Winter Reading Program

Previous Winter Reading Programs

Book Bingo
January 27 – March 31, 2017

The Library’s yearly Adult Winter Reading Program merges with our youth-focused Summer Reading Program later in 2017 for one great reading challenge for all ages. But because the Library knows that our patrons look forward to participating in Winter Reading, we still wanted to offer a fun, bookish activity to get our passionate readers through the cold winter months.

A Winter's Tale Spin
January 19 – March 19, 2016

Perhaps no author is more quoted (and sometimes misquoted) than William Shakespeare. This year, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of the Bard, the 2016 Adult Winter Reading Program features books and plays that remind us that Shakespeare is still inspiring novelists, playwrights, and poets.

Love on the Rocks
January 20 – March 20, 2015

Broken hearts. Bad romance. Star-crossed lovers. Rancid relationships. The 2015 Adult Winter Reading Program featured books that remind us that not every fairy tale ends happily ever after. Many of the stories in these book selections not only tug at heartstrings, they bend and break them. It was a healthy pour of heartache with Love on the Rocks.

While the City Sleeps
January 7 – March 17, 2013

The 2013 Adult Winter Reading Program featured books that delve into our world after dark. Explore fiction and non-fiction, the interplay of light and dark, the shadows of the human sould, and the brightness of the human spirit.

Destination: Anywhere!
January 9 – March 11, 2012

The 2012 Adult Winter Reading Program offered readers some of the most captivating places put into print, literary destinations that shape people – and shape readers.

Altered States
January 10 – March 13, 2011

The 2011 Adult Winter Reading Program featured masterful writers from a wide spectrum of genres to provide unique perspectives on what our lives might look like if humanity took a different turn—or takes a dive in the future.

Readers in the Rue Morgue
January 11 – March 14, 2010

The 2010 Adult Winter Reading Program invited patrons to become Readers in the Rue Morgue, and focused on the best in classic and contemporary mysteries and crime fiction.

Reading Missouri
January 12 - March 14, 2009

The Show-Me State claims some of the most enduring voices in American Literature, not to mention some of its more provocative contemporary writers. This program complemented the exhibit Painting Missouri – featuring original oil paintings representing every county in Missouri and the City of St. Louis.