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Archon Authors Science Fiction Panel

Archon Authors Science Fiction Panel
Thu, 09/29/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Brentwood Community Center - 2505 S. Brentwood Blvd.

Brentwood Library & Left Bank Books Present:

Archon Authors Science Fiction Panel

Ellen Datlow, Bradley Denton, Ann Leckie & Mark Tiedemann

Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for over 35 years as fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and editor of Event Horizon and SCIFICTION. She currently acquires short fiction for In addition, she has edited more than ninety science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthologies, including the annual The Best Horror of the Year, Lovecraft’s Monsters, and Fearful Symmetries, among others. Forthcoming are Children of Lovecraft, Nightmares: A New Decade of Modern Horror, and Black Feathers.

Bradley Denton was born in Wichita, Kansas, in 1958. He is the author of five novels, including Blackburn, and two short story collections. Bradley’s fiction has received multiple Hugo, Stoker, Edgar, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award nominations, and has won Campbell, World Fantasy, and Sturgeon awards. He lives on the outskirts of Austin, Texas.

Ann Leckie is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Award winning novel Ancillary Justice. She has also published short stories in Subterranean Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Realms of Fantasy. Her story “Hesperia and Glory” was reprinted in Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition edited by Rich Horton. Ann has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, and a recording engineer. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

Mark W. Tiedemann began publishing science fiction stories professionally after attending the Clarion Workshop in 1988. He has subsequently published over fifty short stories, numerous reviews and essays, and ten novels. Compass Reach was shortlisted for the Phillip K. Dick Award in 2002 and Remains for the James Tiptree Jr. Award in 2006. He is a lifelong resident of St. Louis and works part time for Left Bank Books.

This free event is open to the public. Books will be for sale at the event.

Congratulations, Hilary!

Congratulations, Hilary!

We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to our clerk Hilary and her husband, AJ! They had a beautiful day almost as gorgeous as the bride. We wish them a lifetime of love and laughter together. Check out our Facebook page to see more pictures from their special day.

Welcome to Your Makerspace!

Welcome to Your Makerspace!

We are very excited to introduce a new weekly program coming to Brentwood Library—our very own makerspace! Kids and Teens are invited to come in every Tuesday after school to explore low-tech and high-tech gizmos and create their own projects using STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

  • Big Ideas Club (grade school kids): Every Tuesday, 3-4 p.m.
  • Innovative Teens Club (middle and high school kids): Every Tuesday, 4-5 p.m.

Our makerspace clubs begin the September 6th. Stay tuned for additional STEM programs and events offered throughout the school year!

This project is supported in part by a federal by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Missouri State Library.

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The Library comes to Brentwood Forest Clubhouse!

The Library comes to Brentwood Forest Clubhouse!

The Brentwood Forest Clubhouse is now a mini library branch! From 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. every Tuesday (for the foreseeable future), the Brentwood Library will have available a small collection of popular non-fiction and fiction books, including young adult and children's titles, as well as DVDs, CDs, audio books, and even a puzzle or two. If your library card is current you may check-out any item you choose. If what you're looking for isn't available (we can't bring the whole library to the clubhouse) we'll bring it the following week. If you don't have a card or it's expired, just bring along proof of your address and we'll get you set up. We'll also show you how to download e-books if you bring your device.

Hoopla is available!


We are excited to announce that Hoopla is now available using your library card! You can stream or download (on mobile devices) movies, music, ebooks, audiobooks, and comics with no wait lists and no fees or fines. You are limited to 8 downloads a month and you have access to your items for a limited period of time depending on the media. Set up your account and check it out today.

SELF-e and BiblioBoard Library Now Available


We are excited to bring a new self-publishing platform to you from Library Journal called SELF-e! Submit your book to add it to our digital collection and the Missouri collection and your book will also be reviewed for possible inclusion in the SELF-e Select collection that is made available to all SELF-e libraries. 

In addition, we are introducing BiblioBoard - a tool to browse and download self-published books from SELF-e. Indie MissouriYou can read right in your browser or set up an account to download the ebook. There is also an app available for easy mobile reading.