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Bring the Whole Family to See Bruce Cameron April 10 at the Library Center

Author Bruce Cameron will tickle your funny bone when he comes to the Library Center auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10. Make plans to bring the whole family.  More...
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Learn to Make the Most of Your Money During Money Smart Week April 3-12; Big Read Edible Books Festival April 4

Who couldn’t use a little help protecting their hard-earned cash? That’s the spirit behind the library’s annual series, Money Smart Week, running April 3 through April 12 at various sites.  More...
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Big Read Guests Are Authorities on Survival and Perseverance

Mettle and perseverance describe the special guests headlining the Big Read in April. The library’s annual one book, one community celebration encourages all ages to read the same book, talk about it and attend the programs at library branches and community venues.  More...
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Spring Into Gardening with Library Books and Programs; Learn About Rose O'Neill March 27 at Library Center

With the mercury inching up slowly and the spring vernal equinox arriving today, March 20, gardening is on the top of our minds.  More...
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Information Hounds and Tech-savvy People Still Rely on Their Public Libraries

The shift to digital devices and lightning-fast information from things other than books hasn’t left public libraries in the dust, as some have predicted.  More...
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See Tim Ernst April 5 at Library Center; Turn Lunch Into a Learning Experience at Library Programs

 Nationally known nature photographer Tim Ernst packs the house when he presents his annual slide shows at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, so you’ll want to reserve a spot now to see his presentation, “Yellowstone in Winter,” at 7 p.m. April 5 in the Library Center auditorium.  More...
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Health Plan Sign-Up Event March 8; Exhibit Highlights Missouri Immigrant Experience; iPads Coming to Story Times

If you or someone you know still needs to sign up for a health plan through the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace, help will be available at a day-long event on Saturday, March 8, at three library branches.  More...
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Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Offered March 8 at Libraries

 With the March 31 deadline approaching for enrolling in Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace plans, certified experts will help eligible individuals during an enrollment event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 8.  More...
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Enter Our Call of the Wild Photo Contest March 1-22; Smartphone Class and Focus Group March 4

Capture an inspiring scene from the great outdoors in any region – or the animals that live there – and enter the Call of the Wild Photo Contest March 1-22.   More...
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Libraries Provide Space and Equipment to Fulfill Your Meeting Needs

Free meeting room space for groups of four to 70 is often hard to find in our communities. Many clubs and organizations don’t have auditoriums for their conferences or trainings.  More...
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Biography in Context Provides Reliable Information About People of Interest

Vladimir Putin. Pete Seeger. The Beatles. They’ve all made headlines in recent weeks, between the Olympic Games in Russia, folk singer Seeger’s passing, and the anniversary of the 1964 British Invasion.  More...
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Library’s Food for Fines Nets 7,172 Pounds for Food Bank

 In seven short days, Springfield-Greene County Library District members donated 7,172 pounds of nonperishable food for Ozarks Food Harvest during the Library’s fifth Food for Fines campaign. The food was donated to Ozarks Food Harvest on Feb. 4.  More...
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Library Card Helps Take Pain Out of Tightening Your Financial Belt

Today the cost of books and entertainment still competes for the dollars you have each month to spend on food, clothing and shelter. That is, unless you have a library card.  More...
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Food For Fines Benefits Ozarks Food Harvest and You

Sunday, Jan. 26, is the beginning of the library’s fifth, week-long Food For Fines drive to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest and you.  More...
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Library Helps Children Build Skills They Need to Succeed in Life

Librarians were heartened to see “early childhood development” among the concerns in the City of Springfield’s new Field Guide 2030 approved by city council last week.    More...
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Library Partners with Ozarks Food Harvest for Food for Fines Jan. 26-Feb. 1

The Springfield community is ramping up its effort to give our children the best, healthiest, safest start in life. It’s called Every Child Promise. The library and patrons have another opportunity to help our children – by providing food.  More...
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Looking Forward to a Great 2014 at the Library

The library had a banner year in 2013, being named Missouri Library of the Year; celebrating two week-long series about the Civil War; bringing authors Avi and Margaret Stohl; and unveiling plans for a major Brentwood Branch Library renovation, to name a few.  More...
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Resolving to Improve Your Life in 2014? Begin at the Library

Whether you're making resolutions or just want to learn a new skill in 2014, the Library is your source for career upgrades, help with a new electronic gadget, computer skills and, yes, even better grades in school!  More...
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Holidays Provide Great Opportunities to Share Love of Reading and Books with Children

School is out, grandparents and cousins are in town for the holidays and, chances are, families will be looking for fun things to do together. It’s a perfect time to visit the library and find some books for Grandpa to read aloud to a little one, or find your favorite childhood book to read to your own children.  More...
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Not Sure What to Get the Book Lovers in Your Life? We Have a Few Ideas

Still shopping for holiday gifts? We asked a variety of library staff members what books – new and classic – they would suggest giving to friends and loved ones.    More...
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Enjoy Holiday Concerts Dec. 8 and 11; Learn About Smartphones and E-readers at Library Programs

The Children’s Choirs of Southwest Missouri concert is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in the Library Center auditorium. Several of the choirs plan to perform selections from “Holiday Prelude” in this event sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  More...
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Find Holiday Fun for the Whole Family at the Library

If you’re looking for some holiday spirit, you’ll find it at the library this week. We’ve got holiday shopping, open houses, cookie decorating and concerts for the whole family.   More...
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Kids Can Shop Big with Small Budgets at Annual Holiday Store Starting Nov. 30

 The annual Holiday Store for kids begins Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Library Center. Kids can find holiday gifts priced at 25 cents to $5 for  friends and family members. Get in on more fun and photos with Santa that morning at the Holiday Open House.    More...
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Learn a Foreign Language While You Watch a Movie with Mango Premiere

Would you like to learn a language but can’t find the time or the motivation? Using the library’s newest language-learning resource, Mango Premiere, you can enjoy a movie and learn a language at the same time.   More...
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Learn Tips for Frugal Living with Books from the Library

Looking to cut living expenses and be thriftier in the new year? Business librarian Jana Dimond is always on the lookout for consumer and business resources that we can use to solve our everyday problems.   More...
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World War I Program, Research, Will Tell Greene County's and Missouri's Stories

 A Sunday program, a new blog and an upcoming website will help tell the story of Greene County's and  Missouri's sons and daughters who served in World War I abroad and at home.  More...
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Friends of the Library 2013 Fall Book Sale Hits $125,218.74

Used book, music and movie lovers from across the Ozarks helped push the Friends of the Library 2013 Fall Book Sale tally to $125,218.74 in sales. That’s the second-highest sales amount in the Friends history, and only $560.27 less than the October 2012 record sales of $125,779.01.   More...
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Find Great Last Minute Bargains at Bag Day; Visit the Library for Halloween Fun

Sunday, Oct. 27, is the final day of the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale, and that means it’s Bag Day. Doors are open from 1-5 p.m. at Remington’s, 1655 W. Republic Road.    More...
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Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale Oct. 22-27 at Remington's

Nearly four tractor-trailers filled with books, CDs, DVDs and more are being unloaded Sunday and Monday, Oct. 20-21, to get ready for the huge Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale beginning Tuesday, Oct. 22, through Sunday, Oct. 27, at Remington’s, 1655 W. Republic Road.  More...
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Healthcare Marketplace Help Available at the Library; Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale Oct. 22-27 at Remington's

Do you need help shopping or signing up for a plan in the new Federal Health Insurance Marketplace? Help is available three days a week from a certified helper at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.   More...
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Grant Extends Discovery Center Pass Program Through Sept. 2014; Discuss Community Issues at Food For Thought

A popular family program that was due to expire last week has been extended another year.  More...
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Three Upcoming Programs Shine Spotlight on WWII Veterans and History

The library pays tribute to World War II stories and veterans this week, with programs featuring retired military officers and the stories of O’Reilly Hospital and Springfield life during the war.   More...
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English Savories and Sweets Part of "An Edwardian Evening" with Carol McD. Wallace Sept. 27

Cucumber canapés, English tea, “Downton Abbey” glitz and an author who helped inspire the PBS series – they’re all part of an event at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, called “An Edwardian Evening” at the Veridian Event Center. Tickets are still available at the Library Center, Brentwood and Park Central branch libraries.  More...
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Art and Literacy Go Hand-in-Hand at the Library

The Springfield Regional Arts Council recently paid the library a supreme compliment with an Ozzie Award for its regional impact on the arts. The council recognized the library as both a workshop and public stage for arts education, expression and performance for all ages.  More...
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Tickets for "An Edwardian Evening" on Sale Sept. 9; Food for Thought Provides Opportunity for Community Discussions

If you’re among the millions of U.S. TV viewers who are locked on the PBS hit series “Downton Abbey,” you will want to meet one of the authors who helped inspire it – Carol McD. Wallace – and indulge in “An Edwardian Evening.”   More...
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