All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its regularly scheduled stops on Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day.

The Park Central, Republic, Strafford, and Willard branch libraries will not have phone service on Tuesday, May 23, due to maintentance. Please call (417) 882-0714 for assistance.

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Local History

The Baker Observatory in Webster County, Mo.

The William G. and Retha Stone Baker Observatory, located near
Marshfield in Webster County, Mo., is managed by the Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science department at Missouri State University.  The observatory is occasionally opened to the public in the spring and fall for NASA Observing Nights.  These nights are hosted by the PAM department and the Ozarks Amateur Astronomers Club.  Friday, April 3, 2009 the Baker Observatory is open to the public for NASA Observing night.

Brush up on astronomy with a book from our catalog.


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