Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Muslim Journeys Coming to Central in September

Guess what! -- we (Central Library) got a grant!*  So we're inviting you** to come share the prize -- Muslim Journeys: Islamic Art and Literature.
  • Sat. Sept. 7 -- 2 pm, Islamic Art lecture and slides by Dr. Sid Goldstein, former curator of Ancient and Islamic Art at the St. Louis art museum -- Central auditorium
  • Sat. Sept. 28, --2 pm, Koran by Heart showing of an award winning HBO documentary following the progress of three 10-year-olds competing with huffaz (those who have memorized the Quran) twice their age in Cairo's annual International Holy Koran competition.
  • Throughout September, come to the Social Sciences Room (where the G&FC is located) to find and check out specially selected books and DVD's to learn more about American Muslims, the interconnected histories of Islam and the West,  literary reflections on Muslim culture, faith pathways within Islam and diverse points of view presented by Muslim authors.   In addition, the Visual Arts Room will have a display of the library's Islamic arts and architecture collection.
* from the National Endowment for the Humanities, American Library Association and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies. 

**If you're involved in an arts, religious or community organization, or if you're an individual eager to learn more about the beliefs, practices and rich heritage of Islamic cultures in America and throughout the world

Monday, August 26, 2013

2013 Fall STL NLA -- Last Chance to Apply

Friday 8-30 is the last day for local neighborhood leaders to apply to participate in the St. Louis regional Neighborhood leadership Academy --the ten (Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings) sessions offering practical training in community building, project planning, resource development and networking begin Sept. 5. Visit

Thursday, August 8, 2013

8-21 Help for Nnonprofit Board Members

Is your nonprofit's board of directors newly established or a little too small or just looking for some revitalizing spirit? All interested board members are invited to our free class Weds. Aug. 21 Building Nonprofit Boards: Tips for Effective Recruiting 3-4:30 pm in the 2nd floor training room.  Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, executive director of BoardLinkStL, will talk about how to organize for finding, engaging, and keeping board members with diverse talents and skills. She'll also explain how the on-line service, BoardLinkSTL works.  Cosponsored by the BoardLinkStL Alliance.  2ndd Floor Training Room.  

Friday, August 2, 2013

8-13 St. Louis NPO Opportunities

  • Aug. 13, 11:30 - 1:15- Community Service Public Relations Council lunch meeting: Media panel will discuss Nonprofits and the STL Public Radio/Beacon merger. Sheraton Clayton, $40 for nonmembers,
  • Aug. 14, 8:30 - 11:30am, Association of Fundraising Professionals St. Louis Capital Campaigns seminar, Norwood Hill Country Club, $75 nonmembers,
  • Aug. 15, 10-noon, RHCDA,  Regional Housing Community Development Alliance, HOME funds training session for home repair and affordable housing development nonprofits, Marla Center, 314 -631-9905. 
  • Aug. 15, 11:30 - 1, YNPN Earn What You're Worth A Quick Guide to Salary & Benefit Negotiation brownbag lunch panel, Maryville University. $10 nonmembers,
  • Aug. 16 -- application deadline for YNPN's 3rd annual Blog Out Loud presentation of passionate ideas for the nonprofit community,
  • Aug. 29, 3-5 pm, NPML's Dan Sise leads Gambling & Fundraising: What Nonprofits Need to Know, UMSL, $25.314-516-5655
  • Aug. 30 -- Registration deadline for 10-session Fall Neighborhood Leadership Academy community leadership training, $400 - scholarships available, 314-516-5994