29 June 2013

StLGS Office News

Just a reminder that the StLGS office will be closed on Thursday, 4 July. We hope you have a great holiday and that you will visit us on Saturday, the 6th, when we will be back to our regular office hours.

In other news, at long last, the new road leading from Hanley Road into Sunnen Industrial has been completed, making it possible once again to get to our office from Hanley.

If you are coming south on Hanley, now you can cross Manchester Road, and look for the first traffic light, a new intersection of Hanley and Sunnen, at the crest of the hill. There is a Mini dealership on the southeast corner and a Phillips 66 gas station on the west side of Hanley just before the light. Make a left and follow the new road past the MetroLink station. Keep going until you get to the second roundabout (traffic circle) and make a right.

For those of you coming north on Hanley, go past the Deer Creek Shopping Center (which has recently been rebuilt and now boasts some excellent shopping). Go under the railroad trestle and up the hill. The new light is just past the Mini dealership; you will make a right and proceed as above. 

This afternoon, our parking lot got new stripes and a few new handicapped spaces, so parking should be a bit easier when you visit.

21 June 2013

Missouri History Museum Special Lecture AND Update on Downtown Parking

Reminder: As we printed in the last News 'n Notes, librarian Marie Concannon will present a talk on "Researching Your Ancestors in Federal Depository Library Collections" this Saturday, 22 June, at 10:30 a.m. in the Lee Auditorium at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. Marie will give strategies for researchers who would like to search Federal Depository Library Program collections for clues about ancestors. She will also speak about state government publications for genealogical research. This talk is free and you do not need to pre-register.

Also, this week, officials in St. Louis announced that beginning on 1 July 2013, meter parking in downtown St. Louis will be enforced on Saturdays. Many of us have enjoyed parking for free on Saturdays to research in our beautiful downtown branch of the St. Louis Public Library, but this perk is ending. There is a small library parking lot just a block or so away that patrons are welcome to use. If there is space in the lot, you can ask at the information desk when you leave the library for a parking token. Otherwise, there is plenty of metered street parking and several other lots nearby, but they will charge a fee.

For a map of nearby parking lots: 

04 June 2013

Land Records Class at St. Louis Public Library

"Land Rich, Dirt Poor: Use of Land Records in Genealogical Research" is the name of a class that genealogy librarian, Tom Pearson, is teaching this coming Saturday, 8 June from 10:30 a.m. until noon in the second floor training room at Central Library. Tom will discuss book, manuscript, microfilm, and Internet sources of information on records of land acquisition and transfers. Pre-registration is recommended but not required, and the class is free. To register or for more information, send Tom an e-mail at <tpearson@slpl.org>.

Central Library is located at 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Parking is free at the meters on Saturdays, and there are several parking lots nearby. If the day is nice and you enjoy walking, the nearest MetroLink station is just a few blocks away.