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For Younger Readers

The 2016 Big Read offers lots of opportunities for children to participate in the annual reading event. Below is a sample of the special events planned for kids. Check out all the Big Read events especially for Kids and Families.

Author John Erickson Presents: Hank the Cowdog in Concert

Thursday, April 21, 7-8:15 p.m. at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, for kids and families.

Tickets are not required. For information call 882-0714. You love Head of Ranch Security Hank the Cowdog, now come meet Hank's creator! Author John Erickson will join us at the Springfield Art Museum for an evening of stories and songs about Hank the Cowdog. Details

Professor Farquar's Medicine Show

Saturday, April 30
2 p.m. at Library Station
7 p.m. at Library Center

Step right up for a great show of music, magic and mirth from Professor Farquar's Great American Medicine Show! There'll be no snake oil sales, just laughter and tales from the age of the cowboy during this recreation of a 19th century sideshow with a historic twist. For kids and families.

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