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Legends of Dance

 Enjoy these biographies and memoires of some of history's most legendary dancers.  More...
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From Movie To Musical

 Here is a list of popular musicals that appeared first as Hollywood films.    More...
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A Homemade Valentine

If you are writing a heartfelt letter to your loved one this Valentine's Day, you may want to take a few extra moments to create a handmade card. The Library is a great place to find inspiration for your token of love.  More...
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Urban Street Art

For urban artists, the landscape is their canvas.    More...
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Tattoo Design

According to a recent Harris Research Study, 21% of adults currently have at least one tattoo. With so many people going under the needle, it is easy to see that tattoos are no longer stereotyped to be only for sailors and motorcycle enthusiasts. As time has passed, the tattoo has become a form of art and expression for many.  More...
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A Year of Family-Friendly Art Activities

Throughout the year, the Southwest Missouri area provides several opportunities to experience a little culture and interact with art within the community.  More...
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From Trash to Treasure

 Turn your trash into fun and useful things!  More...
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All You Need is Love...But a Little Chocolate Now and Then Doesn’t Hurt

Chocolate has long been associated with love and luxury. This Valentine's Day, impress your amour -- or treat yourself -- to a decadent dessert or entree featuring the Food of the Gods with these cocoa-heavy cookbooks and (fat free!) chocolate lore. 
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Quirky Crafts

From origami projects made from kitchen towels to jewelry made from duct tape, the Library has several resources to inspire your next unusual art project.  
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Mysteries of Ancient Cave Artists Abound

Many paleolithic sites in southern Europe have cave walls covered with vibrant paintings. DNA tests shed new light on these prehistoric masterpieces of art.  More...
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Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree: Holiday Music from the Library!

Holiday music provides a sentimental soundtrack for the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years -- even a Grinch's heart melts a little when Judy Garland sings "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Check out the Library's collection of sheet music and CDs to get in the holiday mood!  More...
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Digital Photography Resources

Enjoy taking pictures? Take a look at some of the resources the Library offers to help improve your digital photography techniques.  More...
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Bill Evans: Jazz Impressionist

September 15, 2012 marks the 32nd anniversary of the passing of legendary jazz pianist Bill Evans. But, the influence of his revolutionary piano techniques is still evident in the world of jazz today.  More...
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Piecing Together Your First Quilt

The Library has a large selection of books about quilting that can help you get started on your next project.  More...
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Classical Music in Springfield

If you are a classical music lover, then Springfield-Greene County is a great place to be! With several music ensembles in the community, there is usually something available to satisfy your taste for the classics.   More...
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Fact Versus Fiction: Stories about the Lives of the Impressionists

The Impressionist Movement provided inspiration to several authors wanting to write a story with an engaging setting, fascinating characters and beautiful artwork. While these titles are works of fiction, they may motivate you to learn the truth about the lives of the Impressionist artists and their works of art.
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Altered Books

 Turning an old neglected book into something new can be an artistic and fun way to give it a new life. Altering books creates an art form beyond what was written between the covers.
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Learn to Play a Musical Instrument

Have you ever listened to a song or watched a musical performance and thought to yourself, “Gosh, I wish I knew how to play a musical instrument”?

The Springfield-Greene County Library has a wide selection of books, CDs and DVDs that can help you turn this dream into a reality!  More...
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Decoding Architecture

Many buildings are noted for their beauty, interesting features and intriguing history. The Library has several resources to help us discover the different components behind a building and its creation.  More...
Art Books & Authors History & Biography 

Composer Biographies

The lives of the great classical composers are as varied and often filled with as much excitement, romance and intrigue as a best-selling romance, adventure or historical novel!  More...
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Scrapbook Inspiration

The Library has resources to help you preserve your favorite memories.
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Kodachrome

Kodachrome film is going, going, gone.  More...
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Quilts: Art or Craft?

People take sides in an old debate.
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Plein Air Painting

Everyone likes to be outdoors in fair weather, even artists.  More...
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New Deal Art

WPA programs spread culture while creating jobs for artists.
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Rose O'Neill Remembered

Missouri artist Rose O'Neill  is among those honored during Women's History Month.
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Jacob Lawrence

Color and drama characterize the prints on exhibit at the Springfield Art Museum.  More...
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Kansas City Celebrates

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.  More...
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Great Buildings Collection

Explore the world of architecture online at this Web site from ArchitectureWeek.  More...
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Art in the Park 2009

Check out the finest art and craft available in Southwest Missouri during this weekend's Art in the Park. Saturday and Sunday, October 10 & 11 from 10 AM to 4:30 PM at the serene Sequoita Park.  More...
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October Festivals in the Ozarks

October is a great month for festivals in the Ozarks. From food to art to historical celebrations, there's something fun for everyone.  More...
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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May) is just around the corner. Learn more about this holiday and the Ozarks' vibrant Hispanic community.  More...
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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.   More...
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