The Insider

The Insider: 9.9.20

shop for good | It’s time once again to support local businesses and help local kids! Purchase a Glennon Card at select participating retailers or at to receive a 20% discount at more than 250 retailers and restaurants from Oct. 16 through 25. The best part? One hundred percent of card sales go toward supporting the patients and families at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. New this year, businesses will have the option of allowing the card to be used with online purchases at select stores. Look for exclusive coverage of the Glennon Card in upcoming T&S issues: Sept. 23 and Oct. 7 & 14. 

The Black Rep is offering exciting virtual programming this month. A reading of Coconut Cake will be streamed Sept. 11 through 13, and a virtual discussion with the director, Eileen Morris, is scheduled for Sept. 18. There also will be a livestream of Front Porch Society Sept. 25.

St. Louis County Library launched a new online tutoring program,, that connects students in kindergarten through grade 12 with live tutors in a secure online classroom. Anyone with a library card can access the site’s resources, including options for college students and adult learners.

The Missouri Botanical Garden is growing strong! It received two grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which will be used to expand its Seed Bank and the entomology lab at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.