Children hip hop to music and stories at the library
May18

Children hip hop to music and stories at the library

DOWNTOWN – On Friday morning, parents brought their kids to St. Louis Public Library’s Central location for “Hip Hop Storytelling with MK Stallings,” one of their Hip Hop Appreciation Week events. MK Stallings, the emcee of the event, incorporated hip hop music into a story time in which he read them three different kids’ books, all to the beat of hip hop songs. He also played a game with the kids and their parents, in which he...

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The Central Library celebrates Hip Hop Appreciation Week
May14

The Central Library celebrates Hip Hop Appreciation Week

DOWNTOWN – This week the Central Library will host the 6th Annual Hip Hop Appreciation Week. Jam-packed with events Monday through Saturday, the celebration of hip hop has a little something for everyone, including panels about the historical significance of the genre and performances by local St. Louis artists. The week opens on Monday night with an Opening Reception for Hip Hop & Fashion, featuring a fashion show, at 7PM...

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‘Soil your underwear’ and other fun ways to learn about science
Apr25

‘Soil your underwear’ and other fun ways to learn about science

FOREST PARK — If you’re not a farmer, you might never think about the intricacies of soil. But walk into the GROW Pavilion at the Saint Louis Science Center (SLSC), and it all becomes a lot clearer—and a lot more complicated.  GROW hosted an Urban Ag Day on Saturday, inviting the public to learn about urban agriculture techniques through classes, lectures, and interactive exhibits. Topics included bee keeping, composting, and water,...

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Giving Kids a Shot at Success
Dec09

Giving Kids a Shot at Success

FAIRGROUND—Mission: St. Louis’ goal is to empower the city’s most vulnerable residents and neighborhoods through education outreach, job placement, and community involvement. Located in the 3100 block of N. Grand, it sponsors Beyond Charity, which offers home repairs and tax prep assistance, and Beyond Jobs, which supports job and leadership training. Beyond School, a partnership with AmeriCorps, hosts after-school activities for 3rd-...

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Appreciating What We Have This Holiday
Dec09

Appreciating What We Have This Holiday

Jariah Mosley, a 7th-grade student at Lyon Academy at Blow, says her favorite time of year is during the holidays in winter. While she loves her math and science classes, she is excited to have some time off from balancing her busy schedule of school, cheerleading, and her after-school program at North Campus to celebrate Christmas with her family.  “Every year, we set up a Christmas tree and make cookies. This year our tree is white...

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Students learn empathy through art after school
Nov15

Students learn empathy through art after school

On a cold Tuesday night in the O’Fallon Park neighborhood, students are inside The Meghan A. Flannery Learning Center finishing dinner and getting ready for their nightly enrichment classes. A group of students are gathered around a table filled with different colored chalk pastels. Students, like third grader Darius Holmes, have their hands covered in chalk dust as they fill their paper with different tints, shades, and tones of...

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