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Science 

Genetic Impact of the Black Death

Researchers studying the Black Death of the 14th century have found evidence that the plague caused Medieval Europeans to evolve.  More...
Teeny Blog 

General: SRP Fabulous Fridays

 Learn how science shapes your world with free programs for preschool to grade 5 at some of your favorite area attractions on Fridays in July. Check Bookends for dates, times and locations.  More...
Teeny Blog 

General: KY3 Storybreak

 Hear your favorite stories read by KY3 personalities this summer! Check Bookends to learn dates, times and locations.  More...
Teeny Blog 

General: DigiTots Storytimes

 There's something new in storytimes this summer! Branches will be hosting DigiTots storytimes throughout the summer for infants to age 6. Join us for a mix of traditional and digital storytimes using books and an iPad with a focus on Racing to Read skills. Check Bookends for more information.  More...
Press Info 

Raise the Woof! Raffle: Help a Deserving Pup and Raise the Roof for the ReNew Brentwood Campaign

 Fileld School families built and donated a colorful dog house for a community-wide raffle to put a roof over a pup's head and help raise the roof for the Renew Brentwood campaign.  More...
Library News 

Help "Raise the Woof" for Brentwood Branch Library

Loyal library visitors have been itching to dig into the ReNew Brentwood campaign, the $2.5 million fundraising effort to help renovate the beloved Brentwood Branch Library.  More...
Press Info 

“Changing America” Exhibit and Series, Includes Brown v. Board of Education Family July 31 at Central High School

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Teeny Blog 

TR Baby in the Mirror

 "Who's the baby in the mirror?" Babies love to look at faces, so go to the mirror and talk about that sweet baby!  More...
Teeny Blog 

AGR Book Party

 Ash Grove Branch Library is having a Book Party for infants to age 5 and their families on Tuesday, July 1st from 10 a.m. to noon. Drop in for literacy-based activity ideas that are fun and easy-to-make. Each family gets a free book at this special program!  More...
Education 

Update on Missouri and Common Core

Both supporters and opponents of Common Core State Standards in Missouri have reached a compromise. What will this mean for students in the years to come?  More...
Local History 

Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

 The assassination of Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, triggered World War I.  See how the Library is documenting Missouri’s participation in the war and discover new books published for the centennial of this controversial event in European history.  More...
Teeny Blog 

MID Bilingual Storytime

 The Midtown Carnegie Branch Library is having a Bilingual Storytime on Saturday, June 28th at 11 a.m. for infants to grade 2. This interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families so they can learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.  More...
Library News 

Little Readers Share Big Love for the Library

Some of the best stories in the library don’t come from our books, but from our visitors, and often out of the mouths of babes.    More...
Teeny Blog 

TS Pretend Play

 Telling Stories is all about playing pretend, so put on your creative hat and engage in some make-believe!  More...
History & Biography 

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The author of “The Little Prince” led a life of deep thoughts, complicated love, and great adventure.  More...
Teeny Blog 

Tiny Tots SRP

 Have you signed up for the Summer Reading Program yet? Don't forget that our littlest patrons from birth through 18 months have a special Tiny Tots program designed just for them. Participate in some early literacy activities at home to win free books and entry into drawings for a prize basket at your branch. Come in to any location to pick up your gameboard or get more information at http://thelibrary.org/fizzboomreadMore...
Teeny Blog 

TLC Block Party

 Like to build with blocks? Join us for a Block Party on Saturday, June 21st at 11 a.m. at the Library Center. We'll provide different types of blocks to build with and you provide the engineering skills and creativity. For age 2 to grade 6.  More...
Library News 

Experts Share Wealth of Knowledge and Experience at Library Programs

We’re all about summer reading, but we invite you bookmark your page this week and take a break for some engaging programs at the libraries.  More...
Press Info 

Library Board of Trustees Approves $20.182 Million 2014-15 Budget

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From the Stacks 

How Would You...?

Arranging books in a meaningful or practical way is the goal, but if you could arrange books in any way, how would you do it?  More...
Press Info 

MaryAnn Ruyle “Heartstrings” Book Signing June 21 at Library Station

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Press Info 

Timothy Koch “I. Town” Book Signing June 20 at Brentwood Branch Library and Library Center

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Teeny Blog 

LB Toddlers

 Families sometimes worry that their active toddlers don't like books because they are always moving. Never fear! Toddlers just need to move. Read aloud as your little one plays, she is still listening!  More...
Science 

Buzzing about Bees

Honey bees have been in the headlines recently with stories about colony collapse and crop failures due to lack of pollination. The mystery of their decline has even seeped into popular culture, receiving several mentions on the BBC show Doctor Who. What causes this alarming collapse, and is it too late to save the humble bee?    More...
Teeny Blog 

BWD KY3

 Hear your favorite stories read by Lisa Rose from KY3 at Brentwood Branch Library on Monday, June 16th at 10:30 a.m. for all ages.  More...
Library News 

Midtown Carnegie Branch Library Hosts Juneteenth June 14 and Ultimate Cheapskate Jeff Yeager June 21

Juneteenth is the annual, nationwide celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The Springfield area also celebrates it with an annual event that also spotlights diversity in our communities.  More...
Teeny Blog 

TLC Robot Storytime

 Charge your batteries, oil your wheels and join us for Beep, Bop, Hello, Robot! Friday, June 13th at 6 p.m. for age 3-grade 2 at the Library Center.  More...
Teeny Blog 

MID Pajama Storytimes

 Midtown Carnegie Branch Library is having Pajama Storytimes! Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. for infants to age 6.  More...
Teeny Blog 

General: DigiTots Storytimes

 There's something new in storytimes this summer! Branches will be hosting DigiTots storytimes throughout the summer for infants to age 6. Join us for a mix of traditional and digital storytimes using books and an iPad with a focus on Racing to Read skills. Check Bookends for more information.  More...
Library News 

New Passport Service Makes Library a One-stop Travel Shop

Need a passport for fall or winter travel? Beginning June 9, you can apply for one at the Library Center whenever it’s open – making the process more convenient for you and your family members.  More...
Local History 

Remembering D-Day

 June 6 marks the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings at Normandy during World War II. News of the invasion reach Springfield by 5 a.m. and local residents anxiously gathered around newspapers and radios to hear the latest updates.
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Teeny Blog 

General: SRP Fabulous Fridays

  Learn how science shapes your world with free programs for preschool to grade 5 at some of your favorite area attractions on Fridays in June and July. Check Bookends for dates, times and locations.  More...
Press Info 

Crystal Owonubi “Peace in an Unlikely Place” Book Signing June 7 at Library Center

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Teeny Blog 

Stories with Your Legislators

 Your state legislators will be reading your favorite stories at a storytime near you this summer! For all ages, more details are available in BookendsMore...
Teeny Blog 

FGR SRP Kickoff

 Celebrate National Egg Day and kickoff the Summer Reading Program with science "eggs-periments" at the Fair Grove Branch Library on Tuesday, June 3rd from 2-6 p.m. for all ages.  More...
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