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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Exhibition First of Its Kind

The St Louis Art Museum will be exhibiting the Power and the Glory: Court Arts of China's Ming Dynasty.  A first of its kind, the exhibition will focus solely on the art of the period and serve as a definitive guide to Ming court art.  It will consist of 200 works of art selected from the collections of three major museums in China and from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. The objects featured will include not only artifacts made by imperial manufacturers but also paintings created by emperors and other high-ranking officials. 

Read more about the importance of the Ming Dynasty and its influence on art in

The Dynasties of China: a History by Bamber Gascoigne.  Or try this book for a modern look at Chinese art



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