Join the speculative fiction book club as they discuss Erin Morgenstern’s Night Circus on Tuesday, July 8th at 7pm!
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.
Pick up your copy at the circulation desk today!

Join the speculative fiction book club as they discuss Erin Morgenstern’s Night Circus on Tuesday, July 8th at 7pm!

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.

Pick up your copy at the circulation desk today!

Forest Park is famous (to us) for it’s small, local businesses. Every so often, we like to sound off on a hometown favorite to the world. Today, we’re excited about Moss, a modern floral and home decor store at 7405 Madison.
Understated beauty waits patiently to be discovered in the curious mix of collections at Moss. Owner Chris Geoghegan, a painter, sculptor, and graduate of both the Kansas City Art Institute and The University of Chicago is aesthetically passionate no matter what she collects - be it birds’ nests and bones, lichen and moss, or Sacred and Ancient objects from the far corners of the world. Moss can help you complete the look for any room.

Visit them in person, or check out their website and celebrate what makes Forest Park unique!

We’ve been beefing up our hip-hop and rap collections at the library with tried and true classics, as well as fresh hits. It’s getting pretty jiggy in here, you guys.

Excuse My French by French Montana

The Blueprint by Jay Z

Good Kid, mAAd City by Kendrick Lamar

Based on a Tru Story by 2 Chainz

Girl by Pharrell

Aquemeni by Outkast

Join us at the library this Friday, June 27th at 1:30pm for a free screening of Alfred Hitchock’s mystery masterpiece, Rear Window!

None of Hitchcock’s films has ever given a clearer view of his genius for suspense than Rear Window. When professional photographer J.B. “Jeff” Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg, he becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors play out across the courtyard. When he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife, Jeffries enlists the help of his glamorous socialite girlfriend (Grace Kelly) to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events… Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in all of film history.