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Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale Begins Wednesday; Preview Sale Tuesday Evening

The Friends of the Library brings its semi-annual bargain-shopping extravaganza to the E*Plex at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Friends Night Preview Sale is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25.  The sale is open to the public Wednesday, April 26-Saturday, April 30.

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Meet "Maisie Dobbs" Mystery Series Author Jacqueline Winspear April 20 at the Library Center

World War I and its aftermath provided fertile ground for the popular "Maisie Dobbs" mystery series by British-born Jacqueline Winspear. Hear her discuss her novels and inspiration at a free event at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Library Center auditorium.   More...

Meet "Finding Winnie" Illustrator Sophie Blackall Thursday, April 13, at the Springfield Art Museum!

Love that bear? Meet the illustrator who brought "the world's most famous bear" to a touching book that has its roots in World War I. It's our One Read title!  More...

Experience World War I in Different Ways for All Ages: Art, Movies, StoryWalks and Scholarly Talks

   The Library staff invites you to experience World War I in a very different way – with a storybook about Winnie the Pooh, an art exhibit inspired by WWI stories, an easy-to-digest “sampler” of war topics by scholars and experts.  More...

One Read Programs and Exhibits Focus on "Finding Winnie" and World War I

Each April, the Library invites the community to celebrate one special book.  More...

Library's Packed Spring Schedule Features Author Visits and More

We’re entering the busiest, most interesting season of the year in the library district.  More...

New Ozarks Travelogue Series Offers Ideas for Local Exploring

Itching to roam around the Ozarks? A new series at the Library Center offers some surprising places to explore.  More...

Give Your "Brokens" New Life at March 11 Fix-it Fair

On Saturday, March 11, you’ll be glad you never pitched that broken bicycle, sickly lawn mower or slightly tattered favorite jacket.  More...

Grow Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers with Seeds from the Heirloom Seed Library

Spring must be near -- the Heirloom Seed Library is open for business.
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See Alison Simmons' Muscle Car Portraits at Preview Events March 3 and 10

Library audiences are fortunate to have regional artists of local and national fame share their work during a steady rotation of monthly and quarterly exhibits at the various branches.The works of one artist, however, are coming to stay, and you’ll soon see why.
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Master Windows 10 with Help from The Edge; New StoryWalk® Starts Feb. 17

If you could use a little help mastering Windows 10 on your computer, the Library has several options for a classroom setting or self-directed session.  More...

Libraries Protect Public's "Right to Know"

Finding it hard to sort out accurate news from the “fake news” that’s become so pervasive through social media? With so many news sources at our fingertips 24/7, it’s hard to know what to believe.  More...

Seed Savers Needed for Heirloom Seed Library

The Library is looking for a few dedicated gardeners. Seed savers, to be exact.  More...

Spaces Meeting Room Reservation System Launches Feb. 1

Looking for a place to host your next meeting or staff training? Many people use the library branches’ conference and community rooms at no charge, and beginning Feb. 1 it will be easier to reserve a space.  More...

Patron Stories Reveal Impact of Libraries

"Libraries Transform" is a national campaign to showcase the many ways that self-discovery through library resources truly can transform lives.  More...

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