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A Homemade Valentine

If you are writing a heartfelt letter to your loved one this Valentine's Day, you may want to take a few extra moments to create a handmade card. The Library is a great place to find inspiration for your token of love.  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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Art on the Wild Side Makes a Show at December Library Displays

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Friends of the Library Present Winter Concerts to Warm You Up

 Shake off the winter blues with a concert series funded by the Friends of the Library.  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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ReferenceUSA Jobs and Internships Module

Job seekers now have an additional Library resource to help them with their research.   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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WWII Symposium Answers: What Did You Do in the War, Grandpa?

Heroes of World War II will talk about their roles in the war, unusual events and life lessons learned at a two-hour symposium 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, in the Library Center auditorium.  More...
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Tattoo Design

According to a recent Harris Research Study, 21% of adults currently have at least one tattoo. With so many people going under the needle, it is easy to see that tattoos are no longer stereotyped to be only for sailors and motorcycle enthusiasts. As time has passed, the tattoo has become a form of art and expression for many.  More...
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Library Sponsors Useful Workshop for Nonprofits

A free workshop Aug. 27 will provide useful tips and roadmaps for nonprofits to stay on top of fundraising and communication trends to help them be successful.  More...
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Now You Can Stream Films, Shorts, Documentaries with IndieFlix

 The Library now offers a free, streaming movie service, IndieFlix, that gives you unlimited access to thousands of independent films, shorts and documentaries from more than 50 countries.
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Brentwood Branch Renovation Timeline Moves Ahead

 The effort to reduce, reuse and recycle everything possible from an empty Library property is nearly complete, as the Brentwood Branch renovation plans move forward.
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A Year of Family-Friendly Art Activities

Throughout the year, the Southwest Missouri area provides several opportunities to experience a little culture and interact with art within the community.  More...
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Expanded Collection of Hobby and Craft Books Captures All Interests

Look for an expanded library collection of new and exciting books for crafters and hobbyists, thanks to a recent $10,000 grant. From pottery to whittling to sock art, the Library has something for everyone.
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Geezer Returns for Spring Concert May 18 at Library Center

 Geezer, our favorite classic rock cover band, returns for Geezerfest Spring Fling  Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, on the Library Center patio.  More...
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Friends of the Library Spring Sale Tops $115,488

 The Friends of the Library book-selling machine wowed us again, thanks to the region's book and music lovers and buyers. The Friends hit its third-highest sales record in the week-long event.  More...
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Author Dan Brown Stars in Live Stream Event at Libraries

Join a live stream event at three libraries May 15 to see author Dan Brown.   More...
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Get Quick Online Answers with Live Chat and Live Text

Now you can get reliable answers from the experts -- librarians -- even when you're not at the Library. Use our new Live Chat and Live Text services.  More...
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Let Edgar Allan Poe Inspire You: Join The Big Bleed

Do something good for your community -- donate blood and be a partner with the Library and CBCO. Poe would be proud!  More...
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Partners Team Up To Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Home for Library Project

Habitat for Humanity and Ozarks Green Building Coalition are partnering with the Library District to reduce, reuse and recycle a home in April to make way for the Brentwood Branch Library renovation.   More...
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Kids and Teens: Catch a Movie, Games and Parties during Spring Break at the Library

Kids and teens can catch a movie, a craft program or a party at the Library March 11-15 during Spring Break.
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Mid-America Singers Will Fill Library Center with Sound of Music

The Springfield Mid-America Singers will give a free, after-library-hours concert at 6:30 p.m. today, Feb. 24, in the Library Center concourse to benefit the Brentwood Branch Library planned renovation.  More...
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Quirky Crafts

From origami projects made from kitchen towels to jewelry made from duct tape, the Library has several resources to inspire your next unusual art project.  
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Get Real Answers from Real Librarians with Live Chat and Live Text

Reference librarians and reliable information are now just a chat or a text away with Live Chat and Live Text service at thelibrary.org.  More...
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New Year, New You

The Library has the resources you need to help you achieve your New Year's resolutions.
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Library's Food For Fines Week Returns Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Have some overdue book fines hanging over your head? Start out the new year right by donating to Ozarks Food Harvest and wipe out those fines during Food For Fines week at the Library.
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Dake Wells Architecture Chosen to Design Brentwood Branch Library Renovation

Springfield firm will take lead in a major renewal of the busy, 41-year-old neighborhood library.  More...
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Stumped for Ideas? Let the Library Entertain Your Holiday Guests

If you run out of ways to entertain your houseguests, the Library can help! Christmas week offers free movies, storytimes, brain teaser programs, gingerbread-building and more.   More...
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Kids’ Fun, Fishin’ Magicians, Music and Poetry Slam Headline First Night Events at Park Central Branch Dec. 31

Kids and adults can get in on New Year's Eve celebrations at the Park Central Branch Library from 5:30-10 p.m. Dec. 31  More...
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Find the Historical, Serious and Quirky on Fold3

From census records to Civil War photos to UFO sightings -- students, genealogists and historians will love mining a new electronic resource, Fold3, for reliable historical documents.   More...
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Friends of the Library Pledge $300,000 Toward Brentwood Branch Library Renovation

The real campaign hasn't yet begun, but the Friends of the Library has pledged a major gift -- $300,000 over three years -- for a major renovation of the 41-year-old Brentwood Branch Library.  More...
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Big Momma's Opens Kiosk at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

While you're in the Midtown neighborhood, grab a coffee, espresso or a bite of lunch at the new Big Momma's cafe kiosk now open in the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  More...
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Record a Loved One's Story on National Day of Listening

Record a loved one's story, StoryCorps-style, at home or at the Library Center on Nov. 23 as a family keepsake on the National Day of Listening.  More...
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Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale Hits $125,779.01 All-time High

The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale hit an all-time high with sales of $125,779.01 during its Oct. 23-28 event, thanks to support from an army of volunteers, businesses and eager Ozarks shoppers.  More...
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Grab Some Great Bargains at the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale Oct. 23-28

The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale Oct. 23-28 includes CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, puzzles, games and great reads for all ages and interests. Join your friends at Remington's for this fun, annual event.  More...
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