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This Week at the Library: LibraryCon, Hiking the Buffalo River Trail and Yoga

The Library Center will be teaming with Star Wars Storm Troopers, Jedi Knights, comic book superheroes and sci-fi and fantasy literature favorites on Saturday, Aug. 19. Add to that mix the scores of kids, teens and adult fans who relish in “cosplay” – dressing up in character – and you’ve got LibraryCon.  More...
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Laura Ingalls Wilder's Life Celebrated in Books

The 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birth in 1867 is being honored everywhere by fans of her “Little House” tales, including at the annual Wilder Day celebration Sept. 16 at Wilder’s historic home and museum in Mansfield, east of Springfield.  More...
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Get Homework and Research Help When You Need It at thelibrary.org

Librarians love author Neil Gaiman’s observation, “Google can bring back a hundred thousand answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.” You’ll find the same right answers on the librarian-tested online resources through the Springfield-Greene County Libraries’ website  More...
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Learn About Space and Tenant Rights and Stop the "Summer Slide" at the Library

Next up in the Library series inviting us to look up and Explore Space is a program that looks, instead, at what came from space and landed in Weaubleau, Decaturville and Crooked Creek.

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Add Some Nonfiction to Your Summer Reading with New Titles Hitting Shelves in July

What’s with those pencils and backpacks already creeping onto store shelves? There’s a lot of summer – and summer reading – ahead of us, with some new nonfiction titles hitting the Springfield-Greene County Library shelves in July.   More...
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Exhibit and Programs Help Kids, Teens and Adults "Explore Space"

We’ve been exploring space this summer through the interactive, traveling exhibit at the Library Center and programs for all ages, with some fun results.  More...
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Summer Readers Share Book Reviews

Looking for a good read? Just ask a book lover. We did. Adults, teens and children enrolled in the Springfield-Greene County Library’s Summer Reading Program are posting reviews of books they’re reading through the online registration site. 

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Learn Origami and Fold Cranes for Library Center Display

Flex your fingers, grab some paper and join the Library in a community-wide project to celebrate International Day of Peace this fall. We’re on a mission to fold 1,000 origami paper cranes and hang them in the Library Center in September surrounding the Sept. 21 Day of Peace.  More...
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Explore Space with the Library this Summer

Have you ventured to the Library Center yet to Explore Space? That’s the new exhibit sure to appeal to space- and science-loving kids, teens and adults. We’re pairing it with space-themed programs throughout the summer.  More...
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View Wilderness, Space and the Great War on a Grand Scale in June at the Library

We can only describe three upcoming Library Center events as “art on a grand scale.” You’ll see it in Arkansas photographer Tim Ernst’s big-screen slide show; an Explore Space exhibit and a giant World War I exhibit, Missouri and the Great War.  More...
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Great Reads Coming this Summer

Looking for the summer’s next good read? Springfield-Greene County Library District librarians have an inside track on what’s coming up. Here are some of the adult titles your local librarians recommend this summer.

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Summer Reading Programs for Tots, Kids, Teens and Adults Begin May 20

We’re sending stress to the back seat this summer and making time for relaxing reading and great entertainment during the annual Summer Reading Program May 20-Aug. 12. Every age group can join, and everyone has a chance to earn reading incentives and end-of-summer prizes.

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Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale Pulls in $132,037.69 in Sales

School teachers, home-schoolers, book re-sellers and book lovers showed up in force despite a rainy week to boost sales totaling $132,037.69 at the annual Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale April 26-30.

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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-Sunday, 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...

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