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 Ash Grove, Fair Grove, Library Station, and Midtown branch libraries will not have phone service on Thursday, May 25, due to maintentance. Please call (417) 882-0714 for assistance.

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Victorian Web provides a feast of literature, history and culture in the age of Victoria

Charles Dickens was not the only writer from this literary period (1837-1901) to become a mainstay of todays favorite authors.  Dickens wrote the most famous Christmas ghost story, A Christmas Carol (1843), and also a Christmas fairy story intended to be read aloud on winter evenings, The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy-tale of Home (1846).

Explore the Victorian Web.
                The site includes a timeline, authors, discussion of the literary canon, literary techniques, genres and modes, Victorian serials, and literary convergences. 


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