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History & Biography 

Robert Frost (1874-1963)

The much beloved and admired American traditionalist poet has travelled a sometimes bumpy road.  More...
History & Biography 

Charles Dickens

Perennial adaptations of Charles Dickens’s seasonal classic “A Christmas Carol” have made the Victorian author a household name, but there’s much more to the creator of the curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge than guiding ghosts,Tiny Tim, and plum pudding.  More...
History & Biography 

Stephen King

The name “Stephen King” has long been synonymous with horror, but some things about this popular and prolific writer of unnerving tales may yet surprise you.  More...
Books & Authors 

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...
Books & Authors History & Biography 

George Orwell

Orwell's classic novel "1984" has been flying off the shelves, but who was the man behind this cautionary dystopic vision?  More...
Government 

Will the Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Affect Missouri?

The Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government cannot deny benefits to same-sex couples legally married in the states that allow it, but it is still not clear what effect that may have on Missouri residents.  More...
Automotive 

Buy-It-Yourself Auto Repair Manuals

The Library's Automotive Repair collection has over 4,000 repair manuals, and most of them are available for checkout. If you want to buy your own copy, here's where to look.  More...
Automotive 

New Interstate 49 Coming to Missouri

The new section of I-49 from Kansas City to Pineville, Missouri, will become official on 12/12/12.  More...
Community Matters Government 

Voting Matters: Missouri Primary Election August 7

On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, voters in Greene County and across Missouri wil be voting on candidates from four political parties and on several issue questions.  More...
Automotive 

Out-of-This-World Manuals

The Owner's Workshop Manual series by Haynes includes some vehicles you probably don't have in your garage.  More...
Community Matters Missouri & Ozarks 

Post-Holiday Clean-up

Put those no-longer-needed Christmas trees, greeting cards, and office party presents to good use.
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Community Matters Missouri & Ozarks 

Ozarks Holiday Celebrations

Looking for ways to celebrate the holiday season with your family?  There's a lot going on out there, and much of it's free!  More...
Automotive 

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Drivers interested in electric and hybrid gas-electric vehicles now have many choices.  More...
Government Health & Wellness 

Choose My Plate

New federal nutritional guidelines stress healthy foods in healthy amounts.  More...
Automotive 

The Japanese Earthquake Shakes Up Car Prices

The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan are starting to cause price increases in certain car models.  More...
Government 

April 5 General Municipal Election

A general municipal election in Greene County will be held on April 5. Find your polling location, learn about candidates and issues, and more.  More...
Automotive 

125th Anniversary of the Automobile

On January 29, 1886, Karl Benz applied for a patent on his Patent-MotorWagen, the first vehicle designed to be driven by a motor.  More...
Health & Wellness Science 

Mobile Health

Smartphones and related technology help bring more, better, and faster medical care to vulnerable populations around the world.
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Health & Wellness 

National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Early detection can slow the disease's onset and greatly improve quality of life, both for patients and their loved ones.  Take some time this November to arm yourself with knowledge.  More...
Automotive 

15% Ethanol Blend (E15) Approved by EPA

The EPA has approved the use of a 15% ethanol--85% gasoline blend in newer cars.  More...
Health & Wellness 

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Consider adding some pink to your wardrobe and some proactive measures to your routine.  More...
Automotive 

Automotive X Prize

UPDATE (9/16):  Three teams awarded share of $10 million purse in Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize for super fuel-efficient vehicles.   More...

Election Information

Where to find information about election issues and voting procedures.  More...
Health & Wellness 

Early Family Bonds Lead to Better Health

Close personal relationships, such as that between mother and child, may provide long-term physical as well as emotional health benefits, according to recent studies.
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Community Matters Automotive 

Motor Vehicle Right to Repair Act

Recent bills introduced in Congress have renewed debate about what information car companies should be required to share.   More...
Community Matters Automotive 

Has Your Car Been Recalled?

There are several sources of good information about which cars and trucks have recalls and what you should do about them.  More...
Health & Wellness 

Holiday Snacking Without (too much of) the Guilt

Just can't say no to those holiday party munchies?  Here are a few hints to help you make the healthiest choices from all the tempting offerings on the table.  More...
Automotive 

Driving a Safer Car

Safety ratings for cars and trucks from three independent sources.  More...
Community Matters Law 

3/4 Cent Sales Tax on the November 3 Ballot

On November 3, Springfield voters will be asked to approve  a 3/4 cent sales tax to fund the Police-Fire Pension System.  More...
Community Matters Health & Wellness Law 

Health Care Reform

Making sense of the complexities of health care reform can be frustrating.  Here, we've tried to break it down to the basics for you.
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Community Matters Automotive Government 

"Cash-for-Clunkers" and Other Benefits of the Recovery Act

The average citizen can benefit from several parts of the Recovery Act and CARS programs.  More...
Community Matters Government Law 

Tracking Missouri's Share of the Economic Stimulus Funds

$3.82 billion is a lot of money.  Find out why we received it and where it's all going, down to the last cent.  More...
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