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Follow That Author!

Social media can be a great place for authors to communicate to their fans and reach new readers. Keep up with your favorite authors by following them on Twitter and Instagram.  More...
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Will John Green Ever Forget to Be Awesome?

This author writes for teenagers, but he doesn’t do a lot of the things that young adult fiction writers do these days.  More...
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Our Favorite Books of 2013

It's time for Best of 2013 lists! Since no one knows books quite like librarians, we asked staff members from across the Springfield-Greene County Library District to choose their year-end favorites. Read on to discover our picks.   More...
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Of Books and Lists

It's time for best-of-2013 booklists, and the Library has great booklists for you all year long.  More...
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Ozarks Author Janet Dailey Dies at 69

The New York Times bestselling author of historical romance fiction passed away Saturday at her home in Branson.  More...
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The Book Came First

Film adaptations of many popular books will appear on movie screens and televison in upcoming months.  More...
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Romeo and Juliet Never Grow Old

A new film adaptation arrives in some theaters October 11, 2013. While waiting for it to come to Springfield, checkout one of the Library's many versions of the tragic love story.  More...
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Free E-Book Websites

Enjoy unlimited reading with these websites that provide free e-books.
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What Was Old Is New Again

A surge in popularity leads to more and more classic literature published in graphic novel format.  More...
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George Orwell

Orwell's classic novel "1984" has been flying off the shelves, but who was the man behind this cautionary dystopic vision?  More...
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Game of Thrones: The Waiting Game

Season four is months away and book six is nowhere in sight.  Check out some of these epic fantasies to help fill the void.   More...
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New and Notable Fantasy and Science Fiction Titles at the Library

Titles from Stephen King, George R.R. Martin and more.  More...
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Beyond Gatsby: Reading the Roaring Twenties

With the release of Baz Luhrmann’s star-studded remake of "The Great Gatsby", check out these other long-standing favorites from the 1920s.  More...
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National Poetry Month

Think you know what poetry's all about? Think again. Long gone are the days of sleepy verses describing the weather and dense epics in Old English. Contemporary poets push the boundaries of the genre and help us see our lives in new light -- all in a language that is accessible and fun. In honor of National Poetry Month, why not give the new wave of poets a chance?
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Read Books in Your Web Browser with OverDrive READ

Enjoy a new way of reading eBooks. Just open up the web browser on your smartphone, tablet or computer and start reading.
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Missouri Fiction

Missouri and the Ozarks provide the setting for these titles representing a variety of genres.  More...
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"Out of This World" Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Discussion Group Begins At The Library Center

“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.” J.R.R. Tolkien

Come explore strange new worlds and galaxies far, far away with other fantasy and science fiction fans at The Library Center.  More...
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New Year, New You

The Library has the resources you need to help you achieve your New Year's resolutions.
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If you like Downton Abbey...

Fans of the Masterpiece TV series "Downton Abbey" are anxiously awaiting the premiere of the third season on January 6th. The books and DVDs on this list might help fill the void until the next season starts.   More...
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Adventures in Slipstream Fiction

Tired of reading the same old thing? Looking for a new genre to explore?  Feeling sort of…strange? Slipstream Fiction might be for you.  More...
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Tolkien Festival 2012

 "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit...." In 1937, an Oxford professor of Anglo-Saxon published a childrens' book about a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins and his unlikely adventures in the mythical land of Middle-earth. Destined to become a literary classic, "The Hobbit" has entertained generations of children and adults. Come join in the all-things-Tolkienian festivities this fall at your local Springfield-Greene County Library.
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From the Page to the Small Screen

Did you know that many of this fall's most popular television series are based on books? Whether you prefer the forensic mystery of Bones, the grotesque zombies of The Walking Dead, or the Prohibition-era drama of Boardwalk Empire, this article will help you find the books that started it all.   More...
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Going Through "Sherlock" Withdrawal?

In 1887, Sherlock Holmes,  the world's most famous consulting detective, stepped onto the public stage with the publication of "A Study in Scarlet" by Arthur Conan Doyle. 125 years later, the game is still a-foot!  More...
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The Luminous Life of Ray Bradbury

 Beloved author Ray Bradbury passed away on Tuesday, June 5 at the age of 91.  A Grand Master of Science Fiction, Bradbury wrote "The Martian Chronicles,"  "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and many other novels and stories.   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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Bike to Work Week

Whether you’re planning to take a leisurely ride through your own neighborhood, pedal five miles through traffic to get to work, or pack up your belongings for an adventurous two-wheeled tour of Missouri, the Library has plenty of resources that will prepare you to hit the streets.  More...
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Choosing an E-reader

E-readers and tablets are more popular by the day, and now library e-books are available for check out regardless of the device you use. If you are thinking about an e-reader for yourself or as a gift this year, your options fall into three broad categories.  More...
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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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Author Biographies

How much do you know about the authors of your favorite books? Checking out one of these author biographies or autobiographies might help you learn the story behind the story.  More...
Teens Books & Authors 

Summer Reading Vol. 1

 Since Summer is right around the bend I thought I would track down some books perfect for Summer reading.
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A Fresh Look at a Beloved Classic

Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" continues to capture our imagination.
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Check out e-materials for free from the Library

 Patrons can download e-books, e-audiobooks and e-videos from the Library's website.  More...
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Whose Jolly Old Elf Is That, Anyway? Literary Sleuth Casts Doubt on the Authorship of an Iconic Christmas Poem

Every Christmas for more than 150 years, children have hung their stockings by the chimney with care and learned to thank Clement Clarke Moore for the tradition.
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October Is National Reading Group Month

Celebrate the congeniality which naturally springs from the reading group experience.  More...
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Travel the World During Your Staycation With the Library

Have you decided not to hassle with the frustration of travel this summer ?  You can travel the world for free at the Library.
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