. Float Like a… Rubber
1, 15 10-11 a.m. Book Discussion               10 7-8 p.m. Family Night: Daddy’s                        Duck. Make a rubber duck. Grades K-12
Group. Call 781-2948 for title. Adults         Duct Dollars. Read stories & make a wallet
                                               to give dad on Father’s Day. Families***                 23 1-2 p.m. Pirate’s Treasure. Do you
3, 17 10-10:30 a.m. Storytime. Preschool                                                                have what it takes to fill the pirate’s chest with
                                               15 3:30-4:30 p.m. Creative Kids: Pirate’s                gold? Grades K-6
8 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer Reading Club
                                               Pet Parrot. Make a parrot to pin to your
Kickoff Beach Party. Spend some time at                                                                 24 2-3 p.m. Make Felt Fish. Grades K-12
                                               shoulder. Grades K-5***
the “beach” & sign up for Summer Reading
Club. Families                                                                                          30 4-5 p.m. It’s a Gas. Nitro Joe’s ex-
                                               17 3:30-4:30 p.m. Origami Beach Party.
                                               Make fun paper beach toys. Grades 6-12***                plosive science will amaze you. Grades K-5/
8, 22, 29 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mexican Train                                                                  Families
Dominoes. Adults
                                               22 3:30-5 p.m. Karaoke. Grades K-12***
14 2-3 p.m. Creative Kids: Make Rub-
ber Ducks. Grades K-5

17 2-3 p.m. Creative Kids: Father’s
Day Craft. Grades K-5

                                                     * Registration required   ** Registration recommended   *** Groups of 5 or more please register in advance

    JUNE 2010: St. Louis Public Library Events
Arts Make a Splash                                                           Register now for Library Night at
Bubble Fun. Crafts. Dancing. Juggling. Puppetry. Theater.                    The Magic House
It’s all FREE at the Library. Check the calendar or visit
slpl.org for programs at your Branch.                                        The Magic House, St. louis Children’s Museum, will be
                                                                             open on four nights in July just for Library families.
Groups: Please call to reserve seating.
                                                                             Registration required. Space is limited, so sign up at your
                                                                             Branch today.
Rockin’ the library With “Mr. Stinky
                                                                             Buses leave:
Feet”                                                                        July 13 from Carpenter, Machacek, and Walnut Park
                                                                             July 21 from Barr, Carondelet, Schlafly, and Divoll
Bring the whole family to sing and dance with the
Midwest’s “Jimmy Buffett for Kids.”                                          July 27 from Julia Davis, Baden, and Central Express
                                                                             July 29 from Cabanne, Kingshighway, and Buder
Kansas City native Jim Cosgrove celebrates the topsy-
turvy moments in a kid’s life. He has played with musical                    Pre-registered families can also provide their own trans-
acts including They Might be Giants, Trout Fishing in                        portation. This is a family outing; all children must be
America, John McCutcheon, and Tom Chapin. He has                             accompanied by an adult.
earned five national Parents’ Choice Awards, a National
Parenting Publications Award, and two Parent-to-Parent
                                                                             Library Night at The Magic House is made possible by
Adding Wisdom Awards.
                                                                             The Magic House Education Program Fund.
21 Kingshighway 10-11 a.m.
24 Machacek 10-11 a.m.

                                                                             Keep on Reading: Pageturners
“Sick”—It’s the new “Cool”                                                   Continues
Fashion a pair of designer sunglasses.
                                                                             Pageturners, the Library’s reading club for adult and high
Check your Branch calendar listing to find out when “Sick                    school readers, continues until August 7.
Shades” will be in your neighborhood.
                                                                             To join, register once at your favorite Library location. After
Just for teens. Grades 6-12.                                                 you read or listen to 10 Library books, magazines, or audio
                                                                             books, you’ll receive a special Pageturners water bottle, a
                                                                             chance to win a laptop computer, and a chance to win two
Piwacket Theatre Presents Mother                                             tickets to a Cardinals game.

Goose Stories                                                                Major funding and support provided by the St. Louis
Rhymes. Actors. Song. Dance. This program is so much
fun that kids won’t realize they’re learning about coopera-
tion, kindness, and respect.

For kids ages 2-10 and families.
                                                                             Draw! Draw! Draw! Comics & Manga
Groups of five or more, call to reserve seating.
                                                                             Manga and anime drawings use exaggerated features—
Made possible by Cardinals Care Redbird Rookies.
                                                                             large, expressive eyes; glamorous hair; and vivid body
June 5 Buder 2-3 p.m.                                                        types. Each manga artist has a distinctive style. What’s
June 19 Carpenter 2-3 p.m.                                                   yours?
July 7 Cabanne 10-11 a.m.
July 10 Julia Davis 2-3 p.m.                                                 Practice basic techniques of western-style comics and
July 15 Barr 4-5 p.m.                                                        Japanese manga with Tim Snyder, St. Louis City Open
July 17 Kingshighway 2-3 p.m.                                                Studio and Gallery (SCOSAG) art educator and anime expert.

                                                                             All programs 4-5 p.m.
It’s a Gas: nitro Joe’s Science Show                                         15 Cabanne
                                                                             22 Carpenter
Thrilling, fast-paced, and downright explosive, these science                29 Divoll
demonstrations will amaze children and adults alike. Balloons
explode. Potions change color. Bubbles flow. Fog creeps.
                                                                             Teens (Grades 6-12)
Nitro Joe is guaranteed to excite kids about science.
                                                                             Registration recommended. Groups must call in advance.
8 Barr 2-3 p.m.
12 Central Express 11 a.m.-noon
14 Julia Davis 4-5 p.m.
24 Baden 4-5 p.m.
29 Schlafly 10-11 a.m.
30 Walnut Park 4-5 p.m.
                                                   * Registration required   ** Registration recommended   *** Groups of 5 or more please register in advance

Kids & Teens
Pick a Prize                                                    Everyone who meets the reading goal gets a book and
                                                                a chance to win St. louis Cardinals baseball tickets.
Summer Reading Club = Prizes. Read five books for a             Enter to win Grand Prizes including: bikes, MP3 play-
pen or pencil.                                                  ers, nintendo Wii consoles, a beach fun pack, and
                                                                book/character sets. Plus kids ages 8-17 can “pitch
READ MORE! WIN MORE!                                            their favorite book” to win an on-field experience at
                                                                Busch Stadium.
Kids through fifth grade pick prizes at 10 and 15 books
and receive tickets to The Magic House. Teens choose            For a bigger challenge, kids can meet an additional
a prize after reading 10 books and are eligible to win a        reading goal that they set and select another prize.
laptop computer.
                                                                Sign up today!

Summer Reading Prevents                                     five books can prevent the summer learning slump.
                                                            Younger children should read 10-15 books to main-
the Summer learning Slump                                   tain their skills.

Kids work hard all year to improve their reading            That’s why our Summer Reading Club goals are mod-
skills. But without summer reading they actually lose       est. Kids earn prizes at 5, 10, and 15 books. Teens are
the skills gained. This loss is cumulative. By the end      recognized for reading 5 and 10 books. Of course,
of sixth grade, children who lost reading skills each       we challenge our youngsters to read more to earn a
summer tested two years behind students who used            bonus prize.
their reading skills during the summer. Researchers
estimate that 50-67 percent of the achievement gap          Parents—remember: summer reading is a family affair.
is the result of summer reading loss.                       Read to your young children; read with your older
                                                            children; and join Pageturners, the reading club for
Students can reverse this trend with just a little bit      adults, to keep your mind in top condition.
of reading. For middle school students, reading just

let’s Play Ball!                                                  Summer Mascots Make
You’re on the mound at Busch                                      Waves
Stadium. You’re in the zone—
ignoring the lights and roar of the                               Create life-size dolphin sculptures. We’ll provide the
crowd. You make your wind up…                                     frame and supplies; kids and teens provide the
and you pitch. It’s a strike!                                     creativity. Enter the “name the dolphin” contest too.

Tell us about your favorite book and this could be you!           “We’ve built bugs, robots, a llama, even an elephant.
One lucky reader will be chosen to throw out the first            A dolphin presents challenges. It should be fun,” said
pitch at a St. Louis Cardinals game on September 15.              Joy McLaughlin, project organizer.

Pick up the entry form when you complete Summer                   7, 8 Buder 2-4 p.m.
Reading Club.                                                     10, 11 Schlafly 3-5 p.m.
                                                                  14, 15 Carpenter 2-4 p.m.
                                                                  29, 30 Julia Davis noon-5 p.m.

Pirate Match Game                                           Make Waves Sea Quiz
Help Pirate Pete find his tools and booty in the Library.   1. Popeye’s girlfriend is called ______________________.
Match the pirate item with the Dewey number.                2. Popeye’s favorite food is ______________________.
                                                            3. In Greek mythology, Poseidon is the god of the
pieces of eight            929
Jolly Roger                641.815                             _________________.
cutlass                    780                              4. Flotsam and _______________ are words that describe
scurvy                     797                                 ocean debris.
sea shanty                 598 or 636                       5. The Titanic hit a/an _____________ in 1912 and sank.
hardtack                   614                              6. The author of Treasure Island is ______________________.
parrot                     623
                                                            7. Who played Captain Hector Barbossa in Pirates of the
ship                       737
                                                               Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl?
                                  See page 11 for hints
                                                               _____________________.           See page 11 for answers


Food for Fines Returns
The Library is proud to partner again with the St. louis                 Library Exhibits
Area Foodbank for Food for Fines.

From July 1 to 31, you’ll receive $1 off overdue fines
                                                                         CEnTRAl lIBRARY • Great Hall & Foyer
                                                                         Discover Classical Music at Central Library. Ends June 12.
for each canned goods item donated (up to $25).

If you don’t have overdue books and just want to
                                                                         CEnTRAl lIBRARY • Special Collections
                                                                         Mark Twain and 2010: 100th Anniversary of His
donate a canned item, we’ll be happy to collect it for
                                                                         Death, 175th Anniversary of His Birth. Ends June 12.
the St. Louis Area Foodbank.

Watch the July issue of CIO! for details.                                CEnTRAl EXPRESS
                                                                         Mark Twain Slept Here.

                                                                         Hingees: Hinged Resin Figures. From the collection
                                                                         of Betty Faulkenberg.

                                                                         S C H l A F lY
                                                                         The Museum of Broken Relationships.
                                                                         The Arts & Social Change: St. Louis’ Black Artists’ Group
                                                                         (BAG). Includes vintage LPs, poetry chapbooks, photos,
                                                                         and news coverage.

FREE GED Programs
The programs are open to anyone age 17 or older who is either studying for the
GED exam or who wants to increase his or her literacy skills.
The GED Connection Video Study Group Program consists of viewing videos,
group discussion, and workbook exercises that cover reading, writing, math, science,
and social studies.

         Thursdays Barr 4-6 p.m.
         Thursdays Carpenter 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
 The GED Online Program is the perfect solution for those who cannot make it
 to traditional classes. Individuals set their own pace as they work on lessons in the
 Library’s computer labs or at home. A facilitator is always in the lab to assist.

         Tuesdays Buder 5-7 p.m.
         Thursdays Julia Davis 6-8 p.m.
Questions? Call 539-0365.

   FREE English as a Second
   language Practice Sessions
                                                                                     Don’t Forget!
   CARPENTER                     S C h L A f Ly                                      Central library
   TU       7-8 p.m.             M         7-8 p.m.                          Closes for renovation
                                 TU        10-11 a.m.
                                                                             at 5 p.m. on June 12.
                                 SA        1-2 p.m.

                                 @                   YoUR lIBRARY

                                                    Celebrate Black Music
Over 30 years ago, President Jimmy Carter designated               If you want to groove to our great black music collection,
June as Black Music Month so that all Americans could              all you need is a valid Library card. Then check out your
appreciate the contributions of African-American musi-             favorite tunes and pump up the volume!
cians. The Library is proud to continue the celebration.
Read this issue of Check It Out! or visit any Library loca-
tion for a complete listing of Black Music Month pro-

The Library is also a treasure trove of black music
available for check out. You’ll find thousands of selec-
tions including the latest hip hop from 50 Cent, Aretha
Franklin’s greatest hits, the compelling voice of Paul
Robeson, and music of jazz greats like Duke Ellington
and Kirk Whalum. Give a listen to Thomas Dorsey (the
father of gospel music) or the contemporary sounds
                                   of Kirk Franklin. If you
                                   prefer show tunes, try
                                   the original cast record-
                                   ing of the Broadway
                                   hit The Wiz. If you
                                   prefer to perform music
                                   yourself, we have an
                                   extensive collection of
                                   piano and guitar scores
                                   written by African

The Museum of Broken Relationships
Visits Schlafly
                                        The St. Louis Public Library is proud to       been displayed in fifteen cities around
                                        host an international traveling art, The       the globe. The Museum’s appearance
                                        Museum of Broken Relationships at              at the St. Louis Public Library is only
                                        Schlafly, June 11-June 27.                     the second time it has been displayed
                                                                                       in the United States—and the first time
                                        The Museum of Broken Relationships             it has been shown at a library.
                                        collects mementos from people who
                                        have experienced broken relation-              For details about the Museum’s
                                        ships and includes a narrative of the          appearance at the Library, call
                                        item’s significance. The Museum offers         314-206-6779.
                                        viewers a chance to see the intercon-
                                        nectedness of love and loss and how it
                                        transcends all social barriers.
                                        The Museum of Broken Relationships
                                        was created when two Zagreb, Cro-
                                        atia-based artists, Olinka Vištica and
                                        Dražen Grubiši, broke up and wanted
                                        to do something creative with the
                                        remains of their relationship. Since its
                                        debut in April 2006, the Museum has

 C e n t r a l ’s R e n o vat i o n
 continued from page one

 • A new, accessible entrance facing Lucas Park will open Central
   to the growing downtown residential district, offering a
                                                                             hours &
   mirror to the fully restored Olive Street entrance. The new
                                                                             CEnTRAl lIBRARY               CHARInG CRoSS
   entrance will feature the falling waters of a new reflecting
                                                                             CloSES AS oF 6/12/10          356 N. Skinker
   pool, signaling that patrons are entering into a special                  Ask A Librarian & directory   314-726-2653
   experience. A few steps will take visitors into the new atrium:           assistance available during   Closed Monday
   a beautiful new multi-story space leading into the heart of               renovation at 314-241-2288    TU - f: 1 - 6 p.m.
   Central and an array of new features.                                     or webref@slpl.org.           SA: 9 a.m. - Noon
 • In addition to the new auditorium, a variety of new meeting                                             1 - 6 p.m.
   spaces will be available for Library programs.                            CEnTRAl EXPRESS
 • Central will boast entirely reworked electrical, mechanical, and          815 Olive St., Ste. 160       DIVoll BRAnCH
                                                                             314-206-6755                  4234 N. Grand Blvd.
   environmental systems engineered for energy conservation.
                                                                             fax: 314-621-0215             314-534-0313
   New elevators and restrooms will be distributed throughout                M-f: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.          M: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
   the building for maximum convenience.                                                                   TU - Th: Noon - 7 p.m.
                                                                             Extended Hours at             f: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                                                                             Central Express Begin         SA: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                                                                             June 14.
                                                                                                           FIlM lIBRARY CEnTRAl
                                                                             M, TU, W & f: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.   CloSES AS oF 6/12/10
                                                                             Th: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
                                                                             SA: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.             JUlIA DAVIS BRAnCH
                                                                                                           4415 Natural Bridge Ave.
                                                                             BADEn BRAnCH                  M - Th: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
                                                                             8448 Church Rd.               f - SA: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                                                                             314-388-2400                  SU: 1 - 5 p.m.
                                                                             M: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                                                                             TU - Th: Noon - 7 p.m.        KInGSHIGHWAY BRAnCH
                                                                             f: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.           2260 S. Vandeventer Ave.
                                                                             SA: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.           314-771-5450
Artist rendering of 244-seat auditorium in renovated Central Library.                                      M: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                                                                             BARR BRAnCH                   TU - Th: Noon - 7 p.m.
                                                                             1701 S. Jefferson Ave.        f: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
       The St. Louis Public Library’s staff believes deeply in our           314-771-7040                  SA: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 responsibility to serve the public and will work hard to meet               M: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
 our patrons’ needs while Central is being renovated. Library                TU - Th: Noon - 7 p.m.        MACHACEK BRAnCH
 Branches will be open to serve patrons throughout the project.              f: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.           6424 Scanlan Ave.
                                                                             SA: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.           314-781-2948
 Our four regional Branches (Buder, Carpenter, Julia Davis,
                                                                                                           M & W: Noon - 9 p.m.
 and Schlafly) are open seven days and four nights per week,                 BUDER BRAnCH                  TU, Th, f & SA: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 providing access to larger collections. Central Express, located            4401 hampton Ave.
 in the Old Post Office, will offer expanded hours while Central             314-352-2900                  ST. loUIS MARKETPlACE
 is closed.                                                                  M - Th: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.       6548 Manchester Ave.
       Additionally, Central Library’s telephone and online                  f & SA: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.       314-647-0939
 reference services will continue during the project. Patrons will           SU: 1 - 5 p.m.                Closed Monday
 still be able to see Central’s collections in our online catalog and                                      TU - Th: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
                                                                             CABAnnE BRAnCH                f: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 request delivery of their items to our 15 locations.
                                                                             1106 Union Blvd.              SA: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
       Said Library Executive Director Waller McGuire, “The                  314-367-0717
 Library is thrilled to begin this important restoration of Central          M: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.            SCHlAFlY BRAnCH
 Library. Throughout the project, our dedicated staff will                   TU- Th: Noon - 7 p.m.         225 N. Euclid Ave.
 continue the outstanding service that the public has come to                f: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.           314-367-4120
 know and expect from us. The renewed Central Library will be                SA: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.           M - Th: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
 a revelation of what a great library can be.”                                                             f & SA: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
       Get ready, St. Louis. Exciting times on the way! And keep             CARonDElET BRAnCH             SU: 1 - 5 p.m.
                                                                             6800 Michigan Ave.
 reading Check It Out! for regular updates on the restoration and
                                                                             314-752-9224                  WAlnUT PARK BRAnCH
 renovation of your Central Library.                                         M: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.            5760 W. florissant Ave.
       For more information, call 539-0300.                                  TU - Th: Noon - 7 p.m.        314-383-1210
                                                                             f: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.           M: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                                                                             SA: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.           TU - Th: Noon - 7 p.m.
                                                                                                           f: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                                                                             CARPEnTER BRAnCH              SA: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                                                                             3309 S. Grand Blvd.
                                                                             314-772-6586                  CAll CEnTER
                                                                             M - Th: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.       to book a computer
                                                                             f & SA: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.       314-206-6702
                                                                             SU: 1 - 5 p.m.

                                        EVENTS [continued]

Series Returns
This June and July enjoy your lunch with sun, fresh air, and
live music. Stop by the old Post office Plaza (located at
8th and Locust) from noon-1 p.m. for FREE toe-tapping
concerts. (NOTE: In case of rain, concerts will be cancelled.)

June performers include:

4    The Poor People of Paris (french)                                                                    The Poor People of Paris
11   Righteous Mind Project Featuring Sheneatha (R&B)
18   Bottoms Up Blues Gang (Blues)
25   Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole (Creole/Folk)

The NOT SO QUIET! Concert Series is made possible by
a grant from Downtown Now!

Beauty & The Beast night—                                        The Library will also have an information table at several
                                                                 Beauty & The Beast performances, which runs June 21-30
Are you Ready to be                                              at The Muny.

Enchanted?                                                       For details or to register for the Schlafly event, call
                                                                 367-4120 or visit slpl.org. Groups must register.
The Library and The Muny welcome Beauty as well as
the Beast to Schlafly on June 17 from 6:30-8 p.m.                For Muny information, call 361-1900 or visit www.muny.org.

The event is in conjunction with the Muny’s production of
Beauty & The Beast and features a coloring contest for
kids, games, storytelling, crafts, and door prizes including
tickets to the show.

GED Volunteers needed                                            the GED Online study site. Adults work independently at
                                                                 computer stations preparing for the GED exam.

The St. Louis Public Library’s Adult Outreach department
                                                                 Study groups are held at the following Library locations:
is in need of volunteers to help adults study for the GED
exam. Volunteers will assist the GED facilitator with one
of the following study groups:
                                                                 Julia Davis
GED Connection Work Study Group
Volunteers will play an educational video and answer
                                                                 Volunteers must possess general computer/Internet
questions as participants complete workbook assign-
                                                                 skills and a desire to help others succeed. Individuals
ments. Some individual tutoring may be necessary.
                                                                 must be able to volunteer days or evenings up to two
                                                                 hours per week. Spanish language skills are helpful but
GED online Work Study Groups
                                                                 not necessary. Training is provided.
Volunteers will monitor the computer lab during sched-
uled study sessions and assist individuals in accessing
                                                                 For details, call 539-0365 or 539-0345.

         Make Waves Sea Quiz Answer Key (see page 7)                Pirate Match Game Hints (see page 7)

         1.   Olive Oyl                                             Books about coins and coin collecting [737]
         2.   spinach                                               Books about flags [929]
         3.   sea                                                   Books about weapons [623]
         4.   jetsam                                                Books about disease [614]
         5.   iceberg                                               Music collection [780]
         6.   Robert Louis Stevenson                                Books about baking bread [641.815]
         7.   Geoffrey Rush                                         Books about parrots [598 or 636]
                                                                    Books about sailing [797]

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June is Gay Pride Month. Here are
some relevant titles to explore.
Loving Someone Gay
by Don Clark
An updated edition of the groundbreaking gay rights guide.

Outing Yourself: How to Come Out as Lesbian or Gay to Your Family, Friends,
and Coworkers
by Michelangelo Signorile
Signorile offers structure, guidance, and advice to all those who are struggling with
this issue.

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
by Alison Bechdel
In this bestselling graphic memoir, Bechdel charts her strained relationship with her
late father.

Drifting Toward Love: Black, Brown, Gay, and Coming of Age on the Streets
of New York
by Kai Wright
This book chronicles the lives of three gay men trying to find their identities.

The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith
by Joan Schenkar
This page-turner highlights Highsmith’s dark and strange characteristics.

From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law
by Martha C. Nussbaum
Nussbaum argues that disgust has long been among the fundamental motivations
of those who fight for legal discrimination against lesbian and gay persons.


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