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Join the Friends of the Library as they welcome St Louis native Carla Power.


Reading the Quran in Starbucks: A Feminist Secularist Journalist and a Traditional Muslim Scholar Search for Common Ground

Twenty years into their friendship, the American journalist Carla Power and her longtime friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi embarked on discussions of the Quran together. Their conversations, which ranged from veiling to the Prophet Yusuf, from jihad to migration to child-rearing, opened fresh seams of cultural dialogue. Exploring where their worldviews diverged and converged over the course of a year, the two had a rare vantage on the clash of civilizations myth.


Carla Power writes for TIME and was a foreign correspondent for NewsweekHer writing has appeared in Vogue, Glamour, The New York Times Magazine, and Foreign Policy. Her work has been recognized with an Overseas Press Club award, a Women in Media Award, and the National Women's Political Caucus's EMMA Award. She holds a graduate degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford, as well as degrees from Yale and Columbia.


Event date: 
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
U City Public Library
6701 Delmar
St. Louis, MO 63130
ISBN: 9780805098198
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Holt McDougal - April 7th, 2015

PAINTING FOR PEACE IN FERGUSON is a children's book showcasing over 140 images of the murals that quickly appeared over the plain boarded windows of Ferguson and South Grand. Those original boards didn't stay plain boards for long--more than 300 artists immediately responded by covering them almost completely with some truly great murals.  Please join us, support the book, and enjoy some dinner and drink while reflecting with your neighbors. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Carol Swartout Klein is a Ferguson native who was so inspired by witnessing the spirit of hundreds of volunteers coming together to bring hope to a community in shock … that she wanted to capture the story.

Photo gallery

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
3150 South Grand
St Louis, MO 63118

She's back!  She's back!  Our beloved original story time lady, Georgy Rock, has returned to us.  She will join us each Tuesday morning from 10:30-11am to read stories,  sing songs, laugh, and be silly. For babies up through pre-school and always free.


Every Tuesday, 10:30-11 





Event date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:30am
Event address: 
Subterranean Books
6275 Delmar Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63130-4716