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Governor Jay Nixon's State of the State Address

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon presented his recommended budget for the 2015 fiscal year during his sixth-annual State of the State address on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.   More...
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Award Season for Books

Truthfully, it is always award season for books. There are awards for every genre and style of writing. Here a few that made the national news recently. We have copies of winning titles just for you.  More...
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One Room Makeovers: You can do this!

 We have all been there.  We visit a friend or family member's home and admire a beautiful room or two.  We contemplate a makeover in our own home but the project seems overwhelming.  Which room? And what about the budget and time?  Our house and home books will help you get started.  You could have a new room in a weekend.   More...
Government – A Great Website for Travelers

 Are you traveling soon? Check out to explore helpful travel resources.
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Salad Season Returns

 Hopefully we have seen our last snowfall of the season. We are planting gardens and flocking to our Farmers' Markets again. It's time to welcome salads back to the dinner table. Take a look at these fresh takes on salad for your next meal.    More...
Books & Authors 

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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Emerging Music from SXSW

Lend us your ears.  Tell us about new tunes.  You can help Springfield discover new music and make it part of our collections.    More...
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You can Art.

Do you have your own art studio? Was it a decade ago when you picked up a paintbrush or tried something crafty? Either way, we have you covered. You can Art today. Right now. Here are titles to help you find your inner artist again.   More...
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The Civil War in Winter

 The Battle of Springfield was fought on January 8th, 1863.  Here are some new additions to our collections that focus on Battles of the American Civil War.     More...
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September is National Hunger Action Month

September is National Hunger Action Month.  This month also has been officially declared for the State of Missouri.  Take a look at some of our titles about hunger in America.  More...
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Ready, set Summer Olympics!

The Summer Olympics opens in London on July 27th. Get your hands on Olympic memoirs, history, rules and more before the games begin.    More...
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Steampunk: a genre mash-up for all

 It might be possible to fit all of your favorite genres into one book. Steampunk fiction offers a combination of Victorian-accented alternate histories, science fiction, fantasy, romance and even horror.  With steampunk splashing the silver screen you can also see the inventions and costumes of the genre.  Here are few books to try:  More...
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The Accidental Gardener

Maybe you grew up in a family of master gardeners.  Maybe you never saw a Farmers' Market until you reached adulthood.  Either way, now is the time to get your fingers in the soil.  Tackle a planter or tackle an acre with these new gardening titles.  Embrace your inner chef with some seasonal cookbooks too.  The joy is in the planting, and the eating.   More...
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Celebrate Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month. And there is a lot to celebrate. The journey starts here.  More...
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A year in Graphic Novels: 2011

 2011 might well have been called the year of "something for everyone" - in regards to comics and graphic novels.  More...
History & Biography 

March Is National Peace Corps Month

The Peace Corps turns 50 years old this month. Learn more about the program and what it's like to be a volunteer.  More...
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