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Books & Authors 

The Book Came First

Film adaptations of many popular books will appear on movie screens and televison in upcoming months.  More...
Books & Authors From the Stacks 

New and Notable Fantasy and Science Fiction Titles at the Library

Titles from Stephen King, George R.R. Martin and more.  More...
Books & Authors 

"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...
Art History & Biography 

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...
Books & Authors 

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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Books & Authors 

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...
Books & Authors 

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...
History & Biography 

A Night to Remember: RMS Titanic

On April 15, 1912 the "unsinkable" Titanic slipped beneath the frigid waters of the North Atlantic after it struck an iceberg, taking with it over 1,500 souls. One hundred years later the story of the doomed luxury liner still fascinates us.  More...
History & Biography 

The Lost Princess

Who was the auburn-haired young woman in the portrait sold at Christie's in 1998? Could  "La Bella Principessa" be a lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci?   More...
Government History & Biography 

Celebrate Veterans Day

Forty-eight million men and women have served or are currently serving in America's armed forces. On November 11 of each year, Veterans Day is observed in their honor.
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Business History & Biography Science 

Remembering Steve Jobs, A Digital Pioneer

Apple's visionary leader Steve Jobs died at the age of 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jobs leaves behind a legacy of brilliant innovation.  More...
Books & Authors 

A Fresh Look at a Beloved Classic

Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" continues to capture our imagination.
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History & Biography 

Celebrate Women's History Month

 How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
--Maya Angelou
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History & Biography 

February: A Time To Reflect About Black History

Every February, the United States celebrates National Black History Month.  More...
History & Biography 

Mark Twain Revealed

How do you create a best-selling autobiography 100 years after your death? Mark Twain, Missouri’s esteemed native son, found a way.
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