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Dream Big with the Big Dream Machine at the Library

Dream big — adventure is out there! Join us for an exciting exploration of careers in life science as we take a fun and engaging look at the wild side of science with Shawn Christ of Libby’s Lizards. Shawn will take us on an imaginary science adventure including a dive to the reef with a marine biologist and digging for fossils with a paleontologist.

Live animals and cool displays make Libby’s Lizards one of the best in nature education. Children in grades K-5 and their parents are welcome, and performances are free.

Catch the Big Dream Machine at the following times and locations:

  • Fair Grove Elementary School, 132 N. Main St.: Wednesday, June 13, 11 a.m.
  • Brentwood Branch Library: Wednesday, June 13, 2 p.m.
  • Willard Recreation Center, 133 N. State Highway Z: Thursday, June 14, 10 a.m.
  • Library Center: Thursday, June 14, 1 and 2 p.m. in the auditorium
  • Midtown Carnegie Branch Library: Monday, July 16, 10 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room
  • Republic Branch Library: Monday, July 16, 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Library Station: Tuesday, July 17, 2 p.m. in the Frisco Room
Kathleen O’Dell is community relations director for the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at

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